March 21, 2012 | 4:09 pm
Posted by Rob Eshman
STREET restaurant is offering a second night seder menu for April 7 that looks… delicious. Not exactly sure what seder and street food have in common, except, well, the Israelites probably just had time to grab a bite before they made their hasty exodus.
So in that spirit, chefs/owners Susan Feniger and Sasha Alger are offering a traditional and a vegetarian menu, served family style, at $55 per person. Menu and my commentary below. There will be a seder plate on each table. It is NOT BYOR (Bring Your Own Rabbi). Chef Alger’s very own rabbi (check back for the name) will lead a STREET-friendly seder.
No it’s not kosher.
Doors open at 5 pm, the food service starts at 6 pm. Which answers the ancient Jewish question: When do we eat?
Here’s the menu:
WHEN: Saturday, April 7th
[RECIPE] Fava Bean Bessara
2 cups fava beans, soaked overnight
4 garlic cloves
1 c. packed parsley leaves
1 c. packed fresh cilantro
1 c. fresh fresh dill
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt and pepper, to taste
Roast cumin seeds in a hot dry skillet until fragrant, then crush. (or use good quality cumin powder).
Put all the above ingredients into a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to boil. Boil gently until beans are soft, about 40 minutes, careful to add more water if dry.
Let cool slightly, then puree in food processor or good blender until creamy.
You can top with caramelized onions, and serve warm or chilled with pita.
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