Guatemalan Fiambre

Guatemalan Fiambre Feast

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This Guatemalan Fiambre Feast dish is traditionally served just once a year, on November 1st. This is Dia de los Santos (All Saints Day), the first of a two day celebration followed by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Guatemalan Fiambre Feast

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On Dia de los Muertos, Guatemalans have, for centuries, visited their deceased loved ones at the cemetery. They would bring incense, flowers, and a full plate of Fiambre to leave at the grave.

In modern times, Guatemalan Fiambre is most often shared with family and loved ones at home in more secluded celebrations.  There are many variations on the dish, and families typically have their own version that has been handed down from generation to generation.

This recipe is the “red style” of Guatemalan Fiambre (Fiambre Roja). It gets the red color from the use of beets.

You will want to prepare  your Fiambre least one day before serving, and two days ahead is better to start the preparations. This is because the flavor is enhanced by being marinated in caldillo – a sauce made with vinegar and some other special ingredients. Also, preparing a true Guatemalan Fiambre Feast is a very involved, multiple step process. But don’t worry – you and the small army of people you can feed with it will be extremely pleased with the fruits of your labors!

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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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Very Spicy Veggie Chili

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This Very Spicy Veggie Chili recipe is taken from our All-American Vegetarian and Vegan page. The use of coffee and chocolate gives it a unique flavor unlike any other chili I have ever tried or prepared. And, for you strict vegans, Very Spicy Veggie Chili can be prepared in true vegan style, it only becomes less than vegan with the use of condiment toppings.

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Making Turkish Sand Coffee

Making Turkish Sand Coffee

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Making Turkish sand coffee is very similar to making “ordinary” Turkish coffee.  Of course, “ordinary” Turkish coffee is not very ordinary at all. The big difference, and what has recently become a wildly popular method recently all throughout the West and Europe, is that making Turkish sand coffee involves using – you guessed it …

Sand!

(Photo Attributed to Author: Luca Galuzzi)

(Photo Attributed to Author: Luca Galuzzi)

Sand is heated to extremely hot temperatures in which to brew the coffee. The curators who proffer this method claim that the sand offers a more consistent, even heat than normal brewing in a pot directly over a flame.

What You Will Need for Making Turkish Sand Coffee:

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African Tilapia Stew

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This African Tilapia Stew recipe comes straight from my wife, her own version of a nationally popular stew. My wife is a native Ghanaian, who is from the Volta Region, where this stew is popular. It is one of my absolute favorite dishes to come out of Ghana. I hope you and your family and friends will enjoy African Tilapia Stew as much as I do!

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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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Wilson Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

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This Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian recipe is a new addition to our All American Soups and Sandwiches page. It is a very unique take on an age-old stew, that will surely have you wondering how in the world did this get so good!

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

There are lots of beef stews, but until you have tried this Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian, you have not yet known how wonderful a beef stew can be. This is my own special recipe. Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian is an outgrowth of my interaction with my Ghanaian wife’s cooking. She is, in her own right, an amazing cook. She has introduced me to spices and food preparations that I had not yet known. Combined with my American ideas about how to cook a stew with her Ghanaian concepts, this Wilson Hearty Beef Stew came to be. Enjoy!

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian Recipe-

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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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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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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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Best Ever Superfruit – Baobab!

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I am in a never ending search for unique, exotic, and little known foods from ethnic cultures around the world. This search includes finding the best ever superfruit. In doing so, I stumbled onto this amazing fruit that grows on the majestic, indigenous to North Africa, Baobab Tree.

best ever superfruit

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The Baobab tree (common name for the 9 species of trees in the genus Adansonia) looks like a giant, standing alone, high above the shrubbery in vast plains. And they are, indeed, very large trees. Adansonias often attain heights of nearly 100 feet and the diameters of their monolithic trunks will grow as large as 36 feet.

Immensely popular in Africa, particularly in the northern regions, Baobab fruit has been the planet’s “best kept secret”, when it comes to healthy foods, for centuries. I did some Google searches for keywords such as:

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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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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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