ReadersMagnet Review presents these then local recipes you can prepare wherever you are in the world.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
There are jerk chicken recipes, but the Jamaican jerk chicken is the most popular. A super popular dish in Jamaica and the Caribbean, its main feature is the jerk seasoning. It is based on two main ingredients: Scotch Bonnet chili peppers (or habaneros) and allspice. Jerk marinade or sauce are used to season the meats. Allspice, onions, garlic, Scotch bonnet peppers, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and thyme contribute to its unique taste. These spices are also commonly used as a dry rub known as Jamaican jerk seasoning.
Italian Pasta & Pizza
Everyone loves pasta and pizza. Different cultures and cities have their versions of these two Italian classic dishes worldwide. Whether it’s spaghetti, carbonara, or lasagna, pasta dishes are always a welcome sight in gatherings. When it comes to pizza, people from across the globe have made innovations to this wonderful dish; some even have pineapple pizza and vegan versions. In the book Generations of Good Food, a compilation of recipes by Eleanor Gaccetta, we discover a variety of pasta dishes.
This is perhaps one of the oldest dishes still present in today’s kitchens. Although there is no specific history of dumplings’ origin, it is said that stuffed dumplings were invented during the Han Dynasty. Today, there are many types of dumplings prepared around the world. American dumplings are party types, while English ones are mainly made of flour, spices, herbs, and pottages. Chinese dumplings are made of ground meat, fish, or vegetables.
Another dish that is becoming popular today is the German Spätzle. It is a German egg noodle pasta with a chewy, dumpling-like texture. The distinctive short noodles are usually irregularly shaped and made from a simple batter of eggs mixed with flour (all-purpose or semolina) and milk or water. Because its ingredients are common and easy to find, many countries are experiencing this wonderful dish.
Who doesn’t love ramen? This Japanese noodle soup is a staple meal among Asians, and it features a variety of ingredients that will certainly fill the senses and the stomach. There are many types of ramen, and Western countries are constantly innovating this great Eastern dish.
Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)
Shrimp dishes are easy to prepare, yet many are pretty expensive. But the Gambas Al Ajilo is one shrimp dish that is now popular in many countries. It’s mainly shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from the sherry wine. Camarones al Ajillo (garlic shrimp) is shrimp cooked with a generous amount of garlic in olive oil. The garlic is gently sautéed until softened, so it loses a lot of its kick—spices, parsley, and lemon or lime juice complete the Gambas.
Miso Glazed Black Cod
Speaking of an expensive dish, Miso Glazed Black Cod is also getting popular, especially in restaurants. Miso is a fermented paste made by infusing a mixture of soybeans with a mold called koji that’s been cultivated from rice, barley, or soybeans. Grocery stores offer many types of miso paste. As for the fish, black cods are now widely farmed in many parts of the world.
Colcannon Potatoes Irish
Colcannon Potatoes Irish is easy to prepare. That is why many countries are embracing this Irish potato recipe. It features a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and usually kale or cabbage. Other main ingredients include pepper, cooked bacon, whole milk, green onions, parsley, and melted butter.
Various Types of Salad
From fruits to vegetables to pasta, salads are among the popular dishes in the world. The two main reasons for this are availability and convenience. Salads are easy to prepare, and in fact, even kids make a salad without supervision from adults. Caesar’s salad is the most popular, a green salad mixed with olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, mustard, cheese, and black pepper.
Chicken Biryani & Curry
Chicken Biryani & different types of Indian curry have grown very popular in many parts, including North America and Australia. Chicken Biryani is a mixed rice dish originating among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by adding rice and spices to chicken meat (but you can also use goat, lamb, prawn, fish, or beef) and potatoes, which are also added in certain regional varieties. On the other hand, Chicken Curry found its way to American and European kitchens decades ago.