Mexican Salsa verde is an absolute must have item in your kitchen if you are going to prepare Mexican dishes. A staple in every Mexican restaurant and household kitchen, salsa verde is great for topping carne asada tacos (or just about any kind of tacos for that matter). It is also necessary for preparing enchiladas verdes. I even like it on eggs, and of course it is a must have for huevos rancheros. Mexican Salsa verde is easy to make, and exceptionally versatile. There are many commercial brands of this wonderful salsa, but homemade, with fresh and traditional ingredients is, in this humble home chef’s opinion, by far the best!
Sock it to Me Southern Soul Cake is as All-American Deep South Southern Soul as it gets. It will melt in your mouth and explode with flavor.
All American Sock it to Me Southern Soul Cake Recipe-
Afghan Chicken Korma is a wonderfully spicy dish, and a national favorite in this country. It is made with delicious spices, creamy Greek yogurt, and chana dal. The chana dal makes Afghan Chicken Korma especially satisfying and filling. A special bean grown in India, that looks similar to split yellow peas common in the West, chana dal has a low glycaemic index – which serves to make you feel full for a long time. Great food for people with high blood sugar levels and those who are health and weight conscious, Afghan Chicken Korma is not only good for you, it is flat out scrumptious, too!
Afghan Chicken Korma Recipe-
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.
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-
Turkey TexMex Stew with Barley is sumptuous, rich and hearty. It also is a great way to use up leftover turkey after traditional American Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals.
Turkey TexMex Stew with Barley Recipe-
This TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne is just one of many recipes that we have for you on our All-American/TexMex page here at Ethnic foods R Us. This TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne recipe is an All-American-Southwest culinary experience you’ll want to revisit often.
Chili Con Carne with Wild Game Meat, TexMex style, goes wonderfully served over rice. In addition to the shredded cheese on top, you can also garnish with slices of avocado and shredded iceberg lettuce. Yummy!
TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne Recipe-
German Style Goulash is a beloved comfort food throughout Europe and the Americas. It was first created in Germany, of course, and spread all over the Western Hemisphere from there. There are many variations on the dish, some of them so far from the original German style goulash that they barely compare. However, this one is truly the authentic, traditional, German style goulash.