Monday, February 22, 2010

Samak Tarator (Fish with Pine Nut Sauce)

Tarator is a sharp, garlicky pine nut sauce that is popular in Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt.It is usually served with grilled fish and seafood but can also serve as a dip or as a dressing for cooked vegetables.

For the Tarator Sauce:
Yield:1/2 c
1 c pine nuts
1 slice stale bread, crust removed, soaked in water, then water squeezed out
juice of 1 lemon
1-2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper
1/2 c vegetable oil or olive oil

1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it has a mayonnaise-like consistency.

For the Fish:
Yield:6 Servings
6 fish fillets (red snapper, swordfish,cod, halibut,or sole)
olive oil, for brushing
salt and pepper

1. Prepare a grill.Brush the fish with olive oil on both sides and drizzle with salt and pepper.

2.Grill fish on both sides till it begins to flake easily.Place on a serving dish and pour the tarator sauce on top or serve on the side.

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