Chadian Chicken and Okra

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This recipe for Chicken and Okra was generously submitted by Sheryl Slocum for inclusion in The Global Recipe Project. Sheryl once lived in the north-central African nation of Chad, and pointed out that recipes based upon weights and measurements are really a Western idea. Her recipe, below, reflects this reality. Thank you, Sheryl!

Ingredients and Directions

Chop garlic and onion; fry in oil. Add water and/or chicken broth. Add pieces of chicken (I like legs and thighs, but it is a matter of taste). Add lots of cut up okra. Add curry, ginger, cardamom, chili powder (or something to give hotness). Salt and pepper (significant salt).

Let cook for a long time till the okra is cooked down, stir periodically so nothing burns to the bottom, keep adding water/broth as needed until the okra is cooked down. Add peanut butter with a heavy hand, stir all together (Don’t add peanut butter too soon or it will sink and burn on the bottom of the pot). Although not Chadian, I sometimes add raisins. Best when served with Maggi sauce (like a soy sauce).

Serve over rice or with boule. Boule is a starchy dish sort of like mashed potatoes. Boule is the staple of Chadian diet.

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Indonesian Beef Rendang

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This recipe for Rendang (Slow Cook Beef in Spicy Coconut Sauce) was generously submitted by Ridha Soemansyah for inclusion in The Global Recipe Project. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this cookbook benefit nonprofit organizations which feed people as a central part of their mission. Thank you, Ridha!

Ingredients
WIN_20160203_1317101 kg good quality beef
3 cans coconut milk
50g chili paste (you can reduce the amount, but I recommend not to skip the chili)
5 teaspoons coriander seed
100g galangal (50 for paste, 50 crushed)
50g ginger
3 tablespoons garlic paste
50g fried onion
30g palm sugar
3 lemon grass, crushed
7 lime leaves
3 bay leaves
Salt and pepper

Directions

WIN_20160203_132645Step 1) Cut beef into big chunks, set aside.
Step 2) In a food processor, mix and blitz chili paste, coriander seed, galangal, ginger, garlic paste and fried onion.
Step 3) Get a fairly large pot, add 5 tablespoons oil and sauté the paste until fragrant.
Step 4) Add lemon grass, all the leaves, and palm sugar.
Step 5) Add beef in. Stir until the colour changed. Then add coconut milk.
WIN_20160203_133138Step 6) Cook for 3 to 4 hours or until the coconut evaporated. Stir once in a while.
Step 7) Serve with warm rice.

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

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Photo courtesy of Ashley Marie Thompson

This recipe for Perfect oatmeal cookies! was submitted from Canada by Ashley Marie Thompson for inclusion in The Global Recipe Project cookbook. Thank you, Ashley Marie, for your generous contribution to this charitable cookbook project!

Ingredients (Makes about 1 ½ dozen small cookies)

1/2 cup butter, soft

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon vanilla

3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups oats

1/2 cup medjool dates, chopped, packed

Directions

Step 1) Blend together your butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with a spatula until even and smooth.

Step 2) Whisk together your flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, and oats.

Step 3) Fold your dry ingredients into your butter mixture until almost completely combined, but not quite.

Step 4) At this stage: add your chopped dates, and continue mixing until evenly incorporated.

Step 5) Place your cookie dough in the fridge (for at least one hour) and preheat your oven to 375 F.

Step 6) After your dough has rested one hour in the fridge- roll cookie balls 2 TB each in size, and squish them down with the palm of your hand on a silicone baking tray or parchment lined sheet pan.

Step 7) These cookies won’t spread much at all so keep that in mind, you can leave 1 or 2 cm between each of them on the tray and have no ‘giant pancake’ issues 😉

Step 8) Bake the cookies for about 6 mins, then rotate the tray and baking approx. another 6 mins depending how crispy you like the edges. Cool on a wire rack 20 mins.

Step 9) To store: place cookies in a sealed plastic bag, suck out some of the air, and seal shut. Keeps about one week!

THE GLOBAL RECIPE PROJECT!

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8″ x 10″

(20.32 x 25.4 cm) 

Black & White Bleed on Cream paper
136 pages
CEK Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0998191607
ISBN-10: 0998191604
BISAC: Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / General