Help, I Need Recipe Ideas

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Laksa Lemak

One of the items on my Life List is make at least one meal from 25 different cuisines. I’m currently up to 20, and I’m stuck. (That photo is our Laksa Lemak recipe – it’s delicious and has become a staple at Chez Chong over the years)

So far we’ve cooked:

  1. Belgian: Carbonnade of beef
  2. Chinese: Egg fried rice (& many others)
  3. Cuban: Lechon asado
  4. French: Tuna nicoise
  5. Greek: Feta and lamb burgers
  6. Hungarian: Pork paprika
  7. Indian: Lamb rogan josh curry
  8. Indonesian: Beef rendang curry
  9. Italian: Tomato, butter & onion pasta sauce
  10. Japanese: Sushi & katsu curry
  11. Korean: Korean sizzling beef
  12. Macanese: Minchi
  13. Malaysian: Laksa lemak
  14. Mexican: Huevos rancheros
  15. Mongolian: Mongolian beef
  16. Moroccan: Tagine
  17. Polish: Golonka
  18. Spanish: Chickpea, chorizo and spinach stew
  19. Thai: French bean and duck thai curry
  20. Vietnamese: Vietnamese lamb shank

Some of those cuisines we’ve embraced and now cook from regularly, which is fun. I have a list of cuisines I’d like to try, but I’m struggling to find traditional recipes for some of them, or recipes where I’d readily be able to access all the ingredients. Putting pineapple and coconut in something and calling it Carribean isn’t going to work here, I think.

These are the cuisines I’m considering but I’m happy to be given other options:

  • Antiguan
  • Austrian
  • Brazillan
  • Carrribean
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Irish
  • Lebanese
  • Middle Eastern (I’m not sure if this really counts – does this count?)
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Swiss
  • Turkish
  • Welsh

I suppose if I was being really lazy I could say that we already know how to cook English cuisine and probably something American but that feels like a bit of a cop out.

So! I’m turning to you. Do you have any tried and tested tasty recipes that I can borrow to help finish off my list? 🙂

3 thoughts on “Help, I Need Recipe Ideas

  1. Irish = easy! Make champ – it’s gorgeous and very Irish and veerrryyy simple.

    http://moveablefeastscookbook.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/darina-allens-champ-for-st-patricks-day.html

    My sister lived in Switzerland for years and they are big fondue fans, so cheese fondue?

    http://justhungry.com/proper-swiss-cheese-fondue

    Lebanese/Middle Eastern/Syrian is great and simple – make a really nice fattoush or some falafel and houmous. Easy and delicious, one of my favourites!

    And lastly, Caribbean – check out this from Saturday’s Western Mail:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/caribbean-recipes-celebration-black-history-6206366

    Hope these help! xx

  2. For Carribean, I highly suggest jerk chicken. I used this recipe in a (chicken) Jerk Off competition and took first prize!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/jamaican-jerked-chicken-recipe/index.html

    As for Irish recipes, colcannon is yummy and simple. (VERY similar to champ!) Mashed potatoes, cabbage, cream, butter & scallions. Mmmm.

    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/colcannon/

    Also, Irish Soda Bread is always a good choice!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/irish-soda-bread-recipe/index.html

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