Gomen Wot & Yemisir Kit Wot
I am super excited today to share this cookbook with everyone! I love living in Edmonton and I LOVE the food we have here, so when ‘Edmonton cooks, signature recipes from the City's Best Chefs’ came out, I was so thrilled I bought a copy for everyone in my family! This cookbook is a great way to bring some of your favorite dishes into your home and depending on where you live, you can find a cookbook like this of your own city. Off the top of my head I know they have a Toronto, Calgary and Montreal cooks edition. This cookbook is available at the EPL, but personally, I would just buy it.
I have previously made the Smoked Chicken from @meat_yeg
, Rague Bolognese from @corso32
, Tonpei Taki from Izakaya Tomo.. all of which were amazing! Tonight I decided to make Gomen Wot ( Spinach stew) and Yemisir Kik Wot ( red lentils) from @langanoskies
. The red lentils call for berbere spice which I don’t have, so I looked up a recipe for berbere and borrowed my sisters spice grinder and made the spice myself. The recipe I followed had 14 spices in it ( cumin, fenugreek, cardamom etc) so If those aren’t spices you have handy, you can also find it at an African food market like Kasoa Tropical Food Market.
Although both of the dishes were very simple to make( not many ingredients or steps) it was a little more time consuming. With how long you needed to sweat the onions, and then the time to cook the lentils it was about 50- 60 minutes for the lentil dish. So just keep that in mind if you are planning this for a week night! Both of these dishes were packed with flavour! My favourite was the spinach which surprised me since it doesn’t have any spice in it, but it was still creamy and delicious!
Traditionally you would serve this with Injera ( Ethiopian flatbread) but the author recommends rice or roti as a substitute. I used black rice because it has some added fiber and iron in it, and it looks cool.
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