Iranian Sumac Beef Stew
It's time for this months Improv Cooking Challenge!! I was super excited this month that the ingredients this month are some of my favorites. This month we are combining Sumac and Yogurt! And with my love of middle eastern food those are a combination I cook with regularly. Sumac is a lovely, vibrant, spice that is a bit like lemons or cranberries. It's a little tart but not really sour. Todays' recipe comes by way of Rozina's Persian Kitchen and is Sumac Beef Stew with Sumac. Top with a nice yogurt sauce and you have the Improv ingredients needed.
It's really easy to order on Amazon. But if you are up for a little more adventure you can also forage your own. Collect the berries and dry them out. then grind, sift, and grind again. It's really fun to make your own. For the complete directions check my post here.
Sumac has a lot of delicious applications. One of my favorites is the warming Palestinian dish Musakhan. Lots of caramelized onions and sumac with roast chicken on flatbread. It also makes a delicious drink, similar to lemonade. And last but not least a delicious macerated red onion and sumac salad that traditionally goes on shawarma.
- Iranian Beef Stew with Yogurt Sauce by Pandemonium Noshery
- Mediterranean Chicken Gyro by Cookaholic Wife
- Mussakhan (Roast Chicken With Sumac and Red Onions) by Making Miracles
- Persian Kebab Kubideh by Palatable Pastime
- Curried Eggplant and Chickpea Fatteh by Magical Ingredients
- A Healthy Salad with Sumac Yogurt Dressing by Sneha's Recipe
- Garlic and Herb Marinated Chicken Thighs by A Day in the Life on the Farm