I delight in the preparation of ingredients before I start cooking. leslie is on her way over. When she arrives, we'll drink, chat and cook this dish from Mr. Ottolenghi.
The recipe calls for Harissa and hot paprika; I had to purchase both items. So I texted Costin that I am making this dish and that I have these obscure ingredients so that he knows and if he wants to make it too — he is my Ottolenghi guru — he can access my ingredients.
Notice the glass shot glasses? They are ideal containers for my measured spices.
Under the saran wrap is chopped preserved lemon. I could not believe it, but I had that item in stock in my kitchen. I was introduced to it in Morocco and my friend, Leslie, gave to me.