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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.

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9 Super Healthy Spices

9 Super Healthy Spices

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9 Super Healthy Spices

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The health benefits of spices and herbs have long been known to many cultures worldwide. And these 9 super healthy spices being presented here on this post are by no means all of them. There are an abundance of spices on our planet that are good for you. But these nine are among the very best, for reasons to follow.

According to studies carried out by McCormick Science Institute, an independent research organization, there are many health-promoting advantages realized in the body by consuming more herbs and spices.

The following list is indicative of the benefits of (not just, but especially) the:

9 Super Healthy Spices for your body.

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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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Ethnic Foods – What Are They, Really?

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The other day a friend, who is also into gourmet and ethnic food cooking, asked me to list what I considered as the Top 10 Ethnic Foods. And it gave me pause, because I had to stop and think:

Just what is “ethnic” food, really?

If I were asked to define ethnic foods, I finally came to think, I would first have to take into account all the ethnic food types, the many ethnic food groups, and really, when I started to think globally, the idea of being able to select, prioritize, and list ethnic foods in a “Top 10” category became impossible.

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Why, you ask?

Because what is “ethnic” food to me, living in The Great Lakes Region of the USA, is not going to be the same as someone living in Asia, or Africa, or Australia, or South America, heck—even someone from another region within my own country would consider some of the foods I eat regularly as “ethnic” and visa versa for me.

How about referring to The Random House Dictionary’s definition of “ethnic”:

“Pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.”

So here again, it is important to remember that what you or I might consider as ethnic will depend on where we come from and what particular culture, religion, language, or the like that we share with others in our specific culture.

If an Englishman were to sit down to breakfast and be served a typical breakfast I might have,consisting of scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, Canadian bacon, pancakes, toast and jam, and coffee, he/she would consider that as an authentic ethnic American food experience.

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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!

TexMex Wild Game Chili Con Carne Recipe-

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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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Javanese Soto Ayam Recipe-

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Iranian Tabbouleh

Iranian Tabbouleh

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While tabbouleh is not original or unique to Iran, Iranian Tabbouleh does have enough distinctiveness to mark it as exceptional. Tabbouleh, in its many subtle variations, is prevalent throughout the cuisines of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Tabbouleh is a marvelously complex combination of flavors and textures. This Iranian Tabbouleh features fresh flat leaf parsley, cracked bulgar, tomatoes, cucumbers, and citrus zest and herbs. A cold salad that makes a perfect accompaniment to the hot main courses of Iranian and other Mediterranean cuisines.

Iranian Tabbouleh

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British Pork Pies

British Pork Pies

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Nothing is more deliciously and unique to England than British Pork Pies. There are many meat pies, found in lots of ethnic cuisines around the world. But this traditional British Pork Pie is a truly remarkable and distinctive culinary experience.

British Pork Pies

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British Pork Pies Recipe-

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Jack Daniels Steak and Shrimp

Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns

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Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns is a meal that is not only very American – it is hearty and memorable. The ingredients are few and simple. However, the method of preparing this elegantly simple meal is what makes this Jack Daniels Grilled Steak and Prawns a feast you will want to share and show off with your best friends.

Note: this recipe is taken from our Classic American Main Entrees page. For more great All American main meals like this one, click here.

 

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