Stew, Thai

Lime and coconut curry with tofu and vegetables

A coconut curry flavored with chilli and lemongrass is very good! Here comes a version inspired by a recipe from “The Meat Free Monday Cookbook”.

Serves 7

500 g firm tofu, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, cut into sticks
1 eggplant, cut into smaller pieces
1 bell pepper, chopped
125 g baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
250 g champignons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 lemon grass stalk, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp soy
1.5 tsp herb salt
2 tsp turmeric
1 handful bunch of coriander, chopped
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until it gets golden brown. Put it aside. Fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Add zucchini, eggplant, baby corn and champignons and fry for 4-5 min. Add garlic, chilli, ginger and lime grass and fry for another minute. Stir in tofu, bell peppers, coconut milk, lime juice, soy, salt and turmeric and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

Salad, Tex-mex

Vegetarian nachos platter

A vegetarian version of a classic dish! Feel free to make more cheese gratinated nachos than in the recipe and eat as a snack, it’s dangerously good!

Serves 4

1 batch of fried black beans (see recipe under Corn tortillas with fried beans and guacamole)
130 g tortilla chips
100 g cheese, e.g. cheddar, grated
2 dl sour cream
100 g salsa sauce
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 bell peppers, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
200 g corn

Preheat the oven to 225 °C. Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Gratinate in the oven until the cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes. Prepare the fried black beans according to the recipe earlier in the blog. Mix the chopped vegetables and corn. Serve the cheese gratinated nachos with vegetables, fried black beans, a dollop of sour cream and salsa sauce.

Salad, South American

Quinoa with black beans and cumin

This is an easily prepared and tasty dish which also saturates very well. Stir-fried broccoli is such a tasty side dish, it’s like candy! (The recipe is inspired by the recipe “Quinoa with Black Beans and Cumin” from www.allrecipes.co.uk.)

Serves 4

2 dl quinoa, rinsed
460 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
200 g corn
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Add spices, quinoa and water as directed on the quinoa package and cook according to the designated cooking time. Stir in the cooked beans and corn. Serve with stir-fried broccoli!

Indian, Soup

Corn and curry soup

This is a very easily prepared dish (it is cooked in less than 15 minutes!), and it is also very tasty! I like the combination of crisp onions, creamy crème fraiche, mild heat, curry flavor and sweet corns!

Serves 4

1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
460 g chickpeas (drained weight)
5 dl corn
2 dl crème fraiche
2 dl water
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for one minute. Add the garlic and fry for another half a minute. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for a few minutes. Serve the soup together with a good bread!

Malaysian, Stew

Malaysian Laksa Curry

This is a vegetarian version of the Malaysian curry Laksa. It contains many tasty vegetables and the sauce is very rich with nice flavors of lemongrass, ginger, chilli and lime.

Serves 5-6

225 g firm tofu, diced
2 onions, chopped
500 g champignons, sliced
150 g fresh green beans, cut into smaller pieces
125 g fresh baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
200 g noodles
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 lemon grass stalk, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red chillies, chopped
2 tsp dried crushed lime leaves
1 tbsp yellow curry powder
1 tbsp turmeric
2 tbsp soy
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until browned. Put the tofu aside. Fry the onions for one minute. Add the green beans, baby corn, champignons, chilli, garlic and lemongrass and fry another couple of minutes. Add the tofu and pour in the coconut milk. Break noodles into small pieces and stir them into the stew. Add the curry powder, turmeric, lime leaves, soy and lime juice and simmer for a few minutes until the noodles have softened. Serve!

Omelette, Spanish

Frittata with corn and cheese

This dish includes many goodies! (The recipe is inspired by a recipe from the magazine Mersmak from 2012.)

Serves 5

500 g potatoes, thinly sliced
8 eggs
2 dl milk
1.5 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
150 g cream cheese with garlic
2 dl corn
2 tsp oregano

Heat the oven to 200 °C. Put the potatoes in an ovenproof dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour it over the potatoes. Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes. Spread dollops of the cream cheese, corn and oregano over the frittata and cook for another 35-40 minutes. Serve with a salad.

Soup, Tex-mex

Bean soup with cheese gratinated tortilla chips

This bean soup is similar to the spicy bean soup recently posted on the blog, but this one has milder spiciness, sweetness from the corn and dangerously tasty cheese gratinated tortilla chips!

Serves 7

2 dl each of three kind of dried beans, e.g. kidney, black and borlotti beans
350 g corn
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 celery stalks, sliced
800 g crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
4 dl broth from boiling the beans
1 tsp herb salt
0.75 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
2 tsp oregano
200 g nachos
100 g cheddar cheese, grated
Yoghurt or sour cream for serving
Oil for frying

Cook the beans according to the instructions on the packages. Save 4 dl of the broth from boiling the beans. Heat the oven to 200 °C. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion and celery for one minute. Add garlic and fry another half a minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, beans, broth from the beans, tomato purée and all the spices and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet and spread cheese over them. Gratinate in oven for 5 minutes. Serve the soup with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and the cheese-gratinated tortilla chips.

European, Patties and burgers, Salad

Root vegetable patties with bean salad and yogurt

These patties have a delightful taste of various root vegetables, and since they are fried raw they feel very fresh and crisp. The patties go very well together with a bean salad with corn and a dollop of yoghurt!

Serves 5

Root vegetable patties

300g carrots, roughly grated
300 g swede, peeled and grated
300 g celeriac, peeled and grated
3 eggs
1 leek, sliced
1 handful bunch of thyme, stripped and chopped
1.5 tsp herbal salt
0.75 tsp ground black pepper
Yoghurt for serving

Mix all ingredients and shape the batter into patties. Fry them over low heat until they get browned on both sides. Serve them with a bean salad (recipe below) and a dollop of yoghurt!

Bean salad with corn

230 g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
230 g cooked kidney beans (drained weight)
1/2 red onion, chopped
150 g corn
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 pinch of herb salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper

Mix.

Pasta, Tex-mex

Tex-mex pasta sauce

Tacos are really good, so why not eat them in the form of a pasta sauce, with a combination of ingredients and flavors giving that tex-mex feeling. It cannot be anything but good!

Serves 6

3 onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 dl dried black beans (6 dl cooked)
400 g crushed tomatoes
2 dl creme fraiche
2 dl corn
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 dl water
2 tsp ground chilli pepper
0.5 tsp cumin
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp herb salt
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
500 g tagliatelle
Oil for frying

Cook the beans according to the instructions on the package. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes and include the garlic the last half a minute. Add all other ingredients (except the pasta) and let simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to the directions on the package. Serve the pasta with the sauce.