Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Recipes from Today's Show: Albanian Family Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Have you ever eaten something and HAD to have the recipe? That’s what happened when my friend, Milot, shared a slice of spinach pie with me. Called Byrek Mi Spinaq in Albanian, it’s stuffed with a creamy spinach filling and layered between sheets of buttery phyllo dough— it’s super easy to make; today he’s here with his mom to share the recipe with me. To round out the meal, we’re making kadaif, a sweet dessert made of shredded phyllo dough and lemon syrup, and Turkish coffee to go with it. More from the show.

Get the recipes from this show:

Spinach Pie (Byrek Mi Spinaq)

Kadaif

Turkish Coffee

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Comments (9)

  • Loved! Loved! this show! I love learning how to make various multi-cultural dishes. Can't wait to make this! Yum!

    I love your show Lucinda and what you are all about! I've introduced your show and recipes to a couple of my friends and they love you too!

    Come back soon to Portland, Maine! :)

  • love these kind of shows, Lucinda! I cannot wait to try these recipes! That spinach pie is sooooo much easier than the one I use. Can't wait to compare and lucky me... I just bought 3 bags of spinach and have phyllo in the freezer!

  • Lucinda,

    Great recipes. What great recipes arre coming up? We miss you responding to us.

    Jess

  • Lucinda, Here is a shortcut for making kadaif, the dessert you featured today:
    You can use Shredded Wheat! (the large biscuits, not the bite-size). Just tear the biscuits apart and put them in the pan and continue with the butter, nuts and lemon syrup. So easy and tastes very much like the shredded phyllo dough!
    My mother is Albanian and I grew up with these dishes. My grandmother always made her own phyllo dough. She used a broom stick to roll it out and was able to get it paper thin. (Mine always looked like hole-y rags....) Even Nana used the Shredded Wheat trick for the dessert.

  • I love your show,too

  • How come each morning when I check out the blog, the previous days recipes are listed. I like to see the day's recipes before I watch the show. Thanks.

    Wayne

  • Lucinda, love your show, have been watching for a long time. Love the great variety you bring to the program, also the easy preparations that make our lives easier!!! I'm missing your second half-hour program! Please bring the second program back to us!!! Thanks. Shirley

  • oohh that's a fun tip on the shredded wheat. I love those big ones but never seem to eat the whole box; this'll be a must try.

  • I wrote all about the spinach pie and an ode to Lucinda and the Mad Hungry how today on my blog!
    http://craftyscafe.blogspot.com/2011/05/spinach-pie-byrek-mi-spinaq-52511.html

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