Tipili bulgar salad (Dominican Republic)

Tipili bulgar salad (Dominican Republic)

Ingredients: 1 cup bulgar wheat 2 cups tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil Juice 1 lime 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 sprig mint Salt and black pepper to taste Method: Soak the bulgar wheat for 30 minutes (or according to the packs instructions) Mix the bulgar wheat with all ingredients, season with salt and pepper and serve Score: SILVER

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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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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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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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Pea vs meat soup (Guinea-Bissau)

Ingredients: 1kg neck of lamb 1 pork shank 6 slices of streaky bacon, cut lengthways 450g split yellow peas 100g white rice 2 large potatoes, coarsely grated 2 large carrots, coarsely grated 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 ba yleaves salt and pepper to taste Method: Place lamb, pork, bacon, potatoes, carrots, onion and bay leaves into a large cast iron casserole pot and add 2 litres of water. Cover and bring to the boil then lower the heat and allow to simmer for 2 hours. Stir frequently to prevent…

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Lesothan Chakalaka (Lesotho)

We had this for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. On paper it sounded quite boring but it was actually delicious – especially with brown rice. Very healthy too! Ingredients: 1 red pepper, finely chopped 3 tomatoes, finely chopped 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 red chillies, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped Vegetable oil for frying Method: Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the chopped carrots for a few minutes Add the onion, chillies and pepper and fry for a further few minutes, or until the…

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Lamingtons (Australia)

We spoke to a few Aussies regarding our Australian entry and all of them suggested we try our hands at lamingtons – one of the only truly authentic Australian dishes. Ingredients: 2 cups of plain flour 2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of sea salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup of room temperature butter 3/4 cup of golden caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup of milk 2 cups of icing sugar 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 3 tbs of butter 1/2 cup of milk Method: Preheat the…

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Kuku Paka (Kenyan chicken curry – Kenya)

Kuku Paka (Kenyan chicken curry - Kenya)

We were paid a visit last week by The Independent. They joined us in our little kitchen for a chat and a photo session, followed by a spot of lunch. The results can be seen (we think) in next Friday’s Independent. Be sure to check it out. This is what we cooked… we’re thankful it tasted quite nice! Ingredients 1kg chicken breast, cut into pieces 1 large white onion, chopped 3 red chillies, chopped 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 50ml vegetable oil 1…

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Island Red Snapper (Belize)

Ingredients: 500g red snapper fillet, cubed 2 tbsp olive oil 2 green peppers, cubed 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce Method: Heat oil in a large pot Fry onion for four minutes, then add garlic and green pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes over a medium hot flame. Add hot pepper sauce and red snapper and coat well. Cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! Score: SILVER

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