44 Recipes That Will Let You Eat Around The World While Quarantining
Travel may be off limits, but you can still eat your way around the globe.
With travel off limits, you may be experiencing some major wanderlust. And while you can't hop on a plane right now, you can make a delicious dinner inspired by different cuisines and cultures around the world. Here are 40 recipes to taste your way around the world without leaving the house.
Get creative with these rice paper rolls and use whatever protein you like best. You can try it with shrimp, smoked salmon, tofu, or keep it strictly vegetarian with some mango and avocado. Whatever you do, don't skimp on the homemade spicy peanut sauce. You'll want to put it on everything. Get the recipe for Thai chicken spring rolls here.
This hearty soup is made with leek, onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes, and kale in a cheesy vegetable broth. Make a big pot, turn on Under The Tuscan Sun, and serve with a bottle of Sangiovese. Get the recipe for Tuscan ribollita here.
You can follow the recipe verbatim and make the green curry paste from scratch, or save some time and money on ingredients by buying a store-bought version. Get the recipe for veggie Thai green curry here.
Use your favorite cut of chicken and marinate it in lime juice, habanero chiles, garlic, thyme, ginger, and sugar, then grilled until perfectly charred. Get the recipe for grilled Jamaican jerk chicken here.
Start with egg or rice noodles, add ground meat, toss everything in a homemade sauce made with soy sauce, hoisin, and peanut butter, then top with chili oil. Get the recipe for dan dan noodles here.
Crispy, tender carnitas take a bit of patience: Pork shoulder slow cooks in spices and citrus for up to eight hours. But once the wait is over you'll have perfectly cooked carnitas to serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings. Get the recipe for slow cooker pork carnitas here.
These meatballs are made of ground beef, bread, egg, red onion, and spices, which are pan-fried and served in a creamy gravy. Get the recipe for Swedish meatballs here.
This recipe, typical of West Africa, is made with diced chicken breast, creamy peanut butter, chopped tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped peanuts, and a whole lot of spices. Get the recipe for African chicken and peanut stew here.
Egg noodles, julienned veggies, pork loin, and shrimp get stir fried in soy sauce and sesame oil, then served with chopped scallions and a drizzle of lime. If you want to make this dish even more indulgent, try it with pork belly. Get the recipe for Filipino noodles with pork and shrimp here.
This Indian take on chicken and rice is bursting with flavor, thanks to a handful of spices from turmeric and coriander to cinnamon and fennel seeds. Get the recipe for chicken biryani here.
This ultimate comfort food takes a while to make, but there's nothing difficult about it. Lots of veggies (celery, carrots, mushrooms, and onions) get cooked with bacon and boneless chuck beef in a savory broth made with Cognac, red wine, and beef stock. Get the recipe for beef Bourguignon here.
This super flavorful sauce is made with anchovies, capers, garlic, and red pepper flakes in crushed tomatoes and white wine. Just add your favorite pasta! Get the recipe for pasta puttanesca here.
This shredded pork salad gets its crunch and freshness from julienned veggies, mint, and a dressing made with fish sauce, cooking wine, and soy sauce. The recipe calls for it over rice noodles, but you can serve it in lettuce wraps or eat it straight with a fork. Get the recipe for Thai pork larb here.
Boneless ribeye streak is marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and spicy chili paste. Then, it's cooked in a sizzling pan and garnished with scallions. Try serving it on a bed or rice or, if you're feeling fancy, in bibimbap. Get the recipe for beef bulgogi here.
This fluffy, delectable focaccia comes together with just a few basic ingredients: Sugar, flour, yeast, olive oil, and salt. Then, get creative and top it with any of your favorite herbs. Get the recipe for homemade focaccia here.
This classic French recipe is easily one of the most delicious ways to prepare chicken. Thighs and drumsticks get cooked with vegetables and bacon in a fragrant broth of chicken stock, brandy, and tomato paste for that special je ne sais quoi. Get the recipe for coq au vin here.
There's nothing fancy or difficult about this meal: Chicken is marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, shallot, and lots of spices, then grilled and paired with pita or rice. Serve it with a salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumber, and feta. Get the recipe for Greek chicken skewers here.
This Japanese dish features pork loin steaks that get coated in egg and panko breadcrumbs, pan-fried until golden brown, and served over shredded cabbage with a drizzle of tonkatsu sauce, which you can make from scratch or buy pre-bottled. Get the recipe for crispy pork katsu curry here.
This creamy Italian risotto comes together with mostly kitchen staples: Arborio rice, tomato paste, vegetable stock, heavy cream, and a few other basic ingredients. Get the recipe for creamy tomato risotto here.
If you like mac 'n' cheese, you'll love this cheesy noodle dish. Instead of macaroni, it's made with tiny little dumplings, which get fried in butter until delightfully crispy-on-the-outside and doughy-on-the-inside. Get the recipe for German spaetzle here.
This dish of baked eggs in tomato sauce is similar to Israeli Shakshuka or Italian baked eggs in purgatory. The best part is that it's perfectly appropriate any time of day from breakfast to dinner. Get the recipe for Turkish menemen here.