Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Orange & Pepper Sharmûlah

Sharmûlah or Chermoula (in Arabic: ‏شرمولة) is a kind of marinade used with fish, seafood and meat. There are many versions of this marinade, but there is alwaysfresh herbs, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in it.
This version is prepared with orange juice, orange blossom water and green pepper. It's great with chicken or vegetables, such as slices of zucchini or eggplant, eiter for a tajine or a BBQ. 

Prep and cook time: 5 minutes
  • 1 handfull fresh coriander leaves
  • lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom water
  • 2 table spoons pickled green pepper
  • 3 teaspoons baharât
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt
Cut coriander, garlic and onion into piecees. Blend with all the other ingredients until you have a smooth marinade. That's it. Yes, really!

Enjoy your meal!

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