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List Words : Wanderlust team | 20 May

Around the world in 7 recipes

Travel the globe without leaving the kitchen with this sample of the delicious delights always available on the Wanderlust site.

1. Spicy Shrimp Tagine, Morocco

From spice-scented markets to date-filled oasis – Morocco is a country with a rich and satisfying cuisine.

Often called shrimp al pip-pil, this northern favorite can be either spicy in the sense of piquant, with plenty of cayenne pepper, or spicy in the sense of heavily seasoned, with garlic, cumin, sweet paprika, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, plus plenty of fresh cilantro and parsley.

Spicy Shrimp Tagine (Jeff Koehler)

Spicy Shrimp Tagine (Jeff Koehler)

Eaten in numerous places along the coast, locals claim you’ll find the finest in Mediterranean port of Tétouan.

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2. South Korean kimchi

Ask any Korean which dish he or she cannot live without, and they will answer: kimchi. This South Korean staple is all-but-certain to electrify visitors’ tastebuds, especially if they’re travelling during the colder months. Kimchi has helped Korea ward off the long, harsh winters, when fresh veg is scarce, for a millennia.

Kimchi stew (Shutterstock)

Kimchi stew (Shutterstock)

Koreans consume around 18kg of the vitamin-rich dish every year. Most locals eat it daily, sometimes as an accompaniment to meat or fish, sometimes on its own – even for breakfast – or as part of a stew, savoury pancakes or fried into fritters. Grab some cabbage and give it a go. It’s certainly a dish your guests will never forget! 

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3. Grandma’s Southern fried chicken, USA

Ask any American from the south and they’ll tell you that the Colonel’s secret recipe for fried chicken has nothing on the chicken grandma used to make. An, unlike the good colonel, they have no problem sharing the recipe with you.

Southern fried chicken (Shutterstock.com)

Southern fried chicken (Shutterstock.com)

Chef Sean Brock has spent years researching fried chicken recipes to serve at his award-winning restaurant, Husk. He shared the results with Wanderlust in a recipe he calls ‘The way I cook chicken at home.’  So get out the napkins, gather the family and have a real southern feast.

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4. Brazilian Bruschettas

Get the samba spirit watching the Rio Olympics with this Brazilian bar food classic – perfect finger food for any sporting event. They’re a fusion of flavours that are unmistakably Brazilian.

‘Bruschettas’ from Belo Horizonte (Beto Eterovick)

‘Bruschettas’ from Belo Horizonte (Beto Eterovick)

Just grab some baguettes, gorgonzola cheese, smoked sausage and a guava or two and in no time at all you’ll be transported to a tiny bar in Belo Horizonte with a cold beer in your hand, cheering on your favourite athletes on the battered TV on the wall.

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5. Sweet and sour tomatoes, India

Aussie super chef, Christine Mansfield spent five years visiting the kitchens of India to collect heirloom recipes for her book Tasting India. The recipes are so authentic that India Today has called for her book to be a mandatory wedding gift for newly married Indian couples.

Sweet and sour tomatoes (Christine Mansfield)

Sweet and sour tomatoes (Christine Mansfield)

Christine says that sweet and sour tomatoes is one of her all-time favourite tomato preparations. From Rashmi at Rohet Garh, it epitomises the food of the desert. It can be served with other vegetable dishes and makes a great accompaniment to grilled fish or chicken, especially during summer when clean, light flavours are in demand.

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6.  Crisp fish, mango and cashew salad, Thailand

After reaching the finals of Masterchef, Andy Oliver moved to South East Asia to learn more about Thai cooking. He worked in some of the best restaurants in Bangkok, under the country’s best chefs, and in his spare time travelled the country, sampling food from all the different regions.

Thai salad (Andy Oliver)

Thai salad (Andy Oliver) 

This simple, fresh Thai salad fast became one of his favourites. 

“I first tried this salad on a beach in Southern Thailand,’ he says, ‘sitting on a flimsy plastic chair a few feet from the sea along with a cold beer. I remember thinking ‘it doesn’t get better than this!’”

Isn’t time you brought a little bit of Koh Samui to your back garden?

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7. Quinoa mud cake, Australia

Yep, you read that correctly – quinoa mud cake. A combination of health food and everyone’s favourite decadent treat, it’s the ultimate in yin and yang hipster desserts.

Quinoa mud cake (Bondi Harvest)

Quinoa mud cake (Bondi Harvest)

 

Bondi chefs Guy Turland and Mark Alston specialize in fresh, ‘honest’ food, and in particular, sweet treats for those on gluten-free, paleo or vegan diets – by choice or otherwise. But even those who aren’t will love this indulgent treat, topped with fresh raspberries and figs!

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For more delicious dishes from around the world, check out our vast collection of online recipes.

 

Main image: Indian street food (Shutterstock.com)