There are many recipes for sticky rice here, but his one is easy and doesn't require fancy equipment. From Cracking the Coconut, an award winning Thai cookbook by Su-Mei Yu, owner of my favorite Thai restaurant in San Diego. Yield is dependent on how much rice you make. I've stated 2 cups only because the site requires an amount. PREP TIME DOES NOT INCLUDE SOAKING TIME!
I love that this recipe is different (and hopefully more authentic) than the others posted here - as it uses ras el hanout as the spice. The freshness of this would be great with anything spicy. PREP TIME DOESN'T INCLUDE REFRIGERATION TIME.
This is a beautiful and unusual dish from Tunisia. In Tunisia, almost anything can go inside a brik. Tuna and anchovies are the most popular, though. This particular recipe doesn't incorporate the usual potato mixture. Instead of filo pastry, you can also use large spring roll wrappers, then deep fry the finished briks in hot oil.
I am a Mojito fanatic, but it wasn't until my brother made me one that I knew what Mojito perfection was!!! You might laugh at my recipe, but it works every time, regardless of the size of the mint and/or lime.
Sandwich loaves, or ‘bread cakes’ as they are called in Iceland, are an enduring presence at Icelandic celebrations where cakes are served. While the fillings have changed over the years and they don’t use half as much mayonnaise in them as once was the case, yet they continue to be a vehicle for cooks to display their talents with garnish, and are a savory palate cleanser in between nibbles of all the sweet cakes usually served at traditional birthday parties. See note at end of recipe regarding the bread that is used. Recipe is from icecook.blogspot.com. Posted for ZWT9.
This super simple brownie recipe has NO chocolate in it! And unlike the only other similar recipe on this site, this one starts with a yellow cake mix, making it so much easier. This tastes just like pecan pie!
A simple Cajun breakfast delicacy, pronounced "coosh-coosh." Warm cane syrup and café au lait would be appropriate accompaniments. This is home cooking at its best. Recipe from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
You'll be wishing you made double of this tender and juicy pork tenderloin that is enveloped in an amazing bourbon-mustard glaze. Your guests will be coming back for seconds and thirds! Marguerite, in her Cajun Delights blog says right out that it's "out of this world" delicious and will send your taste buds into orbit, cher!" It's true!
Ok, I know Margarita's are not a true Cajun specialty. But being a fan of Margaritas, this just sounds like something too interesting to pass up! From tideandthyme.com, supposedly from the HBO series True Blood set in Louisiana. If using the chile-infused tequila, note the time requirements for steeping and plan ahead. The sweet & sour of the margarita temper the spiciness.
This is an easy-on-your-waistline recipe that still delivers on flavor. "Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish made "dirty" by cooking the rice with minced livers or gizzards. This is a healthier version using brown rice and lean ground beef", says the author at skinnytaste.com.
I LOVE CHAYOTES!!! So finding this creole recipe using chayotes was a welcome surprise. Mirlitons (chayotes) grow in abundance in southern Louisiana. This version is stuffed with shrimp and sounds absolutely delicious - can't wait to try them!
Found this wonderful recipe on Salted and Styled .com. Recipe is by Libbie Summers and she named it Mornings on Mykonos. Not sure if it's an authentic Greek dish (Greek hubby never heard of it!) but the ingredients are there and it sounds heavenly!
This is one of hubby's favorite Greek foods, but as in any ethnic family, it's tough for an outsider (especially a non-Greek outsider!) to compete. Ok, so this one is not as good as SIL Athena's pastitsio (admittedly the best I've ever had) but it's as close as I'm going to come! Even Vasilly says it's very, very good...
This delicious Greek dish makes a wonderful presentation and has a sauce to die for. Though many people are familiar with Flaming Cheese Saganaki, there is no flaming involved in this dish! The word saganaki refers to the utensil used to cook the food in. It's a two-handled frying pan used for cooking a wide range of meze, since it can be transferred from range to table. I personally like this served in a beautiful, hand-thrown and glazed ceramic bowl.
Can't believe a recipe for Hanh Dam isn't in this database! This is a great side to so many Vietnamese dishes. You can use it in salads, in a bowl of Pho, in sandwiches, or just as a side with just about anything. Although these will keep, its best to use them immediately to keep them from becoming too vinegary.
Su-Mei Yu is chef/owner of my favorite Thai restaurant in my hometown of San Diego. Her cookbook, Cracking the Coconut, is one of the few I packed when I moved to Costa RIca. This dish is a great blend of flavors, you can adjust the chilies to your taste. Enjoy!