Cumberland Sausage

Cumberland Sausage
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This is English in origin, this is a recipe to make homemade Cumberland Sausage. Now that I have found a supplier for hog casings in Phuket, this is on my to make list for sure. I will clarify quantity made when I prepare this.
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3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Cumberland Sausage
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This is English in origin, this is a recipe to make homemade Cumberland Sausage. Now that I have found a supplier for hog casings in Phuket, this is on my to make list for sure. I will clarify quantity made when I prepare this.
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Servings Prep Time
3 meters of sausage 3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: meters of sausage
Instructions
  1. First thing, chill the meats in the fridge, sterilize and chill the grinder parts in the fridge. Grinding meat creates heat, so you want the meat and the grinder to be a cool temp, not freezing, just chilled.
  2. Cut the pork belly into cubes that will fit in your meat grinder hopper. Then do the same with the pork shoulder. Remove any tendons or stringy matter.
  3. Mix together the two meats, then add the spices and herbs.
  4. Mix together. Place the meat in the fridge to chill for 2 hours. Assemble your meat grinder with the coarse plate, typically the wagon wheel plate.
  5. Grind the meat with the wagon wheel plate, or a a course plate.
  6. Then in a large bowl, mix with the breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs added, I did not get the cup measurement.
  7. Mix until well combined, use your hands for this.
  8. Soak the hog casings per instructions on the package. Remove the cutting blade and plate from your grinder. and attach the sausage funnel. Rub some bacon fat or cooking oil on the funnel, slip the end of the wet hog casing over the attachment and pull the casing down the shaft so that it is bunched up at the base. I use a dry casing from a reputable dealer in Phuket.
  9. Tie the starting end of the casing with string, using the slow setting on the grinder, add the meat back to the grinder, fill the casing but do not over fill, any air bubbles, prick with a tooth pick. Work the sausage into the casing and form the casing into a ring as you go. You can leave in a ring or twist and make links or tie with string to make links, up to you. I do not have that ring thing down yet so I just made links.
  10. Store the sausage in the fridge overnight. Then you are ready to cook them as you see fit or freeze for later use.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get the meats and casing, overall I will say fair value, but much less than store prices, by a long shot.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole

Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole
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Sounds like a good hearty meal. This dish can be changed in many ways to make it different each time. On the to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole
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Sounds like a good hearty meal. This dish can be changed in many ways to make it different each time. On the to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a pot of salted water, cook the macaroni to just tender, drain.
  3. In another pot, heat the butter then saute the garlic, thyme, jalapeno pepper, and paprika for about a minute, then add the onion and saute until just translucent.
  4. Add the ground beef and season with salt and both types of pepper. Cook until the beef is no longer pink and browned. Sprinkle in the flour and mix in and cook for another minute or two.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes to soften them up then add the macaroni then the milk, stir and mix well, adjust salt and pepper to taste. Stir in half the cheeses.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking dish, top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and the top is starting to brown.
  7. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

For the beef figure about 150 Baht for 500 grams. For 6 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Change the cheese to Swiss or a 4 cheese blend. 2. Change the meat to ground chicken or ground pork. 3. Add chopped bell pepper. 4. Add sliced mushrooms. 5. Instead of baking, just prepare on the stove.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

African Spinach Stew with Chicken & Shrimp

African Spinach Stew with Chicken & Shrimp
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This sounds really good, chicken and shrimp go together well. The spinach is the frozen type, just thaw, squeeze out the water and chop.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
African Spinach Stew with Chicken & Shrimp
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This sounds really good, chicken and shrimp go together well. The spinach is the frozen type, just thaw, squeeze out the water and chop.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the spinach, if you can get chopped, perfect, it just leaf and frozen in balls, you can still use, thaw them out and grab a Chef's knife and chop them, problem solved. Squeeze out the water, and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, season with a pinch of salt and half the white pepper, mix to coat all the shrimp. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add the chicken, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining white pepper, mix into the chicken to coat all the pieces. Set aside.
  4. Heat some oil in a large pot, add the shrimp and cook, turning them after about two minutes and cook for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, do not overcook them as that makes for tough shrimp. Remove when cooked through.
  5. Same pot, now add the chicken, also just cooking for about 4 minutes, turning them at about 2 minutes, until cooked through, remove the chicken from the pot.
  6. Same pot, heat more oil if needed, add the onion and saute until is translucent then stir in the tomatoes and cook on high heat, covered, for 10 minutes, stir occasionally, after 10 minutes covered, leave pot uncovered and cook for 5 more minutes, also stirring occasionally.
  7. Lower heat to a simmer, add in salt to taste, the chicken stock powder, and spinach and mix well, then add in the shrimp and chicken mix to combine, Allow to heat for just a few minutes to warm the chicken and shrimp through. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve warm with rice, or even pasta.
Recipe Notes

Figure 35 Baht for the chicken and maybe 100 Baht for the shrimp. For 10 servings, this is about 40 cents per serving.

This recipe for African Spinach Stew with Chicken & Shrimp is from Precious Core.

Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style

Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style
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This sounds absolutely delicious! On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style
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This sounds absolutely delicious! On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Use a rice cooker to cook the rice, to the cooker add the rinsed rice, 1 teaspoon of salt, bay leaves, curry powder, and the chicken stock powder, add the appropriate amount of water and set to the Cook mode. When the cooker switches to Warm, spread the rice out on a large tray to cool, discard the bay leaves.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, pound into a paste, the garlic, ginger, parsley, and a little water, as need to form a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, season with a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic paste, and mix to coat all the shrimp. Set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, add the chicken, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic paste, and mix into the chicken to coat all the pieces. Set aside.
  5. Heat some oil in a large pot, add the shrimp and cook, turning them after about two minutes and cook for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, do not overcook them as that makes for tough shrimp. Remove when cooked through.
  6. Same pot, now add the chicken, also just cooking for about 4 minutes, turning them at about 2 minutes, until cooked through, remove the chicken from the pot.
  7. Same pot, heat more oil if needed, add the onion and spring onion and saute until the onion is translucent then stir in the remaining garlic paste and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the carrot, long beans, corn, and peas and stir to mix well.
  8. Stir in the chicken and shrimp, then add the rice and stir until well mixed, let this cook for just a minute or two to heat everything through, serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure 35 Baht for the chicken and maybe 100 Baht for the shrimp. For 10 servings, this is about 40 cents per serving.

This recipe for Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice - African Style is from Precious Core.

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade and pour over the chicken in a shallow bowl, turn the chicken often and marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. With a wok or skillet, heat the oil then cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant then add the mushrooms, chicken and the marinating sauce, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside, remember, it will get steamed. Now add the rice into the wok or skillet and stir until the oil is combined throughout the rice.
  3. Pour the skillet or wok contents into your rice cooker, add the water as needed by the manufacturer of your rice cooker (normally first knuckle up from your index finger tip). Drizzle in the sesame oil. Set the rice cooker to Cook.
  4. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, wait another 15 minutes before opening, then open, fluff with a plastic spoon, serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken, maybe 35 Baht, everything else is very cheap and probably on hand. For 3 servings, this is about 35 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning

Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning
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Sounds like a great tasting rub for a roast chicken. This should cover 3 average size roasting chickens.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning
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Sounds like a great tasting rub for a roast chicken. This should cover 3 average size roasting chickens.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients and store in a air tight container.
  2. Just rub on a whole chicken and cook on a rotisserie or just oven bake.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Blackened Chicken II

Blackened Chicken II
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The spices in this sound very good, on my to cook list for sure. You will sear the chicken in a skillet first, then bake in an oven.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Blackened Chicken II
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The spices in this sound very good, on my to cook list for sure. You will sear the chicken in a skillet first, then bake in an oven.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together everything except the chicken and olive oil in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet on medium heat, cast iron would be preferred for this, do not add any butter or oil.
  4. While the pan is heating, lightly coat each chicken breast with olive oil and coat both sides of each one with the spice mixture.
  5. Place the chicken in the hot pan and cook for 1 minute, then flip over and cook for 1 more minute, remove pan from heat and remove chicken from the pan and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes or until the juices run clear.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup
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This is a long shot for Thailand as I am not sure of the chilies being here, but for the viewers in US, this should be real easy. Chilies used can be New Mexico green chilies or Poblano peppers. Not sure about using the large green chilies in Thailand, but they should work as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup
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This is a long shot for Thailand as I am not sure of the chilies being here, but for the viewers in US, this should be real easy. Chilies used can be New Mexico green chilies or Poblano peppers. Not sure about using the large green chilies in Thailand, but they should work as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place chicken and broth in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size. Remove from the heat. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board, leaving the broth in the pan. When cool enough to handle, shred or chop the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, finely chop 2 chiles; puree the other 2 in a food processor or blender with 1/4 cup of the hot broth.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup of the broth in a bowl with wine and flour until smooth. Return the pan with the broth to medium heat and whisk in the flour mixture until well combined. Stir in the chopped and pureed chiles and the chicken. Add milk, garlic, lime juice, salt, white pepper, oregano, and cumin and heat, stirring frequently, until steaming and hot, but not boiling, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro. Serve.
Recipe Notes

This is low cost as the chicken breasts are just 30 Baht/500 grams.

Variants: Add cooked white beans, add roasted corn.

Inspired by good friend, Jerry Juliana.
United States.

Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Cream Cheese Potato Soup
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Sounds really good and common ingredients. On my to cook list. The number of servings are an estimate until I make this.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Cream Cheese Potato Soup
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Sounds really good and common ingredients. On my to cook list. The number of servings are an estimate until I make this.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add the broth, potatoes, onion, seasoning salt, and white pepper. Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender. Smash a few of the potatoes to thicken the soup.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream cheese, stirring often until the cheese is melted and blended in. Serve as a main dish or a side.
Recipe Notes

Cream cheese will run about 120 Baht, for 4 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving. Excellent value.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Oven Baked Har Jiong Gai

Oven Baked Har Jiong Gai
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This recipe is from a friend in Singapore and sounds wonderful. This does take time for marinating and for air drying so plan accordingly.
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Oven Baked Har Jiong Gai
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This recipe is from a friend in Singapore and sounds wonderful. This does take time for marinating and for air drying so plan accordingly.
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix together the wine, sugar, shrimp paste, oyster sauce, and white pepper. Add the chicken (you may want to use gloves if you do not want your hands to smell like shrimp paste) and mix with your hands to coat all the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. You can refrigerate overnight if you want to blend the flavors even better.
  2. Two hours before you want to cook the chicken, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a shallow bowl. Remove the chicken from the fridge and coat each chicken piece in the flour mix, shake off the excess and place pieces on a wire rack (preferred) or on a tray, then refrigerate for about 2 hours to dry, no need to cover the chicken.
  3. Preheat your oven to 200 C. Remove the chicken from the fridge, brush the top with cooking oil and into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, Turn the pieces over, brush with oil, and bake for another 10 to 16 minutes or until the chicken has turned golden brown.
  4. Remove and serve with a chili or Sriracha sauce for dipping.
Recipe Notes

Chicken middle wing pieces run about 123 Baht/kilo, drummets run about 79 Baht/kilo. Easily under $1 per serving.

Provided by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe and the link to this recipe is here.
Singapore.