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gigantes plaki (around the world dinners)

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Evening all! I mentioned I was having an “around-the-world” week for dinners where I try out new cuisines and cultures. A few people were very interested in this & asked if I could show some pictures, and after figuring out how to post pictures, here we go!

(I also note I just discovered I can only post one picture so I am going to do two separate posts) This is what I had yesterday for dinner, gigantes plaki which is essentially Greek baked beans. I’m happy to share the recipe should anyone be interested.

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What a great post. I love recipes from around the world. Did you enjoy your dinner? It looks really tasty.

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Thank you! It was extremely tasty and my mum even had to shout up to me how delicious it was ☺️ that did boost my cooking confidence haha x

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Like a little like a Shakshuka plus the beans and without the eggs😄

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Dave1000

definitely! i love shakshuka as well 😁

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Dave10001 stone in reply to itselenax

Me too x

Looks delicious 😋 I'd love the recipe please!

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thank you! recipe is below x

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Misswizzes

I’d love the recipe too 😀

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Misswizzes

recipe is now down below 😁x

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Gigantes Plaki is one of my faves - great with crumbled feta on top 😋 id love to hear your recipe as I usually go with whatever I can find online...

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Food4Fuel

ooh delicious! i hadn’t even considered adding feta but i will next time thanks x

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Greendream123Restart January 2022

That looks delicious! I'd be interested in trying it. :)

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Greendream123

let me know if you do! x

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1. fry a red onion with garlic in a hot pan until translucent.

2. add crushed canned tomatoes and reduce to a simmer.

3. add the spice mix, stir occasionally and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

4. add in canned butter beans and cook for another 5 minutes.

5. transfer to a baking tray (or continue using your pan if it’s oven-safe) and put in the oven at 180°C for 45 minutes to an hour.

6. garnish with parsley and serve! (you could have couscous, i had sourdough bread, or anything else you fancy as a side)

main ingredients: red onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, butter beans

spice mix: sumac, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, black pepper, oregano

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Thank-you itselenax! That's going on my "to make asap" list! 😍

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Fab! Let me know how you find it xx

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Misswizzes in reply to itselenax

Thank you ☺️

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Misswizzes

No worries xx

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to itselenax

Yum - will definitely give that a try🙏

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itselenax2 stone in reply to WasYoYo80

Let me know how you find it! x

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HappykindaGal2022 January

Love this. One of my favourite dishes

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itselenax2 stone in reply to HappykindaGal

Me too!

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Planetfire

This is now the second time this week I have come across sumac, sadly I cannot remember the recipe I was looking at when I first came across it as I passed on it due to the unknown spice but you now have me intrigued into looking for more recipes and finding the spice to try.

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itselenax2 stone in reply to Planetfire

Sumac is a very underrated spice! I think it's mainly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. It has a great slightly citric taste. I can recommend it as a rub on lamb, or you could use it in an aubergine tagine.

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