Baked Stuffed Crabs, Bahamian style, is subtly flavored, yet very elegant, rich and filling.
In our never-ending exploration of ethnic foods from cultures all over the world, occasionally you come across some foods that people eat that just, well … make you shake your head in wonder. These 7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies did just that to me. While I might be daring enough to try a few of them, I still have to wonder what possessed the first people in history who thought to even try these!
Of course, over the many thousands of years people have been on this planet, they have tried eating any and everything available. Some of the more absurd sounding (and looking!) foods become “delicacies” to certain cultures while, to others, they seem absolutely strange – even disgusting.
But it takes all kinds to make a world, so let’s now get into the list of:
7 Bizarre Ethnic Food Delicacies
This is the first in a series of four posts, featuring dessert dishes from the All-American/Classic-American/American-Desserts page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to kick off to your sweet-tooth adventure!
Red Velvet Cake has long been an original North American favorite, so combining it with a cheesecake, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe, you’ll be glad we did!
Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe-
Javanese Ayam Ungkep is a specialty dish of spiced and deep fried chicken. The chicken pieces are pre-cooked in spices before being deep fried. The Javanese consider it as a great party dish. Try some. You will surely want to serve some Ayam Ungkep at your next party!
Javanese Ayam Ungkep Recipe-
Gehaktballen (Dutch meatballs) are exemplary and outstanding. Great to serve with Hutspot, or by themselves, or with just about any potato, veggie, or pasta dish, Gehaktballen is classic Dutch cuisine at its delicious best.
Dutch Meatballs Recipe-
Indian Bhuna Gosht is an exceptional curried lamb main course. It is the “Bhuna” that makes it so special. Bhuna consists of pan-frying the lamb along with certain spices. Because the meat is cooked in its own juices, Indian Bhuna Gosht is a deep, richly flavored dish. It will take you a while to prepare, but believe me, the sitting down to eat part at the end of your labor is well worth it.
Indian Bhuna Gosht Recipe-
This recipe, Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables, is taken from our Australian and Aboriginal Cuisine page. Featuring meat from the indigenous-to-Australia kangaroo, this wild game meal is a feast. Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables is considered part of the “Bush Tucker” segment of Australian cuisine. Have fun sampling some of the great eats from “Down Under”.
Bush Tucker Char Grilled Kangaroo and Vegetables Recipe-
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.
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!
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!
Grilled TexMex Pork Chops Recipe-
Today’s post is featuring a new recipe added to our Classic American/Soups and Sandwiches Page:
New England Lobster Rolls
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.
New England Lobster Rolls Recipe-
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.
Very Spicy Veggie Chili Recipe-
Americans love their chocolate and coffee, so it makes perfect sense to combine two of their favorite taste delights into this devilishly delicious treat, Chocolate Coffee Bean Cheesecake Supreme!
Chocolate Coffee Bean Cheesecake Supreme Recipe-
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 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:
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.
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. For 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 …
Making Homemade Miso Paste Recipe-
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?
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: