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Grilled Chicken Served with Homemade Mango Chutney


With its sweet, spicy flavor and generous chunks of juicy fresh mango, this traditional chutney recipe is very delicious. You will enjoy this recipe of Grilled chicken served with homemade mango chutney.

Ingredients
Serves 2 people

2 chicken thighs & legs bone in & skin on
2 big mangoes
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of rosemary
A pinch of salt
A pinch of white pepper
A pinch of cajun spices
A pinch of smoked paprika
30 g of fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 red chili
1 green chili
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground coriander
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 cup of white vinegar
2 cups of white sugar
2 rosemary branches

Method

1 Add 1 tbsp of olive oil into a bowl with 2 chicken thighs & legs. Add 1 tbsp of dried rosemary, a pinch of salt, a pinch of white pepper, a pinch of Cajun spices, a pinch of smoked paprika. Mix all the ingredients. Refrigerate the chicken for 30 min.

2 Dice the mangoes. Finely chop the ginger & 2 garlic cloves. Slice the chilies.

3 At a medium high temperature stove add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil into the pot. Add chopped ginger, garlic, sliced chilies. Stir fry the vegetables for 1-2 min. Add 1 tsp of salt,1 tsp of ground coriander,1/2 tsp of ground cumin,1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder,1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients. Stir fry for 1 min. Add diced mangoes,1 cup of white vinegar & 2 cups of white sugar.Thoroughly mix all ingredients & bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature to medium low. Simmer for 45 min.

4 At a medium temperature stove add 2 marinated chicken thighs & legs into the grill pan. Fry the chicken for 7 min on each side or until golden color.

5 To serve 1 portion add 1 chicken thigh & leg into the serving plate. Pour a few ladle spoons of mango chutney on top of the chicken. Garnish with a fresh rosemary branch.

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Traditional Recipe Russian Sour Cabbage Soup


Traditional Russian Sour Cabbage Soup Recipe
Sour Cabbage Soup or Kislye Shchi is a traditional Russian soup. This sour cabbage soup recipe is made with fresh pork ribs. Some cooks make theirs with beef brisket and cracked beef marrow bones.

Ingredients
Serves 4 people

600 g of pork ribs
400 g of sour cabbage
2 medium size potatoes
1 small zucchini
2 medium size tomatoes
1 medium size carrot
1 red capsicum
1 medium size white onion
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch of coriander
1 bunch of dill
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of white pepper
3 dried bay leaves

Method

1) Slice onion, dice capsicum, slice carrot, slice zucchini into thin strips, dice tomatoes & potatoes into medium size cubes. Finely chop garlic cloves, dill, coriander.

2) At a medium high temperature stove add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil into a pot. Add pork ribs & stir fry the ribs until pre-cooked & golden color. Remove the pork ribs from the pot.

3) Use the same pot & add dice capsicum, sliced carrots, sliced zucchini, diced onion. Stir fry for 2 min. Add diced tomatoes, sour cabbage & fry for 5 min. Add diced potatoes, 1 tsp of white pepper, 2 tsp of salt, pork ribs. Cover with the water. Bring water to boil & cook for 10 min. Add garlic, dill, coriander & bay leaves. Reduce temperature to medium & simmer the soup for 30 min.

4) To serve 1 portion add a few ladle spoons of the soup into a serving bowl. Add a few pork ribs into the soup. Garnish with fresh chopped dill and fresh chopped coriander.

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Polish White Borscht


Ingredients
Serves 3-4 people

300 g of top round beef
6 Munich sausages
100 g of Paris ham
1 medium size onion
1 medium size carrot
1 celery stick
3 garlic cloves
1 big seedless lime
3 hard boiled eggs
1 bunch of dill
200 ml of cooking cream
2 tbsp of sunflower oil
2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of white pepper
1 tsp of ground coriander
1 bay leaf

1) Dice beef into about 1.5 cm cubes. At a medium temperature stove add the beef into a cooking pot with hot water and cook for 1 hour.

2) Slice the Munich sausages, Paris ham and dice carrot, onion. Slice celery. Finely chop 3 garlic cloves. Cut the egg into halves.

3) At medium high temperature stove add 1 tbsp of oil into the grill pan. Add sliced Munich sausages & Paris ham. Stir fry for 5 min. Remove ham & sausages from the pan. Add 1 tbsp of oil into the same pan. Add carrot, sliced celery, garlic cloves. Stir fry for 5 min.

4) Add fried Munich sausages & ham into the pot with the boiled beef. Add fried vegetables, 2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of white pepper, 1 tsp of ground coriander & 1 bay leaf. Cook the soup for 20 min.

5) Add the cooking cream & cook for 5 min at low temperature. Turn off the stove. Add few ladle spoons of the soup into the serving bowl. Garnish with chopped dill. Add half egg.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings – American Spicy Chicken Wings


Buffalo Chicken Wings are delicious chicken wings that are usually served as an appetizer. It comes with a dipping sauce (such as ranch or blue cheese dressing) and is best eaten with celery sticks.

Ingredients:

– Chicken 6 wings
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp paprika
– 1/2 cup flour
– 1/2 tsp ground garlic
– 1 tbsp honey
– 3 cups cooking oil
– 1/4 cup hot sauce
– 1 tbsp ketchup
– Butter
– Mayonnaise and celery for dip

Procedure:

1. Combine flour, salt, ground black pepper and paprika in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

2. In a bowl, pour the flour mixture on the chicken wings. Mix thoroughly.

3. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.

4. Deep fry the chicken wings for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Melt the butter in a pan add hot sauce, ground black pepper, paprika, ground garlic for the coating. Stir thoroughly.

6. Dip the fried chicken wings in the butter mixture. Mix to distribute the sauce evenly.

7. Transfer on a serving plate and prepare the dip with celery.

8. Serve with dip.

Share and enjoy!

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Basil Shrimp Fettuccine – Pasta with Basil and Shrimp


Basil Shrimp Fettuccine is a western dish with colorful combination of firm shrimp, bright spices and fettuccine pasta. Garlic and basil add fresh flavor to the light sauce that coats this dish. It’s a fast favorite that tastes like you fussed.

Ingredients:

– 200 g fettuccine pasta
– 5 cloves of garlic
– 1 onion
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1 butter
– 1 lemon
– 3 basil leaves
– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
– 1/4 cup flour
– 1 tomato
– 1 bell pepper
– 1 lb fresh shrimps

Procedure:

1. Prepare the ingredients, remove the shell of the shrimp, chop or mince the garlic, onions, bell pepper, basil leaves and tomato. Grate the lemon to produce lemon zest.

2. In a bowl, combine flour and evaporated milk stir thoroughly. Set aside.

3. Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.

4. Heat cooking pot and melt the butter then put and cook the raw shrimps for 3 minutes or until pinkish orange in color.

5. In a separate cooking pan heat the olive oil then saute the minced garlic and onion. Add the diced tomatoes as well and cook for 3 minutes.

6. Add the flour and milk mixture in the pot. Mix well.

7. Add lemon zest, salt and ground black pepper. Stir thoroughly

8. Put-in the cooked shrimps and add chopped basil leaves. Stir thoroughly for a minute.

9. Put the fettuccine pasta and mix thoroughly until well-combined.

10. Transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with sliced lemon.

11. Serve well. Share and enjoy!

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Classic Banoffee Pie Recipe


Banoffee pie

Ingredients
Serves 6 people

300 g of wholewheat cookies
300 ml of whipping cream
1/2 cup of icing sugar
300 g of cooked condensed milk
3 bananas
100 g of hazelnuts
50 g of dark chocolate
100 gm of unsalted melted butter
30 g of unsalted butter
Fresh mint for decoration

Method

1) Break the wholewheat cookies into small crumbs, add 100 g of melted butter. Mix the cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Add crumbs mixture into a baking pan& form a base. Refrigerate the base mixture for 30 min.

2) Add 300 ml of whipping cream into a mixer bowl, add 1/2 cup of icing sugar. Mix the mixture for 4-5 min gradually increase the speed from 1st to the 5th one.

3) Slice the banana.

4) Add half of the cooked condensed milk on top of the cookies base. Add the banana slices. Add 1/2 cup of nuts (any). Add another layer of boiled condensed milk. Add the whipped cream on top, Refrigerate the pie for 1 hour.

5) At medium temperature stove. Place a glass bowl on top of the pot with simmering water. Add 50 g of chocolate. Add 30 g of butter. Mix until the chocolate melts.

6) Slice the pie into 6 pcs Serve 1 pc of pie per portion. Drip 1 tbsp of melted chocolate on top of the pie.

Decorate with mint leaves

Banoffee pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and boiled condensed milk, combined either on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. In our version of the recipe we include hazelnuts.

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Blueberry Chocolate Cream Cookies Cake – Recipe


Ingredients

Serves 6 people

350 g of chocolate cream cookies
300 ml of condensed milk
200 g of blueberry jam
200 ml of whipping cream
100 g of cooked condensed milk
150 g of unsalted butter at room temperature
125 g of fresh blueberries for presentation
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of icing sugar
fresh mint leaves for decoration

Method

1) Add 300 ml of condensed milk into a mixer bowl add 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix at second speed for 1 min. Add 100 g of cooked condensed milk, 150 g of unsalted butter. Mix it again at second speed for 5 min.

2) Add 200 ml of whipping cream into a new mixer bowl. Mix it gradually increasing the speed from 1st to 5th every 1 min. Set it aside.

3) Use a baking tray L23 x W15 covered with aluminum foil. Place half of chocolate cream cookies to cover 1st layer. Add half of condensed butter cream on the top of the cookies. Add 100 ml of blueberry jam. Place the rest of chocolate cream cookies. Add another half of condensed butter cream on top of the cookies. Add 100 ml more of blueberry jam. Cover top of the cake with whipped cream. Refrigerate the cake for minimum 2 hours.

4) Cut the cake into 6 pcs Place 1 piece of cake into the serving plate. Decorate with fresh blueberries. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top of the cake piece. Add few fresh mint leaves.

This is very simple recipe.

You will enjoy

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Salisbury Steak – Ground Beef Steak in Brown Sauce


Salisbury steak is a dish made from a blend of ground beef and other ingredients and is usually served with gravy or brown sauce. The dish is popular in the United States, where it is traditionally served with gravy and mashed potatoes or pasta.

Ingredients:

– 1 lb ground beef
– 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
– 1 egg
– 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
– 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tbsp ketchup
– 1 cube beef bouillon
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp ground black pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– butter

For the sauce:

– 2 1/2 cup beef broth
– 1 can of mushrooms
– 1 tsp cornstarch
– 1 white onion
– 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tbsp ketchup
– 1 tbsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Procedure:

1. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, dry mustard, worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon, salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.

2. Dash some flour into a parchment paper. Shape the meat mixture into 6 oval patties.

3. Chop the onions.

4. Heat the olive oil in a cooking pan and melt the butter. Put-in the beef patties and cook each side of the patties for 5 minutes or until brown.

5. In the same pot, saute the chopped onions and then add the mushrooms, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and garlic powder. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.

6. Pour-in the beef broth and add the beef patties in the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the patties are tender. Add cornstarch and stir thoroughly. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

7. Transfer into a serving plate, garnish and serve hot.

Share and enjoy!

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Crab Cakes – Cake Stuffed with Crab Meat


Crab cake is a variety of fishcake that is popular in the United States. It is composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, mayonnaise, eggs, and seasonings, particularly The cake is then sautéed, baked, grilled or, the most popular choice, broiled and fried.

Ingredients:

– 1 lb crab meat
– 1 tsp dry mustard
– Breadcrumbs
– Cayenne pepper powder
– Ground black pepper
– 2 pieces bell pepper
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– Parsley leaves
– Lemon zest
– 1 egg
– 1/2 slice of lemon
– 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
– 1/4 tsp garlic powder
– 3 tbsp cooking oil
– 1 tbsp butter
– All-purpose flour

For the dip:

– 1 tbsp capers
– 1 tbsp mustard
– 1 tbsp minced onions
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Procedure:

1. Prepare the vegetables, mince the bell pepper and chop the parsley leaves.

2. Beat the egg in a bowl, add mayonnaise. Continuously beat while adding salt, ground black pepper, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper powder, lemon zest and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.

3. Add the minced bell pepper, chopped parsley leaves and then the crab meat. Mix until everything is well-combined.

4. Put 6 scoops of the crab meat mixture in an aluminum foil. Roll the foil to form a cylinder and lock the edges. Refrigerate for an hour or more.

5. Remove from cold and slice into circles crosswise. Put in a wide container and set aside.

6. Sprinkle flour on the crab cakes. Turn and make sure every part is floured well. Set aside.

7. Heat the oil in a cooking pan. Melt the butter and remove the aluminum foil and cook the crab cakes. Cook until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip to cook every part.

8. For the dip, combine the capers, minced garlic, mustard and mayonnaise. Mix well.

9. Transfer in a serving plate, garnish and serve.

Share and enjoy!

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Beef Stroganoff – Cooked Beef with Sour Sauce


Beef Stroganoff is a dish consisting of thin slices of beef that are pan-fried and cooked with a rich sour tasting sauce. It originally came from Russia and is sometimes called Beef Stroganov. Due to its popularity, it was adapted by different countries in which several variations are created.

Ingredients:

– 1 lbs beef sirloin
– 1 cup beef broth
– 1 cup sour cream
– 1/4 cup butter
– 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp ground black pepper
– 2 red onions
– 1 can fresh mushrooms
– 1/3 cup white wine
– 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
– 1 tsp dry mustard
– 1 tsp paprika

Procedure:

1. Prepare the ingredients, chop the onions and slice the beef into thin strips.

2. Heat a cooking pot or pan then melt-in the butter.

3. Pan fry the strips of beef for about 5 to 10 minutes.

4. In the same pan sauté onion and mushroom in remaining butter until the texture becomes soft.

5. Add-in the remaining flour and stir.

6. Put-in the pan-fried beef, the condensed cream of mushroom, and the beef broth. Stir and let boil.
Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
Note: add water if necessary.

7. Put-in some salt and pepper to taste then stir-in the sour cream. Cook for 2 minutes more.

8. Arrange egg noodles or rice on a serving plate then top with Beef Stroganoff.

9. Serve. Share and enjoy!

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