What's your favorite ethnic/regional style of food?

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  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Just for fun, tell us your favorite ethnic or regional style of food! [​IMG] You can name your favorite dish from that style if you want to or even share a recipe if you actually cook some of it yourself.

    My favorite kind of food is "Tex-mex" or Americanized Mexican food. My favorite dish from this style is wet burritos. Mmm!
     
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love real authentic mexican food.
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thai curry
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    its really mood depending, sometimes its german food, sometimes its southern and sometimes mexican or asian.
    right now i'd go for a few pounds of snow crab legs and a pot of melted butter.
     
  6. too much fun

    too much fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mexican anytime
     
  7. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Can I say American? I'm not much of one for nationalism or patriotism, but I'll vouch for this country's food any day [​IMG]
     
  8. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Arabic food. I went to college with a large amount of Middle Eastern students, and I learned how to cook all kinds of stuff, including "Kefta", which is a kebab made out of ground lamb and beef mixed with garlic and cilantro. I also learned how to make Horest Badam Jahn, or Eggplant Stew, and all kinds of healthy stuff that believe it or not, tastes great and is a great way to catch a starving cowboy [​IMG] ...[​IMG]
     
  9. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
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    Quote:Me too!!!

    I like all kinds of food!! [​IMG]

    Two of my favorites are from Thailand.

    I got these recipes from a Thai Restaurant Owner friend of ours.

    Thai Green Curry Recipe

    Recipe...makes enough for 4 to 6 servings, or more depending on what you have with it.
    I like it on top of rice.... It is a very thin sauce.

    Ingredients

    Green Pepper
    White Onion
    Green Curry Paste
    Mae Ploy brand Green Curry Paste... a 2 lb 3 oz plastic container...
    Coconut milk (Chaokoh is the best brand... brown can with two coconuts on the front Remember it ends in "H"there is another brand that almost the same name with same type of label too!!)

    Fish sauce... (Squid brand if you can get it.... (it is not from squids...it is from anchovies....)

    Lime leaf, now for this you need an oriental market( it is not the leaf of a Lime tree... it is just called that. It is a deeply lobed citrus type leaf.

    Thai Basil (You need an oriental market or a produce dept that can order it. Usually called "Queen of Siam Basil. I grow it in my garden.)

    Recipe
    1/2 can coconut milk (I use the whole can)
    1/2 tsp or more according to your taste of the Green Curry Paste (it is hot!!! 1tsp. is too much for me.)
    2-3 Tbs of sugar
    3 Tbs of Fish sauce
    2 Lime Leaf
    2 to 4 sprigs of Thai basil.

    then to that broth you add..

    1/2 a chicken breast...
    1 Whole Bell Pepper cut into square pieces some big enough to easily pick up with a fork 1 to 2 inch pieces
    1 white onion , cut into 4ths or 8ths (depending on the size of the onion)
    ½ cup frozen green peas (Add just before serving, just long enough to heat them through)

    The traditional recipe calls for Yard long green beans rather than bell pepper... I haven't tried that yet..



    Padd Thai
    This one is evolving... Do you have a Wok?? if not you can use a large frying pan...

    Ingredients

    chicken breast
    rice noodle. Padd Thai noodle. Not too thin not too thick,just med.
    fish sauce (I use Squid Brand)
    fresh lime of lime juice
    paprika (Hot Hungarian type or a Dried Thai Dragon Powder.)
    egg
    garlic
    mung bean sprouts
    green onions
    Rice noodles. if dry, they need to soak in water for at least 30 min. About 1/2 to 1/3 the package (16oz pkg) for two people. Usually there will be some left over for the next day for one person

    in small dish or container (I use a custard cup) mix together
    2 Tbs Fish sauce (according to your taste)
    3 to 4 Tbs sugar
    Juice from one lime. (a good sized lime or two small ones)
    1 Tbs of Paprika
    set aside

    1 egg lightly stirred in small dish
    add 1 clove of garlic, (or more depending on your taste) put garlic through a garlic press. Add to raw egg. Stir fry together in not too hot pan do not get garlic brown. Just cook until egg is firm. take out of pan, put in small bowl, set aside.

    1 half breast of chicken, sprinkle with paprika. Rub into meat. Stir fry until cooked through. Take out of pan,set aside.

    Raise heat on wok or pan add about a tablespoon of oil.
    put in rice noodles. stir fry until noodles are getting limp and tender (do not over cook, they may turn to mush!

    Add the fish sauce to pan
    Stir until the fish sauce is almost absorbed. Add the egg and meat back into the pan cook to heat them back up.

    The noodles will get soft. Test for "Aldente" like spaghetti.
    Serve on bed of mung bean sprouts and green onions. My husband likes the bean sprouts raw and the green onions raw. I like them cooked in the noodles a bit. I hate raw onions!!

    When we have this dish, after eating the raw onions, my husband always asks if I would like him to whisper "sweet nothings" in my nose!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    I like mostly all of it... great now i'm hungry [​IMG]
     

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