Shorbat Adas is a hearty and nutritious soup is made from red lentils cooked with various aromatic spices and vegetables. It’s a popular comfort food in Lebanon and is often served as a starter or a light meal. The soup is typically seasoned with cumin and lemon juice, giving it a deliciously tangy and flavorful taste.
I recently went on a charcuterie course hosted by Richard Bosman and one of the sausages we made was an Italian sausage called Salsiccia. Being quite a hot day and looking for something light, I decided to use this sausage for this Italian sausage salad.
This is a very easy dish which can be served as a main or a starter or a side dish.
Green beans or string beans, are at their best when picked young and tender for a fresh, crunchy texture. The guanciale can probably be replaced with pancetta or bacon, but it offers a much more complex and rich flavour.
Arní me fasolákia is a Greek lamb stew with green beans and tomato sauce. Arní translates to lamb and fasolákia translates to green beans or string beans. As a twist I added baby onions, garlic and cumin which is not traditionally done.
Goulash, also called Gulash or Gulyás or Gulaš, is one of the national dishes of Hungary and its origin can be traced back to the 9th century as a stew eaten by Hungarian shepherds.
This chorizo and broccoli soup is one of my favourites because of the contrast between the spicy chorizo sausage and the smooth creaminess of the broccoli.
I got my hands on some imported Hungarian paprika and decided to make a couple of Hungarian dishes. I started off with this very rich and wholesome Hungarian mushroom soup which is packed with earthy flavours and very easy to make.
So I Googled for “Pork and Bean” and came across this Corsican Bean Soup with Greens and Pork recipe on Food & Wine which sounded very interesting. Unfortunately I couldn’t source all the ingredients and had to make do with what I had. I also decided not to use the word Corsican in the title as I was not too sure how strict you have to follow this recipe to call it anything from Corsica.
I could not decide which country’s cuisine to make for my South East Asian Date Night menu, so I decided to make a few favourites from different countries and a few new dishes never tried before. I ended up with quite a lot of dishes, so I’m doing this in three separate posts.
The girls have hinted for a while that they want to taste my molecular gastronomy experiments so on Saturday I prepared a four course lunch for them taking inspiration from the Test Kitchen menu.