Roti Chicken Curry Massala

Apr 5, 2015 by

Roti is a Surinam/Hindu dish. If you don’t want to make the bread you can use Naan bread. The roti massala consists of round bread with filling. The bread is made from flour. The filling consists of meat , potatoes and vegetables . The appropriate vegetables for roti massala is green beans, eggplant, endive or dhal (yellow peas).
I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks” Surinaams koken”.

Ingredients:
For the bread:
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 1¼ cup water milk mixture (warm 110F)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • olive oil
For the massala:
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
For the filling:
  • 1 chicken or any other favorite chicken parts
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • ½ tbsp sambal
  • 2 tbsp massala
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 knorr bouillon cube
  • salt and pepper
 
Instructions
  1. Add the yeast, water milk mixture and the butter to the flour. Mix well and let it stand for about an hour. After it rises make balls the size of a large egg.
  2. Roll the dough out on a floured surface. Put some oil in a hot pan and “fry” the bread on both sides.
  3. If you can’t get the massala then you have to improvise, I made a mix of my own. 1 tbsp garam marsala and 1 tbsp curry. It’s not the real thing but it’s close enough. If you can get your hands on massala use that.
  4. Season the chicken with pepper, salt, minced garlic, 1 tbsp massala. Put some oil in a pan make sure it’s hot. Roast the chicken for about 10 minutes on all sides. 
  5. Add the minced onion, sambal and 2 cups of water, chopped tomatoes, peeled and halved potatoes and green beans.
  6. Add 1 cube bouillon cube, the bay leaves and 1 tbsp massala . Stew till the potatoes are done (about 20 min). If it starts to dry out add some water. There should be enough water to dip the bread. If you like the “sauce ” thick add some diluted cornstarch.

Roti Chicken Curry Massala
 
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Roti is Hindu dish. If you don't want to make the bread you can use Naan bread. The roti massala consists of round bread with filling. The bread is made from flour. The filling consists of meat , potatoes and vegetables . The appropriate vegetables for roti massala is green beans, eggplant, endive or dhal (yellow peas). I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks Surinaams koken.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Suriname/Hindu
Serves: 6
Ingredients
For the bread:
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 1¼ cup water milk mixture (warm 110F)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • olive oil
For the massala:
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
For the filling:
  • 1 chicken or any other favorite chicken parts
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • ½ tbsp sambal
  • 2 tbsp massala
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 knorr bouillon cube
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the yeast, water milk mixture and the butter to the flour. Mix well and let it stand for about an hour. After it rises make balls the size of a large egg.
  2. Roll the dough out on a floured surface. Put some oil in a hot pan and "fry" the bread on both sides.
  3. If you can't get the massala then you have to improvise, I made a mix of my own. 1 tbsp garam marsala and 1 tbsp curry. It's not the real thing but it's close enough. If you can get your hands on massala use that.
  4. Season the chicken with pepper, salt, minced garlic, 1 tbsp massala.
  5. Put some oil in a pan make sure it's hot. Roast the chicken for about 10 minutes on all sides. Add the minced onion, sambal and 2 cups of water, chopped tomatoes, peeled and halved potatoes, green beans.
  6. Add 1 cube bouillon cube, the bay leaves and 1 tbsp massala . Stew till the potatoes are done (about 20 min). If it starts to dry out add some water. There should be enough water to dip the bread. If you like the "sauce " thick add some diluted cornstarch.

 

 

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Outback Steakhouse Blooming Onion

Mar 22, 2015 by

This is a great Outback Steakhouse Blooming onion. Who would have thought a fried onion would taste that good.

 

For the dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • dash ground black pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
For The Onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp salt (I didn’t use that)
  • 1½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 large Vidalia sweet onion
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce and set aside.
  2. Beat the egg and combine it with the milk in a medium bowl big enough to hold the onion.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, peppers, oregano, thyme, and cumin.
  4. Cut the end of the onion on one side. Keep it on on the other side that will keep the onion “whole”. Remove the papery skin. Slice the onion till you got 16 sections. Don’t cut all the way down like I did, pull the petals back some.
  5. Submerge the onion in the milk mixture, and then coat it with the dry ingredients. Again separate the “petals” and sprinkle the dry coating between them. Once you’re sure the onion is well-coated, dip it back into the wet mixture and into the dry coating again. This double dipping makes sure you have a well- coated onion because some of the coating tends to wash off when you fry. Let the onion rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes while you get the oil ready.
  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pot to 350 degrees. Make sure you use enough oil to completely cover the onion when it fries. Fry the onion right side up in the oil for 10 minutes or until it turns brown.
  7. When the onion has browned, remove it from the oil and let it drain on a rack or paper towels. Open the onion wider from the center so that you can put a small dish of the dipping sauce in the center.

 

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This is a great Outback Steakhouse Blooming onion made by Todd Wilbur. Made a few modifications. Who would have thought a fried onion would taste that good.
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Recipe type: Copycat Appetizer
Ingredients
For the dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp dried oregano
  • dash ground black pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
For The Onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp salt ( I left that out)
  • 1½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground black
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp dried thyme
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 large Vidalia sweet onion
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce and set aside.
  2. Beat the egg and combine it with the milk in a medium bowl big enough to hold the onion.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, peppers, oregano, thyme, and cumin.
  4. Cut the end of the onion on one side. Keep it on on the other side that will keep the onion "whole". Remove the papery skin. Slice the onion till you got 16 sections. Don't cut all the way down and pull the petals back some.
  5. Submerge the onion in the milk mixture, and then coat it with the dry ingredients. Again separate the "petals" and sprinkle the dry coating between them. Once you're sure the onion is well-coated, dip it back into the wet mixture and into the dry coating again. This double dipping makes sure you have a well- coated onion because some of the coating tends to wash off when you fry. Let the onion rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes while you get the oil ready.
  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pot to 350 degrees. Make sure you use enough oil to completely cover the onion when it fries. Fry the onion right side up in the oil for 10 minutes or until it turns brown.
  7. When the onion has browned, remove it from the oil and let it drain on a rack or paper towels.
  8. Open the onion wider from the center so that you can put a small dish of the dipping sauce in the center.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Mar 21, 2015 by

Forget those frozen Chicken pot pies. Making them yourself is not that hard. Before you know it you be making on a regular base.

 

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1 tbsp “Better Than Bullion” chicken base
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly with a fork
Instructions
  1. Let the puff pastry thaw, so it’s easy to unfold.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter over medium heat add the onion, celery, carrot and salt. When the vegetables are translucent add the flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk.
  3.   Add 1 tsp better then bouillon, add the thyme and white pepper. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low then add the chicken and peas. I forgot to make a pic adding the peas 😉
  4. Pour chicken mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish. Cut puff pastry into 12 equal strips. Lay puff pastry strips over chicken mixture, weaving it together to form a lattice pattern. Using a pastry brush, brush egg onto the top of the puff pastry. Bake for 30-35 minutes. The puff pastry will be a deep golden brown color.  Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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Recipe type: Comfort Food
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon "Better Than Bullion" chicken base
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly with a fork
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Let the puff pastry thaw, so it's easy to unfold.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat add the onion, celery, carrot and salt. When the vegetables are translucent add the flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk add 1 tsp better then bouillon. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low then add the chicken and peas.
  3. Pour chicken mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish.
  4. Cut puff pastry into 12 equal strips.
  5. Lay puff pastry strips over chicken mixture, weaving it together to form a lattice pattern.
  6. Using a pastry brush, brush egg onto the top of the puff pastry.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. The puff pastry will be a deep golden brown color.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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Curried Chicken Salad with Peach Chutney

Mar 8, 2015 by

I am a big fan of diners drive in and dives. And saw this recipe and I just had to re create this Curried chicken Salad with Peach Chutney. I didn’t have all the ingredients what I saw on the show but replaced them with what I thought was right. I did not use sugar I used honey. I didn’t use almonds I used pecans. When you make it, it will even taste better the next day.
Ingredients
For the Peach Chutney:
  • 1 can sliced peaches in juice (14 oz)
  • ¾ cup diced red pepper
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • ¼ raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1½ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the chicken Salad:
  • Chicken breast
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder (to taste)
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Put in a 350F preheated oven for about 20min.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the chutney and simmer until the liquid is reduced by 1/3. Taste should be sweet and sour, that takes about an hour. Cool to room temp.
  3. Shred the chicken. On the show they took a third of the chicken and pulse in a food processor until finely ground, I left that part out. Combine the curry yogurt/mayo, ground chicken, and chicken chunks, with the green onions and chopped pecans. Stir in one cup of the peach chutney. Taste add more chutney as needed. Serve between bread slices with lettuce and tomatoes.

Curried Chicken Salad with Peach Chutney
 
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I am a big fan of diners drive in and dives. And saw this recipe and I just had to re create this Curried chicken Salad with Peach Chutney. I didn't have all the ingredients what I saw on the show but replaced them with what I thought was right. I did not use sugar I used honey. I didn't use almonds I used pecans. When you make it, it will even taste better the next day.
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Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
For the Peach Chutney:
  • 1 can sliced peaches in juice (14)
  • ¾ cup diced red pepper
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • ¼ raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1½ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the chicken Salad:
  • Chicken breast
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder (to taste)
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Put in a 350F preheated oven for about 20min.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the chutney and simmer until the liquid is reduced by ⅔. Taste should be sweet and sour. Cool to room temp. That takes about 1 hour.
  3. Shred the chicken. On the show they took a third of the chicken and pulse in a food processor until finely ground, I left that part out.
  4. Combine the curry yogurt/mayo, ground chicken, and chicken chunks, with the green onions and chopped pecans. Stir in one cup of the peach chutney. Taste add more chutney as needed. Serve between bread slices with lettuce and tomatoes.

 

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Chianti Pork Chop

Jan 18, 2015 by

If you never had Romano’s Macaroni Grill Chianti Pork Chop you should at least try it ones. This is a great copycat recipe. Here is a video clip how to make the Chianti Pork Chops, potatoes and broccolini. Below I show you how I made mine, with a few adjustments. Used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.  Didn’t have the sprig of rosemary so used the dried ones. And of course the wine. To me it tasted just like at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • 1 inch thick Pork Chop
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic,thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup Chicken Stock
  • Rosemary Sprig or 1 tsp rosemary
  • ½ cup Honey
Instructions
  1. Season the pork chops with pepper and salt. Slice the garlic cloves, and take the stems of the mushrooms.
  2. In a preheated skillet add Olive oil. Sear the Sear Pork Chop over medium heat on both sides for two minutes. Turn the chops and add the mushroom and sliced garlic, sear for two more minutes. If there is still oil left in the pan drain it. Add the red wine. My choice was Barefoot sweet red. Add the chicken stock and cover the pan, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Turn the pork chops over and add rosemary and the honey. Cover again, cook for two and half to three minutes. Your pork chops are done when the internal temp is 140-150 F. I should have taken the temp on the side of the pork chops that way you get a better reading. It won’t take you but 10 minutes to cook these chops. Take the chops out of the skillet. Turn the heat up and the sauce should reach a sort of glaze consistency.

 

Romano's Macaroni Grill Chianti Pork Chop
 
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If you never had Romano's Macaroni Grill Chianti Pork Chop you should at least try it ones. This is a great copycat recipe. Here is a video clip how to make the Chianti Pork Chops, potatoes and broccolini. Below I show you how I made mine, with a few adjustments. Used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Didn't have the sprig of rosemary so used the dried ones. And of course the wine. To me it tasted just like at Romano's Macaroni Grill.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian/Copycat
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • 1 inch thick Pork Chop
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic,thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup Chicken Stock
  • Rosemary Sprig or 1 tsp rosemary
  • ½ cup Honey
Instructions
  1. Season the pork chops with pepper and salt. Slice the garlic cloves, and take the stems of the mushrooms.
  2. In a preheated skillet add Olive oil. Sear the Sear Pork Chop over medium heat on both sides for two minutes. Turn the chops and add the mushroom and sliced garlic, sear for two more minutes. If there is still oil left in the pan drain it. Add the red wine. My choice was Barefoot sweet red. Add the chicken stock and cover the pan, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Turn the pork chops over and add rosemary and the honey. Cover again, cook for two and half to three minutes. Your pork chops are done when the internal temp is 140-150 F. I should have taken the temp on the side of the pork chops that way you get a better reading. It won't take you but 10 minutes to cook these chops. Take the chops out of the skillet. Turn the heat up and the sauce should reach a sort of glaze consistency.

 

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Celery Root Salad

Jan 12, 2015 by

This salad is also called celery remoulade , but this is misleading because there is no remoulade sauce used. I used crème fraiche, mayonnaise and mustard. The salad is delicious on crackers or bread and perfect as a side dish with fish.

Ingredients
  • 1 celery root
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel the celery root, cut in small matchsticks. Put the celery root matchsticks in some water, so they won’t turn brown
  2. Put water in the pot, boil and add the salt. Then add the drained celery root, and the vinegar, cook for 7-10 min. depends on how thick you have cut the “matchsticks”. They should be “limp” Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. While the celery root is cooking make the dressing. Combine the crème fraîche, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and white pepper. Add the cooked celery root, mix well.
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This salad is also called celery remoulade , but this is misleading because there is no remoulade sauce used. I used crème fraiche, mayonnaise and mustard. The salad is delicious on crackers or bread and perfect as a side dish with fish.
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Recipe type: Side Dish/Appetizer
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1 celery root
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel the celery root, cut in small matchsticks. Put the celery root matchsticks in some water, so they won't turn brown
  2. Put water in the pot, boil and add the salt. Then add the drained celery root, and the vinegar, cook for 7-10 min. depends on how thick you have cut the "matchsticks". They should be "limp" Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. While the celery root is cooking make the dressing. Combine the crème fraîche, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and white pepper. Add the cooked celery root, mix well.

 

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Babi Pangang

Jan 4, 2015 by

Babi Pangang is my favorite dish on the menu of a Chinesae/Indonesian Restaurant. It took me a long time to figure out how to get the crunchy meat. I read somewhere else that the Chinese/Indonesian Restaurants were deep frying the meat.  Babi Pangang does have many variations in the Netherlands as hamburgers and pizza’s do in America. This is my own variation, with the biggest difference that I add chili paste (sambal oelek). Babi Pangang is supposed to be a sweet spiced dish, not hot. The ginger, garlic and lemon juice are also often left out. Serve with rice and an Indonesian vegetable dish Atjar Tjampoer or as part of a Rijsttafel. Do use shoulder chops, you will need that bit of fat.

 
For the meat:
  • 1 onion, chopped as finely as possible
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap Manis)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp lemons or lime juice
  • 2 lbs thick boneless pork shoulder chops.
For the Babi Pangang Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion minced fine
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal, depends how much heat you like
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch diluted with 2 tbsp water

 

Instructions
  1. Mince the onion ginger, and garlic. Add the ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), hoisin sauce, sugar, sambal and lemon juice.
  2. Put the meat in a plastic ziploc bag and add the marinade.Close tightly and put in the refrigerator. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours or, (preferred) leave it overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and put in a pot. Add enough chicken broth to cover the meat. Simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. While the meat is simmering you make the Babi Pangang sauce. Mince the onion. Put in a pot 1 tbsp of oil add the onion and garlic. When translucent add 1 tbsp tomato paste. Cook for a minute or so then you add the 2 cups of chicken broth. 1 tbsp ginger and the ketchup.
  5. Then add the sweet chili sauce you can find that in the oriental section of any grocery store. I even can find the sambal oelek in the oriental section now :). Now add the lemon juice, the brown sugar and the sambal. Cook and stir so the sugar is dissolved. To thicken the sauce add the diluted cornstarch.
  6. After the meat has been cooked take it out of the liquid and discard the liquid. Dry the meat, it has to be dry before you deep fry the meat. Before I used to put the meat raw under the broiler which was okay, but it took to long and I never was able to get the crunchy meat what you get with Babi Pangang. The answer is you have to deep fry the chops 375 F for about 2-3 minutes, watch them because you don’t want to burn them to a charcoal crisp. Slice the meat in strips and serve over cooked rice,  Atjar Tjampoer and dredge in the Babi Pangang Sauce.
Babi Pangang
 
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Babi Pangang is my favorite dish on the menu of a Chinesae/Indonesian Restaurant. It took me a long time to figure out how to get the crunchy meat. I read somewhere else that the Chinese/Indonesian Restaurants were deep frying the meat. Babi Pangang does have many variations in the Netherlands as hamburgers and pizza’s do in America. This is my own variation, with the biggest difference that I add chili paste (sambal oelek). Babi Pangang is supposed to be a sweet spiced dish, not hot. The ginger, garlic and lemon juice are also often left out. Serve with rice and an Indonesian vegetable dish Atjar Tjampoer or as part of a Rijsttafel.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indonesian/Dutch
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the meat
  • 1 onion, chopped as finely as possible
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap Manis)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp lemons or lime juice
  • 2 lbs thick boneless pork shoulder chops.
For the Babi Pangang Sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion minced fine
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal, depends on how much heat yo like
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch diluted with 2 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Mince the onion ginger, and garlic. Add the ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), hoisin sauce, sugar, sambal and lemon juice. Put the meat in a plastic ziploc bag and add the marinade.Close tightly and put in the refrigerator. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours or, (preferred) leave overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator and put in a pot. Add enough chicken broth to cover the meat. Simmer for about 1 hour.
  3. While the meat is simmering you make the Babi Pangang sauce. Mince the onion. Put in a pot 1 tbsp of oil add the onion and garlic. When translucent add 1 tbsp tomato paste. Cook for a minute or so then you add the 2 cups of chicken broth. 1 tbsp ginger and the ketchup.
  4. Then add the sweet chili sauce you can find that in the oriental section of any grocery store. I even can find the sambal oelek in the oriental section now :). Now add the lemon juice and the brown sugar and the sambal. Cook and stir so the sugar is dissolved. To thicken the sauce add the diluted cornstarch.
  5. After the meat has been cooked take it out of the liquid and discard the liquid. Dry the meat, it has to be dry before you deep fry the meat. Before I used to put the meat raw under the broiler which was okay, but it took to long and I never was able to get the crunchy meat what you get with Babi Pangang 🙂 in The Netherlands. The answer is you have to deep fry the chops 375 F for about 2-3 minutes, watch them because you don't want to burn them to a charcoal crisp. Slice the meat in strips and serve over cooked rice and Atjar Tjampoer and dredge in the Babi Pangang Sauce.
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Appelflappen (Apple Beignets)

Dec 30, 2014 by

Confusion about apple fritter and apple turnover. Is it appelflappen or appel beignets? Depends who you ask, and it depends where you are at.  If you have appetite for an apple fritter or an apple turnover you should wait and see what you get from the bakery. Both contains apple but how is the apple packaged. In puff pastry and baked in the oven or batter fried? It seems impossible to put an end to this confusion. Because how do you get everyone involved so far as to use the same definitions for apple fritters and apple turnovers? As for me I’m still calling these appelflappen because that’s what they were called where I grew up, even though officialy they are called appel beignets 😉 Appelflappen (beignets) are next to the oliebol the most popular treat on New Years Eve. Every Dutch family will have some oliebollen and or appelflappen.

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1¼ cups beer (Heineken)
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 4 Golden Delicious or which ever apples you got available
  • Granulated or confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Peel and core the apples slice in ¼ inch rings and put them in cold water so they wont turn brown.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt; gradually whisk in the beer until completely smooth. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat 3 inches of the vegetable oil to 370° over moderate heat. Stir the batter. Working in batches, dip the apple rings in the batter and fry them, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or a wire skimmer, transfer the beignets to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep the cooked beignets warm in a low oven while frying the rest. Sprinkle the beignets with granulated sugar or sift confectioners’ sugar over them and serve hot.

 

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Appelflappen (Apple Beignets)
 
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Appelflappen (beignets) are next to the oliebol the most popular treat on New Years Eve. Ever Dutch family will have some oliebollen and or appelflappen.
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Recipe type: Dessert/Holiday
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1¼ cups beer (heineken)
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 4 Golden Delicious or which ever apples you got available
  • Granulated or confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Peel and core the apples slice in ¼ inch rings
  2. In a bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt; gradually whisk in the beer until completely smooth. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat 3 inches of the vegetable oil to 370° over moderate heat. Stir the batter. Working in batches, dip the apple rings in the batter and fry them, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 6 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or a wire skimmer, transfer the beignets to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep the cooked beignets warm in a low oven while frying the rest. Sprinkle the beignets with granulated sugar or sift confectioners' sugar over them and serve hot.

 

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Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan Copycat

Dec 27, 2014 by

Chicken Bryan is one of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s most ordered dish. It consists of an 8 oz grilled chicken breast, topped with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and a basil lemon butter sauce. This dish is named after the city of Bryan, Texas, where the Carrabba family settled in the United States. The first time I went to Carrabba’s that’s what I ordered and I knew I just had to find a copycat recipe of this. I must say this one came pretty close. Find out for yourself.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, sliced
  • 1½ cups chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil (I didn’t have it at this time used dried basil)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces caprino goat cheese or 8 ounces other goat cheese, room temperature
Instructions
  1. Saute garlic and onion in 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Stir wine and lemon juice into skillet, increase heat to medium high, and simmer to reduce by half. Reduce heat to low and stir in cold butter, one slice at a time.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, basil, kosher salt, and white pepper; remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and black pepper. Grill the chicken on your barbeque or in a grill skillet. When the chicken is done, place equal amounts of cheese on each breast and put the prepared sun-dried tomato sauce over the chicken breast.

Carrabba's Chicken Bryan Copycat
 
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Chicken Bryan is one of Carrabba's Italian Grill's most ordered dish. It consists of an 8 oz grilled chicken breast, topped with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and a basil lemon butter sauce. This dish is named after the city of Bryan, Texas, where the Carrabba family settled in the United States. The first time I went to Carrabba's that's what I ordered and I knew I just had to find a copycat recipe of this. I must say this one came pretty close. Find out for yourself.
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Recipe type: CopyCat/Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cold butter, sliced
  • 1½ cups chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces caprino goat cheese or 8 ounces other goat cheese, room temperature
Instructions
  1. Saute garlic and onion in 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Stir wine and lemon juice into skillet, increase heat to medium high, and simmer to reduce by half. Reduce heat to low and stir in cold butter, one slice at a time. Stir in tomatoes, basil, kosher salt, and white pepper; remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and black pepper. Grill the chicken on your barbeque or in a grill skillet. When the chicken is done, place equal amounts of cheese on each breast and put the prepared sun-dried tomato sauce over the chicken breast.

 

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Groentesoep met Balletjes

Dec 26, 2014 by

Vegetable Soup with Balls

Groentesoep met Balletjes is a typical Dutch Vegetable Soup. Literary translated Vegetable soup with balls.   Didn’t realize that it’s a typical Dutch dish until I noticed I didn’t see it over here (USA). This is my version of groentesoep met balletjes.

Ingredients
For the broth:
  • 1 chicken or turkey carcass
  • water
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
For the meatballs:
  • 2 slices of bread
  • ½ tray of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ tray of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley
For the soup:
  • 2 quarts of chicken broth
  • 1 leek
  • 4 green onions
  • celery leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • bunch of parsley
  • any chicken soup mix
  • 1 tbsp better then bouillon
  • ¼ cup of vermicelli
Instructions
  1. Put the carcass in the slow cooker and fill with water. Cut up the onion, celery, carrot in big chunks. Add all to the slowcooker. Add the peppercorns and bay leaves. Put on low for at least 8 hours. (I did overnight).
  2. Next day take all the vegetables and the carcass out of the broth. Use a sieve to make sure you there are no solids left. Now you can freeze the broth or use it for this soup.
  3. Time to make the small meatballs. Mine are a bit big, next time have to make them smaller ;). Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, ½ cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef/pork, optional add fresh parsley to the ground meat. Mix all together and make some meatballs. Make sure you make them small, you noticed I didn’t ;).
  4. Cut the leek length wise and then cross wise so you have small pieces, rinse with water. All vegetables needs to be of uniform size. Cut the green onions, chop the celery leaves and shred the carrot. Chop the parsley.
  5. Add the meatballs to the broth, they are done when they float to the top. Add the soup package of your choice to the broth. I found this one in the ethnic section you don’t have to use this one you can use Knorr to. Add the chopped vegetables, the vermicelli (found that also in the ethnic section) and 1 tbsp of better then bouillon. Cook for about 20 minutes.

Groentesoep met Balletjes
 
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Groentesoep met Balletjes is a typical Dutch Soup. Literary translated Vegetable soup with balls. Didn’t realize that it’s a typical Dutch dish until I noticed I didn’t see it over here (USA). This is my version of groentesoep met balletjes.
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the broth:
  • 1 chicken or turkey carcass
  • water
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
For the meatballs:
  • 2 slices of bread
  • ½ tray of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ tray of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley
For the soup:
  • 2 quarts of chicken broth
  • 1 leek
  • 4 green onions
  • celery leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • bunch of parsley
  • any chicken soup mix
  • 1 tbsp better then bouillon
  • ¼ cup of vermicelli
Instructions
  1. Put the carcass in the slow cooker and fill with water. Cut up the onion, celery, carrot in big chunks. Add all to the slowcooker. Add the peppercorns and bay leaves. Put on low for at least 8 hours. (I did overnight).
  2. Next day take all the vegetables and the carcass out of the broth. Use a sieve to make sure you there are no solids left. Now you can freeze the broth or use it for this soup.
  3. Time to make the small meatballs. Mine are a bit big, next time have to make them smaller ;). Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, ½ cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef/pork, optional add fresh parsley to the ground meat. Mix all together and make some meatballs. Make sure you make them small, you noticed I didn't lol.
  4. Cut the leek length wise and then cross wise so you have small pieces, rinse with water. All vegetables needs to be of uniform size. Cut the green onions, chop the celery leaves and shred the carrot. Chop the parsley.
  5. Add the meatballs to the broth, they are done when they float to the top. Add the soup package of your choice to the broth. I found this one in the ethnic section you don't have to use this one you can use Knorr to. Add the chopped vegetables, the vermicelli (found that also in the ethnic section) and 1 tbsp of better then bouillon. Cook for about 20 minutes.

 

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Prime Rib Roast

Dec 26, 2014 by

Prime Rib Roast. The above Prime Rib Roast is a bit overdone in my opinion but never the less it was still juicy and tender. Next time cook it shorter.

Ingredients
  • Prim Rib Roast
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp celery seeds
 
Instructions
  1. Remove Prime Roast from refrigerator and allow the meat to come to room temperature, about 3 hours
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Put the flour, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and celery seed into a small bowl.
  4. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Unwrap the roast and place onto roasting pan; blot with paper towels.
  5. Coat the roast all over with the flour mixture. This roast was 3lbs and we cooked this one for 90 min, 30 min per lb. I personally like mine a bit more “raw” on the inside and will cook it for 20 min per lb the next time. So for a well done 3 lb rib roast 90 min on 425F, medium rare 60 min on 425F. When the roast has finished cooking, take it out of the oven, and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing.
Prime Rib Roast
 
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Prime Rib Roast. This one was a bit overcooked in my view but it was still tender and juicy. Next time cook it shorter.
Ingredients
  • Prim Rib Roast
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp celery seeds
Instructions
  1. Remove Prime Roast from refrigerator and allow the meat to come to room temperature, about 3 hours
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Put the flour, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and celery seed into a small bowl.
  4. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Unwrap the roast and place onto roasting pan; blot with paper towels.
  5. Coat the roast all over with the flour mixture. This roast was 3lbs and we cooked this one for 90 min, 30 min per lb. I personally like mine a bit more "raw" on the inside and will cook it for 20 min per lb the next time. So for a well done 3 lb rib roast 90 min on 425F, medium rare 60 min on 425F. When the roast has finished cooking, take it out of the oven, and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing.
 
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Pickled Purple Onion

Dec 23, 2014 by

These Pickled Purple Onions are very easy to make. They are great on sandwiches, or salads. And you can keep them for a couple of months in the refrigerator.

Ingredients
  • 1 Purple onion
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Slice the Purple onion thin. Put the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and cumin seeds in a pot and bring to a boil, add the onion and bring it to a boil again. As soon it gets to a boil turn off the heat and let it cool down. Store in the refrigerator.

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These pickled purple onions are very easy to make. They are great on sandwiches, or salads. And you can keep them for a couple of months in the refrigerator.
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 Purple onion
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Slice the Purple onion thin. Put the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and cumin seeds in a pot and bring to a boil, add the onion and bring it to a boil again. As soon it gets to a boil turn it off and let it cool down. Store in the refrigerator.

 

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