“Saturday” hatm chef Benjamin: Israeli recipe straight from the field.

צילומים: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל. איור: ג’ס בן-ארוש, דובר צה”ל

Forgot aloff and tuna and start to preheat the oven: IDF site is gathering for you the recipes of the best cooks around.  Today on the menu:
Focaccias and Cuba in red sauce

תאריך: 18/01/2013, 15:58    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

As daily work hundreds of soldiers serving in Lebanon חטמ”ר Benjamin’s the kitchen doors at the base, waiting patiently and ask to join. That’s how it is, when it comes to the kitchen, it runs in 23 years רס”ב
Shlomi Assayag. Egg rolls, focaccia, kovot meat, onion stuffed with toothsome baklavas, the specials, extract at hatm daily. What is the secret that appeals to so many soldiers hatm? * רס”ב, which is responsible for more than ten different bases kitchens in sector, explains that,” for which I add personal and unique spice, spice I
Calling him a “soul”. I believe every kitchen can make the day all her dreams.
Her if you just add the same “ה’נשמה”.

חטמ”ר ‘s unique cuisine, worried about giving” Shaw “for every soldier, from breakfast to dinner. The soldiers are just waiting to see what came out of the bar and the kitchen Manager, satisfied every time. “I and my troops prepare all dishes as mom’s House, and give soldiers the feeling,” says Assayag, רס”ב and emphasizes that every soldier hatm, private and happy serves them right, dishes under the guidance of the brain itself. In addition, # רס”ב indicates that recently received a diploma of a chef, a very rare thing for Army cooks today, which gives him knowledge and possibilities for preparing the dishes. However, hatm cuisine well taken care of the issue, and it efforts. “Every soldier can assemble himself salad
All elements, rich salad bar Tommy. We also emphasize the significant reduction
The amount of oil and use Hairspray for roasting. In addition the soldiers enjoy bread and vegetables.
Steamed, too.

And what is the purpose of standing behind the investment amount in the kitchen? “Hatm is closed, no soldiers to go out and buy a falafel or shawarma. My goal is that they
Spend as little money, and eat the same things here that can get out there, “explains the chef. * רס”ב that piteia opens in summer with grills, and is planned to open soon pastry halbiia. “All these lead to a massive rush of troops from the area, just knock and ask to join. With a big smile,
And a crew of soldiers playing behind him, strips the 6201 רס”ב sleeves, and dedicated work.

Cuba red sauce beef

(At a dose of 20 balls)
Pound semolina
8-10 cups of lukewarm water
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 teaspoons vinegar
800 grams of minced meat
Pieces of onion and celery.
Cumin, salt, powdered chicken soup
10 tomatoes
A can of tomato paste

“Saturday” hatm chef Benjamin: Israeli recipe straight from the field.


Mix in a bowl the semolina, water, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper until dough. Soak for an hour, and let the dough rest “. When the hour starts to create a dough balls and each ball creates a hole for inserting the meat. Until the dough is ready, prepare the meat in a pan with onions, celery, cumin, salt, pepper and powdered chicken soup. Finally, put the meat into the holes that we created, and closing.
Meanwhile, prepare soup-red scrape the tomatoes and cook in a pot with salt,
Lemon and 2 tablespoons tomato puree and bring to a boil. When the sauce is boiling “throw” in the balls, lower the heat and wait time. When the clock is ringing, you can remove and serve with lots of soul. Bon appétit!


Beef Focaccia

Kilo flour
4 tablespoons yeast
Salt spoon
Half cup oil
Pound ground beef
8-10 cups of lukewarm water
2 peppers
Sesame, rosemary leaves
Thyme, Basil

“Saturday” hatm chef Benjamin: Israeli recipe straight from the field.


Mix the flour, yeast, salt, oil and water in bowl until dough. Give him an Apple and parallel cut vegetables
And toss in the pan. After the dough is slapped, produce the who (see picture), and inside the meat and the vegetables. Put in the oven at 160° c for 20 minutes. When ready, add into shamana except sesame seeds, and serve with a pinch of Rosemary leaves, Basil and thyme. Give to cool slightly, place on a platter and serve.

“Saturday” hatm chef Benjamin: Israeli recipe straight from the field.

Benjamin חטמ”ר ‘s action.

Translated from Hebrew