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If you are a fan of ethnic food adventures, and international food recipes, you’ll be glad you found this site. Please navigate through the pages, you can find some awesome recipes, shop for hard to get ethnic spices and entree ingredients, as well as cookware and cutlery from around the world—including specialty cooking implements unique to certain cultures.

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Andorran Escudella

Escudella Traditional Andorran Style

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Andorran Escudella is a national favorite in this small country. Escudella originated among the
Catalan people, and some historians claim it to be the first referenced soup in Europe. Andorrans adopted the basic stew recipe and modified it more to their favorite tastes and ingredients. For as long as modern day natives can remember, Andorran escudella has been a revered “special occasion” dish, traditionally served on Christmas.

Andorran Escudella

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Very rich, filling and fatty, it features several different meats and animal parts. Some variations include meatballs. Always, however, it is spiced with parsley and garlic – lots of garlic. Andorran escudella also contains plenty of vegetables, which may vary depending on the season. Cabbage, carrots, celery, parsnips and potatoes are common ingredients. It can be served as a soup, or boiled down to more of a stew consistency. Sometimes Andorran escudella is served ladled over a bed of rice in a deep bowl. This recipe calls for rice – and pasta – as inclusive ingredients.

Authentic Andorran Escudella Recipe-

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Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup

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Many West African countries have peanut soup recipes in their traditional cuisines. They call the peanut a “groundnut” because it is a “nut” that grows in the ground. This Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup recipe is a national favorite in my wife’s native country of Ghana. And trust me, it is delicious and comforting.

Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup (Photo Attributed to Author: Londonsista)

Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup Recipe-

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Colombian Ajiaco Bogotano Supreme

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Colombian Ajiaco Bogotano is a national dish, a hearty and creamy chicken stew. Properly prepared, using the unique Colombian “guascas” herb, it is, in my opinion “Colombian Ajiaco Bogotano Supreme!”

Colombian Ajiaco Bogotano

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Colombian Ajiaco Bogotano Supreme Recipe-

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Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers Supreme

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Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers Supreme is one of my own recipes. There are many stuffed bell pepper recipes in American cuisine, of course. Usually the peppers are baked. I find, however, that steamed stuffed bell peppers produces a texture in the bell peppers’ meat that is more desirable – still a little firm and chewy, and sweeter than when baked.

Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers makes for a whole, balanced meal, as you will see in the ingredients. Still, they can just as well be served as one course in a multi-course meal. They go great with chicken dishes, fried rice, salads and soups or stews as well.

Stuffed Steamed Bell PeppersStuffed Steamed Bell Peppers

I prefer using red bell peppers, as they are, to me, the most colorful and attractive in the presentation. They are also the sweetest of the sweet bell peppers.

You can use green, yellow, or orange bell peppers also. Just keep in mind that the amount of sweetness in a bell pepper graduates upward in order of its color: Green is the least sweet, and the level of sugars in the pepper’s flesh increases in order through yellow, then orange, and then red. So choose your peppers accordingly. Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers will taste great whatever color your peppers are.

NOTE: When selecting the peppers you want to cook, inspect the bottoms. You want peppers that have level bottoms, with the nodes in proportion to each other so that the pepper will stand upright and not tilt over during the steaming. You can use peppers that are just a little uneven on the bottoms, but if so, carefully slice away the longer node bottom to make it level with the others. Do not cut through the flesh enough to create a hole into the interior cavity, though.

Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers Supreme Recipe-

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Prawns ya Pilau

Prawns ya Pilau Tanzanian Style

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Prawns ya Pilau (“Prawns with Rice”) is a national Tanzanian favorite dish. Many cultures have rice and seafood dishes, however, how the rice is prepared is where there is usually an ethnic distinction.

In Tanzania, heavily spiced, rich with unique-to-Africa spices and herbs rice is what really sets this dish in a class of its own. And trust me, Prawns ya Pilau, Tanzanian style, is super delicious!

Prawns ya Pilau

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Prawns ya Pilau Tanzanian Style Recipe-

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Spicy Paprika Rabbit Supreme Recipe

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Lots of Americans, including me, love rabbit. It’s low in fat, nutritious, tasty, and is a great meat ingredient in many recipes. You can often substitute chicken for the meat in recipes that call for rabbit. But if you are a wild game meat lover, you will enjoy the taste of real rabbit. This Spicy Paprika Rabbit Supreme recipe is especially flavorful. If you live in northern regions, where winters are cold, try having some in front of the fireplace. Such comfort food, as if sent from heaven!

Spicy Paprika Rabbit

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Spicy Paprika Rabbit Supreme Recipe-

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Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res

Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res Recipe

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Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res is a national favorite dish in that country. It is also popular throughout Central America. A very refreshing and hearty salad with beef in it, Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res is eaten by itself or it can be wrapped in fresh corn tortillas. Sometimes it is also used as a topping for tostadas. It is quite easy to prepare. Some people like to make it in large quantities for family get-togethers, special occasions and parties.

Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res

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Nicaraguan Salpicón de Res Recipe-

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Fish Stew

Fish Stew Authentic Liechtensteiner Style

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Liechtensteiner Fish Stew is sort of like the American seafood gumbo, but yet quite different. Yes, it features seafoods, and it is a stew, but … the spices and combinations of ingredients make an authentic Liechtensteiner Fish Stew a unique to its own ethnic culture dish. And trust me, it is wonderful!

Fish Stew

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Liechtensteiner Fish Stew Recipe-

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry Belizean Style

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Immensely popular in Belize is this Coconut Chicken Curry dish. It can be served by itself as a mid-day lunch meal, or as one of the entrees in a larger, supper repast. The subtle blending of curry, spices, coconut milk is absolutely marvelous. Also, the dash of hot chili pepper sauce adds just the right “kick” to this delightful dish.

Coconut Chicken Curry

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Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe-

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