Thursday, July 10, 2008
We went to an Ethiopian restaurant tonight – Addis on Cape. Deeee-licious. All of the dishes were served in a big bowl so that we could share everything. You eat with your fingers using an Injera to grab a biteful of food. Injera is a sourdough pancake and you tear off small pieces to use with the food. We had two vegetarian dishes – one with mushrooms and one with lentils, and two meat dishes – one chicken and one beef. The spicy dishes were made with a berbere sauce, which is (according to the menu) milled dried chilis, garlic, onions, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. The mild sauce is a kibe, which is clarified butter with fresh herbs, turmeric, and cardamom. Both of the vegetarian dishes were our favorites. I wonder if the Food Network has any Ethiopian recipes (better yet…we can just check the website of Cindy McCain for some old family recipes…).