I came across Yotam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi when I bought a new recipe book this weekend, Jerusalem is the 3rd book published by the pair based on recipes from ‘ottolenghi‘, their Middle eastern cuisine restaurants and deli’s based around London.
We were sorting through the freezer this weekend working out what was stored in there and doing a bit of a rationalisation. I saw a bag of raw Pumpkin that had been saved this years Halloween ‘Jack O Lantern’. and wondered what I could do with it, maybe a Spiced Pumpkin soup or something more exotic. Sam and Sam Clarke at Moro, a Southern Mediterranean restaurant in London’s East End had a recipe for Jewelled Pumpkin Rice in their Moro East Cookbook, which looked stunning and defiantly one to try. The muted golds and yellow with the warming middle eastern spices are evocative of holidays in the North African side of the Med. The recipe can be found here.
Not that Mr T!
Recipe credit: p192, Moro East, by Sam and Sam Clark (Ebury Press).