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Ten most popular dishes from around the world

 Ten most popular dishes from around the world



Introduction:

Pizza, burgers, pasta, and tiramisu - these gastronomic delights have won the hearts of millions of gourmets around the world. Learn to cook the most popular national dishes from different countries.

The cuisine of each country has certain characteristics that are unique to it. Often, gastronomic masterpieces become a national treasure and attraction along with museums, monuments, and architectural structures.

Tourists who come to a particular country, in order to get to know the habits, culture, and customs of an unfamiliar people even better, try local cuisine. And national delicacies can tell much more about the people than the usual tourist entertainment.

Today it is not necessary to travel to get acquainted with the cuisine of another country. This can be done at home, having mastered several recipes.

Learn to cook 10 delicious national dishes from different countries that have already won the love of gourmets around the world.


1. Pizza


Italian pizza has long since emigrated from the country and is being prepared all over the world today. This is exactly the dish from which it is almost impossible to get tired because you can experiment endlessly with fillings.


Pizza dough can be bought at the supermarket or made at home. Of course, the latter option is preferable if you want the dish to be as tasty as possible and melt in your mouth. How to cook the dough yourself, read the material.


Let's try to cook a summer pizza, with chicken, bacon, and strawberries. Hearty and very tasty!


Ingredients:

Pizza dough

300 g

Mozzarella

250 g

Boiled or fried chicken breast fillet

200 g

smoked bacon

4 slices

red onion

1 PC.

Strawberry jam (not very sweet)

1/3 cup

Balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup

Chili sauce

1 tsp

cilantro

5 branches

Strawberry

8-10 berries

Manka

2 tbsp. l.

Cooking method:

Place a metal baking sheet on the middle level of the oven and heat it to 225 degrees.

Fry the bacon in a pan until it is crispy. Transfer to paper towels to absorb excess oil. Break bacon into small pieces.

Pour balsamic vinegar into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes until liquid is reduced by half. Add strawberry jam and hot sauce, and mix well. Remove sauce from heat and cool to room temperature.

Roll out the pizza dough into a circle with a diameter of about 35 centimeters. Sprinkle a sheet of baking paper with semolina and transfer the dough onto it.

Peel the onion and cut it into thin half rings. Cut the chicken fillet into small cubes and mix with 2 tablespoons of balsamic sauce.

Pour the rest of the sauce on top of the dough and spread evenly, leaving 2 centimeters free from each edge. Lay the chicken on the dough.

Sprinkle the chicken with 3/4 of the cheese and then evenly distribute the bacon and onion. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Transfer the pizza to the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the edges of the pastry are golden.

Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool slightly.

Slice the strawberries and finely chop the cilantro. Sprinkle the pizza with cilantro and strawberries and serve immediately.


2. Burgers


Classic American food is loved by residents of completely different countries of the world. Indeed, burgers are tasty, nutritious, and satisfying. Such a dish saves a lot when you need a quick bite to eat and restore the spent energy.

Ingredients:

Chicken breast fillet

2 pcs.

ground coriander

1 tsp

grated ginger

1 st. l.

Mayonnaise

4 tbsp. l.

lettuce mix

1 bunch

Chilli

1 PC.

Lemon

1 PC.

fresh mint

1 st. l.

Cucumber

1 PC.

Buns with sesame seeds

4 things.

Cooking method:

Turn the fillet in a meat grinder or in a food processor. Mix minced meat with spices. Make 4 meatballs. Fry them over high heat for 6-8 minutes.

Mix together mayonnaise and mint leaves. Drizzle them on the inside of the sesame seed buns cut in half.

Put the cucumber, cut into thin slices with a vegetable peeler, lettuce leaves, and chicken cutlets on top.

Serve with sauces of your choice or french fries.


3. Pasta


Another delicious Italian dish served in the best restaurants around the world today is pasta. It can be different and you can experiment in the kitchen, delighting your family, here, too, you can endlessly. Try making pasta


Ingredients:

zucchini

40 g

cherry tomatoes

40 g

canned tomatoes

75 g

Pasta (Penne)

80 g

Garlic

5 g

Asparagus

45 g

Parmesan

10 g

Tobasco

1 st. l.

Salt

pinch

Black pepper

pinch

List of ingredients:

Plunge penne into boiling salted water and cook al dente. Drain the water.

Wash the asparagus and boil in salted water for 3-4 minutes.

Rinse garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes with water. Cut the garlic into small pieces, zucchini into cubes, and cut the tomatoes in half.

Pour olive oil into a frying pan, add chopped garlic, and fry lightly.

After a while, send zucchini and tomatoes to the pan. Heat

walk for 5–7 minutes.

Put the boiled asparagus in the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes.

Put canned tomatoes in a blender, chop them into a homogeneous mass, and pour into a pan.

Add salt, pepper, and sauce and simmer for another 1-2 minutes.

Then put in the penne pan and simmer for 2-5 minutes.

Put the finished pasta on a plate and sprinkle with parmesan, chopped on a coarse grater, before serving.


4. Paella

Classic Spanish paella is cooked with seafood and served in large pans. If you like to try something new, then repeat this recipe at home and throw a Spanish food party.


Ingredients:

Rice

700 g

Tomatoes

3 pcs.

Olive oil

1/4 cup

king prawns

500 g

Garlic

1 clove

Parsley

taste

mussels

600 g

Green pea

1 can

Onion

1 PC.

Salt

taste

Pepper

taste

Red pepper

1 PC.

Green pepper

1 PC.

Saffron

1 tsp

Water

2 l

squid rings

300 g

Cooking method:

Boil shrimp in salted water. In another pot, cook the mussels in boiling water for 5 minutes until they open.

Strain the broth for cooking mussels and mix it with the broth where the shrimp were cooked. Add saffron.

Pour the olive oil into the paella pan and heat the pan. Add finely chopped onion and sauté over low heat. Then add chopped garlic.

Peel the tomatoes from the skin and cut them into cubes along with green bell peppers. Send vegetables to the pan.

Add squid rings and dry them a little.

Boil rice until half cooked. Send it to the pan. Fry for 5-10 minutes while stirring.

Pour the broth over the prepared dish and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, adding more stock if needed. Don't stir the rice.

Add shrimp 5 minutes before the paella is ready.

Slice the red bell pepper lengthwise and add to the pan.

Sprinkle paella with chopped parsley, and add mussels and green peas.

Before serving, cover the paella with foil and leave for 5 minutes. After that, you can serve the dish to the table.


5. Borscht


Fragrant borscht, a traditional first course of Ukrainian cuisine, has gained popularity due to its delicious taste. It was borsch that glorified the cuisine of the Eastern Slavs around the world. Learn how to cook this dish right.


Ingredients:

Beef brisket on the bone

500 g

Lard

200 g

medium bulb

3 pcs.

Beet

2 pcs.

Potato

2 pcs.

Carrot

2 pcs.

Head of cabbage

1/2 piece

Garlic

4 cloves

Parsley

1 bunch

tomato paste

2 tbsp. l.

Apple vinegar

1 st. l.

Bay leaf

1 PC.

Sugar

pinch

Salt

taste

Black pepper

taste

Sour cream

for filing

Cooking method:

Put the brisket in a 5-liter saucepan. Cover completely with cold water and place over medium heat. Remove foam, reduce heat, and add 1 teaspoon salt and bay leaf. Cook for 1.5 hours.

After this time, remove the brisket, cut the meat from the bones into small pieces, and return it to the broth (the bones are not needed).

Heat up the pan. Put half the fat, and after 3 minutes add the onion. Fry, stirring well, 5-7 minutes.

Then add grated carrots on a coarse grater, mix, and fry for 5 minutes.

In another pan over low heat, fry the remaining fat. Add beets, sugar, and vinegar there. Fry for 10 minutes, stirring thoroughly. Then add the tomato paste to the beets and fry for another 2 minutes.

Peel potatoes and cut them into cubes. Shred the cabbage finely.

Bring the broth to a boil and add the potatoes. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Then put the cabbage and cook for another 5 minutes. Then add carrots with onions and beets. Simmer the soup over low heat, covered, for about 10 minutes.

Peel the garlic. Chop with parsley as finely as possible and add to the borscht.

Close the lid, turn off the heat, and let the borscht brew for 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream.


6. Rolls


Today, Japanese cuisine is no longer something exotic. Delivery of sushi and rolls is available almost everywhere, and some even prepare these delicacies at home. You will learn too. Mastering the Philadelphia recipe.


To make rolls at home, you will need a bamboo mat and cling film.


Ingredients:

rice for sushi

350 g

Water

360 g

rice vinegar

80 g

Dried seaweed nori

1 package

Lightly salted trout or salmon

1 package

Philadelphia cheese"

300 g

Wasabi

for filing

Ginger

for filing

Soy sauce

for filing

Cooking method:

Cook the sushi rice following the instructions on the package.

Cut a whole sheet of nori in half. Repeat the same with other sheets from the package.

Wrap the mat carefully in cling film - this will help to avoid unnecessary contamination.

Cut the fish into thin plates of approximately the same thickness and length.

Put a mat in front of you. Place half of the nori sheet, smooth side down, on the part of the mat closest to you.

Spread the rice on the nori in a thin layer. Before taking a new portion of rice, you need to get your hands in cold water.

de. Leave the nearest edge of the nori free for a centimeter.

Cover the rice and nori with the other half of the mat and turn the mat over with the nori, pressing lightly with the palm of your hand. Unfold the mat - the rice should be on the bottom and nori on top.

Put the cheese in the middle of the nori. Leave the edges empty, otherwise, the cheese will climb out while rolling the roll.

Roll up the roll, pressing the mat firmly against the nori. Give the roll a round shape.

Lay fish slices close to the rolled roll. Using a mat, roll the roll into the fish.

Cut the roll into pieces with a sharp knife. It is necessary to moisten it with cold water each time so that the rolls do not fall apart.

Serve with wasabi, ginger, and soy sauce.

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7. Onion soup


A cult dish of French cuisine, which is tried by almost all tourists without exception, once in Paris. But what if there is no opportunity to go to France yet? Cook it at home.


Ingredients:

Semi-hard or hard cheese

100 g

Onion

500 g

Butter

50 g

Sugar

1 st. l.

Flour

1 st. l.

Meat or chicken broth

1.5 l

Port wine

2 tbsp. l.

baguette slices

taste

Salt

taste

Black pepper

taste

Cooking method:

Onion thinly cut into half rings. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook the onion over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring often so that it does not burn, but only golden and soft. Salt and pepper.

After this time, sprinkle the onion with sugar, and flour and cook stirring for another 10 minutes.

Pour half of the hot broth into the onion and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Then pour in the remaining broth and port wine and cook for another 30-40 minutes.

Pour the soup into fireproof bowls or pots. Arrange the slices of bread, slightly drowning them so that they are slightly wet on both sides.

Sprinkle the soup with grated cheese and bake under the grill or in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until the cheese forms a golden crust. It's about 5-7 minutes. Serve immediately.


8. Dumplings


It is not possible to determine the exact geographical origin of dumplings. In general, this is a dish of Russian cuisine, which has ancient Chinese, Finno-Ugric, Turkic and Slavic roots.


Today dumplings are extremely popular in Russia. And no wonder, because homemade dumplings are a real work of art.


Ingredients:

Eggs

1 PC.

Water

1 glass

Salt

1 tsp

Wheat flour

600 g

For filling:

Ground beef

250 g

minced pork

250 g

Bulb

1 PC.

Garlic

1 clove

Salt

taste

Black pepper

taste

Cooking method:

Sift the flour with a slide. Make a well in the top and pour in the egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Add a pinch of salt.

Collecting flour from the edges to the middle so that water and the egg do not spill out of the recess, knead the dough, adding the remaining water in small portions. Knead the dough until it is elastic and uniform, about 10 minutes. Cover with a damp towel and leave for half an hour. Water for dumplings dough should be ice cold. To do this, put it in the refrigerator in advance.

While the dough is resting, you need to prepare the filling. Peel the onion and garlic and chop very finely. Mix ground beef and pork. Add onions and garlic to the filling. Salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until a homogeneous mass is obtained.

Divide the finished dough into 4 parts, cover 3 parts with a damp towel, and set aside. Roll the remaining dough into a 2 cm thick rope. Cut it into pieces about 1.5 cm wide. Roll out each piece of dough into a thin circle on a floured surface.

Put 1.5 teaspoons of the filling in the center of each cake. Fold the circle with the filling in half so that you get a crescent moon. Connect the ends of the crescent and fasten them. In order for the ends to stick together well, you need to press them tightly with your fingers.

Put the dumplings on a tray or flat dish, sprinkle them with flour, and refrigerate. In the same way, prepare dumplings from the remaining dough.

Pelmeni must be boiled or frozen immediately.

9. Ratatouille


In fact, ratatouille is a kind of vegetable stew of French origin. In the Middle Ages, this dish was popular among peasants who lived on what they grew themselves. Today, ratatouille is served in the finest restaurants around the world.


Ingredients:

Garlic

3 cloves

Eggplant

1 PC.

vegetable marrow

1 PC.

Tomato

3 pcs.

Carrot

1 PC.

Bell pepper

1 PC.

Onion

1 PC.

Vegetable oil

3 art. l. for dressing + for frying

dried basil

1 st. l.

dried oregano

1 st. l.

Black pepper

taste

Salt

taste

Cooking method:

First of all, you need to prepare a vegetable pillow, on which the ratatouille will be placed. Cut the onion and carrot into small pieces and lightly fry them in vegetable oil.

Then add chopped pepper and simmer for a couple more minutes.

Then put the peeled and chopped tomato into the pan. Add some salt and basil. Reduce the heat and simmer the vegetables for about 10 minutes under the lid.

Beat the mixture with a blender into a homogeneous thick mass. Post in an even layer on the bottom of the refractory mold.

Start cutting vegetables. The ideal option is to pick up zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes of the same diameter, then ratatouille will turn out like in the picture. Eggplant does not need to be peeled, but zucchini, if it is large enough, it is better to peel. Cut everything into thin circles and put, alternating, on a vegetable pillow in a circle.

Finely chop the garlic, and mix it with oil, salt, and spices. Drizzle dressing generously with vegetables. Cover the ratatouille with foil and put in an oven preheated to 180-200 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake the dish for another 10-15 minutes.

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10. Tiramisu


Of course, this list cannot be complete without desserts. Italian tiramisu fell in love with all the sweet tooth who had time to try it, regardless of the country of residence. The good news is that you don't have to go to Italy to enjoy a dessert with a rich and sophisticated taste!


Ingredients:

Mascarpone

250 g

Chocolate chips

taste

cocoa powder

1 tsp

Egg yolk

3 pcs.

Powdered sugar

3 tbsp

Cream fat content 33-%

1/2 cup

Savoiardi cookies

1 pack

Egg white

2 pcs.

Dessert wine (Marsala)

1/3 cup

Cooking method:

To prepare the mousse, you need to beat the yolks for a couple until ivory. Gradually pour in the wine in a thin stream and, without stopping whisking, continue to steam the mass until the mousse thickens. Cool down.

Stir the cheese, adding powdered sugar to it.

Whip cream.

Beat the cooled proteins also, adding a pinch of salt, until a persistent foam is formed. Carefully add egg whites, a spoonful at a time, and mix gently.

Soak cookies with wine and place them on the bottom of the mold. Strong coffee can be used instead of wine.

Put the cheese on top of the cookies, then a layer of mousse and a layer of whipped cream. Repeat until all ingredients are gone. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and grated chocolate.

Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, preferably overnight.