Indonesian Lamb Rendang

Indonesian Lamb Rendang

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Indonesian Lamb Rendang is a spicy meat curry dish, and a classic example of authentic and traditional Indonesian cuisine. A national favorite dish, Lamb Rendang is immensely popular all around the world. Try some, you will see why!

Indonesian Lamb Rendang

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A rendang can be made with other meats, goat, beef, or chicken will work fine with this recipe. But this particular Indonesian lamb rendang is my personal favorite, and lamb is the most popular meat of choice in Indonesian cuisine, too.

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Chili Crab

Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

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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

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Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-

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Strange Grilled Meats: Kangaroo Meat

Strange Grilled Meats

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Strange Grilled Meats: Kangaroo Meat

Kangaroo Meat

I was searching for some unique, even “strange” ethnic recipes to share here during the recent summer grilling months. A Google search for “Strange Grilled Meats” led me to a recipe that I modified just a tad, but still using the same meats:

Ostrich, Emu, and/or Kangaroo steaks.

Now I know, to Australians, these are probably not considered strange grilled meats, not even in the least. But to us living here in North America, yes … plopping steaks from those animals on the barbie certainly falls under the category of-

Strange Grilled Meats!

I haven’t tried the ostrich or emu yet, but I did order some kangaroo steaks. Actually, I purchased some boneless Kangaroo loin meat, and sliced several thick steaks off of it.

I marinated them according to the recipe below, grilled them up medium rare, and let me tell you … delicious!

So good in fact, I decided I’m going to try out the same marinade/recipe with ostrich and emu, too. But for right now, on this post, the following is how I prepared my Kangaroo steaks.

Okay, you say, enough chit chat … how about getting into the recipe, Old Silly?

And fine, I say, that is exactly what I’m about to do, next up on this Strange Grilled Meats post …

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Tamales Guatemalan Style

Tamales Guatemalan Style

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Tamales Guatemalan Style is really a very broad category. There are believed to be literally hundreds of types of tamales made in that country. A national favorite meal, for sure. This particular recipe is one of my favorite versions of Tamales Guatemalan Style.

Tamales Guatemalan Style

Black and Red Tamales (Photo Attributed to Author: Luisfi)

Tamales Guatemalan Style Recipe-

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Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe

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A year-round American favorite, but especially beloved in the North during the cold winter months, is this Authentic Boston Baked Beans dish. These rich, spicy beans make a great side dish for a warm weather smoky barbecue, and they’re also excellent “comfort food” in colder weather.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans

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Most commonly used are Navy Beans, but the creamy heirloom beans are often used in New England, as well as others, like yellow-eyed beans and maroon-eyed soldier beans. You may need to cook those alternative beans longer. Whichever beans you use, if you follow this recipe to the letter, you will be treated to real, authentic Boston Baked Beans.

Authentic Boston Baked Beans Recipe-

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Supreme Venison Lasagna

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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This Supreme Venison Lasagna is the best lasagne recipe I’ve ever prepared or tasted – bar none. Have family or friends who swear they don’t like venison or other wild game meats – they say the flavor is too strong?

Trust me, they will love this. The sauce permeates the meat and the flavors come out subtle and elegant. After your guests have filled themselves happy, then let them know they just ate some venison!

Supreme Venison Lasagna

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Supreme Venison Lasagna Recipe-

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Crispy Szechuan Orange Beef

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If you are up for a super hot & spicy Chinese meal, then Crispy Szechuan Orange Beef is for you. You can, of course, control the level of hot & spicy by the amount of hot chili peppers the recipe calls for. Also, and I am often amazed how few people know this, the seeds of a chili pepper is where the highest level of capsaicin is found. Capsaicin is the colorless and odorless chemical that is what’s hot about hot peppers. So enjoy your Szechuan Crispy Orange Beef at whatever level of hot & spicy suits your fancy. Just don’t go too mild, or it’s no longer a legitimate Szechuan dish.

Crispy Szechuan Orange Beef

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Crispy Szechuan Orange Beef Recipe-

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Deep South Soul Food Ham Hocks and Black Eyed Peas

Deep South Soul Food – A Heritage

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Some people mistakenly equate “soul food” with the “Southern” foods of America. But that is not correct. Deep South Soul Food cooking is a major segment of the broader category of Southern cooking, yes. But not all Southern American cooking is “soul”. Bob Jeffries, author of the 1969 publication, Soul Food Cookbook, said it simply like this:

“While all soul food is southern food, not all southern food is ‘soul.’ Soul food cooking is an example of how really good southern Negro cooks cooked with what they had available to them.”

The amazing, simple and basic, humble and yet exquisite recipes that comprise Deep South Soul Food are the creative products of African Americans. To put it accurately and bluntly:

Deep South Soul Food has its roots embedded deeply in the American 18th and 19th century institution of slavery.

Deep South SlavesEnslaved Africans, living in squalid conditions provided them by their plantation owners, were fed with what the white people considered “scraps” and all the “undesirable” offcuts of meats. What vegetables they had, they had to grow for themselves, and grow them they did, in abundance. Black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, collard greens, mustard greens, kale, spinach, peppers and tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, corn, and okra … Deep South Soul Food, while having to rely on meager amounts and poor cuts of meats, was (and still is) rich in varieties of vegetables.

 

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Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous

Moroccan Lamb Kebabs

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Today’s post is a marvelous African (Moroccan) recipe – Moroccan Lamb Kebabs, served with golden couscous. You can find this and lots of other Moroccan dishes on our Moroccan Cuisine page.

Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous is a classic Moroccan dish, and a national favorite. The rich, tender, spicy flavorful lamb meat, with onions and apricots to compliment the meat is a remarkable and wonderful treat. Try grilling up some Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous for your next backyard cookout – you and your guests will love it!

Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous

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Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous Recipe-

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