04 Aug2010

MM’s Lunch Today

by Marketman


I was home alone for lunch today, and after all the posts about our recent trip to Morocco, I wanted to eat something Middle Eastern/Mediterraneany in flavor… so this is the lunch tray I prepared and ate less than 30 minutes ago. :) A turkish eggplant and lentil stew with chilies, tomatoes and pomegranate syrup that was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. An invented marinade of olive oil, pomegranate syrup, salt and pepper for the prawns that I roasted in a small toaster oven. And two large tortillas heated up on a dry pan to approximate the flatbreads from the region. The stew took an hour or so of slow cooking, but otherwise, this lunch was ready in 15 minutes. A quick, healthy and tasty lunch. Skip the prawns and it would have been totally vegetarian. Recipes for stew and prawns up in the next few days. The only thing “Moroccan” in the photo are the colorful plates and bowls, some of the dozen or so pieces that survived the long trip back.



  1. Jhaz says:

    I love prawns! yum yum! your photo shots are excellent MM! I have tried preparing your semi sun dried tomatoes at home,and it was a hit! i put goat cheese instead of mozarella. I am learning a lot with your blog,Thanks to you MM!
    God bless!

    Aug 4, 2010 | 1:11 pm


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  3. gus hansen says:

    I didn’t know you can cook prawns in a toaster oven! How long would it take?

    Aug 4, 2010 | 1:51 pm

  4. kayenne says:

    sounds good! i love lentils!

    Aug 4, 2010 | 2:46 pm

  5. Jaja says:

    I can’t wait for the prawns and the stew recipe. what a yummy lunch you had!

    Aug 4, 2010 | 2:54 pm

  6. Blaise says:

    What a perfect lunch for a somewhat gloomy day!

    Aug 4, 2010 | 3:22 pm

  7. jack says:

    yummy prawns =)

    Aug 4, 2010 | 6:48 pm

  8. Joey in Dubai says:

    Wow, looks delicious!

    Off topic, MM. Just wanna share with you this hilarious post from another of my favorite political bloggers, The Professional Heckler. Click on this link (or copy & paste) to have a hearty laugh…


    Aug 4, 2010 | 7:01 pm

  9. Mom-Friday says:

    Wow prawns!
    And I’m loving your red plates. Just posted my own plate finds for only P88@ =)

    Aug 4, 2010 | 10:56 pm

  10. Seigfred says:

    i will never ever exchange Philippine prawns to any foreign variant. Our prawns taste the sweetest and the sound and texture when you bite it is divine.

    it’s midnight and i’m hungry. :(

    Aug 5, 2010 | 9:58 pm

  11. Tinks says:

    Wow this is the best. I like prawns in any style.

    Aug 8, 2010 | 2:39 pm


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