[Kumquat and Pinenut Lamb Stew, Little Polenta Cake] Last week, I had my parents and my sister over for dinner.
Preserved Kumquats | Preserving lemons with salt, a common practice in the Middle East and North Africa, makes them a powerful seasoning agent. Treated the same, little orange kumquats undergo a similar metamorphosis. They also become particularly attractive, making a tasteful gift. Use them in any recipe that calls for preserved lemon, or in the simple red pepper relish,to serve with chicken, pork, beef, lamb, fish--or salad.