HMDWL 84! Tonight we love schwag, tagless t-shirts and undergarments, and Muhammara.

Muhammara (Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts and Pomegranate)
Source: adapted from Paula Wolfert’s The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean
Yield: 3 cups
2 1/2 lbs. red bell peppers
1-2 small hot chilis, or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses, or more to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
For best results, make the recipe at least one day in advance.
Roast the bell peppers and the chili, if using, over hot coals, a gas burner, or under the broiler in the oven, turning frequently until blackened and blistered all over, about 12 minutes. Place in a covered bowl to steam for ten minutes, then rub off the skins. Slit open the peppers and remove the stems, membranes and seeds. Spread the peppers on paper towels and let drain for at least ten minutes.
In a food processor, grind the walnuts, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, garlic, cumin, salt and sugar until smooth. Add the peppers; process until pureed and creamy. With the machine on, add the olive oil in a thin stream. If the paste is too thick, thin with a tablespoon or two of water. Taste and add more pomegranate molasses, salt or sugar to achieve a good balance between sour, sweet and salty. Refrigerate overnight in a covered container to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.
3 cups pomegranate juice (if there is added sugar in your juice,
reduce the sugar called for in this recipe)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients.
Simmer and reduce until there is only 1 cup of liquid remaining.

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One Response to “HMDWL 84”

  1. lauren Says:

    No no, you don't just tear out a tag, you actually remove the stitches that hold it in, with a seam ripper!

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