Appetizers

Kiri Summer Recipe

Ingredients:
-2 Kiri Square Portions
-1 Cucumber
-1 tomato
-1/2 Cup of normal lettuce
-1/2 Cup of batavia lettuce
-1/4 red onion
-6 seedless olives
-2 tbsp of olive oil
-2 tbsp of lemon juice
-Sprinkle of preferred herbs

Appetizers

Beef Samosa with Kiri Cheese

  • 10 Samosas
  • 30 minutes

Ingredients

 

6 Kiri® cheese portions
Traditional samosa dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
300 grams (10.5 oz) ground beef
Salt and pepper, to taste
50 grams (1/4 cup) walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar

 

Directions

 

Step 1: Preparing the beef filling

1- In a medium bowl, add the Kiri® cheese portions and press them using a spatula until the texture becomes smooth and creamy.
2- In a pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, the onion, and stir for 2 minutes until it becomes soft.
3- Add the ground meat, salt, pepper, and stir for 10 minutes until the meat is cooked.
4- Remove the pan from the heat and mix the ground meat with the mixed Kiri portions.
5- Add the fresh mint and chopped walnuts to the ground meat mixture, mix and set aside.

 

Step 2: Assembling the samosas

6- Cut the samosa dough into medium circles of 12 cm in diameter, place a full tablespoon of the beef and Kiri® cheese filling mixture in the center of the dough and fold into a half moon shape with braided edges.
7- Place the shaped half moon samosas in an oven sheet covered with parchment paper.
8- In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and white vinegar, and brush the samosas surface.
9- Bake the samosas in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 30 minutes until golden brown.”

Appetizers

Mutabbak with Grilled Eggplants and Kiri Cheese

  • 10 Mutabbaks
  • 15 minutes

Ingredients

 

8 Kiri® cheese portions
10 samosa leaves
2 large eggplants
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

 

Directions

 

Step 1: Preparing the eggplant filling

1- In a medium bowl, press the Kiri® cheese portions with a spatula until the texture becomes smooth and creamy.
2- On a stove burner over medium heat, place the eggplants and cook for a couple of minutes on each side or until they are lightly browned with grill marks. Allow to cool.
3- Carefully peel the eggplants, then using a knife, cut them into small pieces and mash them until the texture is smooth.
4- In a pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, add the mashed eggplants, and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
5- Add the eggplants, salt, pepper, to Kiri mixture then mix all together until well combined.

 

Step 2: Assembling the Mutabbak

6- Place a full teaspoon of the eggplants filling mixture in the center of the dough and fold into a rectangular shape.
7- In a large pan over medium heat, drizzle a little bit of olive oil and place the Mutabbaks. Cook from both sides for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
8- Serve warm.

Appetizers

Fatira with Olives and Kiri Cheese

  • 10 Fatira
  • 30 minutes

Ingredients

 

10 Kiri® cheese portions
500 grams (17.6 oz) puff pastry
150 grams (5.2 oz) chopped black olives
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar

 

Directions

 

Step 1: Preparing the olives filling

1- In a medium bowl, press the Kiri® cheese portions with a spatula until the texture becomes smooth and creamy.
2- Add the chopped olives, the ground thyme, and mix well with a spatula until the filling mixture is homogeneous. Set aside.

 

Step 2: Assembling the Fatiras

3- On a floured working surface, and using a rolling pin, spread the puff pastry until it is 1 mm thick. Using a round cookie cutter of 12 cm in diameter, cut the puff pastry into circles.
4- Place a full teaspoon of the filling in the center of a puff pastry circle, make sure to leave the edges empty.
5- In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and white vinegar, and brush the edges of the puff pastry circle disk.
6- Put the second puff pastry circle on top, and slightly press the edges to glue the two circles together.
7- Using a fork, gently press on the edges of the Fatira to decorate it.
8- Using a knife, gently trace a cross on the surface of the Fatiras then brush them with the remaining egg mixture.
9- Place the Fatiras on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
10- Bake the Fatiras in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.