Oriental Freestyle: Çeçil peyniri Cheese with Pomegranate and More

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Oriental Cheese

Let it snow! Yesterday, Berlin has been covered with a touch of white (and with Siberian cold as well). Perfect day to do some food photo decoration shopping in Kreuzberg. As the district is an Oriental food lovers paradise as well, I added some food shopping on top.

Not one of my best ideas, because it is quite some hard work to balance a huge package of damageable deco stuff throughout a crowd of people, all looking for some fresh vegetable and tahin and olive oil. But it was worth the effort. Once back at home, I mixed all my newly bought delights together and added some spices and treasures which I always have „on stock“ because you never know. This is what came out in the end. Give it a try, add some of your own favourite herbs or nuts or whatever you love to have on your plate. This great salty cheese just goes along with annything – but it definitely profits from some fresh and sour add-ons. A perfect contrast regarding the cold wheather:

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Here’s my recipe

Mix pomegranate syrup with pistache oil and lemon juice, add few salt, few brown sugar and some black pepper. Paint a beautiful pattern with it on nice plates. Pick some fine twines from a piece of Çeçil peyniri cheese and put in on the painted plate. This will look already gorgeous, but go on and finish your work with some spicy additions. I took some rucola leaves, walnuts, pomegranate pits, and small slices of vegetarian bacon (which I forgot to roast gently in some olive-oil which makes it taste even better). Drizzle the rest of the dressing over your dish and finish with some freshly crushed black pepper. Relax and enjoy!

And if you want to have a proof how much fun the snow can make, take a look at this video (before reading the very easy recipe) which Arne shot around Brandenburg Gate:

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