chef tamara

August 4, 2009

What about other beans & peas?

Filed under: cooking,experiment,ingredients,snacks — chef tamara @ 12:33 PM

So I asked myself, why is it that I’ve only really seen Chickpeas roasted or fried? Why not Black beans? Red Kidney beans? Pigeon peas? Is there a reason it’s usually just Chickpeas?

Well, what better way than to experiment yourself. Stay tuned! 😉

August 3, 2009

Roasted Chickpeas

Filed under: cooking,snacks — chef tamara @ 3:45 AM
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I love Chickpeas. Yes I do! I like them fried best! The first time I recall eating fried chickpeas was when our friend Chef Alex Raij of Txikito made them for us. Deep fried I believe, then tossed with what I guess was salt, smoky paprika and a dash of heaven? (Never denied I wasn’t corny). Alex’s Chickpeas were perfectly GBD: golden, brown, and delicious!

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At home I don’t fry them. I do them the second best possible way to eat Chickpeas: roasted in the oven. Or is the second best way to eat Chickpeas in Hummus Form? Hmmm… Okay. Tied for second best way to eat Chickpeas: oven roasted! (more…)

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