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!
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 …
Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
Javanese Chicken Curry features a sublime coconut-milk curry, perfumed with lemongrass, ginger, cinnamon sticks, kaffir lime and daun salam leaves, and ground coriander aromas. Outstandingly elegant!
Javanese Chicken Curry Recipe-
For many people in the West, particularly America, the dandelion is just an undesirable weed. But Ghanaian Dandelion Salad, once tried, will have anyone who spends money trying to eradicate them from the lawn appreciating the plants. Dandelions are not only tasty, they are nutritious, good food for you. And this Ghanaian Dandelion Salad will prove it to you, believe me.
Note: This recipe is taken from our Ghanaian Cuisine page. For more delicious dishes from this country, go there, where there are lots to choose from.
Ghanaian Dandelion Salad Recipe-
New Zealand meatloaf, you say … what makes that so special, so “supreme”? Most countries and cultures have some versions of meatloaf. Many of them are mouthwatering wonderful, so delicious.
However, of all the kinds of meatloaf I have ever tried, this New Zealand meatloaf is special. It stands out as unique with its complexity of flavors and its texture on the palate. Definitely Supreme!
New Zealand Meatloaf Supreme Recipe-
Many West African countries have peanut soup recipes in their traditional cuisines. They call the peanut a “groundnut” because it is a “nut” that grows in the ground. This Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup recipe is a national favorite in my wife’s native country of Ghana. And trust me, it is delicious and comforting.
(Photo Attributed to Author: Londonsista)
Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup Recipe-
When I first heard my Grandma tell me (I had just bought a new set of cookware) that, “You should clean your cast iron skillets with salt,” I thought she was joking. She wasn’t, and proceeded to show me by example with one of her own old skillets she had cooked with last night and was still on the stovetop.
Within two minutes, and with incredible ease, she turned a skillet that looked like this …
… into this:
I was flabbergasted!
The title of this post, 5 Health Benefits of Red Palm Oil, really falls short of the vast amount of benefits one could list.
Red palm oil, in addition to its many culinary uses as a rich food high in nutrients, also has a long list of beneficial health and medicinal qualities. For the purposes of this article, though, we will concentrate on 5 of the most beneficial qualities it has.
Red palm oil is usually thought of as having originated in Africa but, in fact, it was revered and used in ancient Egypt as far back as 5,000 years ago. Beloved by Pharaohs as a sacred food, they prized the oil so highly that it was common to entomb Pharaohs with a bottle of palm oil – so they could have some in the afterlife.
Palm oil, for centuries has been (and still is now in modern times) produced primarily in the tropical belt of Africa, Southeast Asia and parts of Brazil. And it is a commonly used oil and food ingredient in those countries.
Christmas in America is one of the most festive days in the land, and this Classic Christmas Turkey recipe is a traditional favorite. Be sure and get a fresh turkey. Plan ahead, go to your favorite butcher or meat market, and order in advance. Frozen turkeys cannot stand up to the flavor of a freshly butchered and dressed turkey.
Classic Christmas Turkey Recipe-
Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers Supreme is one of my own recipes. There are many stuffed bell pepper recipes in American cuisine, of course. Usually the peppers are baked. I find, however, that steamed stuffed bell peppers produces a texture in the bell peppers’ meat that is more desirable – still a little firm and chewy, and sweeter than when baked.
Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers makes for a whole, balanced meal, as you will see in the ingredients. Still, they can just as well be served as one course in a multi-course meal. They go great with chicken dishes, fried rice, salads and soups or stews as well.
I prefer using red bell peppers, as they are, to me, the most colorful and attractive in the presentation. They are also the sweetest of the sweet bell peppers.
You can use green, yellow, or orange bell peppers also. Just keep in mind that the amount of sweetness in a bell pepper graduates upward in order of its color: Green is the least sweet, and the level of sugars in the pepper’s flesh increases in order through yellow, then orange, and then red. So choose your peppers accordingly. Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers will taste great whatever color your peppers are.
NOTE: When selecting the peppers you want to cook, inspect the bottoms. You want peppers that have level bottoms, with the nodes in proportion to each other so that the pepper will stand upright and not tilt over during the steaming. You can use peppers that are just a little uneven on the bottoms, but if so, carefully slice away the longer node bottom to make it level with the others. Do not cut through the flesh enough to create a hole into the interior cavity, though.
Stuffed Steamed Bell Peppers Supreme Recipe-
Peanut stew is a common dish throughout West Africa. They call peanuts “groundnuts” because they are “nuts” that grow in the ground. This authentic Angolan version of the peanut stew is among the very best to come out of Africa.