Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

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There are many avocado salads, but this avocado salad Ghanaian style, a special dish my Ghanaian wife makes for me, is elegant and superb. The spicy groundnut dressing really sets it apart from the competition.

Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

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Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style with Spicy Groundnut Dressing Recipe-

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West African Peanut Soup

West African Peanut Soup

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This West African Peanut Soup recipe is taken from our African Cuisine/Ghanaian Cuisine page. West African Peanut Soup (more often called “Groundnut Soup” by native Africans) can be made with almost any kind of meat, or seafood. This recipe calls for salmon, which is a popular choice in Ghana. Ghanaians also will use goat, lamb, and chicken, and sometimes will combine meat with seafood, most often tilapia, salmon or red fish.

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Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales Public Domain

Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales

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This Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales recipe is taken from our Mexican Cuisine page. If you enjoy the delicious traditional foods of Mexico, for more recipes you can find many more of them if you click here.

Making Authentic Homemade Mexican Tamales involves a fair amount of work. However, if you are a lover of the real thing – traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine, the labor you put into preparing them will be well worth it. This authentic homemade Mexican tamales recipe will produce tamales that can only be equaled by tamales bought in Mexico or in the very best, authentic Mexican restaurants outside of the country.

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9 Super Healthy Spices

9 Super Healthy Spices

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9 Super Healthy Spices

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The health benefits of spices and herbs have long been known to many cultures worldwide. And these 9 super healthy spices being presented here on this post are by no means all of them. There are an abundance of spices on our planet that are good for you. But these nine are among the very best, for reasons to follow.

According to studies carried out by McCormick Science Institute, an independent research organization, there are many health-promoting advantages realized in the body by consuming more herbs and spices.

The following list is indicative of the benefits of (not just, but especially) the:

9 Super Healthy Spices for your body.

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Costa Rican Ceviche

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This superb Costa Rican Ceviche recipe is just a small taste of many more recipes you can find on our Central American Cuisine page.

Costa Rican Ceviche

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A seafood staple in the country, Costa Rican ceviche is made with citrus juice-marinated chunks of raw fish or other seafoods. Snapper, sea bass, and other firm white fleshed fish are popular, as well as shrimp, abalone, octopus, abalone, or even sometimes clams and/or squid. Ceviche is available at street vendors and pubs everywhere in Costa Rica, and is shared at family dinners, special occasions and festivals.

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Ethnic Foods – What Are They, Really?

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The other day a friend, who is also into gourmet and ethnic food cooking, asked me to list what I considered as the Top 10 Ethnic Foods. And it gave me pause, because I had to stop and think:

Just what is “ethnic” food, really?

If I were asked to define ethnic foods, I finally came to think, I would first have to take into account all the ethnic food types, the many ethnic food groups, and really, when I started to think globally, the idea of being able to select, prioritize, and list ethnic foods in a “Top 10” category became impossible.

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Why, you ask?

Because what is “ethnic” food to me, living in The Great Lakes Region of the USA, is not going to be the same as someone living in Asia, or Africa, or Australia, or South America, heck—even someone from another region within my own country would consider some of the foods I eat regularly as “ethnic” and visa versa for me.

How about referring to The Random House Dictionary’s definition of “ethnic”:

“Pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.”

So here again, it is important to remember that what you or I might consider as ethnic will depend on where we come from and what particular culture, religion, language, or the like that we share with others in our specific culture.

If an Englishman were to sit down to breakfast and be served a typical breakfast I might have,consisting of scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, Canadian bacon, pancakes, toast and jam, and coffee, he/she would consider that as an authentic ethnic American food experience.

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TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

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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.

TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne

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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!

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Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

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Many ethnic cuisines, especially in the Western countries, include eggs – by far the most common are chicken eggs. However, there are lots of other, unusual edible healthy eggs that are found in the cuisines of many cultures as well.

Before we get into these other, unusual edible healthy eggsunusual edible healthy eggs, let’s get something cleared up about “regular” chicken eggs that so many people know and love to eat. The common belief is that brown chicken eggs are healthier food than their white egg counterparts.

NOT!

Brown eggs are eggs that have been laid by brown or red chickens. White eggs come from white chickens. And the color of the shell is the only difference between the two – their nutritional value is absolutely the same and equal.

Now, when it comes to which chicken eggs are the healthiest for you, there is a significant difference between commercially farmed eggs and eggs produced by free-range, organically grown chickens.

Organic eggs contain substantially higher levels of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. Organic eggs thus are not only much more nutritious, they are also tastier. Try a comparison and see for yourself. Additionally, organic eggs have lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, making them the far wiser choice for health-conscious people.

But enough about “regular” chicken eggs. Let’s now get into the main content of this post, and delve into this list of:

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

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Javanese Soto Ayam

Javanese Soto Ayam

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Javanese Soto Ayam is their version of chicken soup. It features a clear, sumptuous herbal broth, enhanced by fresh turmeric and exotic herbs, ladled over thin rice noodles in the bottom of the bowl. This Soto Ayam recipe includes sliced boiled eggs, tomatoes, herbs, and celery and cilantro leaves. Javanese Soto Ayam is very filling and satisfying, to where it can suffice for an entire meal.

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Javanese Soto Ayam Recipe-

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Senegalese Poulet Yassa

Senegalese Poulet Yassa

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Senegalese Poulet Yassa is a spicy, lemony chicken dish with caramelized onions. It is often considered Senegal’s most famous dish. Originating in Kenya, Poulet Yassa has become a popular dish throughout West Africa. The secret to making perfect Senegalese Poulet Yassa is in the extremely slow cooking and caramelizing the onions in just the right way. Do that right? You will have an ethnic food treat that you will long remember and want to revisit often. Try this recipe out – you will see why!

Senegalese Poulet Yassa

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Carne Asada Honduran Style

Carne Asada Honduran Style

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Carne asada Honduran style is the oh-so-tasty, thinly sliced, grilled beef served so often in tacos and burritos. It originated in Latin America, in various forms. This version, carne asada Honduran style, is my favorite. It is also very often eaten by itself, with side dishes of rice and beans, and perhaps a salad.

Carne asada Honduran style can be made with almost any tender cut of beef, but most often (for best results) you want to make it with either skirt or flank steak.

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Belizean Conch Fritters

Belizean Conch Fritters

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Belizean Conch Fritters are easier to make if you have a good quality blender or, better yet, a food processor  If you have either one of those, you can process the conch into a puree with ease. If not, you will need to chop and mince the meat and then pulverize it into a smooth pulp in a mortar and pestle.

Conch Fritters are a very popular dish in Belize, and once you’ve tried them, my bet is they will be on your list of favorites, too.

Belizean Conch Fritters

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Belizean Conch Fritters Recipe-

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Central American Cuisines

Central American Cuisines All New!

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We are pleased to announce an entire new region of the world represented here at Ethnic Foods R Us, as we have officially launched  a whole bevy of pages devoted to Central American Cuisines!

Central American Cuisines

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There is some confusion about “Central America” and “Latin America”. They are not the same thing. Central America is a geographical region, whereas Latin America refers to a cultural entity. Latin America refers to countries – many in the same region as Central America – where a Latin-rooted language is spoken. Spanish, French, and Portuguese are prime examples. So, for the sake of clarity, the new pages we have launched are representative of Central American cuisines – not Latin American, per se.

To go directly to the main, central hub page, just click on …

Central American Cuisines

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