Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos

Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos Recipe

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Today we are featuring a vegan recipe from the All-American Vegetarian-and-Vegan page here on Ethnic foods R Us. Check out this super tasty Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos recipe.

Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos

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Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos are roasted and ever so yummy. A truly vegan recipe, this Beer Lime Cauliflower Tacos recipe simply must be made also with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Coleslaw as part of the dish.

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New England Lobster Rolls

New England Lobster Rolls

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Today’s post is featuring a new recipe added to our Classic American/Soups and Sandwiches Page:

New England Lobster Rolls

New England Lobster Rolls

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To make perfect New England lobster rolls, you want to keep it simple. The succulent flavor of lobster meat is in itself what you want featured. Avoid the temptation to add much – if anything – to this simple, yet elegant recipe. Too many extra flavors can wind up overshadowing the unique and subtle flavor of the lobster salad filling. Even the use of sriracha hot sauce, if overdone, can ruin New England Lobster Rolls. You may even want to not use any hot sauce at all, but I find just a bit of it actually adds a “brightening-up” taste to the lobster. Experiment for yourself.

Note: If you are going to use fresh lobster meat, and will cook it yourself, you will need to buy four times the weight (in lobster tail form) of the amount you want to wind up with for your lobster salad. In other words, for this recipe, which calls for 1 pound of lobster meat, you would need four pounds of fresh lobster tails.

The below recipe does not take into account cooking time for the lobster, so for your convenience there is a chart below the recipe which shows how long to steam the tails.

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Plantains Edible and Incredible

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Most people (in North America, where I live, anyway) think of the plantains as a kind of banana, only bigger and not as tasty of a fruit. However, while plantains are a relative of the banana, they are, in fact, not a fruit at all. These incredible edible Plantains are actually herbs … and therefore definitely not bananas.

What? You say? These giant “trees” (they grow to heights of over 30 feet) are really overgrown herb plants?
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Yep.

In doing my study for this article, I came across quite a number of little-known and interesting facts about plantains, a member of the Plantaginaceae family. Allow me list some things you may not know about:

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Those Incredible Edible Plantains!

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Kitchen Tips – Easy Peazy Potato Peeling

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Welcome back to Ethnic Foods R Us for another Kitchen Tips post. Today you will discover the hands-down easiest and fastest way to efficiently peel a boiled potatowithout the use of a peeler or a knife.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that’s true, a motion picture show is worth millions, eh?

So watch this short (1 minute) video and see for yourself –

Easy Peazy Potato Peeler Kitchen Tips!

Pretty neat, right? I thought so, and considered it a worthy tip to pass along here to you.

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soul food fried alligator

Soul Food Fried Alligator

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Today is the second in a series of three posts, featuring Soul Food dishes from the All-American/Southern Soul Food page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Soul Food Fried Alligator recipe is not only delicious it’s a unique ethnic culinary experience you’ll not soon forget.

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Southern Deep Fried Alligator is about as American “Soul Food” as you can get. If you’re too squeamish about the idea of eating alligator meat, you can substitute pork or chicken. But for the real ethnic experience, hey – turn the tables on those man-eating amphibians and serve some up on the table.

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Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

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Folks, I just doesn’t get any better than these Grilled TexMex Pork Chops, season-rubbed and grilled. Have yourself a real authentic TexMex ethnic eating experience you will want to have again and again!

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

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Note: You can find more authentic and delicious TexMex recipes here on this site, at: All-American/TexMex page. This Grilled TexMex Pork Chops recipe is just one of many you can enjoy!

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Using Samurai Kitchen Swords

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Worldwide, especially in developed countries, there is a growing interest in using Samurai kitchen swords.

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And with good reason. These knives are made in the same, millennia old traditional fashion as the world’s finest swords ever known to man: the swords used in combat by the fierce and incomparable Japanese warriors known as the Samurai.

It is a small wonder, then, that chefs and home-cooking enthusiasts are discovering the satisfaction of using Samurai kitchen swords in their kitchens. They simply cannot be beat. The sharpness of the edge they can be honed to, the length of time and use they hold that razor sharpness, and the ease with which they can be resharpened make them superior cutlery against all others.

For anyone unfamiliar with this high grade of cutlery, there are certain precautions to be aware of, and some usage and maintenance skills that are needed to be aware of and learned. This post is to provide that, as well as more, information about using Samurai kitchen swords.

Let’s get right into it, okay?

A Primer on Using Samurai Kitchen Swords

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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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Making Homemade Miso Paste

Making Homemade Miso Paste

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If you love Asian cuisine and enjoy preparing authentic and traditional dishes, then making homemade miso paste is a skill you might want to acquire. Originating in Japan, miso is a fermented food, made with soybeans. And it has for millennia been a staple in their cuisine. But it’s use long ago spread all over Asia, and is highly popular and included in Korean, Chinese, and many other Asian cuisines, as well.

Making Homemade Miso Paste

Large Barrels of Fermenting Miso at Maruya Hatcho Co., Japan (Photo Attributed to Author: Kodachi)

You can, of course, just buy good quality, authentic and traditional miso paste in most major metropolitan areas, around the world. Companies like Maruya Hatcho Co., in Okazaki, Japan, mass produce miso while still using ancient and traditional methods.

You can even purchase from a wide variety here on our online foods store. misoFor making homemade miso paste, you will need just a small amount of already prepared miso – it acts as a “starter”, with the bacteria in it initiating the fermentation process.

But there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of making homemade miso paste yourself, and using it to prepare your favorite Asian dishes. And making homemade miso paste also gives you the ability to adjust the taste with what beans you use, the length of fermentation time, additional kinds of ingredients you can include, etc. – which we get into later in this article.

But first, the basic ingredients and methods for …

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How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

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This post, on How to Make Indonesian Perkedels, is taken from our recently expanded Indonesian Cuisine page. For more great recipes from Indonesia, click here.

How to Make Indonesian Perkedels

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Indonesian Perkedel was derived from the Dutch dish, Frikadel. Frikadel, however, is more of a spiced and seasoned

Nasi Tumpeng (Photo Attributed to Author: brother-harahap)

Nasi Tumpeng (Photo Attributed to Author: brother-harahap)

meat dumpling, while Indonesian Perkedel uses potatoes rather than meat. Perkedel goes great as a side dish with any Indonesian meal. The national dish (a whole meal and a feast, prepared on special occasions) is Nasi Tumpeng. If you would like to prepare that festive meal, you definitely want to know how to make Indonesian Perkedels, as it is traditionally one of the dishes served during the meal.

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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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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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Handy Kitchen Tips – Boiled Egg Peeling

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Welcome back to another edition in our “Kitchen Tips” post series. Today I will show you how, once and for all, to be able to quickly and efficiently peel your boiled eggs.

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Tired of the peels sticking to the egg? Pulling out gouges of the white flesh while you peck and pull away, hardly ever getting that perfectly peeled egg with no little specks of peel remaining that you don’t see, but feel when you pop the egg in your mouth?

Watch this short (just over a minute) video, and from this day forth, never struggle with this kitchen duty again.

Easy-Peazy, huh?

That’s it for today, and come back often for more Kitchen Tips! You can also search this site for more tips, using the search bar at the top right of the home page.

So have fun now, and enjoy your boiled eggs without feeling hassled when trying to peel them perfectly.

Chow, Y’all!


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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.

Javanese Soto Ayam

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