The chorizo sausage and cotija cheese help to make Chorizo Lasagna TexMex Style an exceptionally tasty meal. This is classic Southwest North America cuisine at its finest.
Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia is as authentic an Egyptian recipe as you can find. It is traditionally served with plain white rice. Egyptian Molokhia is named after the primary vegetable ingredient of the same name. Molokhia is “Egyptian spinach” and it has a consistency that is a bit slimy, much like okra. The flavor of it varies greatly according to the method of cooking and the stock that used to prepare it. If you can’t find molokhia fresh where you live, don’t worry – the dish can be made just as effectively and as tasty using fresh, frozen, dried or preserved leaves. This recipe calls for rabbit meat – which traditionally was considered the privileged meat of the Pharaohs, and only the wealthy could afford it. You can also make wonderful Molokhia with beef, duck, or even chicken meat. However, if you want the true, traditional version, then go with this recipe for authentic Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia.
Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia Recipe-
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!
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-
Singaporean style Beef Rendang is a variation on a dry curry dish that originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. From there it spread throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and into Singapore.
Rich and intensely flavorful, this Singaporean beef rendang is popular all over Singapore. It is also a favorite dish on the menu for Muslims in the country, who traditionally eat it during “Eid al-Fitr“, when they break their annual thirty day Ramadan fast and celebrate with a feast.
Singaporean Beef Rendang Recipe-
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 in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-
Indian Lamb Rogan Josh is one of my all time favorite dishes. The marvelous flavors are of course one reason, but also the history of this recipe is intriguing. “Josh” is Indian for heat and passion, and “Rogan” references red in Hindi, and oil in Persian. Hence, this Indian Lamb Rogan Josh is a method of cooking lamb in a red, oil-based sauce over very high, passionate flames.
Kashmiri chilli powder provides the redness to the sauce. The creamy Greek yogurt and aniseed undertones meld together, creating a soothing, yet very powerful sauce. Lamb Rogan Josh has evolved over centuries; there are recipes now that call for various vegetables added in. But this is the age-old, traditional and simple, yet perfectly elegant version, in true authentic Kashmiri fashion.
Indian Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe-
Cassava Root Pasties (“Empanaditas de Catibias” in Spanish) is the Dominican Republic’s version of the globally popular meat pie. The cassava root (also called yucca) pastry makes it uniquely Dominican. Together with the ground beef with veggies and spices, Cassava Root Pasties is a remarkable culinary treat.
Cassava Root Pasties Recipe-
Filipino Coconut Chicken Adobo is a classic dish from that country. Adobo can be made with or without coconut, and also without meat (see Aubergine Adobo recipe). You can easily turn this recipe into Coconut Beef Adobo, too, by simply substituting chunks of beef for the chicken.
Coconut Chicken Adobo Recipe-
The health benefits of ginger tea are many. In fact, they are probably far more than you have imagined. Certainly, just the taste and “comfort” alone of a nice, hot cup of organic ginger tea is reason enough to enjoy a cup or three now and then. However, once you fully understand all the health benefits of ginger tea, you may want to drink it even more often.
This site is, of course, centered around and focused on providing recipes, information, and helpful resources for ethnic foods from cultures the world over. However, we do occasionally pick out some of the especially beneficial ingredients found in various ethnic cuisines and highlight them in a special post. Ginger is one such ingredient. Popular all over the planet, this marvelous root not only provides zing and zip to culinary creations, it is darn good for what ails you, too!
If you have a common cold in the winter? You can’t beat a hot cup of ginger tea for a cure. Ginger root contains extremely high levels of magnesium and other minerals, and the all-important Vitamin C. These qualities are what contribute to the long list of health benefits of ginger tea.
There is a simple, easy to make recipe provided below. The great thing about ginger tea is, once you have the basic tea made, you can have fun with the taste buds experience. You can add lemon, organic honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint, etc. to modify and/or enhance the strong taste of the raw ginger.
But before we get into how to make a cup of soothing, healing, and oh-so-good for you tea, here is a list of the many …