One of the highlights of our travels to Scandinavia was discovering aquavit, a tasty spirit with a hint of caraway or dill. I was happy to find this cocktail recipe to extend the ways we enjoy this Northern spirit!
I adapted this recipe for ZWT #9 and like it so much, I 'm entering my adaptation to make again. The original recipe #502895 is probably equally wonderful, but this worked so well I didn't miss the meat products. It has a nice tang from the lemon and was very filling.
While bread pudding was originally developed to make use of stale bread (Cajuns' don't waste anything), it has evolved into its own creamy, crunchy, delicious dessert and is now a much-loved Southern tradition--especially to Cajun and Creole people.
Note: Prep time includes standing time.
Another winner from the Skinnytaste website. Here's a tasty and healthier twist on a Cajun classic, the addition of shrimp turns this into a fabulous main dish. I'd like to think of this as a Cajun shrimp fried rice.
Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish made "dirty" by cooking the rice with minced livers or gizzards. I created a healthier version using brown rice and lean ground beef in place of the chicken livers that normally make dirty rice "dirty".
But don't worry, this healthier version does not skimp on flavor! It has plenty of spices and a bit of kick, you can adjust the heat to your taste but don't be shy with the cayenne if you can handle it!
Stuffed dates are a Moroccan sweet traditionally served during Ramadan and special occasions.
Orange flower water and cinnamon are used to flavor the almond paste filling. If you prefer, you can replace the orange flower water with lemon zest. Garnish the stuffed dates as desired with granulated sugar, walnut pieces or even a little shredded coconut.
Select firm, chewy dates.
From Emeril Lagasse, this is a flavorful dish often served over couscous. Just a note about a tagine...The traditional tagine pot is formed entirely of a heavy clay, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to promote the return of all condensation to the bottom. With the cover removed, the base can be taken to the table for serving. Tajines are frequently used and made in Morocco. If you don't have a tagine, use a Dutch oven.
Coffee can be used as a great way to start your day...or end it, at the grill. The dark and toasty undertones from the coffee in this dry rub pair well with dark meats. Any freshly ground coffee beans will work; choose dark roast for the biggest coffee flavor or a lighter roast if you’re looking for something a little more subtle. Use on: Chicken thighs, duck, beef, lamb
Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
From Epicurious, Nothing melts in the mouth like baked bananas. Served with any kind of cream topping or ice cream, it is a simple, unsurpassed dessert. Adjust the ingredients and flavors to your personal taste.
From Epicurious...Sofrito, a sautéed vegetable mixture that typically contains garlic, onion, and bell pepper, is used as a seasoning in much of Latin America and the Caribbean. Here, it flavors yellow rice. The color comes from annatto seeds—which have an astringent, slightly peppery flavor—heated in oil until bright red-orange.
This is a great special occasion roast that is so flavorful and delicious. We stuff it a day ahead and let the flavors absorb into the pork over night, and then simply put it into the oven on the day you are having it. We've also cooked it on a gas grill if oven space is scarce.
This is a great take on the Sloppy Joe Sandwich, trimmed of some calories and with the addition of some tasty veggies. Serve it on hamburger rolls topped with a slice of Provolone for a great and easy meal.