I like lots of other kinds of food besides Creole!
This is by no means intended to be an exhaustive tour or a list of "definitive" dishes. I'm very fond of many different cuisines from around the world, and I've gathered up some great recipes here and there, ones that I've learned in school, and ones that I enjoy making often. (One thing -- if you find that your own national cuisine isn't represented here, it's not a personal slight, okay?) So here they are ... be adventurous, and enjoy!
Updated Mar 1, 2004
- Bobotie -- A savory curried bread custard with lamb, from South Africa via Malaysia
- Georges Collinet's Folon -- Chicken & shrimp in fiery peanut gravy, from Cameroon
Good Ol' American Home Cookin'
- Cupachowda: New England Clam Chowder
- Roast Chicken Dinner: How to perfectly roast a chicken. Accompanied by wilted spinach, gravy, roasted garlic cloves, roasted vegetables and apple-sausage stuffing.
Australian cuisineA while back, I came across a bunch of recipes featuring kangaroo meat; in the unlikely event you find yourself with a pound or two of roo meat, here are a few things you can do, plus some other stuff:
- Crunchy Curried Cauliflower
- Carpaccio of Kangaroo with Kumquats, Verjuice and Green Peppercorns
- Frenched Medallions of Kangaroo with a Compote of Fruits
- Seared Kangaroo Fillet with Lime-Ginger Sauce, Glazed Apples and Walnuts
- Sopa de Castanha do Pará: Brazil Nut Soup, from the northern Amazon state of Pará
Caribbean, Latin American and Southwestern U.S. cuisine
- Bajan Chicken, stuffed with Habanero chiles, garlic, green onions & lime, from Barbados
- Beans and Rice: Moros y Cristianos (Cuban-style black beans) and Gallo Pinto (Nicaraguan-style red beans)
- Beef filets with tomatillo-chipotle sauce
- Carnitas Tamales
- Chicken Pueblo: chicken breasts marinated in citrus juices and chiles, in cream sauce, served with sautéed cactus
- Gateau de Patate: Caribbean sweet potato cake
- Loco Pollo: Grilled chicken, marinated in fruit juices and spices
- Mango soup, seasoned with ginger and lemongrass
- New Mexico Gazpacho, with green chile
- Shrimp Herradura Añejo: Shrimp marinated in tequila, citrus juices, cilantro and habanero chiles
- Chef Emeril Lagasse's Southwestern seasoning blend
- Sweet pickled chipotle chiles
- Tacos Pescado: Fried fish tacos, Ensenada-style
- Chocolate-Cinnamon Sherbet, delicious and low-fat
- Sweet Fig Pie
- Kloi Buad Chi: Bananas in Coconut Milk, from Thailand
- Pumpkin Caramel Custard
- Susan Martinez' Vanilla Bean Pear Pie
- Boterkoek, or Dutch butter cake. Rich rich rich.
- Egg cake: less deadly than the boterkoek.
- Eggs Michel ... um, I can't call it what he calls it, but it's tasty!
- Oliebollen, traditionally served on New Year's Eve.
- Chicken Villeroy: Tender chicken breasts floating in a thick, rich, velouté-based Villeroy sauce inside a crispy fried crust
- Gougère aux Champignons: Creamed mushrooms in a pastry ring
- Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy, with a fried egg on top and SPAM (tm)
- Magret de Canard aux Sauce Cassis: Duck Breast with Black Currant Sauce
- Mediterranean Fish Stew with Rouille
- Pâté de Campagne: Country-style pate with pork, veal and chicken liver
- Poulet au Champignon en Croute: Chicken with Wild Mushrooms and Creamy Port Sauce in Puff Pastry
- Poussin Basquaise (Basque-style chicken)
- Le Tourin d'Ail Doux: Sweet Garlic Soup
- Vichyssoise: French potato-leek soup
- Welfenpudding, an addictive dessert from Hannover in northern Germany.
- Gúlyas, or goulash. The quintessential Hungarian dish. Here's one of many variations.
Indian and Pakistani cuisine
- Am Ka Achar: Indian-style mango pickles
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Kheema Mattar, mince lamb with peas
- Meen varuval: Spicy pan-fried fish steaks, Madras-style
- Narli Bhat: Coconut rice
- Saffron rice
- Samosas:Spicy, savory potato-and-pea filled fried pastries
- Fried Irish Bacon and Cabbage
- Irish Stew with lamb, barley and Guinness Stout.
- Scallion Champ (mashed potatoes with green onions and a ton of butter)
- Pasta alla puttanesca: Pasta in harlot's sauce. A Sicilian dish of pasta in spicy tomato sauce with olives, topped with fresh croutons and parsley
- Ossobuco con porcini: Braised veal shanks with porcini mushrooms
- Pizzoccheri: an incredibly addictive dish of buckwheat noodles, butter, garlic, potatoes and bok choi
- Porcini gnocchi with Prosciutto and Parmesan cream sauce
- Risotto alla Parmigiana: The classic Italian creamy rice dish. Also includes the recipe for risotto alla Milanese, or risotto with saffron
- Timpano alla Famiglia Tucci, the magnificent pasta drum filled with ragú, meatballs, salame, cheese, eggs and pasta, as depicted in the fabulous movie "Big Night"
Nouvelle American cuisine
- Chicken breasts in raspberry vinegar sauce
- Chinese chicken salad
- Salade de Canard: Chef Wolfgang Puck's Duck Salad, popular from his Ma Maison days, combining flavors of French, American and Japanese cuisines.
- Steamed Halibut in Blackberry Butter
Persian and other Middle Eastern cuisine
Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Caucasian and Uzbek cuisineSouvenirs of my trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia in March of 1992.
- Borscht, Ukrainian-style, from Peter Ostroushko
- Chicken Kiev
- Kharcho, a lamb soup/stew thickened with walnuts
- Lobio: Georgian-style red beans
- Baked mushrooms in sour cream: A quintessential Russian appetizer
- Plov: Uzbek-style rice pilaf
- Shashlyk: Caucasian skewered grilled lamb
- The beloved Haggis! (Great chieftain o' the Puddin-race!"
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene Recipes
- Kräftor: Crawfish, Swedish-style
- Ragoût d'Agneau aux Raisins: Ragout of Lamb with Cognac-soaked grapes, from Chef Albert Aeby of Switzerland.
- Simple Cucumber and Orange Salad
- Kloi Buad Chi: A delicious dessert of bananas in coconut milk
- Pad Thai: the quintessential Thai noodle dish
- Peanut sauce
- Satay: Tangy grilled marinated strips of chicken, beef or pork
- Tom Kha Kai: Chicken and coconut milk soup
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