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Recipes from Ingredient: Chili

Crab Claws, My Way

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Crab meat is packed with protein, vitamin B12 and other healthy nutrients. It’s slightly sweet and has no fishy aftertaste that some of us dislike. Crab is sustainable and is supposed to have lower levels of Mercury. I usually buy pre-cooked crab claws, fresh or frozen. Historians believe that crab ...

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Authentic Chili Con Carne

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This famous Texan-Mexican dish was the #1 dish on my Tex-Mex restaurant’s menu, in Africa. The name in Spanish means “Chili with meat”. We cooked this spicy stew from scratch and served it in big bowls, with homemade fried tortillas. It’s an ideal dish to serve to family and also ...

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Ramen Soup with Udon Noodles

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Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. It was invented by Momofuku Ando who was looking for cheap but decent food for the working class. The instant packaged ramen noodles that are often a staple food for students are not really healthy as they lack fibre, protein, some vitamins and minerals ...

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Coq au Vin (French Braised Rooster or Chicken)

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Coq, in french, means rooster. In the old times, this recipe was applied to cook a rooster (tough bird) by braising it in red wine. But you can make it with any poultry, most commonly chicken. Standard recipes call for red wine but white one can be used at a ...

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Spaghetti with a « Cheese, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Pesto » salsa

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It was a day when I could not decide what to cook that I concocted this sauce. Most of The ingredients chosen had to be used before the “best before” date. And pasta, more precisely spaghetti, is my preferred dish when I am not in the mood of cooking. The sauce ...

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Monkfish in a Red Pepper Paste, Fresh Tomatoes & Sriracha Sauce

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Monkfish is not a pretty fish to look at but cleaned and cooked it becomes quite tasty! It has a sweet taste and a dense texture. It has been nicknamed « poor man’s lobster ». The only part that is used is the tail; therefore you will seldom see it whole at ...

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Clams and Spaghetti Alle Vongole

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The season for clams is now on. Clams are molluscs and live half way buried in the sand of the sea floor. They are very nutritious with many health benefits. They are a lean source of protein and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Before cooking them we have to ...

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Prawns Concoction

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This inspired recipe is now one of my husband’s favourites. I created it one day when I had in my fridge some pre-cooked prawns and vegetables that needed to be eaten. I wanted to make a dish which, if combined with pasta, rice or quinoa would be a wholesome meal. ...

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

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We are never sure the watermelon we just bought is going to be really sweet. We may have some hints but nothing is sure. I don’t like to throw good food! Therefore, I decided to make a salad with the watermelon that would be red but not sweet enough. I ...

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Chicken Cacciatore – Chicken Hunter-Style

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This Recipe is Italian (Tuscan more precisely). The French have their own version, called “Poulet Chasseur”(same meaning) which is quite similar. I prefer though the Italian one because of some additional ingredients that I like. This dish is usually made with thighs and/or drumsticks, or also a whole chicken cut ...

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