Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Nopi - 1

I redeemed a voucher for this book.

When I ordered it the man in the shop asked me if I was aware of the complicated recipes in it and perhaps I would be better with one of Yotam Ottolenghi's other books. I reassured the man that I would be OK and that it was the book I wanted.

We have lots of eggplants and tomatoes in the growing so this recipe was a good choice - Five Spiced Tofu with Steamed Aubergines and Cardamon Passata, page 214.

The same dish as a single serving.
Along with the bountiful supply of tomatoes and eggplant is an even more bountiful crop of zucchini. It made sense to make these Courgette and Manouri Fritters, p 246. Manouri is a type of cheese that is difficult to source, I substituted a combination of Fetta and Provolone Picquante. The sauce is the Lime and Cardamon Soured Cream that is suggested in the recipe.

I am very pleased with this addition to my collection, it has lots of interesting recipes that I am sure will be made over time.


  1. yearning for a taste of those fritters right now! I wonder if either indian paneer cheese or mexican panela would work as substitutes. Btw, is there anything you CAN'T do?

  2. Hi Diana,
    not sure what Mexican Panela is like, the Indian Paneer would work. I iked the combination of the strong flavoured and melting provolone cheese and the fetta.