Our waiter made tableside guacamole using an orange instead of lime. I fell in love with the flavor.
What we're cooking
My city of gold (and gluten). An ode to LA
From the kitchen
The most recent tweaks from other cooks
My tweaks were about saving time. I didn't peel the zucchini. I didn't plan ahead, so I didn't have time to strain the zucchini for four hours. I just squeezed them in a dish towel (it took two to get the water out) and went with it, and had zero problems. I also used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, just because I was in a hurry, but would normally use fresh. And I cooked them in a little butter in a nonstick pan, instead of oil in cast iron. Dipped in seasoned yogurt, they were delicious and crazy fast.
Includes a fresh roasted butternut squash puree in place of pumpkin for a brighter color and slightly sweeter, more pumpkin-y flavor.
I tweaked the flavors / seasoning from the original to be a bit more Mediterranean / kofta-inspired. I didn't have currants, so I used golden raisins which added lovely sweetness! These take so well to edits -- you could add za'atar or cumin, you could replace the currants with some finely chopped nuts, you could certainly try other types of meat besides lamb... YUM