7 of the best World Cuisine recipes you can make at home

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2020/05/24: Apple strudel sweet food which is a popular dessert in the North American country. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2020/05/24: Apple strudel sweet food which is a popular dessert in the North American country. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

World Cuisine is a broad term, as it should be. I mean we’re talking about all of the countless recipes honed, perfected and invented ages ago when our current civilization wasn’t even a glimmer of thought. There are plenty of recipes out there and delicious ones at that. Today, we’ll be looking specifically at seven of the best World Cuisine recipes you can make at home.

You don’t always have the time to make epic meals, especially during a busy day, and of course there are many of those busy days spread out during the week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sample the world’s most epic recipes right in the comfort of your own home, giving yourself and your family a trip to some worldly location and all without having to leave your home, or spend a week in the kitchen to prepare it.

So when time is of the essence, try any one of these World Cuisine recipes you can make quick and easy in the comfort of your own home

7. Salsa Boscaiola

Now this one here is of course Italian and it means essentially: “Of the woods.” There are many variations of this one, but the one we’ll be looking at today is quick, easy and delicious. And good news, it’s a veggie dish, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t delicious.

Although some restaurants I worked in did add sausage to the mix, so fret not dear meat eaters everywhere.

Makes 1 pound of paste and serves 6

For the sauce: Sautee 1 diced red onion, 2 bell peppers and a package of mushrooms in olive oil (if adding sausage, pan fry it and set it aside when nicely browned and fully cooked, adding it when the veggie sauté is just about done), when the veggies are beautifully caramelized, add some diced tomatoes (1 can), or you can do a jar of store-bought marinara sauce here for quickness and effectiveness.

Add salt, some water, black pepper and diced fresh basil leaves and let that reduce until thick and velvety, tasting throughout.

*Some do this one with heavy cream, so the choice is yours’ like I said, there are many variations of this delicious dish.

6. Coq Au Vin

This classic dish looks daunting to tackle, but have no fear, classically trained chef, Jacques Pepin is here to help you; he’s always there. GOAT that he is.

His easy and effective way to prepare this dish will shock you. Just take a look at his version of this classic world cuisine and you won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests.

5. Borscht

With summer approaching who wants soup? But that’s the beauty of this one here…it’s served in its native Russia cold as well as piping hot.

What you’ll need: A heck of a lot of beets, that’s what.

Okay…in all seriousness, in a pot, 6 beets, 1 red onion, 4 peeled carrots, 4 large peeled potatoes and half a cabbage (all diced…rough chop). Add water until all ingredients are covered.

Add some beef broth powder and let that baby boil until all ingredients are beautifully soft and the broth thickens up a tad. It serves 6.

Kind of like Italy’s minestrone soup only with different veggies, really.

Again, serve chilled or warm with sour cream.

4. Zabaione

This one will definitely impress your friends. It’s a cream or rather sweet sauce and it looks great served in crystal (or plastic) glasses with a stem, and feel free to stick a wafer cookie inside to fancy it up a tad, but the emulsion is fairly simple and delicious. Serve if the meal was exceptionally heavy and where a lighter-ish dessert is ideal.

In a bowl, away from heat, whisk 6 egg yolks and a sprinkling of sugar (1/4 cup of sugar) and to that add a dessert wine (Madeira or marsala will do).

Place the bowl over a pot of boiling water and whisk until thick, careful not to curdle the eggs.

At the very end, throw in some orange zest that you have prepared beforehand and serve.

Should make 4-6 nice servings. And by ‘nice’ I mean satisfying.

3. Swedish Cucumber Salad, or Svensk gurksallad

You should always look for a light option, even when you’re making a three course meal, let’s say…a salad course is always ideal; especially if the main course and dessert are up there in the calorie department.

This one’s great even on its own for a light lunch and it’s easy. Scandanavian Today on YouTube has you covered with a great version of this delicious dish.

2. Jambalaya

Could we really compile a list without this classic American Creole and Cajun dish? Hardly, and I’ve got an easy one that you can whip up in 45 minutes or less.

To feed 6…boil 3 cups of rice and set aside when cooked.

Cut 4 links of Andouille sausage into rounds and sauté until nicely browned and cooked, and set it aside.

Cut two chicken breasts into cubes, sauté and cook fully…set aside.

In a frying pan, add olive oil, onion, carrots and celery (diced finely), bell peppers, and cook until caramelized.

Add the sausage, chicken and frozen cooked shrimp (a 12 OZ bag…thawed).

Add 3 cups of beef broth, 3 teaspoons of paprika and half a teaspoon of hot pepper flakes and let reduce.

Careful not to salt the emulsion at this point as the beef broth might get you where you need to be.

Once liquid is gone, add cooked rice and stir.

At this point taste for salt and add salt and pepper to taste.

1. Apple Strudel

This Austrian classic will have your guests begging for more. Coincidentally, this is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite dessert. His favorite meal happens to be Schnitzel. Perhaps that’s an item for another time.

But for right now, Simply Awesome Recipes by Sucheta on YouTube has got you covered, dear readers.

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So, Guilty Eaters…do you have any classic World Cuisine recipes you’d love to share? Let us know.