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January 24th, 2012 (10:07 am)

Katherine asked me how I make it. I don't measure anything, I've just done it often enough to be able to gauge from looking and tasting.

I soak some dried chickpeas overnight, then cook them for about an hour and a half, simmering in a pot of water. The I drain and rinse them, and blend them together with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, some tahini, salt and paprika. I add some water to get the right consistency. In the serving dish I usually drizzle on extra olive oil and sprinkle more paprika and some chopped parsley. Sometimes I have also added extra things, like chopped black olives or spring onions. Short, sweet and simple.

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Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)

What kind of paprika? Apparently there are different sorts and I don't know what's what :(

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)

When you go to Sainsbury's or wherever it's on the shelves with the herbs and spices, under P. I don't kow the different sorts, I just buy some, and it makes things taste nice.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)

Yes, that's the kind of paprika I have.

HFW is always going on about sweet paprika, or smoky paprika, or hot paprika. What's he on about, eh?

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)

It's probably because he's posh.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)

Guess what, I googled it!

http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-hot-sweet-68134

Posted by: jinty (jinty)
Posted at: January 24th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
sun

We have some paprika In a wee tin that is both smoky and hot. Strikingly so in fact.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 25th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)

Hm... I think I'm going to have to start experimenting with varieties of paprika.

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: January 26th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)

We have smoky paprika - and it is definitely smoky.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 26th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)

But is it sweet or hot?

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: January 28th, 2012 09:19 am (UTC)

Ask Hugh.

Posted by: The Living Breathing Oxymoron (motodraconis)
Posted at: February 8th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Dimetrodon

I saw this, and thought of you!

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