Oh, it has been a long time since we posted a recipe - shame on us! Still, here is the wonderful recipe from Eugenia in Tunisia - a missing country (no longer missing), and a type of tagine we had never encountered before! We happened to have more chicken that stated in the recipe, but the shop was out of parsley, so we adapted slightly. Everybody polished their plates - it was delicious! Toby says he has three favourite things in cooking: peeling, grinding and grating. In this recipe, he got to do all three!
Pupusas - El Salvador
This bread looks quite similar to the San Marino recipe, but it's different, made with maize flour and filled with meat and cheese. They were really yummy, especially with the cabbage and carrots (we didn't pickle them :) )
Stamppot Boerenkool - Netherlands
It has been a while since we made a recipe, but here is Gwen's "Stamppot Boerenkool" from the Netherlands...actually the 3rd or 4th recipe we have made from the Netherlands, and Toby loved all of them
Date Balls - Sierra Leone
We are still catching up with recipes, and finally got round to making these date balls from Sierra Leone, thanks to Natalie :)
Buuz - Mongolia
Here's the second recipe we made last week-end: Tseke's recipe for Mongolian Buuz. We all got pretty good a folding/sealing the dumplings!
Piada - San Marino
Okay - so after we made these, we realised that we probably should have made them bigger, big enough to wrap the food up. But even as they were, they made for a lovely lunch! A big thank you to Lorenzo for sending us the recipe!
Plov - Uzbekistan
What's better that receiving a letter from a "missing country"? A letter from a missing country with a recipe! With big thanks to Nozima, here is our attempt at "plov". We used Nozima's recipe as a starting point, then googled to find what kind of meat would be most suitable. Although most online versions we found were lamb, we also saw chicken and beef plov, and decided to make ours a beef version. We added cumin, paprika, and a bit of garlic, and used our slow cooker.
Tiramisu - Italy
This was our second attempt at Eddy's tiramisu.........the first time, we "accidentally" ate all the biscuits before we got round to making it! It was definitely worth finishing the recipe, and Toby loved the "no coffee" version!!!
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"Not Lussua" - São Tomé and Príncipe
Well, this was not the easiest dish! The recipe Ricardo sent us calls for Lussua leaves (and the recipe is named after them) - we'd never heard of this, but thankfully, Ricardo supplied Latin names for us. It turns out that Solanum Americanum is Nightshade...which we had heard of, but not in an edible context. Because we couldn't find it - and because it sounded like it shouldn't be the kind of vegetable you just grab from a random bush without knowing its toxicity, we played it safe and went for spinach, as suggested by Ricardo, instead. Now, on to our tamarillo search....maybe tamarillos are plentiful where you live, but we searched for months (not full-time!) - in the end, luck would have it that they were found in a supermarket in Malta, and carried home. Finally, we could make the recipe...except we hadn't planned on getting the tamarillos, and therefore hadn't considered where to get breadfruit from! So, in the end, we decided on potatoes...and the whole family cleared their plates. :)
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