Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Continuing on with my trend of traditional Ukrainian recipes, here is a popular home style recipe for pork plov. Plov is what Ukrainians call rice pilaf, and it can be made with a variety of meats. The most traditional is Ukrainian pork plov, and it…

Tequila Chicken Penne Pasta

Tequila Chicken Penne Pasta

One of my favorite restaurants back when I lived in America was The Cliffhouse in La Quinta, California. My parents enjoy the desert so every weekend we’d head from our beach city to the hot desert to relax. I know, it didn’t make a lot…

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna With Cold Ponzu Soba

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna With Cold Ponzu Soba

Every once in a while I’ll splurge and pick up a few ahi tuna steaks at my local market. I’ve already posted recipes for Peppercorn Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna as well as an Ahi Steak With Orange Honey Glaze but this is a recipe I’ve…

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Squid is one of those ingredients that is popular in most of the world. In North America you have your deep fried calamari rings, the Mediterranean does shallow fried rings or whole baby squid, and in Asia you have a ton of different stir fry…

BBQ Chili Mackerel

BBQ Chili Mackerel

It’s the middle of summer and that means camping. One of the most popular things to cook while camping here in Ukraine is mackerel (the dried version is a popular beer snack). Luckily this fish is abundant in the frozen section and due to the…

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

One of my favorite things to get at my local Cuban restaurant growing up were Papas Rellenas, or stuffed potato balls. While my recipe probably isn’t the most authentic, it is still delicious. This is a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes…

Green Borscht

Green Borscht

Borscht, also spelled borsh or borshch or borsch (and more), traditionally refers to the Ukrainian beetroot soup that is popular in much of Eastern Europe. However there is another popular variation, green borscht, which replaces the earthy red beetroot with fresh and tangy sorrel. I’ve…

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili is a traditional Georgian stew made from chicken simmered in a fragrant tomato based sauce. I recently acquired a 1939 USSR cookbook called The Book Of Tasty And Healthy Food (Книга о вкусной и здоровой пище) that has seemingly 1000+ recipes from various countries…

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Scallops are one of my absolute favorite seafoods and the only thing I hate about them is that they are so expensive. Luckily I was able to find these quite large ones for about $1 each which I felt was a good deal. When I…

West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

I haven’t cooked a lot of African food before but as soon as I saw this West African Peanut Stew I knew I had to make it. It can also be called African Peanut Butter Soup depending on the consistency of the finished dish. I…