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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Persian-style herb frittata / kuku sabzi !

I believe the Persian name for a frittata/omelette is Kuku, and this recipe idea may be similar to kuku sabzi ... sabzi meaning greens, especially fresh green herbs. This quick Persian-style herb frittata recipe is made by whisking together eggs, fresh herbs, saffron strands and vibrant turmeric powder. Sprinkle with tangy feta and juicy pomegranate seeds for a colourful brunch!

Serves Four
8 eggs
10g chives, finely chopped
10g coriander, finely chopped
10g dill, finely chopped
10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1 tbsp. flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tbsp. turmeric
35g toasted pine nuts
1 pinch of saffron, soaked in 2 tsp boiling water
1 tbsp. olive oil
75g feta, crumbled
1 lemon, juiced and zested
25g pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. pomegranate seeds, to decorate
100g Greek yogurt

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Whisk together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the herbs, onion, flour, baking powder, turmeric, pine nuts and saffron. Season with black pepper and whisk again.
2. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying/skillet pan. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Cook over a very gentle heat for 10 minutes, then transfer to the oven for a further 5 minutes to finish cooking.
3. Remove the frittata from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn out and top with the crumbled feta, lemon zest, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate. Mix the Greek yogurt with the lemon juice and serve with the frittata.

Each serving provides:
7.9g carbohydrate 2.0g fibre 21.2g protein 28.0g fat 
Taken from an original Sainsbury's idea here

"Feta is the most well-known cheese in Greece. It is a soft, white, brined cheese that is very nutritious and is an excellent source of calcium. As part of Mediterranean cuisine, this cheese is used in all sorts of dishes — from appetizers to desserts — because it can enhance the taste of foods."
You can read more about this cheese here

I hope you may enjoy this recipe suggestion soon, wishing everyone a great weekend.

All the best Jan


Conniecrafter said...

That is so pretty and colorful I would hate to cut into it :)
Hope you enjoy a most wonderful weekend!

Christine said...

It looks wonderful!

William Kendall said...

That sounds tempting.

Debbie said...

this looks really good, i think i could easily cut this recipe in half!!!

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

I rather like feta cheese and frittatas, I just need to combine the two xx

Elephant's Child said...

That looks like a delightful twist on a recipe I make often. Thank you.

Snowbird said...

How exotic!xxx

Dewena said...

I love omelets but had never thought of adding a little tumeric to it, even though I try to add that to anything I can.

Will do this soon!

Adam said...

I honestly thought this was a pizza at first sight

Martha said...

This looks so interesting!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This frittata sounds amazing. So different from any I have tried!

Lisabella Russo said...

That recipe looks delicious, thank you!

Lisa said...

Great way to use up some eggs!
Lisa x

Kezzie said...

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss, this is brilliant!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hope you had a great weekend Jan! This looks so good! Thank you!