In these uncertain times, we all are at home, seeking refuge and solace in the kitchen. It’s become the centre of more than just nourishment. It also feeds our minds, our hearts and our communities. Cooking is more than a life skill or hobby. It brings some order and a sense of pleasure. It connects us to people and communities and most importantly helps to recreate some of our favourite memories, especially those we associate with travel. Here are some quick and easy recipes that can take you places without having to even open your door. So, relax and travel around the world with these simple recipes that you can try at home.
Check Out These Quick And Easy Recipes That Will Help You Bring Parts Of The World To Your Kitchen
1Spicy And Cheesy Arrabiata To Remind You Of Italy
While there are countless pasta dishes in the world, stick to simple penne al arrabiata. This simple and easy-to-make dish contains a flavourful sauce made of anchovies, capers, garlic, and red pepper flakes with crushed tomatoes. All you have to do is add your favourite pasta. You can sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and travel to Italy with every bite. Try one of these quick and easy recipes for penne al arrabiata.
2Would You Like Your Eggs From Tunisia?
is a Mediterranean egg-based dish that looks fancy but is quick and easy to make. The name of this single-skillet dish is Arabic, meaning “a haphazard mixture” or “all mixed up.” The dish combines breakfast, lunch and dinner in a spicy blend of tomatoes, chilli peppers, onions, various spices and, of course, eggs that are poached in this case. You can top it with feta cheese, fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve with a slice or two of bread for maximum sauce intake. Make your own shakshuka from one of the quick and easy recipes here.
3Slurp Some Shoyu Ramen From Japan
When we say ramen, we don’t mean the instant 2-minute packets. This sophisticated noodle dish, originally from China, is one of the most popular Japanese dishes around the world. So much so, that most Japanese regions make their own unique variations with differently flavoured broths, types of noodles, seasonings, and toppings. One of them is Shoyu ramen whose tare, or sauce, is soy sauce. This rich flavourful ramen is loaded with mushrooms, baby bok choy, and a soft boiled egg. You can dress it up further with marinated menma (bamboo shoots), green onions, ninjin (carrot), kamaboko (fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, and bean sprouts. Cook at home with this recipe for shoyu ramen here.
4Can You Handle Extra Hot Grilled Jerk Chicken From Jamaica?
If you’re up for a quick spicy dish, you’ve picked the right one! Marinate your chicken in lime juice, scotch bonnet chilli peppers or habanero peppers, and allspice. Grill till it’s perfectly charred to your taste, with cinnamon, thyme, nutmeg, cloves, and garlic. Traditionally, the meat is rubbed with Jamaican jerk spice before cooking, which is a special technique for this dish. One of the simple recipes for this smoky dish can be found here.
5Try Classic Chicken Paella From Spain
This traditional Spanish dish is made with rice, bell peppers, onion and chicken. But what adds flavour to this comfort dish are turmeric and saffron. It’s served garnished with lemon wedges. This dish isn’t restricted to the main ingredients, instead, it’s very flexible—so feel free to add meat of your choice, fish or seafood. Make your own chicken paella with the recipe given here.
6Dive Into A Hot Bowl Of Dan Dan Noodles From China
Classic Dan Dan noodles or Dan Dan Mian is known as one of Sichuan (or Szechuan) province’s most famous culinary exports. Start with your noodles (egg or rice, whatever you prefer), and toss them in fresh chilli oil with soy sauce, hoisin, pickled veggies and peanut butter. Add some cooked minced pork, and serve with a final shower of chopped scallions and crunchy peanuts. The flavour lies in the sauce. Get the quick and easy recipe for Dan Dan noodles here.
7Try Your Hand At Making Authentic Coconut Laksa From Malaysia
While it is known as the unofficial national dish of Malaysia, Laksa is a staple dish in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia as well. It is made with thick vermicelli rice noodles in a spicy, pungent and creamy broth that’s coconut-based (it can also be tamarind-based), along with lemongrass, chicken broth, bird’s eye chillies and ginger. Top it with bean sprouts, fried onions and seafood (ground dried prawns or shrimp). Try one of these quick and easy recipes for coconut laksa here.
8Feel The Crunch With A Classic Tacos El Pastor From Mexico
One of the most delicious and popular variants of tacos is tacos al pastor. This authentic and quite old dish can be made quickly and easily with spit-roasted pork, placed on corn tortillas and served with onions, coriander leaves and sliced pineapple. You can also top it with some cheese and spicy salsa if you want. Check out the recipe for yourself and make it your own.
Eat Your Way Around The World With These Easy Cooking Recipes
Fulfil all your wanderlust dreams and wishes through our list of quick and easy recipes from around the world. Whether you are an expert or novice, these recipes will make for exciting meals. Pay heed to these cooking tips and cook your way through many countries. Don’t forget to tell us about your experiences in the comments below.