It’s been almost a week since Thanksgiving and so far I did not have to cook anything, we have been living from leftovers for the past few days. I clearly over-prepared and we ended up with a lot of leftovers, especially a lot of Turkey since everyone was almost full by the time we got to the Turkey.
An easy dinner idea and you can serve it with rice, potatoes, spinach, vegetables, over a salad or turn it into a sandwich. This is a great recipe and we probably make it once or twice a month in our household. Also, if you prefer pork or beef feel free to use that instead of chicken.
Chicken can be delicious when cooked right. However, it’s very easy to end up with a too dry or too chewy version. Here is a great recipe for baking chicken breast or chicken tights.
This is a quick Pasta Sauce recipe that you can make with any leftover meat you have – grilled, broiled, pan-broiled, roasted – chicken, beef, pork, turkey, pancetta, ham. We tried it all and it works very well. Continue reading “Penne Pasta with White Wine & Garlic Sauce”
Chicken Paprikas is a great dinner idea and it’s pretty easy to make. This is definitely one of my kids favorite dish! Usually I make a double quantity of dumplings as they want extras.
I have this recipe from my mom but it’s a Hungarian inspired recipe and there are different variations so you can definitely make this your own and if you feel something else is needed, maybe you have a favorite vegetable you want to add or change the meat type go ahead. What makes paprikas a paprikas is the tomato sauce, paprika and the dumplings – those are an insanely delicious combination so keep those in your recipe.
This is another recipe that our Estonian reader sent however we do have this in Romania too, we call it Racitura or Piftie. In Romania Jellied Pork is a traditional dish around the Christmas and New Year’s Eve time. Continue reading “Jellied Meat (Sült, Racitura, Piftie)”
Usually when I cook a stew I don’t follow the exact recipe every time, instead I like to play with the ingredients and I often use whatever I have in the refrigerator. You can use any combination of meat – sausage / bacon / pork / beef / chicken add garlic, onion and spices, add wine and you are set for great reviews for dinner. The meat stew goes really well with polenta and pickles or you can make some steamed or mashed potatoes on the side.
Every time I go to a Romanian restaurant this is what I get. It’s a perfect combination of meat and tomatoes infused with wine and garlic, simply delicious. This is definitely a comfort food that you will want to serve all year round.
A while ago I posted the Romanian Recipe for Stuffed Peppers, I found the Serbian version and I thought I would share it with you since it’s slightly different and has few extra ingredients.
In Romania we used to make this dish without sausage (we used to call it French Potato Dish – Cartofi Frantuzesti) however, I got to taste the Hungarian version with sausage and I really liked it.
Since the Czech recipe for Chicken Paprikash was very popular, I thought to add the Hungarian recipe for this dish.
- 1 chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
- 1 large onion
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 heaped tbsp ground paprika
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 large tomato
- 1.5 cups sour cream
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- Cut the chicken in pieces
- Heat the oil and cook the chopped onion. Remove from heat and add the ground paprika.
- Add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes
- Reduce heat, season the chicken and cover with a lid
- Add the chopped peppers and tomato
- Add a little water and continue to cook.
- Combine the sour cream with flour and add when chicken is cooked. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes.