FOOD ANATOMY: Stews and Casseroles
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October 24 is celebrated as World Tripe Day! And people either love it or hate it. What's your opinion? What's your favorite dish with tripe?
Tajine zitoune is a traditional Algerian dish made with a combination of chicken pieces, olives, onions, carrots, mushrooms, thyme, bay leaves, lemon juice, and saffron or turmeric. The olives are blanched and dried, while at the same time, the chicken is browned with onions and spices.
Carapulcra or carapulca is a Peruvian stew made with dried potatoes (papa seca), pork, peanut sauce, pimento chilis, and lots of fresh herbs such as rocket and mint. The stew is often seasoned with onions, garlic, black pepper, and ground cumin.
Probably the best known of all Indian dishes, butter chicken, also known as murgh makhani, is a staple dish at most Indian restaurants. The dish originated in Delhi during the 1950s, when a man named Kundan Lal Gujral opened his restaurant called Moti Mahal.
Hungarian chicken paprikás originated as a rustic stew that was cooked in a large cauldron over an open fire. It is traditionally prepared with chicken thighs and legs that are braised alongside onions and cooked in a thick, paprika-flavored broth.
Lomo saltado is a traditional Peruvian dish consisting of stir-fried marinated slices of sirloin or beef tenderloin, onions, yellow Peruvian chilis, and tomatoes. The dish is typically served with French fries and rice on the side, and can be found on the menus of almost all Peruvian restaurants, whether simple or upscale.
When it first appeared in the mid-19th-century Russia, beef Stroganoff was a dish made out of lightly floured beef cubes that have been sautéed and cooked in a simple sauce made from stock and mustard with only a small amount of sour cream.
This traditional fish stew is heavily flavored with large amounts of the region's staple – ground red paprika, which can range from mild to very hot.
The oranges might seem unusual, but their acids help in dissolving the excess fat and making the meat softer. They are cooked with meat and beans, and are thrown away before serving.
The composition of the famous Irish stew is a matter of dispute! Purists maintain that the only acceptable ingredients are mutton or lamb, potatoes, onions, and water. Others would add ingredients like carrots, leek and pearl barley. What do you think?