Eastern markets are full of colorful spices. Among them we can find spices in almost all shades of the rainbow. In its natural form (i.e. dried and packaged by the manufacturer, without the addition of synthetic supplements) they not only add flavour and aroma to dishes, but also make them more useful. The adherents of a healthy diet and salt-free diet appreciate diet recipes. the rich taste which is achieved through the use of spices.
This seasoning is made from red peppers. It gives the dish a spicy flavor that stimulates the appetite and improves digestion. Paprika loved all over the world, but it especially tasted in Hungary – there has established a unique Museum of paprika. But the main national dish of chicken with sweet peppers called paprikash.
It is called the king of spices. In the middle ages saffron was worth 15 times more red pepper. It is believed that saffron is a natural antidepressant and powerful aphrodisiac. Hetaeras of Ancient Greece scattered it in their bedrooms and Cleopatra before a date loved to soak in the bathtub with saffron. And today, these orange blossoms are one of the most expensive and exquisite spices. Continue reading
1. Menudo (Mexico)
Although some of you probably the ingredients of this soup are nothing amazing, not all people would be willing to try beef stomach. Menudo is a traditional Mexican soup, which Mexico enjoys great popularity and is often prepared on special occasions. The dish is also widely known as a hangover cure.
Menudo is made from the stomachs of cows with onions, cilantro, oregano, chili peppers and corn. For its preparation requires 7 to 10 hours, as the stomach should be boiled very long, so that it becomes soft and tender. Some may wonder do the stomach can really be delicious? But if you add all the other ingredients and simmer on low heat for a couple of hours, the result will be simply incredible.
The stomach becomes so tender that melts in your mouth, add more corn tortillas to dip in the soup, and you get the perfect lunch. The origin of this soup is little known, however one can guess that in Mexico, when he stabbed the bull, wanted to use all parts of the carcass for cooking, including stomachs. This dish you can find in many Mexican restaurants. Continue reading
Cooking time: 35 min Servings: 4
In the summer we try to cook as many dishes with vegetables and today’s recipe is no exception. Eggplant with tomatoes – a great, and easy cooking, quick and easy dish, very tasty and fragrant, which can serve as appetizer and as side dish. First vegetables we will quickly fry and then stew them together, special aroma to the dish will give green Basil.
The thus prepared appetizer of eggplant with tomatoes is very typical of Neapolitan cuisine. The use of such a trimming and as a separate dish, and you can dress pasta. and if you put it between two slices of bread and add a slice of cheese, you get a lovely sandwich for a light “snack”.
Today it so happened that in my kitchen were a lot of vegetables and some of them I decided to cook a snack and the rest I needed for the preparation of the famous “eggplant-Parma” .
The amount of ingredients is rather small, requires little time, and it turns out very tasty – try it! Continue reading