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EL AL Israel Airlines, Chef Moshe Segev

Jun 1, 2013
2013 / June 2013

As one of the most recognized chefs in Israel, Chef Moshe Segev was a natural choice to revamp EL AL Israel Airlines’ in-flight dining. Following a lengthy selection process, Chef Segev introduced first-, business- and economy-class menu changes beginning in October 2010. Segev’s appointment was part of EL AL’s ongoing strategy to continually improve the service and product offered on every flight.

Aside from his work with the airline, Chef Segev owns two successful restaurants in Israel. Herzlia’s SEGEV was chosen one of Israel’s 10 best restaurants for the third consecutive year by Al Hashulchan (“On the Table”) gastronomy magazine, which also named him the 2009 Chef of the Year. SEGEV EXPRESS is located in Tel Aviv.

Chef Segev can also be found nightly in the homes of many Israelis as the host of several TV food and cooking shows. Known for his charm, personality and bright smile, Segev is often tapped to prepare meals and events in Israel for heads of state, world leaders and other VIPs.

Sample Chef Segev’s ever-changing, always inventive menu on your next EL AL flight.

Segev’s sweet potato soup

Serves 4

1⅔ cups water
1⅔ cups oven-steamed sweet potatoes
¾ cup roasted white onions
¼ teaspoon ground dried hot pepper
⅓ cup Chinese pecans
1½ teaspoons truffle oil

In a food processor, process the water, sweet potatoes and onions to a smooth paste. Add the hot pepper, Chinese pecans and truffle oil and process again until smooth.

PRESENTATION: Spoon into bowls and add salt and black pepper to adjust seasoning to taste.

Malabi

Serves 4

1 cup sweet cream
1 cup milk
⅜ cup sugar
⅛ cup corn flour
A few drops rosewater

Bring the cream, ¾ cup of milk and sugar to a boil. Fully dissolve the corn flour in ¼ cup of milk. Stirring constantly, slowly add the corn flour mixture to the cream, milk and sugar mixture. Boil gently until the mixture thickens. Add the rosewater.

Transfer to individual serving dishes. Cool until set.

For the topping:
⅜ cup flaked, dessicated coconut
¼ cup unsalted, crushed, toasted almonds or peanuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together.

For plating:
4 teaspoons pomegranate syrup
Lemon juice

PRESENTATION: Add a heaping teaspoon of topping to each serving. Add a drop or two of lemon juice to each teaspoon of pomegranate syrup. Serve with the malabi.

Leek pancakes with sweet potatoes in a chive sour cream sauce

Serves 12

For the pancakes:
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
3 leeks, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 eggs
¼ cup coarse breadcrumbs
1 heaping tablespoon flour
1 level teaspoon salt
A pinch of finely crushed pepper

Cook the sweet potatoes in water until completely soft; place in a strainer for at least 5 hours to release as much liquid as possible. Sauté the leeks lightly until golden in a bit of olive oil in a frying pan. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except the leeks to the sweet potatoes and mix, then incorporate the leeks. Form individual pancakes and grill them with a dash of olive oil on a large, broad, non-stick frying pan for about 1 minute on each side.

For the chive sour cream sauce:
1 cup 27 percent sour cream
2 heaping tablespoons unflavored cream cheese
1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
1 tablespoon olive oil
A pinch of salt
A dash of pepper

Combine all the ingredients and chill.

PRESENTATION: When serving, the sauce should be especially cold and the pancakes very hot. Plate pancakes and serve with sauce.

Avocado in soy sauce, peanuts, mango and chili

Serves 1

For the sauce:
10 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
3½ tablespoons hot chili sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted, roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
2 mint leaves
1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Blend all sauce ingredients in a blender for 5 seconds.

For the presentation:
½ fresh mango, coarsely sliced
1 avocado, coarsely sliced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

PRESENTATION: Mix the avocado with the mango and place on the center of a flat plate. Pour 2 generous tablespoons of sauce over the mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Segev’s Caesar salad dressing

Serves 12

1½ teaspoons small capers
¾ teaspoon natural crushed garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
¾ teaspoon fresh green coriander paste
1½ teaspoons green parsley paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all the ingredients and process to a smooth paste in a food processor. Taste and, if necessary, adjust seasonings with salt and black pepper.

PRESENTATION: Pour dressing on fresh lettuce hearts. Add sliced almonds, homemade croutons and slices of grilled chicken breast.

EL AL Israel Airlines

tel 800 223 6700
elal.co.il

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