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Prawn Sambal (or Sambal Udang, Sambal Shrimp) relies heavily on one of Malaysia’s favorite ingredients, Sambal Sauce. The spicy sauce is a staple in Malaysian cooking. The very basic sauce, Sambal Oelek, is a paste made with fiery red chiles and a little salt and/or vinegar. Recipes for Sambal sauces vary widely from there, depending …

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Don’t let the red color of Ayam Masak Merah, a traditional Malaysian dish, intimidate you if you aren’t a fan of spicy food. Some Malaysian dishes do have quite a bit of heat, but this dish (which translates from Malay to Red Cooked Chicken”) gets most of its deep red color from tomatoes. The dish …

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We became huge fans of Laksa (Malaysian curry noodle soup) when traveling through Malaysia and Singapore. This creamy noodle soup is full of spicy exotic flavors, such as lemongrass and creamy coconut milk, that we have come to crave when in Southeast Asia.   We quickly discovered that we weren’t alone in our adoration for this …

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Sausage Kale Potato Soup, or Caldo Verde, is a popular Portuguese soup recipe whose name translates simply to “green broth.” The soup gets its characteristic green color from hearty green leafy vegetables in the cabbage family (forms of kale or collard greens are often used). It gets its rich creamy texture from potatoes and a …

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Fideua de Marisco is a popular seafood dish in Spain. It’s similar to paella but with some important differences. Fideua is a pasta lover’s answer to Paella (or Arroz a Banda). The thin pasta noodles soak up the broth in the same way that rice does, but have a different texture and are therefore a …

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While traveling through South Africa, we become totally enthralled with Peri-Peri Sauce (or Piri-Piri Sauce). The spicy condiment, is a favorite hot sauce throughout Africa. What is Peri-Peri Sauce? Peri Peri Chili Sauce is a hot sauce that originates from Portuguese and African cuisine. The sauce been popularized (and spread internationally) by the chicken fast …

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Savory Blackberry Sauce (Rachuli Sauce) was one of the first sauces we tried when we arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia. For those that are unfamiliar, Georgia (formally the Republic of Georgia) is a post-Soviet country nestled between Armenia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Black Sea. Before we arrived, we knew about the cheesy bread (khachapuri) and …

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A Spanish Tortilla is a deceptively simple dish. This potato, onion, and egg dish has just a few very familiar ingredients. One taste will tell you all you need to know about why you will find this dish in most restaurant menus when traveling throughout Spain. Don’t forget to pin or bookmark the recipe for …

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