Salvadoran Crabs in Pepita Sauce

Salvadoran Crabs in Pepita Sauce

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Salvadoran Crabs in Pepita Sauce is a national favorite dish in that country. It is also one of the more popular dishes among tourists who visit the country. Pepitos translates in English to “pumpkin seeds” – and it is the pumpkin seed sauce flavor that really distinguishes Salvadoran Crabs in Pepita Sauce as a remarkably tasty and unique culinary experience.

Salvadoran Crabs in Pepita Sauce

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Special and Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake

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This beautiful red velvet cheesecake should definitely be on your special occasion dessert list!

A very longtime, original North American favorite dessert has been red velvet cake. Another traditional American favorite dessert is cheesecake. So, combining the two, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this recipe, you’ll be glad we did … it is not only “special”, this cheesy cake is downright beautiful!

Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe-

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Using Samurai Kitchen Swords

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Worldwide, especially in developed countries, there is a growing interest in using Samurai kitchen swords.

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And with good reason. These knives are made in the same, millennia old traditional fashion as the world’s finest swords ever known to man: the swords used in combat by the fierce and incomparable Japanese warriors known as the Samurai.

It is a small wonder, then, that chefs and home-cooking enthusiasts are discovering the satisfaction of using Samurai kitchen swords in their kitchens. They simply cannot be beat. The sharpness of the edge they can be honed to, the length of time and use they hold that razor sharpness, and the ease with which they can be resharpened make them superior cutlery against all others.

For anyone unfamiliar with this high grade of cutlery, there are certain precautions to be aware of, and some usage and maintenance skills that are needed to be aware of and learned. This post is to provide that, as well as more, information about using Samurai kitchen swords.

Let’s get right into it, okay?

A Primer on Using Samurai Kitchen Swords

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Belizean Fish Panades

Belizean Fish Panadas

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Belizean Fish Panadas are traditionally served on holy days, but in modern times they are served just about any day of the week. They can be made with almost any type of firm fleshed fish filling, or a spicy rice and beans mixture. Their version of the fried “meat pie”, these Belizean Fish Panadas are a special treat for any occasion.

Belizean Fish Panades

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Japanese Kitchen Knives

Japanese Kitchen Knives

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Japanese Kitchen Knives is, I feel a worthy and relevant subject to include as a post here at Ethnic Foods R Us. Obviously, our main focus is on ethnic foods worldwide, and their preparation methods and instructions. Whatever ethnic foods you are going to prepare, however, you will do best with the use of fine cookware and fine cutlery. Japanese kitchen knives, as well as the Japanese Samurai Kitchen Swords are, without a doubt, the best of the best when it comes to fine cutlery.

Japanese Kitchen Knives

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Japanese Kitchen Knives are made with three different cutting edge profiles.

As you can see in the graphic image below …

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West African Peanut Soup

West African Peanut Soup

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This West African Peanut Soup recipe is taken from our African Cuisine/Ghanaian Cuisine page. West African Peanut Soup (more often called “Groundnut Soup” by native Africans) can be made with almost any kind of meat, or seafood. This recipe calls for salmon, which is a popular choice in Ghana. Ghanaians also will use goat, lamb, and chicken, and sometimes will combine meat with seafood, most often tilapia, salmon or red fish.

West African Peanut Soup

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West African Peanut Soup Recipe-

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Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales Public Domain

Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales

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This Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales recipe is taken from our Mexican Cuisine page. If you enjoy the delicious traditional foods of Mexico, for more recipes you can find many more of them if you click here.

Making Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales involves a fair amount of work. However, if you are a lover of the real thing – traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine, the labor you put into preparing them will be well worth it. This authentic homemade Mexican tamales recipe will produce tamales that can only be equaled by tamales bought in Mexico or in the very best, authentic Mexican restaurants outside of the country.

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Making Homemade Miso Paste

Making Homemade Miso Paste

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If you love Asian cuisine and enjoy preparing authentic and traditional dishes, then making homemade miso paste is a skill you might want to acquire. Originating in Japan, miso is a fermented food, made with soybeans. And it has for millennia been a staple in their cuisine. But it’s use long ago spread all over Asia, and is highly popular and included in Korean, Chinese, and many other Asian cuisines, as well.

Making Homemade Miso Paste

Large Barrels of Fermenting Miso at Maruya Hatcho Co., Japan (Photo Attributed to Author: Kodachi)

You can, of course, just buy good quality, authentic and traditional miso paste in most major metropolitan areas, around the world. Companies like Maruya Hatcho Co., in Okazaki, Japan, mass produce miso while still using ancient and traditional methods.

You can even purchase from a wide variety here on our online foods store. misoFor making homemade miso paste, you will need just a small amount of already prepared miso – it acts as a “starter”, with the bacteria in it initiating the fermentation process.

But there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of making homemade miso paste yourself, and using it to prepare your favorite Asian dishes. And making homemade miso paste also gives you the ability to adjust the taste with what beans you use, the length of fermentation time, additional kinds of ingredients you can include, etc. – which we get into later in this article.

But first, the basic ingredients and methods for …

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Spinach the Superfood

Spinach the Superfood

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Even before the term “Superfood” became vogue, centuries ago, many people knew of spinach’s health and wellness benefits and, if there had been such a term back then, certainly “Spinach the Superfood” would have been three words put together in sentences a great deal.

Moms in the USA during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, used to have a hard time getting their kids to eat spinach; I know I was one of those kids, because it was usually canned spinach, not fresh, and if not seasoned well or mixed into a tasty dish as one ingredient, well … it just didn’t taste good.

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Campfire Taco Soup Supreme

Campfire Taco Soup Supreme

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Campfire Taco Soup Supreme will delight you and your family and friends. Whether cooked while on a rustic camping trip, or just over an open fire on your home property, it is gourmet eating. But the key to making Campfire Taco Soup Supreme is, that it must be prepared over an open fire. No other method of cooking will impart the earthy, smoky flavor that makes it so exceptional.

Campfire Taco Soup Supreme

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If you would like to read up on how to build and maintain a good open fire suitable for cooking over, please read this post.

Now let’s get on with this super delicious open fire prepared dish!

Campfire Taco Soup Supreme Recipe-

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Southern Soul Deep Fried Alligator

Southern Soul Deep Fried Alligator

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Southern Soul Deep Fried Alligator is about as American “Soul Food” as you can get. If you’re too squeamish about the idea of eating alligator meat, you can substitute pork or chicken. But for the real ethnic experience, hey – turn the tables on those man-eating amphibians and serve some up on the table.

Southern Soul Deep Fried Alligator

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Authentic Dutch Oliebollen Public Domain

Authentic Dutch Oliebollen Supreme Recipe

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Authentic Dutch Oliebollen are traditional donuts from the Netherlands. Now, you may think you know all about donuts – especially in North America, where doughnut shops are on almost every city street corner. But trust me, until you have tasted traditional, authentic Dutch Oliebollen, you just haven’t yet made it to doughnut heaven!

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(Note: This recipe is just one of many, taken from our Dutch Cuisine pages!)

Authentic Dutch Oliebollen Recipe-

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Authentic Bajan Beef Stew Supreme

Authentic Bajan Beef Stew Supreme

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Authentic Bajan Beef Stew is a true “comfort food”. In Barbados, it is traditionally served as the main entree, accompanied by peas, rice, pickled cucumbers, and sweet potato pie. Bajan cooks, however will usually have multiple variations on the meal. Oftentimes the extra ingredients are comprised of whatever is available in the kitchen. They get included into the pot, but always the mainstay ingredients and seasonings are the same.

You can, after trying out this very traditional, mainstream version of authentic Bajan Beef Stew, to improvise in your kitchen. Once you get the basics down, you can get creative and customize it even further toward you and your family’s personal tastes.

Authentic Bajan Beef Stew Supreme

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Authentic Bajan Beef Stew Supreme Recipe-

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Traditional Cooking with Hemp Seeds

Traditional Cooking with Hemp Seeds

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The term “hemp” refers to cannabis (marijuana), but is generally exclusive of the psychoactive forms of the cannabis plant. Traditional cooking with hemp seeds, the subject of this post, is not about whipping up some drinks, soups, porridge, or brownies to get high on. We are not discussing utilizing the THC-laden buds grown for recreational and/or medicinal purposes nowadays.

Marijuana THC Buds (Photo Attributed to Author: D-Kuru)

Marijuana THC Buds (Photo Attributed to Author: D-Kuru)

winkLet’s get that clear right now, okay?

 

Hemp plants are indigenous to, and have grown wild, in many regions all over the world. For thousands of years, people living in these regions have made use of cannabis seeds in their traditional cooking. And why not? They grow freely, are widely available, and cost nothing more than the labor to go out in the fields and harvest them.

Traditional Cooking with Hemp seeds has been in use for many generations worldwide.

World regions such as China, Mongolia, Germany, Russia and Northeast Europe have, since remote ancient times, made use of wild hemp, and have long ago learned how to cultivate the plant for improved quality and seed production.

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