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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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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin

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One of the most important holidays in America is Thanksgiving Day, and this Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin dish is perfect for the occasion.

Also sometimes referred to as “scalloped potatoes”, this is distinctly North American. Some will argue the original recipes for scalloped potatoes came out of Ireland and/or England. However, potatoes are native to America. It follows logically that early European settlers would take advantage of their availability. Regardless of actual region of origin, Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham au Gratin is, and has been for centuries, an American traditional and beloved dish.

Thanksgiving Potatoes and Ham au Gratin

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

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This is the first in a series of four posts, featuring dessert dishes from the All-American/Classic-American/American-Desserts page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to kick off to your sweet-tooth adventure!

Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Cake has long been an original North American favorite, so combining it with a cheesecake, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe, you’ll be glad we did!

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Deep South Soul Food Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas

Deep South Soul Food – A Heritage

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Some people mistakenly equate “soul food” with the “Southern” foods of America. But that is not correct. Deep South Soul Food cooking is a major segment of the broader category of Southern cooking, yes. But not all Southern American cooking is “soul”. Bob Jeffries, author of the 1969 publication, Soul Food Cookbook, said it simply like this:

“While all soul food is southern food, not all southern food is ‘soul.’ Soul food cooking is an example of how really good southern Negro cooks cooked with what they had available to them.”

The amazing, simple and basic, humble and yet exquisite recipes that comprise Deep South Soul Food are the creative products of African Americans. To put it accurately and bluntly:

Deep South Soul Food has its roots embedded deeply in the American 18th and 19th century institution of slavery.

Deep South SlavesEnslaved Africans, living in squalid conditions provided them by their plantation owners, were fed with what the white people considered “scraps” and all the “undesirable” offcuts of meats. What vegetables they had, they had to grow for themselves, and grow them they did, in abundance. Black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, collard greens, mustard greens, kale, spinach, peppers and tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, corn, and okra … Deep South Soul Food, while having to rely on meager amounts and poor cuts of meats, was (and still is) rich in varieties of vegetables.

 

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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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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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Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

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Colombian Sancocho Trifásico is a hearty, thick stew featuring meat, root vegetables, herbs and special spices. This Sancocho Trifásico stew has all of that, but includes three different meats (“Trifásico”). If you want a true, satisfying, and filling “meal in one” dish, Colombian Sancocho Trifásico is just what you are looking for.

Colombian Sancocho Trifásico

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Colombian Sancocho Trifásico Recipe-

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Dutch Meatballs

Dutch Meatballs

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This Dutch Meatballs (Gehaktballen, in Dutch language) is taken from our new Dutch Cuisine page. For more great recipes from the Netherlands like this one, click here.

Dutch Meatballs

Gehaktballen (Dutch meatballs) are exemplary and outstanding. Great to serve with Hutspot, or by themselves, or with just about any potato, veggie, or pasta dish, Gehaktballen is classic Dutch cuisine at its delicious best.

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Indian Bhuna Gosht

Indian Bhuna Gosht

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Indian Bhuna Gosht is an exceptional curried lamb main course. It is the “Bhuna” that makes it so special. Bhuna consists of pan-frying the lamb along with certain spices. Because the meat is cooked in its own juices, Indian Bhuna Gosht is a deep, richly flavored dish. It will take you a while to prepare, but believe me, the sitting down to eat part at the end of your labor is well worth it.

Indian Bhuna Gosht

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Best Prime Rib Recipe

Best Prime Rib Recipe Supreme!

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The majority of Americans love beef, and preparing this, the absolute best prime rib recipe, is nothing short of a culinary art form. Any chef who can make a prime rib that is considered among the very best, will find gainful employment at any number of fine restaurants. Savory, juicy, melt-in-your mouth texture, and an aroma that titillates the senses, prime rib, when prepared right, is an American treasured main course. If you follow this recipe to the letter, and use only the finest, grain or grass-fed cut of beef, you can easily undertake this, the best prime rib recipe, in your very own home kitchen.

Best Prime Rib Recipe

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Best Prime Rib Recipe Supreme!-

(Note: this recipe is just one of many, taken from our Classic American Main Entrees page!)

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Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables

Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables

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This recipe, Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables, is taken from our Australian and Aboriginal Cuisine page. Featuring meat from the indigenous-to-Australia kangaroo, this wild game meal is a feast. Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables is considered part of the “Bush Tucker” segment of Australian cuisine. Have fun sampling some of the great eats from “Down Under”.

Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables

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Bush Tucker Char Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables Recipe-

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How to Cook with Moroccan Tagines

How to Cook with Moroccan Tagines

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The tall, attractive, conical cookware common to Moroccan (and other North African cultures) known as the “tagine” is similar in function to the western world’s Dutch Oven.

How to Cook with Moroccan Tagines

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However, knowing how to cook with Moroccan tagines is a different skill set in some ways. This article is intended to help those who would like to begin using the tagine effectively in their kitchens.

First, let’s get into exactly what the tagine is, how it is made, and how it cooks food. Then we will delve into how to cook with Moroccan tagines.

The tagine itself is named after a style of North African dishes by the same name. Tagines, the dishes or meals prepared in the tagine, can be stews (by far the most often prepared in them), meats, vegetables, rice, couscous, just about anything, really. For a great lamb tagine recipe, click here.

Traditionally, for centuries, tagines have been made of clay, baked into an extremely hard and durable type of porcelain. You can still get the traditional, clay-based tagines today, and they are still commonly used in North Africa. In modern times, however, some manufactures have been producing tagines with equally effective cooking capabilities made of other materials, such as enameled cast-iron.

The unique conical shape of the tagine provides a moist, hot cooking enclosure for the foods being prepared. Moroccan tagines have a shallow, wide base. The cone-shaped lid fits snug and tight inside the base. During the cooking process, steam rises up from the base into the cone. In the cone, the steam condenses, forms beads of moisture, and trickles down the sides back into foods cooking in the base.

If you are familiar with the Dutch Oven, you will recognize some similarity here. The difference is that the tagine is even more efficient with respect to how much liquid is needed overall. The design and method of cooking the tagine possesses is such that it requires far less liquid than the Dutch Oven in order to cook foods very slowly until completely tender.

Okay. With this information in mind, now here is …

How to Cook With Moroccan Tagines-

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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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Jack Daniels Steak and Shrimp

Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns

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Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns is a meal that is not only very American – it is hearty and memorable. The ingredients are few and simple. However, the method of preparing this elegantly simple meal is what makes this Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns a feast you will want to share and show off with your best friends.

Note: this recipe is taken from our Classic American Main Entrees page. For more great All American main meals like this one, click here.

 

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