Shrimp Scampi

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

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Shrimp Scampi Supreme is a classic example of Italian immigrant influence on American cuisine. “Scampi” are actually lobster-like crustaceans, but much smaller – about the size of a jumbo prawn (shrimp). They have pale pink shells, also like the larger lobsters. When Italian cooks immigrated to America, true scampi were hard to come by. So, they started using jumbo prawns with exceptionally satisfying results. They continued to call the dish “scampi”, but added “shrimp” to the name. Hence, “Shrimp Scampi” came into existence, a truly original American dish. There are many versions of it, but this one is my favorite, thus the name: Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

Shrimp Scampi

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One of the more traditional methods of preparing scampi in Italy is to sauté them in white wine, olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. This American Shrimp Scampi Supreme recipe follows that much of the tradition, but adds a couple herbs: parsley and tarragon.

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Alabama Buttermilk Maple Pie

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Alabama Buttermilk Maple Pie is without a doubt a melt-in-your mouth explosion of wonderful texture and flavors. One of the most beloved “All-American” desserts to come out of the south, Alabama Butternut Maple Pie will delight you, your family and your guests.

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Alabama Buttermilk Maple Pie Recipe-

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Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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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.

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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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 …

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Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

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Jamaicans will “jerk” just about any kind of meat, and this Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin is an outstanding taste treat. The taste treat you will receive is far more pleasurable than the small amount of work it takes. Making a juicy, spicy slab of Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin is very easy.

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Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin, shown in the middle of this Caribbean style full meal serving. (Photo Attributed to Author: Mulling it Over)

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Herbed Lamb Chops

Grilled Herbed Lamb Chops Down Under Style

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Grilled Herbed lamb chops, seasoned and prepared in the “down under” Australian style – simply amazing! If you are a fan of grilled meats, and you like lamb meat, this one is definitely for you. Not only succulent, tender and juicy, these grilled herbed lamb chops are specially seasoned with exotic spices and rubs. A one of a kind ethnic foods culinary experience!

Grilled Herbed Lamb Chops

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Grilled Herbed Lamb Chops “Down Under” Style Recipe-

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Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak Public Domain

Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak Cuban Style

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Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is as wonderful and special as any meat eating and grilling enthusiast could ever hope for. Many countries and cultures have grilled steaks in their cuisines, of course, but Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is unique. This is because of the specific marination ingredients and preparation method – and it is very Cuban!

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Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak (Cuban Style) Recipe-

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Chicken Luwombo Ugandan Style Recipe

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Luwombo can be made with several different kinds of meats – pork and beef are often used. However, in Uganda, chicken luwombo is the most traditional. Peanuts and smoked fish are also traditional ingredients. Superbly spiced and seasoned, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed – Ugandan chicken luwombo is a delightful African ethnic food treat!

Chicken Luwombo

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Chicken Luwombo Ugandan Style Recipe-

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Cheesy Crab Souffle

French American Style Cheesy Crab Souffle Recipe

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Cheesy Crab Souffle – what could be better? For people who love cheeses, eggs, seafood, and have a flair for the more elegant aspects of French -influenced American cuisine … not many dishes top this one.

The soufflé first originated in the kitchens of France, of course. However, when French people began immigrating to America, they brought this delightful dish with them. Since then, French-American style soufflés have evolved and flourished. This Cheesy Crab Souffle is among the very finest!

Cheesy Crab Souffle

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Cheesy Crab Souffle French-American Style Recipe-

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British Bangers and Mash

English Bangers and Mash

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English Bangers and Mash is also a South African favorite; they developed a taste for the dish during Great Britain’s 100+ years of Imperial rule. But this is the original, authentic and traditional British version – English Bangers and Mash. It is also very often served with green peas (as seen in the picture) so feel free to add some freshly steamed peas to the dish before serving, if you like.

English Bangers and Mash

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English Bangers and Mash Recipe-

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