I recently wrote on the subject of having a delicious Kosher breakfast, but today I thought “what other dishes bridge the gap between modern foods and Kosher food?” Well here a few options that I’ve concocted that will satisfy my question and maybe your palate.
The Kosher Rundown
Smoothies are ideal for a nutritious and filling breakfast, a healthy snack or pre-meal drink. You can be as creative as you like with a smoothie, combining fruits and cereals alike. To make a thicker drink, add banana or yogurt to the mix. Everything is placed in the blender until smooth for this quick, easy and cheap kosher snack.
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Breakfast sausage may be off the menu for kosher meal but not when you make it yourself, substituting the pork for turkey meat. This is perfect for starting the day or for lunch. Ground turkey meat is blended with herbs and spices and left in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to be absorbed by the meat. The sausage is ready for you in the morning to be molded into patties and cooked until pale. The patties are ready as soon as the meat turns from pink to white; cooking any longer risks the meat drying out (You can also find kosher sausage at your local market, if you prefer).
Pork can also be substituted with vegetables if you are looking for a little less meat in your diet. Eggplant meatballs are the perfect accompaniment to rice, sauce or more vegetables. They are made with eggplant, your choice of cheese, herbs and spices. Before cooking, eggplant must always be drained of water or it will have a bitter taste. After cooking until soft, the eggplant is thinly sliced and combined with the other ingredients. The mixture is then rolled into balls and covered in breadcrumbs. The meatballs take between 40 to 60 minutes to bake in the oven. Remember to turn them over halfway through cooking so each side is cooked evenly.
Grilled Moroccan Chicken
Kosher food can be very exotic such as in the grilled Moroccan chicken dish. This is a very simple dish to make as all it involves is combining a number of herbs and spices. For a true Moroccan flavor, this should include:
- The white part of scallion
- Cayenne pepper
After the ingredients are blended together, the mixture is spread across both sides of chicken breasts and grilled for just five to seven minutes on either side.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies
Desserts made from kosher ingredients can be highly indulgent when given a modern twist. For chocolate lovers, an easy, non-bake recipe involves cookie crumbs, melted butter, sugar and peanut butter. The ingredients are mixed together and pressed into a pan. To finish, melted chocolate is smeared over the top. You should leave the dessert in the refrigerator until the mixture is set but has not yet become too hard to cut.
So here a few dishes to diversify your dinner table. Not to cut things short but I’ve got start prepping some Turkey Breakfast Sausage for tomorrow. Enjoy and eat well!