Today we are going in a different direction than we have been. We have explored main dishes, side dishes desserts and maybe a breakfast or to here and there. Our tour today will give us a look at spices used here. Some of the spices will be familiar and some not so. Here we go. Belacan--a shrimp paste that MUST be cooked not eaten raw. It is strong in taste and a little goes a long way. Curry powder--is a mix of spices which may include fennel, coriander, cumin, chili pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and depending on the variety much more. Commercial curry powder differs brand to brand. Daun Kesum--also known as daun laska. It is an herb with fragrant leaves similar to mint. Pandan--is another fragrant leafy herb, it's leaves are long and narrow. It's fragrance is a mix of vanilla and tea rose. As you can imagine this one is used in desserts. But also in some savory dishes. In Malaysia it is grown in backyards, here in the states it can be found in the frozen section of Asian grocery stores. Serai or lemongrass makes a recipe smell fresh. That is the short version on spices here. If you need more info, Google--spices in Malaysia. Getting caught up, see you tomorrow. ~Keep on Dreaming~
Today we are going to indulge our sweet tooth. We are talking desserts on trip around the world. Some fabulous dessert found are: Crème Brulee a traditional vanilla bean custard Profiteroles are cream puff pastries served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Caramelized Lemon Tart with Whipped Cream Biscotti ************** Elsewhere in the southern part Luxembourg is an area called Gutland that has a variety of orchards with apples, plums, cherries and berries.
While there the blogger at Global Table Adventure made a Dainty Apple Cake-- Appelkuch. Well, I don't know about you but these all sound delish!! Scroll down for letter K. ~Keep on Dreaming~
The cuisine here is mixture of Arabian, Persian, Indian and Mediterranean. A prominent dish is Machboos--a rice based specialty made with Basmati and seasoned with spices then chicken or mutton are added. No pork is used for religious reasons. Shawarma is served in many places. It is a wrap of thinly sliced meat, turshi which is pickled cucumber, carrot or turnip and salad. The meats are grilled separately on tall spits. Fries, onions and tomatoes are added to this dish. Mayo and ketchup are added as sauces. *Always wanted to know what this was and now I know. Balah El Sham is churro like Middle Eastern fritters. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Anyone been to Kuwait? ~Keep on Dreaming~
I am Missouri born and bred but Kansas wed. Mr. Ken and I will be married for
20 years! Time flies when you are having fun.
My job takes me back to elementary school where I work with students who have special needs and in the summer I play! During my playtime, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, crafting, cooking, reading, gardening and blogging to name a few. I also enjoy watching football both pro and college. Go TIGERS!