Italian Saltimbocca

Italian Saltimbocca

 

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Italian Saltimbocca

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Preparing this dish is simple. Its flavor is irresistible - it jumps right into your mouth ("salt-im-bocca"). An Italian everyday dinner consists of at least two courses: pasta, soup, or risotto followed by meat or fish with vegetables or salad. Saltimbocca is a popular second course. 
We recommend pasta seasoned with a simple sauce as the first course.
Make the recipe again: Try authentic Saltimbocca alla Romana with fresh sage leaves and thin slices of veal. 
Hands-on Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into 6-8 thin large slices
  • 8 slices prosciutto (raw ham), very thin
  • 3/4 lb spaghetti or other pasta
  • 1 cup black olives sliced
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Saltimbocca Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Sage
  • [2] Sun-dried tomatoes

Suggested Sides

  • fresh Italian bread sliced
  • asparagus, cauliflower, or broccoli cooked
  • spinach or mushrooms sautéed with garlic

Instructions
 

1st course

  • In a large PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Cook garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add anchovies. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Add olives. Cook until olives turn slightly brown.
  • Add cooked spaghetti and 1 cup of the cooking water to the PAN. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle Saltimbocca [2] spices on plated dish.

2nd course - Prepare

  • Cover the chicken slices with PLASTIC WRAP and pound them to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Season them with the Saltimbocca [1] spices in an even layer. Don’t add salt!
  • Place prosciutto slices on top.

2nd course - Cook

  • In a PAN, over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Place the chicken bundles in the PAN in one layer, prosciutto side up.
  • Season with pepper to taste.
  • Fry chicken for a couple of minutes until the bottom starts to brown.
  • Add wine. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
  • Let cook for a few minutes until the chicken is done.

2nd course - Serve

  • Serve with your preferred sides.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Variations
▪ Substitute chicken with veal or pork cutlets.
▪ Substitute chicken with eggplant or zucchini.
▪ Substitute prosciutto with Spanish jamón serrano, bacon, or cheese.
▪ Substitute wine with broth.
Aussie Burger

Aussie Burger

pineapple

A Lot on Your Aussie Burger

Pineapple and beetroot? Serious? Yes! Who dares wins!

But this is not all. The Aussie Burger is also called “Burger with a lot” due to its many layers. Beetroot and pineapple are characteristic ingredients, and so is a sunny side up egg. Add your onions, bacon, or cheese, just as you like your favorite burger anyway.

Tasmanian Tomato Salad Side

Add a fruity tomato side salad with a kick from precious Tasmanian pepperberries, also called Mountain Pepper. Notice the slightly purple color that the berries develop in the vinaigrette.

Variations
  • Substitute beef with other meat, or with large portabello mushrooms.
beetroot
The Aussie Burger Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Tasmanian pepperberries

Aussie Burger

Tasmanian Aussie Burger

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The Aussie Burger is also called "Burger with a lot" due to its many layers. Characteristic ingredients are beetroot,  pineapple, and a sunny side up egg. Add a fruity tomato side salad with a kick from precious Tasmanian pepperberries, also called Mountain Pepper. Notice the slightly purple color that the berries develop in the vinaigrette.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Australian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping list

  • 4 beef patties
  • 1 jar pickled beetroots sliced
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 8 large lettuce leaves
  • 4 large tomato/es chopped
  • 2-3 kiwi (golden) chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • mayonnaise and/ or your favorite ketchup or BBQ sauce

Optional layers

  • slices cheese
  • onion rings grilled or raw
  • bacon grilled

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Tasmanian pepperberries

Instructions
 

Side salad

  • Chop Aussie Spices with a sharp knife.
  • Be careful not to shoot the spices across the kitchen.
  • In a BOWL, mix lemon juice with Aussie Spices, salt to taste, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Mix with tomatoes and kiwi. Set aside.

Burger

  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry patties until cooked to your desired doneness.
  • Transfer patties to a plate and cover.
  • Shortly, fry the cutting sides of the buns.

At the same time

  • In a second PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry eggs to your liking.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Transfer to a plate and cover.
  • Fry pineapple on each side until golden and caramelized.

Serve

  • Serve all ingredients on separate plates.
  • Everyone can assemble the Burger with a lot to its liking.
  • Enjoy!
Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smörgåstårta – Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

It looks like a cake with a savory decoration. The inside is a layered sandwich filled with everything you can imagine as long as you combine it with mayonnaise and eggs on sandwich bread. Serve it cold and cut in cake slices.

Cake or Cupcakes

The recipe below is an easy version of a cake. You can also make four single “cupcakes” instead of one large cake when you assemble on top of four single slices of bread.

Decoration with no Limits

The is no limit for the cake decoration. Often used vegetables are lettuce leaves, sliced cucumber & tomatoes, and chopped chives. Other options are quartered eggs, cherries, grapes, and small shrimps.

The Smörgåstårta Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, dill, celery

Fillings Make the Difference

Popular are different fillings for each layer and rich decorations. Here are some inspirations:

  • Vegetarian filling: Substitute tuna with 1/2 lb of mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms in slices and cook them in some butter until they become just a bit soft.
  • Meat filling: Substitute tuna with 8 oz ham, cut into 1/2-inch squares, or chicken breast, cooked and shredded.
  • Paste layer: On one layer spread a smoked cod, salmon, shrimps, anchovy, olive, avocado, or liver pâté paste.
  • More fillings: Substitute tuna with chopped eggs and anchovies.
Tip: Quick DIY Mayonnaise

In Sweden, it’s often used cream fraîche for the filling, which is rarely available in the United States. It is like a mix of heavy cream and sour cream.

Mayonnaise

You can make your own mayonnaise any time at home from eggs, oil, and white vinegar:

  1. Leave 2 eggs at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Mix eggs in a blender.
  3. Add 1 cup of vegetable oil one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Add 1 tsp white vinegar or more to taste.
  5. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

For a variation, add one tsp of mustard or freshly grated horseradish.

Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smörgåstårta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

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It looks like a cake with a savory decoration. The inside is a layered sandwich filled with everything you can imagine as long as you combine it with mayonnaise and eggs on sandwich bread. This recipe is one easy version. You can also make four single "cupcakes" instead of one large cake. Popular are different fillings for each layer and rich decorations. Get more recipes and inspirations on our website.
 
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 2 can tuna in water each 5 oz
  • 8 oz mayonnaise
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 12 slices sandwich bread cut into even squares
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1-2 lemon for juice
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients:

  • [Tarta] horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, dill, celery

Instructions
 

A. Filling

  • In a BOWL, mix the Tarta Spices with 1/8 cup lemon juice.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese. Mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set 1 cup of the mixture aside for the “icing”.
  • To the remaining mixture, add eggs, vegetables, and tuna.

B. Assembly

  • Assembly the cake on a large serving plate
  • (1) With a knife, spread four slices of bread with half of the filling.
  • (2) Place four slices of bread on top.
  • (3) Spread with the remaining filling.
  • (4) Place the last slices of bread on top.
  • (5) Use the “icing” mixture to spread over the top and all sides.
  • (6) Cover completely with plastic wrap.
  • Let it rest overnight in the fridge.

C. Decoration

  • Decorate the cake to your taste, for instance, cover with lettuce leaves and top with tomato slices and chopped herbs. For more ideas and tips see our blog.
  • Enjoy!
Acai Bowl

Brazilian Açaí Bowl

 

Acai Bowl

Brazilian Açaí Bowl

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Açaí berries come from Açaí palm trees that grow in the Amazonian rainforest. It's told that they are named after an Amazonian girl. Her name Iaca is Açaí spelled backward. The fruits from the tree saved her tribe from hunger. They have been an indispensable part of the Brazilian diet ever since. In some regions, the dinner table is not complete without a bowl of açaí pulp as a filling side dish. Our take on the Açaí Bowl adds the benefits of the trendy super fruit with organic açaí powder.
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Shopping List

  • 2 cups frozen berry mix
  • milk of your choice*

Optional

  • agave syrup or honey as a sweetener
  • 1 tbsp of your favorite nut or seed butter
  • leaves of baby kale or spinach

Topping Ideas

  • slices fresh fruits e. g. banana, kiwi
  • Rolled oat flakes, coconut flakes, granola
  • Chia, flax, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
  • Dried goji berries

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Açaí powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix the frozen fruits, 1 cup milk, Açaí powder, and optional ingredients in a blender.
  • Add slowly more milk as needed. Continue until you receive a consistency that is a bit thicker than a smoothie.
  • Distribute the mixture into two bowls and top with your favorite fruits, seeds, and more.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*recommended: almond, soy, coconut, or rice milk
▪ Substitute the berry mix with other frozen fruits of your choice
▪ Add passion fruit on top
The tropical passion fruit is grown almost everywhere in the world, and originated in the South American countries of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It's a low caloric fruit of only 17 calories but with substantial amount of nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A.