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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves (optional) 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed and drained 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1/4 cup dried vermicelli noodles (or broken spaghetti) Juice of 1 lemon Salt, to taste Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish Lemon wedges, for serving Instructions: Sauté…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional) 1 tablespoon honey (optional) For the Assembly: 8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup melted butter Powdered sugar, for dusting Ground cinnamon, for dusting Instructions: Prepare the Filling: Heat olive oil in a large skillet…

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Ingredients: 3-4 lbs leg of lamb or lamb shoulder 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Lemon wedges, for serving Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare the Marinade: In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix well to form a paste-like…

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Ingredients: For the Kefta: 1 lb ground beef or lamb 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste For the Tagine: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 1 cup chicken or beef broth Salt and pepper to taste Fresh cilantro leaves,…

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Ingredients: 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded 1/2 cup cooked vermicelli noodles, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 12 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup melted butter or olive oil Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional) Lemon wedges, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked shredded chicken, chopped vermicelli noodles, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, chopped roasted almonds, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, salt, and…

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Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Water, as needed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek (optional) 1 lb chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on 6 cups chicken broth 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup lentils, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup fenugreek leaves (methi), chopped (optional) Salt to taste Cooked msemen or Moroccan flatbread, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Dough:…

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Ingredients: 4 fish fillets (such as cod, tilapia, or sea bass), about 6 ounces each 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste Lemon wedges, for serving Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Chermoula Sauce: In a small bowl, combine the chopped cilantro, chopped parsley, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, ground paprika, ground coriander, and…

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Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants 2 tomatoes, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped, for garnish Lemon wedges, for serving Crusty bread or pita, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Eggplants: Wash the eggplants and pat them dry. Cut off the tops and slice them into 1/2-inch rounds. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the eggplant slices lightly with olive oil. Grill the eggplant slices for about 3-4…

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup semolina flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon instant yeast 3/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for frying Butter, for brushing (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, semolina flour, salt, sugar, and instant yeast. Gradually add the warm water and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients, mixing until a dough forms. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes on a lightly floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a…

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ngredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon instant yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups warm water Olive oil, for greasing Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Gradually add the warm water to the dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon or your hands to form a dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour as needed. Shape the Dough: Divide…

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Ingredients: 4 cups water 4 teaspoons loose green tea leaves (or 4 green tea bags) 1 bunch fresh mint leaves Sugar to taste (about 4-6 teaspoons) Optional: Moroccan tea pot and glasses Instructions: Boil the Water: In a medium-sized pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Steep the Tea: Once the water boils, remove the pot from heat and add the loose green tea leaves or tea bags to the water. Allow the tea to steep for about 3-5 minutes, depending on your preference for tea strength. Adjust the steeping time according to how strong…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups fine semolina 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed) 1/4 teaspoon salt For the Filling: 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon honey or date syrup 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt For Frying: Vegetable oil for frying For Garnish (optional): Honey or date syrup Crushed pistachios or sesame seeds Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a saucepan, combine the chopped dates, unsalted butter, honey or date syrup, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until…

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Ingredients: 1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped fresh coriander 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 4 cups chicken broth or water 1 package (about 10 oz) frozen mloukhia leaves Cooked rice or couscous, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Chicken: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic.…

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Ingredients: 2 large red bell peppers 2 large green bell peppers 2 large tomatoes 1 red onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped, for garnish Olives and hard-boiled eggs, for serving (optional) Crusty bread or baguette, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Vegetables: Preheat the grill or broiler to high heat. Wash the bell peppers and tomatoes. Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Cut the tomatoes in half. Peel the red onion and cut it…

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Ingredients: 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 cups water 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 slices stale bread, torn into pieces 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt to taste Hard-boiled eggs, for serving (optional) Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped, for garnish Harissa paste, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Chickpeas: In a large pot, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas with water. Add minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low.…

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Ingredients: 1 lb chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup chicken broth 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced potatoes Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped, for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat olive oil in a large skillet…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups fine semolina 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed) 1/4 teaspoon salt For the Date Filling: 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg For Frying: Vegetable oil for frying For Syrup (optional): 1 cup honey 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon orange blossom water (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Date Filling: In a saucepan, combine the chopped dates, butter, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring…

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Ingredients: 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 cups vegetable broth or water 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste 4 slices stale bread, torn into pieces Olive oil for drizzling Hard-boiled eggs, for serving (optional) Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped, for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Chickpeas: In a large pot, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas with vegetable broth or water. Add minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.…

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Ingredients: 10 dried red chili peppers 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 1/4 cup olive oil Salt to taste Water, as needed Instructions: Prepare the Dried Chili Peppers: Place the dried red chili peppers in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them soak for about 15 minutes to soften. Make the Paste: Drain the soaked chili peppers and remove the stems. In a food processor or blender, combine the soaked chili peppers, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, and caraway seeds. Pulse the mixture until it forms…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped almonds or pine nuts 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking For the Pastry: 1 package (16 oz) phyllo dough (filo pastry), thawed 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted Powdered sugar for dusting (optional) Ground cinnamon for sprinkling (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and…

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Ingredients: 4 large bell peppers 4 medium-sized tomatoes 2 medium-sized zucchini 1 cup rice, rinsed 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth Olive oil for cooking Instructions: Prepare the Vegetables: Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Keep the tops to use as lids later. Slice off the tops of the…

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Ingredients: 1 lb chicken pieces (bone-in or boneless, skin removed) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups water or chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Instructions: Brown the Chicken: Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces to the pot and brown them on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the…

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Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish Instructions: Sauté Aromatics: Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until…

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Ingredients: 1 lb ground lamb or beef 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste) 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed Salt and black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Instructions: Prepare the Merguez Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb or beef with minced garlic, paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, crushed fennel seeds, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat. Form the Merguez Sausages: Divide the seasoned meat mixture into equal…

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Ingredients: 4 large eggs 4 sheets of phyllo dough (filo pastry) 1 can (7 oz) tuna, drained 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for frying Lemon wedges for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, chopped onion, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Assemble the Brik: Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work surface. Place a portion of the tuna mixture in the…

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Ingredients: For the Chakchouka: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 bell peppers, diced (red, green, or yellow) 3 tomatoes, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat) Salt and pepper to taste 4-6 eggs Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped for garnish For Serving: Labneh (strained yogurt) Crusty bread or pita bread Instructions: Prepare the Chakchouka: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the diced bell peppers and cook for another 3-4…

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Ingredients: 4 cups Greek yogurt (full-fat recommended) 1 teaspoon salt Olive oil (for serving, optional) Za’atar seasoning (for serving, optional) Fresh herbs (such as mint or parsley, for serving, optional) Instructions: Strain the Yogurt: Place a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth-lined colander over a bowl. Transfer the Greek yogurt into the sieve or cheesecloth. Sprinkle the salt over the yogurt and stir to combine. Cover the yogurt with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it strain in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight for thicker labneh. Shape the Labneh: Once strained to the desired consistency,…

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Ingredients: For the Stuffed Zucchini: 4 large zucchinis 1 cup rice, rinsed 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking For the Sauce: 2 cups tomato puree or crushed tomatoes 1 cup water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried mint Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Zucchinis: Wash the zucchinis and cut off the tops. Using a small spoon or a melon baller,…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup warm water For the Meat Topping: 1/2 lb ground lamb or beef 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste For Serving: Fresh lemon wedges Chopped fresh parsley Optional toppings: lettuce, cucumber, onion slices, sumac, yogurt sauce Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a…

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Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 tablespoon rosewater or orange blossom water Food coloring (optional) Powdered sugar, for dusting Instructions: Prepare the Sugar Syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, then bring the mixture to a boil. Cook the Syrup: Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the syrup for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the soft-ball stage (about 240°F or 115°C on a candy thermometer). Prepare the Cornstarch Mixture: In…

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Ingredients: For the Köfte: 1 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking For Serving: Flatbread or pita bread Chopped parsley for garnish Sliced tomatoes and onions Yogurt sauce or tahini sauce (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Köfte Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef or lamb, grated onion, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined. Form the Köfte: Take a portion…

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Ingredients: For the Kebab: 1 lb lamb or beef, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste For the Yogurt Sauce: 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt to taste For the Tomato Sauce: 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil For Serving: 4 pieces of flatbread or pita bread Butter for drizzling Chopped parsley for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Kebab: In…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste For the Börek: 10 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup olive oil or melted butter Sesame seeds or nigella seeds for topping (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese, chopped spinach, finely chopped onion, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Assemble the Börek: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg Water, as needed For the Filling: 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander For the Yogurt Sauce: 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced Salt to taste For the Tomato Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried mint Salt and pepper to taste Water, as needed Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 cup rice 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 1/4 cup currants or raisins 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil For the Dolma: 1 jar grape leaves in brine, drained and rinsed 1 lemon, sliced 2 cups water or vegetable broth Instructions: Prepare the Filling: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well. In a large bowl, combine the rice,…

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Ingredients: For Hummus: 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste Optional: paprika and olive oil for garnish For Babaganoush: 1 large eggplant 2 tablespoons tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste Optional: chopped parsley and olive oil for garnish For Cacık (Turkish Tzatziki): 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 cucumber, grated and squeezed to remove excess moisture 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper…

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Ingredients: 4 large eggs 2 tomatoes, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish Optional: crumbled feta cheese, for serving Optional: sliced Turkish bread or crusty bread, for serving Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Dice the tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion. Mince the garlic. Set aside. Saute Vegetables: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 cup warm water For the Topping: 1/2 lb ground lamb or beef 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tomato, diced 1/2 bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for brushing Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until foamy. In a…

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ngredients: 2 large red bell peppers 1 cup walnuts 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for garnish 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat) Salt to taste Juice of 1 lemon Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish Toasted pita bread or vegetables, for serving Instructions: Roast Red Peppers: Preheat the oven to broil setting. Place the red bell peppers on a baking sheet and broil, turning occasionally, until the peppers are charred and blistered on all sides, about 10-15 minutes. Remove the…

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Ingredients: 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 lemon Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish Instructions: Prepare Green Beans: Wash the green beans thoroughly and trim off the ends. Cut them into bite-sized pieces. Saute Onion and Garlic: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Saute…

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Ingredients: For the Baklava: 1 package phyllo dough (about 16 oz), thawed 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 cups mixed nuts (such as walnuts, pistachios, and almonds), finely chopped 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 tablespoon rose water (optional) For the Syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 1-2 whole cloves 1-2 cardamom pods (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare the Nut Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine…

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Ingredients: For the Kafta: 1 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste For the Tomato Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste For Serving: Cooked rice or pita bread Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish Yogurt or tahini sauce (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven:…

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Ingredients: 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed 1 cup rice (preferably medium-grain or basmati) 2 large onions, thinly sliced 4 cups water or vegetable broth 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste Optional: yogurt for serving Instructions: Prepare Lentils: In a medium-sized pot, combine the rinsed lentils with 2 cups of water or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain any excess water. Cook Rice: In a separate…

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Ingredients: For the Lamb: 2 lbs (about 1 kg) lamb shoulder or leg, cut into chunks 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander Salt and pepper to taste 6 cups water or enough to cover the meat For the Rice: 2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed 4 cups water Salt to taste For Assembling and Serving: 2 cups plain yogurt 1/2 cup tahini sauce 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Arabic flatbread or rice, for serving Instructions: Cook the Lamb: In…

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Ingredients: For the Chicken: 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 2 onions, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sumac 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander Salt and pepper to taste For Assembling: 4 large Palestinian taboon bread or substitute with pita bread 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Lemon wedges (optional, for serving) Instructions: Prepare the Chicken: In a large skillet or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced onions to the skillet and cook until they become soft and caramelized, about…

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Ingredients: For the Salad: 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large cucumber, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 cup chopped fresh mint 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens 1 cup radishes, thinly sliced 1 cup pita bread, cut into small pieces Salt and pepper to taste For the Dressing: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sumac (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Pita Bread Croutons: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cut the pita…

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Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat 2 cups finely chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint 2 tomatoes, finely diced 1 cucumber, finely diced 1/2 red onion, finely diced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Optional: 1/4 cup chopped fresh green onions (scallions) Optional: 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Instructions: Prepare the Bulgur Wheat: Place the bulgur wheat in a bowl and cover it with cold water. Let it soak for about 10-15 minutes, or until the bulgur is tender. Drain any excess water using a fine mesh…

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Ingredients: For the Shawarma Marinade: 1.5 pounds (700g) boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced 1/4 cup plain yogurt 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 lemon For Serving: Pita bread or flatbread Sliced tomatoes Sliced cucumbers Thinly sliced red onions Pickles Tahini sauce or garlic sauce Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Lemon wedges (optional) Instructions: Marinate the Chicken (Optional): In a bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground…

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Ingredients: For the Kibbeh Shell: 1 cup fine bulgur wheat 1 pound ground beef or lamb 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground allspice Salt and pepper to taste Water, as needed For the Filling: 1/2 pound ground beef or lamb 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Instructions: Prepare the Kibbeh Shell: Place the fine bulgur wheat in a bowl and cover it with warm water. Let it soak for about 10 minutes, then drain…

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Ingredients: 2 large eggplants 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional, for garnish) Pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish) Warm pita bread or vegetables, for serving Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Roast the Eggplants: Pierce the eggplants all over with a fork to prevent bursting while roasting. Place the eggplants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast them in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the skins are charred and the flesh…

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Ingredients: 2 large eggplants 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional, for garnish) Pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish) Warm pita bread or vegetables, for serving Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Roast the Eggplants: Pierce the eggplants all over with a fork to prevent bursting while roasting. Place the eggplants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast them in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the skins are charred and the flesh…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) ground lamb or beef 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons ground allspice Salt and pepper to taste 1 package (16 oz) pre-made pizza dough or homemade dough Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish) Lemon wedges (for serving) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent. Add the ground lamb or beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as…

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup warm water Za’atar spice blend Olive oil, for brushing Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. Add the salt and olive oil to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, stirring continuously until a dough forms. Once the dough comes together, knead it on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until…

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Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: Makes 6 pieces Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon instant yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup warm water 3 tablespoons za’atar spice blend 2 tablespoons olive oil (for brushing) Salt, to taste Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the olive oil and warm water. Mix everything together until a dough forms. Knead the Dough: Transfer the dough…

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Ingredients: 4 cups plain yogurt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt to taste 4 cups stale or toasted pita bread, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish 2 tablespoons olive oil, for drizzling Paprika or sumac, for sprinkling (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Yogurt Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine the plain yogurt, minced garlic, ground cumin, and salt to taste. Mix well until smooth. Adjust seasoning if needed. Prepare the Pita Bread: If using stale pita bread, tear it into bite-sized pieces.…

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Ingredients: 1 jar grape leaves in brine, about 20 leaves 1 cup short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 250g ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Greek yogurt or tahini sauce for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Grape Leaves: Rinse the grape leaves under cold water to remove excess salt from the brine. Carefully separate the leaves and pat them dry with paper towels. Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl,…

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Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on 2 large onions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sumac powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and black pepper to taste 4 large pieces of flatbread or pita bread Pine nuts and chopped parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Marinate the Chicken: In a bowl, mix together sumac powder, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, salt, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and coat them well with the marinade. Let them marinate for about 10 minutes. Sauté Onions: Heat 1 tablespoon…

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Ingredients: 6 large tomatoes, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika Salt to taste 4 eggs Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish) Arabic bread or pita bread (for serving) Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Dice the tomatoes, finely chop the onion, and mince the garlic. Sauté Onion and Garlic: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add Tomatoes and Spices: Add the diced tomatoes to the…

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Ingredients: 2 cups basmati rice 500g boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into rounds 2 large tomatoes, sliced 1 onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth Olive oil for frying Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Rice: Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside. Sauté the Chicken and…

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Ingredients: 500g ground lamb or beef 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil, for grilling Instructions: Prepare the Meat Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb or beef, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Shape the Kebabs: Take a handful of the meat mixture and form it into a cylindrical shape around a skewer, pressing…

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Ingredients: 2 cups basmati rice 500g lamb, cut into chunks 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds 2 large tomatoes, sliced 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Rice: Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed rice and cook for about 10 minutes until it’s partially cooked. Drain and set…

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Ingredients: 500g lamb meat, cut into chunks 2 cups plain yogurt 2 cups water 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander Salt and pepper to taste Cooked rice or flatbread for serving Instructions: Prepare the Meat: Season the lamb chunks with salt and pepper. In a large skillet or pot, heat the ghee over medium heat. Add the lamb pieces and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Prepare the Sauce: In a separate bowl, whisk together the…

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Ingredients: 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1/4 cup raisins 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1-2 tablespoons sweet red wine (optional) 1 tablespoon lemon juice Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Peel and finely chop the apples. Finely chop the walnuts and set aside. Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, walnuts, and raisins. Add the honey, ground cinnamon, and sweet red wine (if using). Mix well to combine. Add the lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning and to add a fresh flavor to the charoset. Adjust Consistency: If the…

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Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 2 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 zucchini, sliced 1 eggplant, sliced 1 bell pepper, sliced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground paprika Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish) Instructions: Prepare Rice: Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well. In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce…

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup warm milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg Vegetable oil, for frying Jam or jelly of your choice, for filling Powdered sugar, for dusting Instructions: Prepare Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Make a well in the center and add the warm milk, melted butter, and egg. Stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and…

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Ingredients: 1 package (about 17.3 oz or 490g) puff pastry dough, thawed 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 cup spinach, chopped (fresh or frozen, thawed and drained) 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash) Sesame seeds or poppy seeds for garnish (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese, chopped spinach, chopped parsley, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Prepare the Pastry: Roll out the puff pastry dough on…

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Ingredients: 1 cup Israeli couscous 1 1/4 cups water or vegetable broth 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cucumber, diced 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Cook the Israeli Couscous: In a medium saucepan, bring water or vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the Israeli couscous and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until the couscous is tender and has absorbed…

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Ingredients: 2 large eggplants 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Extra olive oil and paprika for garnish (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Prepare the Eggplants: Wash the eggplants and pat them dry with a paper towel. Use a fork to poke several holes into each eggplant to allow steam to escape while baking. Roast the Eggplants: Place the eggplants on a baking sheet lined with parchment…

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Ingredients: For the Matzo Balls: 1 cup matzo meal 4 large eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional) For the Soup: 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 small onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Fresh dill or parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Matzo Balls: In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Then add the vegetable oil, water, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion…

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Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 bell pepper (any color), diced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Vegetables: Dice the tomatoes, cucumber, and bell pepper into small, bite-sized pieces. Finely chop the red onion, fresh parsley, and mint leaves. Assemble the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, fresh parsley, and mint leaves. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over…

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Ingredients: For the Sabich: 4 pita bread rounds 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds 1 large potato, peeled and sliced into rounds 1/4 cup olive oil, divided Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade) 1 cup Israeli salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions) Tahini sauce, for drizzling Amba sauce (optional), for serving Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) For the Amba Sauce (Mango Pickle): 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Salt to…

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional, for spiciness) 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 4-6 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese (optional, for garnish) Crusty bread or pita, for serving Instructions: Sauté Vegetables: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and diced red bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about…

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Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour or chickpea flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Salt to taste Vegetable oil for frying Pita bread, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, tahini sauce, for serving Instructions: Prepare Falafel Mixture: In a food processor, combine the drained chickpeas, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper (if using), flour, baking powder, and a…

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Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt to taste 2-4 tablespoons ice water (optional, for desired consistency) Paprika and additional olive oil for garnish Pita bread or vegetables for serving Instructions: Prepare Chickpeas: Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly under cold water. This helps remove excess salt and improves the texture of the hummus. Blend Ingredients: In a food processor, combine the drained chickpeas, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, and a pinch…

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Ingredients: 1 large octopus (about 2-3 lbs), cleaned and thawed if frozen 4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Salt and black pepper to taste Lemon wedges for serving Instructions: Prepare the Octopus: If using a fresh octopus, clean it thoroughly by removing the beak and innards. If using a frozen octopus, make sure it’s fully thawed before cooking. Boil the Octopus: Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, carefully add the octopus to the pot. Reduce…

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Ingredients: 1 lb mixed seafood (such as shrimp, mussels, clams, and squid), cleaned and prepared 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 ripe tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking Lemon wedges for serving Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Clean and prepare the seafood as needed. If using shellfish like mussels and clams, make sure they are scrubbed clean. Sauté Aromatics: Heat a cataplana pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add a…

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Ingredients: 1 lb pork tenderloin or pork loin, cut into cubes 1 cup diced potatoes 1 cup diced bell peppers (red and green) 1/2 cup diced onions 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional) Lemon wedges for serving Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Cut the pork tenderloin or loin into bite-sized cubes. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook Potatoes: Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive…

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Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh clams (amêijoas), cleaned and scrubbed 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine Salt and pepper to taste Crusty bread for serving Instructions: Prepare Clams: Rinse the clams under cold water and scrub them to remove any grit or dirt. Discard any clams that are open and do not close when tapped lightly. Sauté Garlic and Parsley: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and golden but not…

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Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed 8 oz Portuguese chouriço sausage, sliced 8 oz Portuguese blood sausage (morcilla), sliced 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Cooked rice for serving Instructions: Sauté Onion and Garlic: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add Sausages: Add the sliced…

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Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry (store-bought or homemade) 1 cup milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Ground cinnamon (for dusting) Butter or cooking spray (for greasing) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). Prepare the Puff Pastry: If using store-bought puff pastry, roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut the pastry into squares large enough to fit into the wells of a muffin tin. Line Muffin Tin: Grease the wells of a muffin tin with butter or cooking spray. Line…

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Ingredients: 2 cups white rice 4 cups chicken broth 2 duck legs (can substitute with chicken thighs) 1 chorizo sausage, sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 tomato, diced 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking Chopped parsley for garnish Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare the Duck Legs: Season the duck legs with salt and pepper. Heat some olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the duck legs on both sides, then remove from the skillet and…

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Ingredients: 4 slices of white bread 4 slices of ham 4 slices of smoked sausage (linguiça) 4 slices of roast beef 4 slices of cheese (preferably Portuguese queijo da serra or another soft cheese) 1 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons beer 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon brandy or port wine (optional) 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper to taste French fries (for serving) Fried egg (optional, for serving) Instructions: Prepare the Sauce: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the tomato sauce, beer, Worcestershire sauce, and brandy or port wine (if using). Season with salt and…

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Ingredients: 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups chopped kale (stems removed) 8 oz chorizo sausage, sliced Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for drizzling Optional: crusty bread for serving Instructions: Prepare the Broth: In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a simmer over medium heat. Cook the Potatoes: Add the diced potatoes to the simmering broth and cook until they are tender, about 10-12 minutes. Prepare the Kale: While the potatoes are cooking, heat a separate skillet over medium…

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Ingredients: 1 lb salted cod (bacalhau) 4 large potatoes, thinly sliced into matchsticks 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 eggs 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Olives and sliced pickles for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Salted Cod: Rinse the salted cod under cold water to remove excess salt. Place it in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let it soak for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator, changing the water 2-3 times. Cook the Potatoes: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add…

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Ingredients: For the Sheftalia: 1 lb ground pork 1/4 lb ground lamb 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup red wine (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive oil, for brushing For Serving: Pita bread or flatbread Lemon wedges Chopped parsley and mint for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Sheftalia Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, ground lamb, chopped onion, parsley, mint, breadcrumbs, and red wine (if using). Season generously with salt and pepper. Mix everything together until well…

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Ingredients: For the Loukoumades: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup warm water 1/2 cup warm milk 1 tablespoon olive oil Vegetable oil, for frying For the Syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice Optional: ground cinnamon or chopped nuts for topping Instructions: Prepare the Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, honey, and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once boiling, reduce the heat and let it…

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Ingredients: For the meat sauce: 500g (about 1 lb) ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried mint Salt and pepper to taste For the pasta: 300g (about 10 oz) penne or macaroni pasta Salt for boiling For the béchamel sauce: 50g (about 1/4 cup) butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of nutmeg (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package instructions in a…

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Ingredients: 200g halloumi cheese, sliced 200g (about 7 oz) hummus 200g (about 7 oz) tzatziki 200g (about 7 oz) taramasalata 1 cucumber, sliced 1 tomato, sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced Olives (Kalamata or green), for garnish Fresh parsley, for garnish Pita bread or crusty bread, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Meze Components: Slice the halloumi cheese and arrange it on a serving platter. Place the hummus, tzatziki, and taramasalata in separate bowls or small serving dishes. Slice the cucumber, tomato, and red onion. Arrange them on the platter alongside the other components. Garnish: Add a handful of olives to…

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Ingredients: 500g (about 1 lb) beef stew meat, cut into chunks 2 onions, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 can (400g/14 oz) diced tomatoes 1 cinnamon stick 4-5 whole cloves 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (optional) Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Sear the Beef: Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef chunks to the pot and sear them until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove…

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Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 cucumber, grated and drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or mint) Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Cucumber: Grate the cucumber using a box grater or a food processor. Place the grated cucumber in a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth over a bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Let the cucumber sit for about 10 minutes to release excess moisture, then squeeze out the liquid. Mix the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt,…

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Ingredients: For the Meat Sauce: 1 lb (450g) ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil For the Eggplant Layers: 2 medium eggplants, sliced into rounds Salt Olive oil for brushing For the Bechamel Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) lamb shoulder, cut into cubes 1 large potato, peeled and diced 1 onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tomato, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup water or chicken broth Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Prepare the Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the diced lamb, potato, sliced onion, minced garlic, diced tomato, olive oil, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss well…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) boneless pork shoulder, cut into cubes 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes Tzatziki sauce, for serving Pita bread or flatbread, for serving Chopped fresh parsley or mint, for garnish (optional) Sliced red onion, tomato, and cucumber, for serving (optional) Instructions: Marinate the Meat: In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add the cubed pork to the marinade and…

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Ingredients: 10 slices of stale bread (rye or wheat) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup raisins 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 8 cups water 1 lemon (optional), sliced Clean glass bottles or jars with lids Instructions: Prepare the Bread: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the slices of stale bread on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Make the Kvass Base: In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and add the toasted bread…

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Ingredients: 1 cup cottage cheese (drained) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt Vegetable oil or butter for frying Powdered sugar, sour cream, or jam for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Cottage Cheese: If your cottage cheese is too wet, drain it using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove excess moisture. Mix the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained cottage cheese, flour, egg, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until a smooth dough forms. Shape the Syrniki: Divide the dough into…

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Ingredients: 2 cups crushed biscuits or cookies (such as Digestive biscuits or graham crackers) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (plus extra for coating) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt Instructions: Prepare the Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed biscuits or cookies with melted butter. Mix well until the crumbs are evenly coated. Form the Mixture: Add the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, desiccated coconut, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the biscuit mixture. Stir until everything is thoroughly combined and forms a…

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Ingredients: For the cabbage rolls: 1 large head of cabbage 1 cup cooked rice 1/2 lb ground beef or pork 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste For the sauce: 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/2 cup beef or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Cabbage: Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Carefully add the whole cabbage head to the pot and blanch for 5 minutes. This will help…

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Ingredients: For the dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 egg For the filling: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 medium potato, boiled and mashed 1/2 cup cooked ground meat (beef, pork, or chicken) Salt and pepper to taste 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (optional) Chopped fresh dill or parsley (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cooked ground meat to the…

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 4 cups shredded cabbage 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste Sour cream and fresh dill for serving (optional) Instructions: Saute Vegetables: Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and diced carrots. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Add Potatoes and Cabbage: Stir in the diced potatoes and shredded cabbage. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in Broth: Pour in the vegetable…

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Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 large egg 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus extra for cooking 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt Sour cream, smoked salmon, caviar, jam, or any other desired toppings for serving Instructions: Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, egg, melted butter, baking powder, and salt until smooth and well combined. The batter should be thin and pourable. Heat the Skillet: Place a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter. Cook the Blini: Once the skillet is hot, pour a small…

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Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 4 large eggs 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 cup diced cooked chicken or ham (optional) 1 cup diced dill pickles 1/2 cup diced cooked beetroot (optional) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Fresh dill or parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Boil Potatoes, Carrots, and Eggs: Place the diced potatoes and carrots in a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. In another pot, place the eggs and cover with water.…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) beef sirloin, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz (225g) mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Cooked egg noodles or rice for serving Instructions: Prepare the Beef: Season the beef slices with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef slices in batches and cook for 1-2 minutes per side…

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Ingredients: For the Pelmeni Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1/2 cup water, or as needed For the Pelmeni Filling: 1/2 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon vegetable oil For Serving: Sour cream Fresh dill or parsley, chopped Vinegar or soy sauce (optional) Instructions: Make the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg. Gradually add water while stirring until…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 cup poppy seeds 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup honey or sugar 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 orange For the Dough: 1 sheet puff pastry (store-bought or homemade) 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash) Powdered sugar, for dusting Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a small saucepan, combine the poppy seeds, milk, and honey (or sugar) over medium heat. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens. Stir in the raisins, chopped nuts (if using), vanilla extract, lemon zest, and…

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Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, about 3-4 pounds, cut into pieces 1 onion, peeled and halved 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped 1 leek, cleaned and sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 cups chicken broth (or water) 1 bay leaf 5 whole peppercorns Salt, to taste Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Cooked noodles or rice, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Wash the chicken pieces under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Peel and chop the onion, carrots, celery, parsnip, and leek. Mince the garlic. Cook the Chicken:…

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Ingredients: For the Crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter For the Cheesecake Filling: 16 oz (450g) cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 lemon (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Prepare the Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan…

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Ingredients: 1 lb halloumi cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze (optional) Fresh herbs for garnish (such as thyme or rosemary) Instructions: Prepare the Halloumi: Cut the halloumi cheese into thick slices, about 1/2 inch each. Cook the Halloumi: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the halloumi slices to the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Drizzle with Honey: Once the halloumi is cooked, remove it from the skillet and place it on a serving platter. Drizzle the cooked…

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Ingredients: 1 lb Polish kielbasa, sliced into rounds 1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Slice the kielbasa into rounds. Thinly slice the cabbage, peel and cube the potatoes, and thinly slice the onion. Mince the garlic. Cook the Kielbasa: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced kielbasa to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on both sides, about…

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Ingredients: 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup sourdough bread, cubed 1/2 cup kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced 1/2 cup cooked ham, diced 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Broth: In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a simmer over medium heat. Prepare the Sourdough Bread: Place the cubed sourdough bread in a bowl and pour some of the warm broth over it to…

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Ingredients: 4 pork loin chops, boneless, about 1/2 inch thick Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko breadcrumbs) Vegetable oil, for frying Lemon wedges, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Pork Chops: Use a meat mallet to gently pound the pork chops to an even thickness, about 1/4 inch thick. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Breading Station: Set up a breading station with three shallow dishes. Place flour in one dish, beaten eggs in another, and breadcrumbs in the third dish. Coat the Pork…

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Ingredients: 4 medium beets, peeled and grated 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste Sour cream and fresh dill for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Beets: Peel and grate the beets using a box grater or food processor. Set aside. Cook the Aromatics: In a large pot, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Simmer the Soup: Add…

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Ingredients: 1 head of cabbage 1 lb (450g) ground beef or pork 1 cup cooked rice 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 1 cup beef broth 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Cabbage Leaves: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Core the cabbage and carefully remove the outer leaves, trying to keep them intact. Blanch the cabbage leaves in the boiling water for about 3-5 minutes,…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) kielbasa sausage, sliced 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup sauerkraut, drained and rinsed 1 cup shredded cabbage 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 1 cup beef or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon caraway seeds Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.…

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Ingredients: 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well) 2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans, drained and rinsed (such as cannellini or Great Northern beans) 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies 4 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Juice of 1 lime Shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips for serving Instructions: Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat…

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Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 onion, finely chopped 200g mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Potatoes: Peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes. Cook the Potatoes: In a large pot, bring the vegetable or chicken broth to a boil. Add the diced potatoes and bay leaves to the pot. Reduce the heat to…

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Ingredients: For the Meatloaf: 1 lb (450g) ground beef 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for greasing the baking dish) For the Glaze: 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon vinegar Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 medium head of cabbage 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup cooked rice 1 cup cooked and drained sauerkraut Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional) For the Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water For the Topping: 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash) Instructions: Prepare the Cabbage: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the whole head of cabbage and blanch for about…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 1/2 cup sour cream 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Filling: Your choice of fruit preserves (apricot, cherry, plum, etc.) 1/4 cup ground walnuts (optional) 1/4 cup raisins (optional) For the Topping: 1 large egg, beaten (for egg wash) Coarse sugar, for sprinkling Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour,…

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Ingredients: 4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 6 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted Powdered sugar, for dusting Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the Filling: In a bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, breadcrumbs, raisins (if using), and chopped walnuts (if using). Toss until the apples are evenly…

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Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes, peeled and grated 1 small onion, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 eggs 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Vegetable oil, for frying Sour cream, for serving Chopped fresh parsley or chives, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes, grated onion, minced garlic, eggs, flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined. Heat the Oil: Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Make sure the oil is hot but not smoking. Form the Pancakes: Take…

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Ingredients: 4 slices of Edam cheese or Gouda cheese, about 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil, for frying Lemon wedges, for serving (optional) Tartar sauce or ketchup, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Cheese: Pat the cheese slices dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Set Up Breading Station: Place the flour in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat the eggs. Spread the breadcrumbs in a third shallow bowl. Coat the Cheese: Season the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge each cheese slice in…

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Ingredients: 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 2 cups beef broth 2 potatoes, peeled and diced Salt and pepper, to taste Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Sour cream, for serving (optional) Instructions: Sear the Beef: Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Saute the Aromatics: Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook…

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Ingredients: 4 cups stale white bread, cubed 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Butter or oil, for greasing hands Instructions: Prepare the Bread: Cut the stale white bread into small cubes and place them in a large mixing bowl. Soak the Bread: In a separate saucepan, heat the milk until warm but not boiling. Pour the warm milk over the bread cubes and let them soak for about 10 minutes, or until softened. Make the Dough: After the bread has soaked, use a potato masher or fork to mash the…

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Ingredients: 1 pre-made pie crust (9-inch), unbaked 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 1 cup milk Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare the Pie Crust: Place the unbaked pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp the edges as desired. Arrange the Strawberries: Arrange the sliced strawberries in an even layer on the bottom of the pie crust. Prepare the Custard Filling: In a mixing…

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Ingredients: 1 small wheel of Raclette cheese (about 1.5-2 pounds) 6-8 small to medium-sized Yukon Gold or red potatoes 1 jar of pickles or cornichons 1 small bunch of grapes or other seasonal fruit Sliced cured meats (such as prosciutto, salami, or ham) Crusty bread or baguette, sliced Optional: pearl onions, boiled or roasted Instructions: Prepare the Ingredients: Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly. Slice them into thin rounds, about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange the potatoes on a serving platter along with the pickles, grapes, sliced meats, and bread. Prepare the Raclette Cheese: Preheat the raclette grill or raclette machine…

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Ingredients: 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour 1 cup (200g) honey 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar 1 cup (100g) ground almonds 1/3 cup (50g) candied orange peel, finely chopped 1/3 cup (50g) candied lemon peel, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 orange 1/4 cup (60ml) water 1 tablespoon rum (optional) Powdered sugar for dusting Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour,…

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Ingredients: 1 sheet of ready-made pie crust (or homemade if preferred) 3 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced 7 oz (200g) Swiss Gruyère cheese, grated 7 oz (200g) Swiss Emmental cheese, grated 7 oz (200g) bacon or pancetta, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream (optional) Butter or oil for greasing Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C ). Prepare the Pie Crust: If using a sheet of ready-made pie crust, follow the instructions on the package to line a greased…

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Ingredients: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes, preferably waxy varieties like Yukon Gold or Charlotte 7 oz (200g) Swiss raclette cheese, grated 7 oz (200g) Swiss Gruyère cheese, grated 7 oz (200g) Swiss Emmental cheese, grated 7 oz (200g) bacon or lardons, diced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup (200ml) dry white wine 3/4 cup (200ml) heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste Butter or olive oil for greasing Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C ). Prepare the Potatoes: Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick.…

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Ingredients: 1 cup pearl barley 6 cups vegetable or beef broth 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup diced smoked ham or bacon (optional) Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Barley: Rinse the pearl barley under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside. Cook the Soup: In a large pot, heat the olive oil or butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery.…

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Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based) 1 apple, grated (with skin on) 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts) 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Fresh berries or sliced fruit for serving Additional nuts and seeds for topping (optional) Instructions: Mix the Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, plain yogurt, and milk. Stir well to combine. Add the grated apple, chopped nuts, raisins, honey or maple syrup (if using), and ground cinnamon. Mix…

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Ingredients: 8 oz (about 250g) macaroni or penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (such as Emmental or Gruyère), divided 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 2-3 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup applesauce (optional) Crispy fried onions for garnish (optional) Instructions: Cook the Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside. Prepare the Cheese Sauce: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.…

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Ingredients: 1 lb veal or chicken breast, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 8 oz mushrooms, sliced 1 cup beef or chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons white wine (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Chopped parsley for garnish Lemon wedges for serving Cooked rice, noodles, or potatoes for serving Instructions: Prepare the Meat: If using veal, thinly slice the veal into strips. If using chicken breast, thinly slice the chicken into strips. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Cook the Meat: In a large skillet,…

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Ingredients: 4 large russet potatoes, peeled 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare the Potatoes: Grate the peeled potatoes using a box grater or food processor. Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Form the Rösti: Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and the skillet is hot, add half of the grated potatoes, spreading them out evenly to form a layer in the skillet. Season…

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Ingredients: 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour 1 packet (7g) instant yeast 1 cup (240ml) lukewarm milk 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 lemon or orange (optional) 1/2 cup (75g) raisins or currants (optional) Vegetable oil, for frying Powdered sugar, for dusting Instructions: Activate the Yeast: In a small bowl, combine the lukewarm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) white fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, or pollock), cut into bite-sized pieces 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup (240ml) cold beer (light and crisp lagers work well) Vegetable oil, for frying Lemon wedges, for serving Tartar sauce, for dipping (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Fish: Rinse the fish fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces, about 1-2 inches in size. Set aside. Make…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) potatoes, peeled and diced 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 lb (450g) pork sausage, such as rookworst or smoked sausage Salt and pepper, to taste Butter or margarine, for serving Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Cook the Potatoes and Carrots: In a large pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add the diced potatoes and sliced carrots to the boiling water. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork. Prepare the Sausage: While the vegetables are cooking, prepare…

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Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup warm milk 1 large egg 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus extra for greasing the pan Powdered sugar, for dusting Optional toppings: butter, syrup, jam, fresh fruit Instructions: Prepare the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Gradually pour in the warm milk while whisking continuously to avoid lumps. Crack the egg into the bowl and whisk until well combined. Stir in the melted butter and mix until the batter is smooth. It should be…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 large egg 1 tablespoon cold water For the Filling: 4 large apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup raisins (optional) 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional) For Topping: 1 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch (23cm)…

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Ingredients: 2 cups cooked shredded beef or chicken (leftovers work well) 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup beef or chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of nutmeg 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 2 eggs, beaten Vegetable oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes to make a roux. Gradually whisk in the beef or chicken broth until smooth and thickened. Add the shredded beef or chicken to the saucepan and stir until well…

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Ingredients: 4 fresh herring fillets 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 pickles, thinly sliced 4 small gherkins, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 4 teaspoons mustard 4 teaspoons mayonnaise 4 teaspoons Dutch pickled onions Salt and pepper to taste Rye bread or toast, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Herring: Rinse the herring fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Slice each fillet into bite-sized pieces. Assemble the Dish: On each serving plate, arrange a portion of sliced onion, pickles, and gherkins. Place the herring pieces on…

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Ingredients: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes, peeled and chopped 1.1 lbs (500g) kale, washed and chopped 7 oz (200g) smoked sausage 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste Mustard (optional, for serving) Instructions: Cook Potatoes: Place the chopped potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Cook Kale: In another pot, bring water to a boil and blanch the chopped kale for 3-5 minutes until softened. Drain and set aside. Prepare Smoked Sausage: While the potatoes are cooking, heat a…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 2 cups shredded cooked beef or veal (leftover roast or stew works well) 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup beef or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Fresh parsley, chopped (optional) For Bitterballen Coating: 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs For Frying: Vegetable oil Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent. Add the shredded cooked beef or veal and sauté for a few minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the…

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Ingredients: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes, peeled and chopped 1.1 lbs (500g) kale, washed and chopped 7 oz (200g) smoked sausage 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste Mustard (optional, for serving) Instructions: Cook Potatoes: Place the chopped potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Cook Kale: In another pot, bring water to a boil and blanch the chopped kale for 3-5 minutes until softened. Drain and set aside. Prepare Smoked Sausage: While the potatoes are cooking, heat a…

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Ingredients: 17 ounces (500g) split peas 1 ham hock (smoked) 9 ounces (250g) pork belly, diced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and pepper to taste 2 quarts water Optional toppings: Smoked sausage, sliced Rye bread, sliced Instructions: Prepare the Split Peas: Rinse the split peas thoroughly under cold water and set aside. Cook the Ham Hock: Place the ham hock in a large soup pot and cover it with 2 liters of water. Bring…

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Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Powdered sugar (for dusting, optional) Special Equipment: Krumkake iron (available online or in specialty kitchen stores) Krumkake cone or wooden dowel for rolling Instructions: Preheat the Krumkake Iron: Heat the krumkake iron over medium heat on the stovetop. Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, melted butter, eggs, heavy cream, ground cardamom (if using), and vanilla extract (if using) until smooth and well combined.…

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Ingredients: 4 slices of dense bread (such as rye or whole grain) 4 tablespoons butter, softened 4 lettuce leaves 8 slices of smoked salmon 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 4 slices of cucumber 4 slices of tomato 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (optional) Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Prepare the Bread: Toast the slices of bread until lightly golden brown. Assemble the Smørbrød: Spread each slice of toasted bread with a tablespoon of softened butter. Place a lettuce leaf on top of each slice of bread. Arrange 2 slices of smoked salmon on each lettuce leaf. Top…

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Ingredients: 4 cups of mashed potatoes (about 2 pounds) 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling Additional butter, for serving (optional) Cinnamon sugar, for serving (optional) Lingonberry jam, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, melted butter, granulated sugar, and salt. Mix well. Gradually add the flour, stirring until a soft dough forms. Divide and Roll Out: Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a thin circle,…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) fresh salmon fillet, skin-on 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon vodka or aquavit (optional) Zest of 1 lemon Dill mustard sauce, for serving Sliced bread or crackers, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Salmon: Rinse the salmon fillet under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. Check the fillet for any remaining bones and remove them if necessary. Season the Salmon: In a small bowl, mix together the coarse sea salt, granulated sugar, crushed black peppercorns, chopped fresh dill, and…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) lean beef or lamb, cut into bite-sized pieces 4 cups beef or vegetable broth 2 cups water 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 leek, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 cup cooked pearl barley or rice Salt and pepper, to taste Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Sour cream, for serving Flatbread or rolls, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Broth: In a large pot, combine the beef or vegetable broth with water and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Add the Meat and Vegetables: Once the broth is boiling, add the…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) fresh trout fillets, skin-on 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest Fresh dill, chopped Rye bread or flatbread, for serving Sour cream, red onion, and pickled vegetables, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Trout: Rinse the trout fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Carefully remove any bones with tweezers if necessary. Season the Trout: In a small bowl, mix together the sea salt, sugar, crushed black peppercorns, and grated lemon zest. Rub the mixture evenly over both sides of the trout fillets.…

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Ingredients: 4 cups (960ml) whole milk 1 cup (240ml) sour cream 1/2 cup (120ml) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (60ml) butter 1/4 cup (50g) sugar Pinch of salt Cinnamon, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and flour until smooth. Set aside. Heat the Milk: In a large saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it just starts to simmer. Do not let it boil. Add the Sour Cream Mixture: Gradually pour the sour cream and flour mixture into the hot milk while stirring continuously. Simmer the Rømmegrøt: Reduce the heat…

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Ingredients: 2 pounds (about 900g) lamb shoulder or leg, cut into pieces 2 pounds (about 900g) cabbage, chopped into wedges 1 onion, sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon salt 2 cups (480ml) water 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for thickening) Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Ingredients: Rinse the lamb pieces under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Chop the cabbage into wedges, slice the onion, and mince the garlic. Cook the Lamb and Vegetables: In a large pot or Dutch oven, layer the lamb pieces, cabbage wedges,…

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Ingredients: 2 pounds (about 900g) lutefisk (dried fish) Water, for soaking 2 cups (480ml) water, for boiling 1/4 cup (60ml) melted butter Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Boiled potatoes, for serving Peas, carrots, or other vegetables, for serving (optional) Instructions: Soak the Lutefisk: Place the dried lutefisk in a large bowl and cover it with cold water. Let it soak in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours, changing the water every 8-12 hours to remove excess lye. Boil the Lutefisk: Drain the soaked lutefisk and rinse it under cold water. In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to…

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Ingredients: For the dough: 2 1/4 cups (280g) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1/2 cup (120ml) warm milk 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, melted 1 egg For the filling: 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Almond paste For garnish: Powdered sugar, for dusting Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy. Add the melted butter, egg, sugar, and salt to the yeast mixture and stir until well…

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Ingredients: For the sandwich layers: 1 loaf of white bread (unsliced) 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup (120ml) mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste For the filling: 8 oz (225g) cooked ham, thinly sliced 8 oz (225g) cooked turkey, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 tomato, thinly sliced 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced Lettuce leaves Fresh dill, chopped (optional) For the garnish: 1 cup (240ml) whipped cream or sour cream Cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley sprigs, or any other desired garnishes Instructions: Prepare the Bread: Slice the loaf of bread horizontally into three…

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Ingredients: For the dough: 2 1/4 cups (280g) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1/2 cup (120ml) warm milk 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, melted 1 egg For the filling: 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, softened For the glaze: 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar 1-2 tablespoons milk Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy. Add the melted butter, egg, sugar, and salt to the yeast…

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Ingredients: 1 pre-made sponge cake (or make your own) 2 cups vanilla custard or pastry cream 1 cup raspberry jam or preserves 2 cups whipped cream Green marzipan Powdered sugar (for dusting) Optional: 1 tablespoon rum or maraschino liqueur (for brushing the sponge cake) Instructions: Prepare the Sponge Cake: If using a pre-made sponge cake, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, bake a sponge cake according to your favorite recipe and let it cool completely. Assemble the Layers: If desired, brush the sponge cake layers with rum or maraschino liqueur for added flavor. Spread a layer of raspberry jam over…

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Ingredients: 1 cup yellow split peas, dried 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried thyme 8 cups vegetable or chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions: Rinse the Split Peas: Rinse the yellow split peas under cold water and set them aside. Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery, leek, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened. Add Split Peas and Broth: Add the rinsed…

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Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup rye flour 1/2 cup oat flour 1/4 cup flaxseeds, ground 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup water (approximately) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, rye flour, oat flour, ground flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, salt, and baking powder. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients. Add Olive Oil: Drizzle the olive oil over the dry ingredients. Mix until the oil…

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Ingredients: For Pickled Herring: 1 lb herring fillets, preferably pickled 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 onion, thinly sliced 6 whole black peppercorns 6 whole allspice berries 2 bay leaves For Creamed Herring: 1/2 lb pickled herring fillets 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (optional) Salt and pepper to taste For Matjes Herring: 1/2 lb matjes herring fillets 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar…

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Ingredients: 1 lb salmon fillet, skin-on, pin bones removed 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds 1 tablespoon dill seeds Zest of 1 lemon 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped 2 tablespoons vodka or aquavit (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Cure: In a small bowl, mix together the sea salt, sugar, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, dill seeds, and lemon zest. Prepare the Salmon: Place the salmon fillet, skin-side down, on a clean work surface. Rub the vodka or aquavit (if using) evenly over the flesh side of the salmon. Sprinkle the…

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Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup milk 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 egg 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups beef broth 1/2 cup heavy cream Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional) Instructions: Prepare the Meatball Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk. Let them soak for a few minutes. Add the ground beef, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, ground allspice, ground nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the soaked…

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Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons melted butter Pinch of salt Butter or oil for cooking Optional toppings: jam, whipped cream, berries, powdered sugar Instructions: Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter until well combined. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking constantly, until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a…

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil Additional butter or oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined. Gradually add the milk and melted butter or oil to the dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth dough forms. Adjust the amount of milk as needed to achieve the right consistency; the dough should be soft but not too sticky. Shape the Flatkökur: Divide the dough into 6 equal…

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Ingredients: 500g white fish fillets (such as cod or haddock), skin removed 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 egg, lightly beaten Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil, for frying Lemon wedges, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Fish Mixture: Cut the fish fillets into small chunks and place them in a food processor. Pulse the fish until finely chopped but not completely pureed. Transfer the chopped fish to a mixing bowl. Mix the Ingredients: Add the chopped onion, parsley, flour, beaten egg, salt, and pepper to the…

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 2 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil Vegetable oil, for frying Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cardamom. Add Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add the buttermilk and melted butter or oil. Mix until well combined. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients…

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Ingredients: 1 quart (950ml) skimmed milk 2 tablespoons plain Skyr or yogurt with live active cultures Cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel Instructions: Heat the Milk: Pour the skimmed milk into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat until it reaches a temperature of about 185°F (85°C). Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. Cool the Milk: Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the milk to cool until it reaches a temperature of about 110°F (43°C). You can speed up the cooling process by placing the saucepan in a cold water bath. Inoculate the Milk: Once the milk has…

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Ingredients: 300g dark rye flour 150g whole wheat flour 100g all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 400ml buttermilk 50g molasses or dark corn syrup 50g brown sugar 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil Raisins or nuts (optional) Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a loaf pan or line it with parchment paper. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the dark rye flour, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined. Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl,…

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Ingredients: 500g lamb meat (shoulder or leg), cubed 2 carrots, sliced 2 potatoes, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 leek, sliced 1 turnip, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 liters water or beef broth 1 teaspoon thyme 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Ingredients: In a large pot, combine the cubed lamb meat, sliced carrots, diced potatoes, chopped onion, sliced leek, diced turnip, and chopped celery. Add Water or Broth: Pour 2 liters of water or beef broth over the ingredients in the pot. The liquid should cover the ingredients…

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Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) hangikjöt (smoked lamb or mutton) 2-3 medium-sized potatoes 1 small rutabaga (swede) 2-3 carrots 1 onion 2 bay leaves 5-6 whole cloves Salt and pepper to taste Butter or oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Vegetables: Peel and dice the potatoes, rutabaga, carrots, and onion into bite-sized pieces. Cook the Hangikjöt: Place the hangikjöt in a pot and cover with water. Add the bay leaves and cloves to the pot. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the hangikjöt for about 20 minutes, or until it is fully cooked…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups masa harina (cornmeal dough) 1 cup mashed green bananas 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup achiote oil (annatto seeds steeped in oil) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup warm water (as needed) For the Filling: 2 cups cooked, seasoned meat (beef), shredded 1 cup cooked, seasoned vegetables (potatoes, green olives, capers), diced 1/2 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons sofrito (Puerto Rican seasoning blend) Salt and pepper to taste For Assembling: Banana leaves or parchment paper, cut into squares (for wrapping) Kitchen twine or strips of banana leaves (for tying) Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a…

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Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110°F/45°C) 3/4 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs Powdered sugar, for dusting Butter, for serving (optional) Instructions: Activate Yeast: In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until foamy. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the warm milk, vegetable oil, vanilla…

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Ingredients: 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 1 cup white rum 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pinch of salt Ice cubes (optional) Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional) Instructions: Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine the coconut milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, white rum, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Blend Until Smooth: Blend the mixture until everything is well combined and smooth. Chill: Transfer the coquito mixture to a pitcher or airtight container and…

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Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tomato, diced 1 cup medium-grain rice 4 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup frozen green peas 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley (for garnish) Lime wedges (for serving) Instructions: Brown Chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken…

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Ingredients: 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Ground cinnamon or toasted coconut flakes, for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Mixture: In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, cornstarch, sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon (if using). Whisk until the cornstarch is fully dissolved and no lumps remain. Cook the Mixture: Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring constantly with a whisk or spoon. Continue cooking and stirring until the mixture thickens to a pudding-like…

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Ingredients: For the Filling: 1 pound ground beef or pork 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper to taste For the Dough: 2 cups grated green plantains 1 cup grated yautía (taro root) 1/4 cup achiote oil (annatto oil) 1 teaspoon salt For Frying: Vegetable oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Filling: In a skillet, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until softened. Add the ground meat and cook until…

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Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 bunch culantro (optional), chopped 1 head garlic, peeled 1-2 ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prepare Ingredients: Wash and chop the onion, bell pepper, cilantro, and culantro (if using). Peel the garlic cloves. Chop the tomatoes. Blend Ingredients: In a food processor or blender, combine the chopped onion, bell pepper, cilantro, culantro, garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste (if using), dried oregano, and ground cumin. Pulse…

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Ingredients: 1 cup salt cod (bacalao), soaked and flaked 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup water Vegetable oil for frying Lime wedges for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Salt Cod: Soak the salt cod in cold water for at least 8 hours or overnight, changing the water several times to remove excess salt. Drain the soaked salt cod and pat it dry with paper towels. Flake the cod into small pieces, removing any bones and skin. Mix the Batter: In a…

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Ingredients: 2 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare the Plantains: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the plantain slices until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.…

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Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups long-grain white rice 1 can (15 ounces) pigeon peas (gandules), drained and rinsed 3 cups water or chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tomato, diced 1 packet sazón seasoning with achiote (about 1 tablespoon) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or culantro (optional, for garnish) Instructions: Rinse the Rice: Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it under cold water until the water runs…

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Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on Salt and black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 bell pepper (any color), thinly sliced 2 carrots, julienned 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, thinly sliced (optional, for heat) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Instructions: Season the Chicken: Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and black pepper on both sides. Sear the Chicken: Heat the vegetable oil in…

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Ingredients: 2 cups shredded coconut (fresh or dried) 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt Instructions: Prepare Coconut Mixture: In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded coconut, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to combine. Cook Coconut Mixture: In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, add the coconut mixture to the saucepan, stirring continuously. Form Drops: Continue to cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until it thickens and becomes…

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Ingredients: 1 bunch callaloo leaves (about 1 lb), washed and chopped (substitute spinach or Swiss chard if unavailable) 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tomato, chopped 1 scotch bonnet pepper, whole (optional, for heat) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste Lime wedges, for serving Instructions: Prepare the Callaloo: Wash the callaloo leaves thoroughly and remove any tough stems. Chop the leaves finely. Sauté Aromatics: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent…

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Ingredients: 2 cups cassava flour 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil, for frying Instructions: Prepare the Bammy Dough: In a mixing bowl, combine the cassava flour and salt. Gradually pour in the coconut milk while stirring continuously to form a smooth dough. The dough should be firm but pliable. Shape the Bammy: Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Flatten each ball into a disc shape, approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cook the Bammy: Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add a small amount of vegetable oil. Place…

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Ingredients: 1 cup long-grain white rice 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup water 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 Scotch bonnet pepper (whole, optional) 2 green onions, chopped Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Instructions: Prepare the Rice and Peas Mixture: In a medium-sized pot, combine the rice, drained kidney beans, coconut milk, water, chopped onion, minced garlic, dried thyme, allspice, and salt. If using the Scotch bonnet pepper, add it whole to the pot.…

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Ingredients: 2 whole fish (such as snapper or tilapia), cleaned and scaled 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper, to taste Vegetable oil, for frying 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced (preferably red or yellow for color contrast) 2 carrots, julienned 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, thinly sliced (seeds removed for less heat, if desired) 1 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 sprigs fresh thyme 4 whole pimento berries (allspice) 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish Lime wedges, for serving Instructions: Prepare…

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Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish Recipe Ingredients: 1 can (19 oz) ackee, drained and rinsed 8 oz salted cod (saltfish), soaked overnight and flaked 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced (optional) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 green onions, chopped Salt, to taste Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Fried ripe plantains (optional, for serving) Jamaican hard dough bread or boiled green bananas (optional, for serving) Instructions: Prepare Saltfish: Soak the saltfish in water overnight to remove…

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Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup vegetable shortening or lard For the Filling: 1 lb ground beef or chicken 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small bell pepper, finely chopped 1 small tomato, diced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil for frying Instructions: Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening or lard until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the cold water, mixing until the…

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Ingredients: 1 lb chicken pieces (bone-in, skin-on, preferably thighs or drumsticks) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup long-grain white rice 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn) Salt, to taste Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Lime wedges (for serving) Instructions: Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil…

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Ingredients: 1 large yuca root, peeled and cut into chunks 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt, to taste Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (optional, for garnish) Instructions: Prepare the Yuca: Peel the yuca root and cut it into chunks of similar size. Boil the Yuca: Place the yuca chunks in a pot of salted water and bring it to a boil. Cook until the yuca is fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the yuca and set it aside. Make the Mojo Sauce: In a small saucepan,…

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Ingredients: 2 cups cooked red kidney beans (canned or cooked from dry) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth Salt and pepper, to taste Optional: chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Beans: If using canned beans, drain and rinse them under cold water. If using dry beans, soak them overnight, then cook until tender according to package instructions.…

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Ingredients: 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice 1 cup whole milk 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Ice cubes Optional: orange slices or zest for garnish Instructions: Prepare the Orange Juice: Start by juicing fresh oranges until you have 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice. You can strain the juice to remove any pulp if desired. Mix the Ingredients: In a blender, combine the freshly squeezed orange juice, whole milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Blend until Smooth: Blend the ingredients on high speed until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Adjust Sweetness:…

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Ingredients: 2 pounds goat meat, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves 2 cups beef or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon tomato paste Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional) Instructions: Season the Goat Meat: Season the goat meat chunks with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Brown the Goat…

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Ingredients: For the Chimichurri Sauce: 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt and black pepper, to taste For the Burgers: 1 pound ground beef Salt and black pepper, to taste 4 hamburger buns Lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and red onion slices for garnish Optional: sliced avocado, cheese slices Instructions: Prepare Chimichurri Sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.…

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Ingredients: 4 ripe plantains (plátanos maduros) 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 tomato, diced 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or any cheese of your choice) Vegetable oil, for frying Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional) Instructions: Prepare the Plantains: Peel the ripe plantains and slice them lengthwise into thin strips. Fry the Plantains: Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the plantain slices until…

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Ingredients: 4 green plantains, peeled and cut into chunks 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup pork cracklings (chicharrones), crushed 1/4 cup olive oil or lard Salt, to taste 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth (optional) Mojo sauce (optional, for serving) Instructions: Boil the Plantains: Place the plantain chunks in a pot of boiling water and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and Mash: Drain the cooked plantains and transfer them to a large bowl. Mash them using a mortar and pestle or a potato masher until smooth. Sauté Garlic: In a skillet, heat the olive oil or…

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Ingredients: 2 lb chicken pieces (bone-in, skin-on) 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into chunks 1 lb pork ribs or pork chops 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 8 cups water or chicken broth 2 cups diced pumpkin or squash 2 cups diced yuca (cassava) 2 cups diced green plantains 2 ears of corn, each cut into 3 pieces 1 large carrot, sliced 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro,…

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Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs Salt and pepper, to taste 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional) Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish) Avocado slices (for serving, optional) Instructions: Cook the Rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and a pinch of…

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Ingredients: 4 green plantains 4 cups water Salt, to taste 1/4 cup butter or olive oil 1 red onion, thinly sliced (optional) Queso de Freir (fried cheese), for serving (optional) Salami or fried eggs, for serving (optional) Instructions: Prepare the Plantains: Peel the green plantains and cut them into chunks. Boil the Plantains: In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and the plantain chunks. Boil for about 10-15 minutes or until the plantains are tender and easily pierced with a fork. Mash the Plantains: Drain the boiled plantains and transfer them to…

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Ingredients: 4 cups water 1/2 cup finely ground Cuban coffee (preferably espresso roast) 1/2 cup granulated sugar Instructions: Prepare the Coffee: In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add Coffee: Once the water is boiling, add the finely ground coffee to the boiling water. Stir well to combine. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the coffee simmer for about 15-20 minutes. This allows the coffee to brew and develop its rich flavor. Add Sugar: After simmering, add the granulated sugar to the coffee. Stir continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from…

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