meat&poultry

Chicken Biryani

by smth good on November 30, 2011

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After our adventure with the Uzbek plov, we have continued to cook rice in all kinds and forms: pilaf, risotto and now… biryani. It’s a complete dish, full of flavours and richness; it takes almost 2 hours to prepare it but it’s worth it – slow food as comfort food, I like to call it. [...]

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Roast duck with sour cabbage

by smth good on October 16, 2011

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I’ve been busy. Celebrating my son’s birthday, my husbands’ and my own. Busy anniversary season over here and lots of parties. Appart from all those delicious cakes (the recipes will follow soon), I wanted to share with you a really impressive recipe that is quite popular in Romania in the cold season – roast duck [...]

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Pollo alla Parmigiana

by smth good 20 September 2011 meat&poultry
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Whenever I have to prepare a dinner for more than 6 people, I start cheating . I want to spend the time wisely in the kitchen and I don’t want to be late with dinner and stuck there for another hour after guests arrived. Therefore, choosing the right courses is crucial; I want something elaborate [...]

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Curry, paprika & thyme poussins

by smth good 22 August 2011 meat&poultry
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A couple of days ago, I went to a farmers’ market to buy some chicken meat. One stand was selling poussins, two pieces per package. Grain fed, 450 gr each, beautiful poussins, excellent for roasting. And I was just standing there, staring while the seller kept asking me how many I want. Do you know why? [...]

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Duck Red Curry

by smth good 1 July 2011 meat&poultry
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This one is one of the most refined Thai curry, a red curry with duck and grapes (Gaeng phed ped yang, in Thai). Its unique flavors go from hot to sweet&sour, with a hint of fruit sweetness and delicate texture. It’s Thailand in a bowl, beautifully styled and presented, just as those gorgeous women and [...]

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Stuffed bell peppers

by smth good 30 May 2011 meat&poultry
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Because we are leaving again, this time to Thassos (Greece), I wanted to share with you a really tasty Greek recipe – yemistes piperies, meaning stuffed peppers. There are many variations of this recipe, some of them do not use meat, but we chose to use lamb for the stuffing and it was a good choice, trust [...]

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Chicken with sage, rosemary and garlic

by smth good 7 May 2011 meat&poultry
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Expecting guests for lunch or dinner is a perfect occasion to roast a whole chicken. So, we decided to roast one with a mixture of sage, rosemary, lemon and garlic. It was fantastic! Serves 6-8, prep. time 2 hrs and 15 minutes Utensils: a baking tray with rack, a bowl Ingredients: 1 whole chicken 2 [...]

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Turkey in marjoram and mustard sauce

by smth good 16 April 2011 meat&poultry
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This dish has German influences, using marjoram and mustard. Marjoram is so dear to me and there are not so many recipes that uses it. So, I try to compensate and use it to spice up salads, fish, game or cheeses. Its nutty spicy flavor goes so well in the dish below that I highly [...]

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Uzbek Lamb Plov

by smth good 4 April 2011 meat&poultry
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There are various rice dishes with meat and/or vegetables that are cooked especially for celebration moments (weddings, funerals etc) in many parts of the world. The Uzbek Plov is one of them; staple food in Uzbekistan (former Soviet Union), this dish is similar to pilaf and it is traditionally cooked with mutton or lamb, onion, [...]

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Pork knuckle in pickled cabbage juice

by smth good 25 March 2011 meat&poultry
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This is not just a dish, it’s a feast! Ingredients: 3 pork knuckles 1 onion, cut in big chuncks 2 liters pickled cabbage juice 1 tsp black pepper berries 1 tbsp mustard berries 1 tbsp allspice berries or juniper berries 3 bay leaves few red chilies (optional) Bring to boil the pickled cabbage juice in [...]

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