Stewed Creole Fish can be found throughout the Caribbean Islands in a number of variations. This Saint Lucian Stewed Creole Fish is, however, unique to the little country, with big, robust, spicy flavor.
Andorran Escudella is a national favorite in this small country. Escudella originated among the
Catalan people, and some historians claim it to be the first referenced soup in Europe. Andorrans adopted the basic stew recipe and modified it more to their favorite tastes and ingredients. For as long as modern day natives can remember, Andorran escudella has been a revered “special occasion” dish, traditionally served on Christmas.
Very rich, filling and fatty, it features several different meats and animal parts. Some variations include meatballs. Always, however, it is spiced with parsley and garlic – lots of garlic. Andorran escudella also contains plenty of vegetables, which may vary depending on the season. Cabbage, carrots, celery, parsnips and potatoes are common ingredients. It can be served as a soup, or boiled down to more of a stew consistency. Sometimes Andorran escudella is served ladled over a bed of rice in a deep bowl. This recipe calls for rice – and pasta – as inclusive ingredients.
Authentic Andorran Escudella Recipe-
Zimbabwean Chakalaka is one this African country’s best “comfort foods”. It is traditionally a meatless stew, chocked full of all kinds of vegetables and beans, spiced and seasoned just enough to meld all the ingredients together nicely. A good bowl of Zimbabwean Chakalaka will be a taste treat that will satisfy you and fill you up.
Authentic Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe-
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-
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.
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Ghanaian Chicken Groundnut Soup 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.
Angolan Peanut Stew Recipe-
Cioppino is a classic dish that is in a large group of prestigious company. There are seafood soups, stews, chowders, and gumbos to be found galore in almost all regions of North America. But none of them can top seafood in a bowl dishes that are so prevalent and fabulously combined and prepared as those found in West Coast American cuisine. And this Californian Cioppino bears witness to that fact.
Californian Cioppino Recipe-
Indonesian Paniki Manado is basically bat soup. Yes, you read that right. And while Paniki Manado may not be among the most well known Indonesian dishes, it is definitely popular there. This recipe was included in our post titled, “7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies” and it is truly one of the more distinctly unique examples of Indonesian foods.
If you want to try this one out, be sure you get bats that are disease-free – something that is not very common in many regions of the world.
Indonesian Paniki Manado Recipe-
Callaloo soup is immensely popular in Saint Lucia, as well as many other Caribbean countries. A wonderfully tasty “comfort food”, you will find callaloo soup on the menu in many restaurants, as well as being served at home, prepared from scratch. There are two main ingredients. One is the Caribbean strain of greens that we in the West would call spinach – callaloo leaves. The other is okra – or “okro” as it is often called in the Caribbean.
Okro was introduced to Saint Lucia, as well as many other isles in the region, centuries ago by Africans, where it has been indigenous for millennia. Since Africans call the vegetable “okro”, that name has stuck with it where it wound up being transplanted.
There are many variations on this delightful soup, mostly having to do with what else goes into it. Always it is mainly callaloo and okro, but it can have either meat or seafood in it as well. Garnishes will differ, also. Some like avocado slices with it, some prefer to add various degrees of hot peppers. Some people put slices of uncooked tomatoes in each serving.
This recipe is a version traditional to Saint Lucia, with crab meat, corned beef, and hot peppers. The peppers are optional, if you don’t like hot, spicy foods.
Saint Lucian Callaloo Soup Recipe-
Baked Lamb Spinach Stew, Afghani style, is a marvelous blend of fresh veggies, olive oil, spices and cardamom, surrounding pieces of lamb so tender they melt in your mouth. It is a true comfort food, that will give your taste buds a delightful experience of a favorite meal enjoyed by people in Afghanistan.
Baked Lamb Spinach Stew Afghani Style Recipe-
Vietnamese Pho is a complex noodle soup, and yet fairly easy to make. It is a remarkably rich, filling and satisfying dish. Asian countries are famous for their noodle soups, of course, and this spicy delight is yet another example of why.
Vietnamese Pho (Noodle Soup) Recipe-
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-
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.
Authentic Traditional German Style Goulash Recipe-
Lite Goat soup is a Ghanaian nationwide favorite meal, which originated with the Ewe Tribe in the northern Volta Region. It can be made with other meats, such as beef or lamb, even seafood. But traditional Lite Goat Soup uses goat meat.