Steak San Marino (San Marino)

Ingredients: 1kg topside beef steaks Plain flour 2 tsp salt 2 tsp ground black pepper 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 100ml red wine 1 medium onion 4 carrots 3 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp hot sauce Method: Peel and chop into chunks the onion and carrots Cut the steak into four serving portions Combine the flour and salt and pepper and coat the steaks with the flour mix. Coat the bottom of an oven proof pan with a little oil and place the steaks in the…

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Sour cream Kolacki (Slovenia)

Sour cream Kolacki (Slovenia)

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter 40 grams sour cream Jam (or your own choice) for filling Icing sugar, to dust Method: In a large bowl, rub butter and flour together until it resembled crumbs. Stir in sour cream and mix well Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C Roll on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a large round cookie cutter Fill center with filling, bring the sides up to the middle…

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Shabbat chicken (Iraq)

This is a delicious and very easy chicken dish – fantastic served with cabbage and rice! Ingredients: 1 red onion 2 whole cloves 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 chicken, cut into six pieces, skin removed and reserved Vegetable oil for frying Salt and black pepper to taste Method: Heat vegetable oil and fry onions until translucent Add cloves, salt, turmeric, ginger, and garlic and fry for another two minutes Add chicken parts and a few pieces of skin and…

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Sesame seed cookies (Nigeria)

Sesame seed cookies (Nigeria)

Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening or margarine 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup sesame seeds Method: Cream margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Mix in the dry ingredients until well blended Cover and chill for at least 1 hour Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured, cloth-covered board and cut into desired shapes Place on an un greased cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until very light…

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Serbian doughnuts (Serbia)

Serbian doughnuts (Serbia)

Ingredients: 1 cup milk 4 ounces (1 stick) butter 1/4 cup golden caster sugar 2 tsp salt 1 pack dry active yeast 1 cup 110-degree water 3 large slightly beaten eggs 6 cups plain flour Vegetable oil for frying Granulated sugar (for dipping) Method: Scald milk and add butter, sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve the butter. Cool to 110 degrees. Meanwhile, dissolve the yeast in 1 cup 110-degree water. In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, place milk mixture, yeast mixture and eggs, mixing…

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Poulet au Coco (Chicken with coconut – Comoros)

Poulet au Coco (Chicken with coconut - Comoros)

Ingredients: 1kg chicken breast, diced 25g butter 2 onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp curry powder 1 x tin coconut milk 1 tsp fresh thyme 5 spring onions, chopped 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped Method: Fry the chicken in the butter until golden brown on all sides then add the onion, garlic and curry powder. Stir-fry the mixture for 5 minutes then add the coconut milk, thyme, spring onions and parsley Season with salt and pepper, stir well and allow to simmer for 20 minutes Serve on a…

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Persian ‘Kotlet’ Patties (Iran)

Persian ‘Kotlet’ Patties (Iran)

Guest recipe from Sabrina’s Passions This recipe is one of the most simple things to prepare as part of a Persian feast, which may explain why it is a staple on so many Persian tables. It is versatile and the beef can be substituted with veal, lamb, chicken or turkey mince. But the best and most popular way to eat them is the next day, stuffed into some bread with slices of tomatoes and gherkins. Either way, they are absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make in large quantities; perfect…

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Pakistani Fish Curry (Pakistan)

Pakistani Fish Curry (Pakistan)

Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp tamarind paste 2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp paprika 2 cloves of garlic 2 tsp grated ginger 3 onions well blended 2 tomatoes Handful of chopped corriander 7 green chillies, chopped finely 1 kilo coley (or any white fish) 1 tsp allspice 6 cloves 3 cardamom 1/2 teaspoon garam masala Ground black pepper to taste Method: Clean fish thoroughly and rub in a little sea salt. Leave to one side Add 1/2 cup oil to a pan on a medium heat and fry…

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Pelau Chicken (Trinidad & Tobago)

Ingredients: 2-3 lbs chicken (breasts or thighs) 2 limes 2 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 3 cloves garlic -crushed 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp oil 4 tbsp brown sugar 2 cups hot water 2 cups coconut milk 1 can pigeon peas (or green peas) 2 cups carrots 4 tbsp raisins 2 cups brown rice 1 hot pepper (optional) Method: Rinse chicken and rub with lime In a large bowl add salt, black pepper, garlic, half of the brown sugar, and half of the Worcestershire sauce to chicken, then…

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Pecan pie (USA)

After much deliberation, we decided to bake a pecan pie for our USA entry. We had some great suggestions on Twitter from Sig, Su-Lin and The Sussex Review but after seeing this recipe in the new Around the World in 80 Dishes cookbook, we just had to do it. Serves at least 8 Ingredients: For the pastry: 300g plain flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp sea salt 175g unsalted butter, cut into 1cm cubes and softened 3-4 tbsp iced water For the filling: 3 large eggs 350g golden syrup…

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