Indian Tandoori

Indian Tandoori

 

Indian Tandoori

Indian Tandoori

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Well-known Tandoori BBQ develops its flavor in a fragrant yogurt-marinade. The spice blend includes ajowan, an extraordinary aromatic Indian spice. Ajowan has a thyme-anise-like taste, slightly bitter and nutty. Dip the grilled goodness into a mint chutney from fresh herbs.
 
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces

Fresh Produce

  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1.5 inch ginger grated
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 lemon for juice

Dairy

  • 2/3 cup yogurt plain

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 12 skewers *)
  • salt
  • oil

Tandoori Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Paprika, cinnamon, cardamom, ajowan, turmeric, cloves, cumin, white pepper, coriander
  • [2] Chili flakes

Suggested Sides

  • 2 cups basmati rice cooked or steamed

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • In a BOWL, add yogurt, Tandoori [1] spices, 2/3 of the garlic and ginger, salt and Tandoori [2] spices to taste. Mix well.
  • Coat chicken with the marinade.
  • Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.

Mint chutney

  • In a FOOD PROCESSOR, blend mint, cilantro, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 of the garlic and ginger, salt and Tandoori [2] spices to taste.
  • Add water as needed to create a thick sauce.
  • Cover and keep cool until serving.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 425°F.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers.
  • Place skewers in a BAKING DISH lined with aluminum foil.
  • Roast in the OVEN for 20 to 30 minutes, until cooked through, turning midway.

Serve

  • Serve tandoori with rice or bread, the mint chutney, and optionally a fresh salad.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*) If using wooden skewers, soak them first for 30 minutes in water.
▪ Substitute chicken with lamb loin, sirloin beef, veal, mushrooms, potatoes, and/ or boiled paneer or tofu.
▪ Substitute cilantro with parsley.
▪ Substitute rice with naan or chapati bread.
 
Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

 

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

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Chermoula is an aromatic marinade from North Africa. It's popular in the Maghrebi countries from Tunisia to Morocco. With its base of fresh herbs it's similar to South American chimichurri. It's mainly used in slow cooked tagines with fish or chicken. Alternatively, try it as a seasoning on grilled meat, fish, or vegetables.
 
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan, Tunesian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1.5 lbs fish filet * for instance: salmon, halibut, sea bass, or red snapper

Fresh Produce

  • 6 tbsp finely chopped herbs: cilantro and parsley 50:50 **
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Chermoula Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, cumin, garlic, tangerine peel

Optional

  • harissa chili paste or fresh chopped chilies

Suggested Sides

  • fresh bread
  • finely chopped tomatoes + cucumbers
  • carrot, potato, or couscous salad ****

Instructions
 

Prepare chermoula

  • Mix herbs, garlic, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, and Chermoula spices.
  • Optionally, add chilies to taste.

Marinate

  • Spread a thin layer of oil on the bottom of a BAKING DISH.
  • Place the fish * (skin-side down) in the BAKING DISH.
  • Season it with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Coat it evenly with chermoula.
  • Cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Let it marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Bake

  • Preheat the OVEN to 300°F. ***
  • Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes (for the meat: 1-2 hours), until it's cooked through.

Easier alternative (instead of marinate and bake):

  • Season chermoula with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Spread it over grilled fish, meat, or vegetables.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute with 2 lbs chicken legs or lamb chops.
** If necessary, substitute cilantro with parsley.
*** Optionally, add carrots and/or bell pepper slices on top of the fish or chicken.
**** Couscous salad
Greek Keftedes

Greek Keftedes

 

Greek Keftedes

Greek Keftedes

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These are perfect for your BBQ or just as a change for your weekday dinner. Keftedes are very juicy meatballs thanks to the added ingredients like milk. The Greek spice blend include herbs from dill to mint and warm spices from cinnamon to nutmeg with a hint of chili. Add fresh vegetables or salad, and of course, fresh bread.
 
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1 lb ground beef *

Fresh Produce

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2-5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 0.5 bunch parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped dill optional

Dairy

  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt plain **

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 2 oz breadcrumbs ***
  • chili flakes to taste optional
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Keftedes Culinary Spice Kit

  • Oregano,

Suggested Sides

  • fresh bread or cooked rice
  • fresh or grilled vegetables or mixed salad

Instructions
 

Fry

  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry onions until golden.
  • Add 2 cloves garlic for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Drain.

Mix & Form

  • In a LARGE BOWL, mix fried onions & garlic, parsley, milk, egg, breadcrumbs, and Keftedes spices.
  • Add meat.
  • Add to taste: salt (1.25 tsp recommended), pepper, and chili (opt.). Mix well.
  • Form meatballs in the shape of a golf ball.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 350°F.
  • Place meatballs on a greased BAKING SHEET with some space in between.
  • Bake them for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Try one after 10 and 12 minutes to make sure that they don't bake too long.

Tzatziki

  • In a BOWL, squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber.
  • Tip: Add liquid to a juice or smoothie.
  • Add garlic to taste, yogurt, lemon juice, dill (opt.),  and 1 tbsp oil. Mix well.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Serve

  • Serve keftedes with tzatziki and your preferred sides.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute beef with poultry or half pork.
** See online recipe to make it from common yogurt.
*** Substitute with ground nuts, e.g. almond meal.
Patatas Bravas con Chorizo

Spanish Patatas Bravas with Chorizo

 

Patatas Bravas con Chorizo

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo

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Originally, tapas are meant as snacks in between drinks. The hot summer in Spain calls for light meals. Sharing a variety of fresh homemade tapas with friends for dinner leaves nobody hungry. Baked potato cubes with a spicy sauce or homemade mayonnaise are a standard item. Since access to Spanish sausages is rare in the US, try our spicy chorizo sauce instead.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 10 oz sausages * (optional) cut into bite-size slices

Fresh Produce

  • 4 medium potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce unflavored
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Dairy

  • 1 egg room temperature

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Chorizo Culinary Spice Kit

  • Ancho chili peppers, cumin, garlic, coriander, salt, black peppercorn, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves

Suggested Sides

  • Gazpacho cold vegetable soup
  • Pa amb tomàquet tomato bread
  • Escalivada grilled vegetable salad

Instructions
 

Patatas

  • Preheat OVEN to 400°F.
  • In a BOWL, mix potato cubes with 2 tbsp oil and salt to taste.
  • Spread potato cubes onto a non-sticking BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are crisp and golden outside. Turn halfway.

Chorizo Sauce

  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Add tomato sauce.
  • Season with salt and Chorizo spices to taste. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.

Alioli

  • In a tall BEAKER, add 1 cup of oil, egg, garlic, lemon juice, and salt to taste.
  • Place an IMMERSION HAND BLENDER on the ground of the beaker.
  • Run the blender on medium speed (without moving the blender) until the oil transformed into a mayonnaise.

Serve

  • Serve potatoes, chorizo sauce, alioli, sausages and your preferred sides on separate plates.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* For instance: beef, pork, chicken, or vegetarian.
 
 
Thai Gai Yang

Thai Gai Yang

 

Thai Gai Yang

Thai Gai Yang

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Gai yang translates to grilled chicken. It is a very popular dish on the streets of Laos and Thailand. Gai yang is not spicy but rather salty. The addition of unseasoned fresh vegetables balances the flavor. Fresh chilies or a Thai dipping sauce add heat if desired.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast or thighs *

Fresh Produce

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 1 butter lettuce
  • 6 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh chilies (optional) thinly sliced

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce **
  • 1 tbsp sugar best: brown sugar or palm sugar
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Gai Yang Culinary Spice Kit

  • Lemongrass, galangal, ginger, black pepper, chili, coriander, garlic, lemon peel, ginger, star anise, cilantro, onion, basil, cumin, white pepper, cinnamon, lemon oil

Suggested Sides

  • Jasmine rice ***
  • Rice noodles or hearts of palm noodles

Instructions
 

Prepare

  • Cut chicken lengthwise in half, then into 1/4 inch thin slices.
  • On a GRATER, shred carrots with the largest shred size.
  • Drizzle carrots with 1 tsp lemon juice.

Marinade

  • In a CONTAINER, mix soy sauce, sugar, Gai Yang spices, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add the chicken slices and mix well.
  • Cover and let it marinate in the fridge 2 - 24 hours.

Fry

  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over high heat.
  • Fry chicken slices until golden on all sides, turning frequently.

Serve

  • Place the chicken slices on lettuce leaves.
  • Top with shredded carrots and green onions.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Optionally, add fresh chili slices.
  • Serve with your preferred side.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute with shrimp, sirloin beef, or tempeh.
** Substitute soy sauce with 1 tbsp fish sauce. Find more substitutes here.
*** Optionally substitute part of the cooking water with 1 can of pure coconut milk and add 2 tsp sugar per 2 cups of rice.
Spanish Pinchitos

Spanish Pinchitos

 

Spanish Pinchitos

Spanish Pinchitos

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Pinchitos is a popular tapas dish. Tapas are the Spanish interpretation of appetizers, often accompanied by an alcoholic drink, such as beer, wine, or cider. Add baked cubed potatoes, with an optional typical Spanish lemon-garlic-mayonnaise or spicy tomato sauce. Pickled onions or other vegetables complete the perfect blend of delightful flavors.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Fresh Produce

  • 3 cloves garlic grated or pressed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 12 skewers**
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Pinchitos Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, mild chilies, cumin, coriander, turmeric, smoked paprika, fenugreek

Suggested Sides

  • pickles of your choice
  • Spanish homemade mayonnaise Spanish: aioli
  • Spanish salad consisting of grilled bell peppers and eggplants Spanish: escalivada

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • In a CONTAINER, mix garlic, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, Pinchitos spices, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add chicken strips. Mix well.
  • Let it marinate in the fridge overnight.

Potatoes

  • Preheat OVEN to 425°F.
  • Mix potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Spread them onto a greased BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake them for about 15 minutes until golden and crisp, turning halfway.

Fry or Grill the Skewers

  • Thread chicken strips onto skewers in a zigzag shape, alternating with green onion pieces.
  • Fry or grill skewers over high heat for a few minutes until they are browned and cooked through.

Serve

  • Serve skewers and potatoes with your choice of pickles and sauces.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute chicken with beef sirloin or lamb.
** Soak wooden skewers 30-60 minutes in water.