answer: SABABA…..(Israeli Thai Salmon Stir Fry)

 

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Sababa…

my new favorite word.

for some reason this is the first time after countless times being in Israel…

that I actually noticed this word being used….ALL THE TIME.

it is the Israelis’ answer for everything…

their version of Ce’ sara sera

or the less verbal …”shrug of the shoulder”

it can also be used

to appease someone who is getting worked up….

or to make a point….at the end of  your sentence.

It is literally the BEST word for every life situation.

it is my ultimate word…

the word that is right now taking me through my everyday life…

these days.

Because no matter the situation…

I just say

Sababa….

and the sun shines

& I am still smiling.

Sababa…

 

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What’s For Dinner Tonight? (Israeli Style “Thailandi” Salmon Stir Fry)

In honor of Yom Haatzmaout (Israeli Independence Day) & my current withdrawal from the country of my Heart & my Family…

I am making this delicious dish that you can find on almost every dairy Israeli cafe menu. 9 out of 10 times you will find me ordering it, because I know that no matter what it is always a sure-fire hit for my tastebuds. Talking about “tastebuds” I put this dish on my menu the first month I opened, and it is one of the most remembered dishes people stop me on the street about. I have made so many different variations of the dish,(fish, chicken, meat)  that it’s hard for me to actually write a recipe….because every way is truly delish.

Here is my latest version…Eat Up & Sababa!

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Israeli “Thailandi” Salmon Stir Fry

Tip: You can use any type of noodle for this recipe (whole wheat, soba, udon, regular thin spaghetti) I love the healthier Udon noodles that you can find in the freezer section at your local grocer.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil

2 1/2  cups cubed fresh salmon (about 2-3 6oz fillets)

2 cups, shredded cabbage

1 large red pepper, julienned

1small red onion, julienned

2 cups thin green beans

1 cup shredded carrots

2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. ginger powder

1/2 cup sweet teriyaki

2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts for garnish

1 package of thin spaghetti or udon noodles, cooked

Directions:

 In a larger heavy duty skillet, on a high-medium flame, heat 1 tbsp. of your sesame oil. When the oil is hot, add your fresh salmon and cook on all sides for about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

In the same hot pan add the rest of the sesame oil, and the cabbage, peppers, and onions. Stir & cook uncovered for about 5-6 minutes, until they are fork tender.  Then add the green beans and carrots to the mix, stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes. 

Add the garlic powder, ginger powder, teriyaki, and peanut butter to the vegetables and mix well. Then add the salmon back to the pan and cover and cook for about 6 minutes.

Remove lid, add the noodles, mix well (add some more teriyaki if you like it more saucy) and serve on to a platter. Garnish with the chopped peanuts.