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!

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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 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!)

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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.

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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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20 Bizarre But Healthy Super Foods

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Here at Ethnic Foods R Us, we like to share ethnic foods that are everyday fare for cultures around the world, but unusual and “ethnic” foods to people of other cultures. But we also promote healthy diets and eating habits.

So, in keeping with that secondary purpose, this post will provide you with a list of 20 bizarre but healthy super foods you should know about and have in your diet. Looks can be deceiving, but these foods are loaded with health benefits.


1. Millet

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Yep, good old bird feed, a staple in lots of the mixes you put out for our feathered friends. But you should be eating this yourself.

A gluten-free food, Millet is chocked full of phytic acid, fiber, magnesium, and Magnese, and not only safe for human consumption, very beneficial. Magnese promotes good development of connective tissues and bones, and get this – Millet is sexy too, it promotes the production of sex hormones in the body.

If you can’t find millet locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


2. Chicken Liver

20 Bizarre But Healthy Super Foods

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Lots of people are familiar with, and like, chicken liver pate, but with its ability to deliver to the body a lot of iron, Vitanims A and B12, it should be an inclusion in your diet as an ingredient in menu items as well. Or just sauté some up in butter and eat with a little salt and pepper – delicious.

Another health benefit is how it helps keep your thyroid healthy, because of the Folate it contains, which also promotes fertility.


3. Kohlrabi

(Photo Attributed to Author: Anita Martinz from Klagenfurt, Austria)

(Photo Attributed to Author: Anita Martinz from Klagenfurt, Austria)

This weird looking vegetable is actually a cousin to broccoli and cabbage, but looks more like a turnip with a bunch of spires sprouting out of it. Usually purple or sometimes a light green color, kohlrabi contains a large level of potassium and Vitamin C, as well as many cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

It makes a great addition to salads, and can be added as a tasty and healthy addition to your stir-fry dishes.


4. Amaranth

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This attractive plant produces a grain that excels over wheat with its extremely high fiber content. Loaded with Vitamins A and C, and potassium, Amaranth is a very good food anytime, but especially good for people recovering from injury or illness, because it is very gentle on the digestive system.

If you can’t find Amaranth locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


5. Blood Pudding/Sausage

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I know, I know, most people are like, “Seriously? Pudding made from blood?”

But yes, this food, quite popular in England, is made from the dried blood of cows or pigs. It tastes like sausage, is often sold in sausage form, and contains “heam,” which is a type of iron.

Heam happens to be the form of iron most readily absorbed by the human body, hence, it is valuable in aiding in the defense against anemia.

Brave enough to try it? You can get some if you go here, on our online foods store.

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Black Eye Pea Curry Ghanaian Style

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Black Eye Pea Curry Ghanaian Style is one of the most tasty ways of preparing a bowl of beans I’ve ever had. You can control the level of hot & spicy by the kind of hot pepper you use (or don’t). I put Scotch Bonnet in this recipe, because that’s how my wife prepared it for me. But you can use jalapeno, Serrano, Thai Birds-Eye, whatever you like. Also remember it is the seeds that are the hottest part of a hot chili pepper, so leaving them in or out is another way of adjusting to your tastes.

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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.

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Shrimp Scampi

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

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Shrimp Scampi Supreme is a classic example of Italian immigrant influence on American cuisine. “Scampi” are actually lobster-like crustaceans, but much smaller – about the size of a jumbo prawn (shrimp). They have pale pink shells, also like the larger lobsters. When Italian cooks immigrated to America, true scampi were hard to come by. So, they started using jumbo prawns with exceptionally satisfying results. They continued to call the dish “scampi”, but added “shrimp” to the name. Hence, “Shrimp Scampi” came into existence, a truly original American dish. There are many versions of it, but this one is my favorite, thus the name: Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

Shrimp Scampi

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One of the more traditional methods of preparing scampi in Italy is to sauté them in white wine, olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. This American Shrimp Scampi Supreme recipe follows that much of the tradition, but adds a couple herbs: parsley and tarragon.

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Costa Rican Orange Pudding Recipe

Costa Rican Orange Pudding Recipe

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This marvelous Costa Rican Orange Pudding recipe is just a small taste of many more recipes from our Central American Cuisine pages. If you enjoy this delightful dessert, and want more of this ethnic cuisine, come back soon and often. We are always adding more and more great recipes!

Costa Rican Orange Pudding Recipe

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Served on special occasions, or if you just want to treat yourself, family and friends, this Costa Rican Orange Pudding recipe is sure to delight!

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Dutch Hutspot Served With Pork Chops

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Hutspot can be made and served with or without meat, but it most often does get served with either beef or pork. This Dutch Hutspot with Pork Chops recipe is a classic rendition of the traditional Dutch cuisine dish. Hutspot is basically a simple dish. Just boiled and mashed together potatoes, carrots and onions. Then you serve it, in this case, with some fried pork chops with gravy as a perfect compliment.

Dutch Hutspot with Pork Chops

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Chicken Casserole Moroccan Style

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This Chicken Casserole Moroccan Style is one of the more unusual and yet remarkably tasty chicken casseroles I’ve experienced. The use of lemons as well as the bed of “cauliflower rice” really makes it a memorable dish. Very tasty, unique texture, and super healthy for you too!

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Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

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Venison pot roast Alaskan style, is simply superb. The old traditional Alaskan cuisine relied heavily on hunting and gathering, so seafoods and wild game meats were most often on the dinner plates. Modern day Alaskan cuisine has become more diverse, but some old traditional dishes are just so simply good, they are still favored today. That is the case with this Venison pot roast Alaskan style!

Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

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