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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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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

(Photo Attributed to Author: Phil Whitehouse from London, United Kingdom)

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.

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme Recipe-

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7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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In our never-ending exploration of ethnic foods from cultures all over the world, occasionally you come across some foods that people eat that just, well … make you shake your head in wonder. These 7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies did just that to me. While I might be daring enough to try a few of them, I still have to wonder what possessed the first people in history who thought to even try these!

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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Of course, over the many thousands of years people have been on this planet, they have tried eating any and everything available. Some of the more absurd sounding (and looking!) foods become “delicacies” to certain cultures while, to others, they seem absolutely strange – even disgusting.

But it takes all kinds to make a world, so let’s now get into the list of:

7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies

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Wilson Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

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This Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian recipe is a new addition to our All American Soups and Sandwiches page. It is a very unique take on an age-old stew, that will surely have you wondering how in the world did this get so good!

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

There are lots of beef stews, but until you have tried this Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian, you have not yet known how wonderful a beef stew can be. This is my own special recipe. Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian is an outgrowth of my interaction with my Ghanaian wife’s cooking. She is, in her own right, an amazing cook. She has introduced me to spices and food preparations that I had not yet known. Combined with my American ideas about how to cook a stew with her Ghanaian concepts, this Wilson Hearty Beef Stew came to be. Enjoy!

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian Recipe-

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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This Javanese Ayam Ungkep recipe is taken from our Javanese Cuisine page. For more delicious Javanese dishes, click here.

Javanese Ayam Ungkep is a specialty dish of spiced and deep fried chicken. The chicken pieces are pre-cooked in spices before being deep fried. The Javanese consider it as a great party dish. Try some. You will surely want to serve some Ayam Ungkep at your next party!

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep Recipe-

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Indonesian Lamb Rendang

Indonesian Lamb Rendang

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Indonesian Lamb Rendang is a spicy meat curry dish, and a classic example of authentic and traditional Indonesian cuisine. A national favorite dish, Lamb Rendang is immensely popular all around the world. Try some, you will see why!

Indonesian Lamb Rendang

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A rendang can be made with other meats, goat, beef, or chicken will work fine with this recipe. But this particular Indonesian lamb rendang is my personal favorite, and lamb is the most popular meat of choice in Indonesian cuisine, too.

Indonesian Lamb Rendang Recipe-

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Chili Crab

Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

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The people of Singapore take their Chili Crab seriously. Believe you me, Singaporean Chili Crab, the way the chefs of Singapore prepare it, is like nowhere else on earth. A special, very spicy and delightfully sour sauce is the key. Wild caught Caribbean Dungeness Crab, cooked to tender perfection, has a slightly sweet taste. So, when you have Singaporean Chili Crab, it is a spicy, sweet, sour and savory experience – absolutely fantastic!

Singaporean Chili Crab

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Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-

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Strange Grilled Meats: Kangaroo Meat

Strange Grilled Meats

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Strange Grilled Meats: Kangaroo Meat

Kangaroo Meat

I was searching for some unique, even “strange” ethnic recipes to share here during the recent summer grilling months. A Google search for “Strange Grilled Meats” led me to a recipe that I modified just a tad, but still using the same meats:

Ostrich, Emu, and/or Kangaroo steaks.

Now I know, to Australians, these are probably not considered strange grilled meats, not even in the least. But to us living here in North America, yes … plopping steaks from those animals on the barbie certainly falls under the category of-

Strange Grilled Meats!

I haven’t tried the ostrich or emu yet, but I did order some kangaroo steaks. Actually, I purchased some boneless Kangaroo loin meat, and sliced several thick steaks off of it.

I marinated them according to the recipe below, grilled them up medium rare, and let me tell you … delicious!

So good in fact, I decided I’m going to try out the same marinade/recipe with ostrich and emu, too. But for right now, on this post, the following is how I prepared my Kangaroo steaks.

Okay, you say, enough chit chat … how about getting into the recipe, Old Silly?

And fine, I say, that is exactly what I’m about to do, next up on this Strange Grilled Meats post …

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Tamales Guatemalan Style

Tamales Guatemalan Style

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Tamales Guatemalan Style is really a very broad category. There are believed to be literally hundreds of types of tamales made in that country. A national favorite meal, for sure. This particular recipe is one of my favorite versions of Tamales Guatemalan Style.

Tamales Guatemalan Style

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Tamales Guatemalan Style Recipe-

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Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe

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A year-round American favorite, but especially beloved in the North during the cold winter months, is this Authentic Boston Baked Beans dish. These rich, spicy beans make a great side dish for a warm weather smoky barbecue, and they’re also excellent “comfort food” in colder weather.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans

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Most commonly used are Navy Beans, but the creamy heirloom beans are often used in New England, as well as others, like yellow-eyed beans and maroon-eyed soldier beans. You may need to cook those alternative beans longer. Whichever beans you use, if you follow this recipe to the letter, you will be treated to real, authentic Boston Baked Beans.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe-

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Supreme Venison Lasagna

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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This Supreme Venison Lasagna is the best lasagne recipe I’ve ever prepared or tasted – bar none. Have family or friends who swear they don’t like venison or other wild game meats – they say the flavor is too strong?

Trust me, they will love this. The sauce permeates the meat and the flavors come out subtle and elegant. After your guests have filled themselves happy, then let them know they just ate some venison!

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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Supreme Venison Lasagna Recipe-

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