Pelau is a beloved Caribbean and West Indian dish that combines rice and pigeon peas with succulent chicken and an array of flavorful ingredients. This hearty and aromatic one-pot meal is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it captures the essence of Caribbean culinary traditions.
A salteña is a baked empanada that originates from Bolivia. Typically, it is a savory pastry that is filled with beef, pork, or chicken mixed with a sweet, slightly spicy sauce. This sauce typically contains olives, raisins, and potatoes.
This is a bit of a fusion Mediterranean dish with a whole, deboned chicken stuffed with a thyme bread crumb filling, layered on prosciutto and then covered with sunflower seeds and Parmesan cheese. It is served with some grilled tomatoes and aubergine covered in a thyme and honey yoghurt sauce.
This is an easy Sri Lankan chicken curry which is based on a fish curry I made a while back. The brinjal (aubergine / eggplant) moju is a traditional Sri Lankan side dish which compliments this curry very well.
In my search for authentic, homemade Thai curries, I came across a red and a green Thai curry recipe of Nagi (recipetineats). Being unable to decide which one to make, I decided to make them both and see which one I prefer.
Bourbon chicken is a bit of Cajun and Chinese cuisines mixed together. There are quite a variety of recipes for bourbon (or whiskey) chicken, but my aim was simplicity and a short preparation time as well as a good sauce with a hearty starch.
This is a creamy and wholesome Italian dish which is very easy and quick to prepare. The dish is said to originate from western Sicily in the 19th century with English families, where Marsala wine is produced. A heavy French influence is also suspected together with American influence in the modern version. This will probably explain why Chicken Marsala is more popular in the Unites States than Italy these days. See this article.
Ras el Hanout is a mix of earthy spices resulting in a very vibrant spice mix which can be used across various dishes. I decided to make a Ras el Hanout chicken potjie over the coals, and serve it with fried butternut and aubergine couscous.
The story continues with my recent acquisition of genuine Hungarian paprika. My first dish was this delicious Hungarian mushroom soup which was a big success. I then decided to make this Hungarian chicken paprikash and for a starch I thought Shlishkes would work pretty well.
The word cacciatore is the Italian word for hunter. Chicken cacciatore got its name from the rustic, “hunter-style” way this dish is prepared. Numerous versions exists all over Italy, from the southern region using red wine as opposed to the northern region which tend to use white wine instead. To compliment the rustic nature of this dish, we served it with sourdough bread with molasses and sunflower seeds.