World cuisine is a broad term, as it should be. I mean, we’re talking about all the countless recipes perfected, perfected, and invented centuries ago when our current civilization wasn’t even a glimmer of thought. There are many recipes and delicious recipes. Today, we’ll be looking specifically at seven of the world’s best cooking recipes that you can make at home.
You don’t always have time to cook epic meals, especially on a busy day, and of course there are plenty of those busy days spread throughout the week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t taste to the world’s most epic dishes. recipes right from the comfort of your own home, giving you and your family a trip to any place in the world and all without having to leave your home or spend a week in the kitchen to prepare it.
So when time is of the essence, try one of these world cuisine recipes that you can quickly and easily prepare in the comfort of your own home.
7. Salsa Boscaiola
But this one here is of course Italian and it essentially means: “From the woods”. There are many variations of this one, but the one we’re going to see today is quick, easy, and delicious. And good news, it’s a veggie dish, but that doesn’t mean it’s not delicious.
Although some restaurants I’ve worked at have added sausages to the mix, so don’t worry, dear meat eaters everywhere.
Makes 1 pound of dough and serves 6
For the sauce: sauté 1 diced red onion, 2 bell peppers and a packet of mushrooms in olive oil (if adding sausage, sauté it in the pan and set aside when it’s nicely browned and fully cooked, add it when the vegetable stir-fry is almost done), when the vegetables are nicely caramelized, add diced tomatoes (1 can), or you can make a jar of store-bought marinara sauce here for more speed and efficiency.
Add salt, water, black pepper and diced fresh basil leaves and reduce until thick and velvety, while enjoying.
*Some make this one with heavy cream so the choice is yours as I said there are many variations of this delicious dish.
6. Coq Au Vin
This classic dish seems daunting to tackle, but never fear, classically trained chef Jacques Pepin is here to help; He is always there. GOAT that he is.
Its simple and effective way of preparing this dish will shock you. Take a look at his version of this world cuisine classic and you won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests.
With summer approaching, who wants soup? But that’s the beauty of this one here… it’s served in its native Russia both cold and piping hot.
What you’ll need: A heck of a lot of beets, that’s what.
Alright…seriously, in a pot, 6 beets, 1 red onion, 4 peeled carrots, 4 large peeled potatoes and half a cabbage (all diced…rough chop). Add water until all ingredients are covered.
Add some beef stock powder and let this baby boil until all the ingredients are nicely soft and the stock thickens a bit. He serves 6.
Kind of like Italian minestrone soup only with different vegetables, really.
Again, serve chilled or hot with sour cream.
This one will definitely impress your friends. It’s a cream or rather a sweet sauce and it looks great served in crystal (or plastic) glasses with a stem, and feel free to stick a wafer inside to spruce it up a bit, but the emulsion is quite simple and delicious. Serve if the meal was exceptionally heavy and where a lighter dessert is ideal.
In a bowl, away from the heat, whisk 6 egg yolks and a pinch of sugar (1/4 cup of sugar) and add a dessert wine (Madeira or marsala will do).
Place the bowl over a pot of boiling water and whisk until thickened, being careful not to curdle the eggs.
At the very end, throw in some orange zest that you have previously prepared and serve.
Should make 4-6 good servings. And by “pleasant” I mean satisfying.
3. Swedish cucumber salad or gurksallad Svensk
You should always look for a light option, even when preparing a three-course meal, say… a side dish of salad is always ideal; especially if the main course and dessert are up there in the calorie department.
This one is great even on its own for a light lunch and it’s easy. Scandanavian Today on YouTube brings you a great version of this delicious dish.
Could we really make a list without this classic American Creole and Cajun dish? Barely, and I have an easy one that you can whip up in 45 minutes or less.
To feed 6…boil 3 cups of rice and set aside when cooked.
Cut 4 Andouille sausage links into rounds and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, then set aside.
Cut two chicken breasts into cubes, brown and cook completely… set aside.
In a skillet, add the olive oil, the onion, the carrots and the celery (cut into small dice), the peppers and cook until caramelized.
Add frozen cooked sausage, chicken and shrimp (one 12 OZ bag… thawed).
Add 3 cups of beef broth, 3 teaspoons of paprika and half a teaspoon of hot pepper flakes and let reduce.
Be careful not to salt the emulsion at this stage as the beef stock could get you where you need to be.
Once the liquid has disappeared, add the cooked rice and stir.
At this point, taste for salt and add salt and pepper to taste.
1. Apple strudel
This Austrian classic will have your guests coming back for more. Coincidentally, it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite dessert. His favorite dish is Schnitzel. Maybe that’s an article for another time.
But for now, Sucheta’s Simply Awesome Recipes on YouTube has you covered, dear readers.
So, Guilty Eaters… do you have any classic recipes from around the world that you would like to share? Let us know.