After reading about a lot of mini spinach and feta pies I thought I could do the same thing but different with Spaghetti Squash Feta and Harissa and I did! I learned from dining at FnB in Scottsdale that Harissa is an AMAZING pairing with spaghetti squash….so I do that often. There are many styles of Harissa out there but the one I developed is absolutely delicious with many things so you might want to make a double amount…or use the extra to dip the mini pies in…?….I actually didn’t know if this recipe for crust would work out…since I just winged it….But it did…and very well I might add. These mini pies are very unique and also tasty!
Ingredients for about 9 portions
1 1/2 cup flour – plus a very small amount more for rolling out the dough..
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup spaghetti squash cooked and drained REALLY WELL.
4 oz creamy or fresh style feta cheese……NOT the salty tangy GREEK or substitute goat cheese
1/4 cup scallions – chopped
2 Tablespoons cilantro – chopped
1 Large egg – slightly beaten
2 red bell peppers roasted – skin, seeds & stem removed – rough chopped – PLUS ALL THE SWEET JUICE that comes out of the peppers from roasting
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves – grated
1 hot pepper – chopped (or to taste)
1 lemon – just the fresh squeezed juice
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
Fresh ground sea salt and pepper to taste
1 Large egg & 1 &tablespoon water
about 4 pinches of sesame seeds
Set oven to 450degrees F.
In a large bowl combine flour, chicken pea flour, sea salt, water, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix and knead well. Wrap in plastic wrap and set to the side. Wrap in plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out and keep to the side.
I do note YOUR SQUASH SHOULD BE DRAINED VERY WELL or this recipe won’t work out for you.
In a small bowl to the side make your wash,,,,,It’s just one Large egg and a Tablespoon of water. Set to the side.
Harissa is just 2 red bell peppered roasted with cumin, caraway, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, hot pepper, lemon, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste blended well.
Add the harissa and the feta cheese, scallions and cilantro to the spaghetti squash.
Set a scoopful or two into each.
I didn’t take a picture but I tried to fold them like this.
They were too messy and I didn’t think they would come out right so I threw each one in a muffin pan.
Then I covered them with egg wash two times and sesame seeds.
After some time in the oven they looked more like this. I put these in the oven at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes……I thought they might need longer but I didn’t want to burn them so i turned the heat down to 350 for ten minutes. They came out perfect and lightly browned even underneath.
Delicious…You will love this.
Inside they also came out really well….
Whoo Hoo….This is a Forking Good One!