The Chef Stéphanie Rizzo, graduated from the celebrated Paul Bocuse Institute in France (Lyon), has an extensive experience in cuisine and cooking lessons that she had been giving for 7 years in France.
Mar 15, 2015
Mar 7, 2015
At the end of January, I discovered a wonderful place for gourmet in Abu Dhabi: the Date market at Mina Zayed.
The souk is located just in front of the fruit market.
|THE DATE SOUK, ABU DHABI|
Personally I'm a date lover, but I'm far to know the 300 different varieties that exist in the world!
I think it's very interesting to discover that all have a different texture and a different taste.
So I started with 2 types, and I would like to reveal to you the taste and the texture they have.
I bought a local and cute emirati date called "Dabbas".
They are tiny like olives and have a pretty dark shinning color.
They are pretty firm in mouth and fruity, with a grape flavor.
They are not too sweet, so kind of an everyday date!
Also, delicious for your children lunch boxes!
To cook: add it in your cakes cut in 2 pieces, they will keep firm after baking.
These are called "Sukkari", they come from Saudi Arabia.
They are my favorite because their texture is very creamy and their taste is fantastic like a toffee.
It's "The One" when you need a sugar shot.
They are translucid-like and look like they are full of sun!
A sour and sweet recipe:
wrap a slice of bacon around a date and bake in a preheated oven for 8 mn to 180°c.
Taste it with a cup of red wine!
More dates and recipes very soon!...