We are, as this article is being written, in the midst of a global lockdown which has seen many people forced into isolation, many businesses have had no other option than to close indefinitely, and countless people have been made unemployed. Because of this, it is fair to say, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. With more time at home, we are cooking a lot more than we might have done before and are unable to go out to eat.
In this article, we will hope to tell you a few perfect recipes that you can enjoy eating at home during the lockdown to save yourself having to order takeout food which is not very good for you at all. So, whether you want to prepare a meal for your family, your partner, or yourself, you’ve come to the right page. Here are some perfect recipes that you can enjoy eating at home.
Caribbean Curried Chicken
When we think of curry, our minds tend to wander toward Asia. However, many other nations have their own variations of curry. In this article, we will discuss this author’s favorite: Caribbean curried chicken. It is a delicious recipe that very few outside of the Caribbean community eats regularly. For this, you will need thyme, turmeric, cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper, sea salt, curried powder, and all-purpose seasoning, as well as spring onion, one large white onion, garlic, and chicken. For the side dish, we recommend rice and peas, which we will not offer a recipe for here. You can also make dumplings, plantain, and coleslaw to complement the curry.
To get started on the curry, first cut the onion thinly and put it into a large bot with heated vegetable oil in. Allow the onion to fry until translucent, at which time you can put in the diced garlic and spring onions. Allow these to cook for a minute, then add the curry powder in. The trick with curried chicken is that you want to allow the curried powder to burn off. When the curried powder begins to burn slightly, add half a cup of water, and include your chicken. Allow your chicken to cook for ten minutes and release its own moisture. Then, add the rest of the seasoning [and alternatively carrots and potatoes]. Add another cup of water and allow the curry to cook for forty-five minutes. Check the chicken is cooked thoroughly before serving, then serve with rice.
Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli is a favorite of all who love Asian food. There are many variations on the recipe, from just broccoli and beef to broccoli, beef, carrots, and spring onion, and even, according to the cooking experts from CorrieCooks.com, mushrooms! For our recipe, we will keep it simple.
With thinly sliced beef, preferably sirloin, brown beef in sesame oil, or peanut oil [watch for allergies]. Once the beef has browned, add broccoli into the pan; while these are cooking mix two tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of mirin, two of Japanese vinegar, and a teaspoon of brown sugar in a bowl and mix. Add the mix into the beef and broccoli and allow to stir fry for a few minutes. When you have finished cooking the beef and the broccoli you can go ahead and sprinkle sesame seeds over the meal and serve. You can also add green beans instead of broccoli into this recipe, which is a very popular alternative. You can include mushrooms, green beans, and broccoli if you are feeling adventurous.
Cottage pie is an alteration to the traditional shepherd’s pie recipe, which uses minced lamb. For cottage pie, you will need potatoes, grated cheese, minced beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, carrots, and peas, as well as beef stock. Start by browning the beef in olive oil. When browned, add the peas and carrots into the pot. While doing this, preheat your oven to 180.
Add half a cup of Worcestershire sauce, a cup of beef stock, and seasoning into the pan, allowing to cook for a further ten minutes. While doing this, you should have boiled and mashed some potatoes. Add the beef mix into an oven-safe Pyrex tray. On top of the beef add mashed potato and flatten. You can then add the grated cheese on top of the mashed potato. Cook for around twenty minutes, then turn on the grill and brown the cheese to create a crisp finish. Don’t have a grill yet and looking to buy one? You can always find good reviews online to help you find the right model.
We hope to have told you a few delicious recipes you can make at home from all corners of the Earth. Cooking at home can be a lot of fun and can allow you to get very creative. We hope you enjoy our recipes.