Stuffed Camel

Stuffed Camel
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Ever heard of a lamb in a pig in cow and roasted? This is the Arabic version, and both are very real. From the size and logistics of this, this is very rarely prepared, not to mention you need a big ass oven.
Servings
80-100 servings
Servings
80-100 servings
Stuffed Camel
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Ever heard of a lamb in a pig in cow and roasted? This is the Arabic version, and both are very real. From the size and logistics of this, this is very rarely prepared, not to mention you need a big ass oven.
Servings
80-100 servings
Servings
80-100 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Skin, trim, and clean the camel, lamb, and chickens. and boil all until tender. Work in batches 😉
  2. Cook rice, hard boil the eggs and peel them, fry the all nuts until browned. Mix the nuts with the rice.
  3. Stuff the chickens with eggs and rice mixture. Stuff the lamb with five chickens and some rice. Now stuff the camel with the lamb and some rice.
  4. Broil the camel in an a large oven until golden brown.
  5. Spread the remaining rice on a large tray and place the camel on top. Place the remaining chickens around the camel also on the rice. Garnish the rice with the remaining eggs.
  6. Serve to the entire village 🙂
Recipe Notes

I would say this is high cost as I have not ever priced what a whole camel is sold for.

Variant: 1. Instead of stuffing the chickens with eggs, stuff them with cooked fish, which sounds absolutely disgusting, plus that will add to the per serving cost.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Jerry Juliana.
United States.

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.

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs
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I remember having these when I was a wee boy. Always tasted great. Meatballs with rice simmered in tomato soup or tomato sauce. Perfect. Can be made with beef or pork, or even chicken. I made this on 11 Sep 2016, excellent and on my Go-to list as a regular meal. Recipe modified to reflect my findings. The recipe is broke into cooking on the Stove Top and for Baking. Photos I took were for the baking method. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Porcupine Meatballs
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I remember having these when I was a wee boy. Always tasted great. Meatballs with rice simmered in tomato soup or tomato sauce. Perfect. Can be made with beef or pork, or even chicken. I made this on 11 Sep 2016, excellent and on my Go-to list as a regular meal. Recipe modified to reflect my findings. The recipe is broke into cooking on the Stove Top and for Baking. Photos I took were for the baking method. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
For Stove Top
  1. Combine ground beef, rice, eggs, parsley, onion, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the tomato soup or tomato sauce. Mix well. Shape mixture into about 20 small meatballs.
  2. In a large non stick skillet, mix rest of soup, water, and Worcestershire together and bring to a boil. Carefully add the meatballs (this will or should prevent the meatballs from falling apart). Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and rice is soft, stirring often. Serve with pasta or potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal.
For Baking
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Get out a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. First thing I did was made the tomato sauce from the shortcut using tomato paste, very easy. You will use the full amount that the shortcut states. Use a ladle and put 2 scoops of sauce in the bottom of the baking dish to cover it evenly.
  3. Combine ground beef, rice, eggs, parsley, onion, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 cup of the tomato soup or tomato sauce. Mix well. Shape mixture into about 12 medium sized meatballs and place in the baking dish. If you have more meatballs than what will fit in the dish, use another smaller dish for those. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper.
  4. Pour the rest of the soup or tomato sauce over the meatballs.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Then if using a counter top oven, switch to the top coil to brown up the tops a bit.
  6. Not the greatest photo, as I topped 3 meatballs on my plate with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Recipe Notes

The meat is the only costly item in this dish. Ground beef would be about 125 Baht/500 grams, pork about 60 Baht/500 grams, and chicken would be about 42 Baht/500 grams (think thighs). This comes out to about 62 cents per serving for 6 servings using beef, less for pork or chicken.

Shortcuts: Italian Sausage, Tomato Soup, Tomato Sauce.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Spanish Rice with Sausage

Spanish Rice with Sausage
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I think I could eat this every day. When I make this (on my to cook list, I will update the steps and times). For starters, I will make this with white Jasmin rice, and no "Rotel" product used, learn how to cut up a chili or two. I will adjust the recipe when I make it.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Spanish Rice with Sausage
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I think I could eat this every day. When I make this (on my to cook list, I will update the steps and times). For starters, I will make this with white Jasmin rice, and no "Rotel" product used, learn how to cut up a chili or two. I will adjust the recipe when I make it.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and mix. Cover and cook on Low setting 2-5 hours. START checking the rice at 2 hours. add water as needed. Now wasn't that easy?
  2. Serve with a salad and a fresh cooked veggy on the side, complete meal.
Recipe Notes

The spicy smoked sausage at Makro will cost about 125 Baht for 500 grams. This comes to about 62 cents per serving for 6 servings. From my experience, Makro has sales on this sausage, buy 1 kilo get 500 grams free so there is even more savings.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Recovery Stew

Recovery Stew
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Recipe was inspired from a good friend in Phuket, Dave Williams, I tried to guess the ingredients of a stew he made from scratch, I was close but not spot on, but both of us agree, this would be a good stew.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Recovery Stew
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Recipe was inspired from a good friend in Phuket, Dave Williams, I tried to guess the ingredients of a stew he made from scratch, I was close but not spot on, but both of us agree, this would be a good stew.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add a splash of olive oil and on medium heat, cook the garlic, then add the chicken until just about done, it will be tender.
  2. Then add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, add chicken stock as needed to maintain a stew like consistency. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will be 50 Baht or under. All other ingredients minimal. Well under $1 per person per meal.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Dave Williams.
Thailand.

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
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It has been probably 5 years since I had cabbage rolls, and they were delicious! Here is a cheater recipe, no need to boil the cabbage leaves or roll anything, just make on the stove top in a large pot. I have not tried this yet but it sounds really good and I will give my remarks after I make this. The recipe is normally made with beef but feel free to use pork or chicken. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
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It has been probably 5 years since I had cabbage rolls, and they were delicious! Here is a cheater recipe, no need to boil the cabbage leaves or roll anything, just make on the stove top in a large pot. I have not tried this yet but it sounds really good and I will give my remarks after I make this. The recipe is normally made with beef but feel free to use pork or chicken. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet pot, brown the ground beef, onions, and garlic. Drain off the fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce temp to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 25-30 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
Recipe Notes

Ground beef can run as high as 200 Baht/kilo. For this dish, that is your most expensive item, if using minced pork, you can almost cut the cost in half. For 200 Baht, 6 servings would be less than $1 per serving, less for 8 servings, and a lot less if using minced pork or ground chicken.

Shortcut: Tomato Sauce.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Stuffed Bell Peppers I

Stuffed Bell Peppers I
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I like Stuffed Peppers, and when I did not have an oven, I made these and simply steamed them in a pot with some water, they were excellent. These can be steamed, baked, or even made in a slow cooker, cooking time varies. No need to use green bell peppers, feel free to use red or yellow ones. This is a versatile recipe, if you do not want to use cheese, leave it out, if you want to add mushrooms, added them, this recipe can be adapted to many tastes.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Stuffed Bell Peppers I
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I like Stuffed Peppers, and when I did not have an oven, I made these and simply steamed them in a pot with some water, they were excellent. These can be steamed, baked, or even made in a slow cooker, cooking time varies. No need to use green bell peppers, feel free to use red or yellow ones. This is a versatile recipe, if you do not want to use cheese, leave it out, if you want to add mushrooms, added them, this recipe can be adapted to many tastes.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C, cut off tops and remove seeds and pulp out of the bell peppers. Place bell peppers in baking dish. A 9x9 dish will hold 4, a 9x13 dish will hold 6.
  2. Dice tops of peppers. Mix together ground beef, onion, eggs, tomato paste, oregano, diced tops, rice, salt and pepper. Fill each pepper half full with meat mixture, add some shredded Cheddar cheese to each pepper, not all, just some.
  3. Top with remaining portions of meat mixture. Any meat left over, just pack around the peppers in the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove from oven and top each pepper with additional cheese, reduce temp to 180 C and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes until cheese is golden brown and meat is cooked through.
Recipe Notes

500 grams of minced pork is about 55 Baht, ground beef would be about 110 Baht for 500 grams. Bell peppers can range from 30 to 40 each. For this recipe, 4 peppers at 35 Baht and 500 grams of beef, cost is about $1.85 per person. If using minced pork, cost would be $1.43 per person. Cheese of course is additional, but a block of cheese will make several meals so I do not factor that in.

The good thing, you have an entire meal, the meat, the dairy from the cheese, a vegetable, and a tomato sauce.

Family recipe, I have been eating these since I was a little child.

Lemon Chicken Rice Bake

Lemon Chicken Rice Bake
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It’s quick, it’s easy, and most of the ingredients you may have on hand.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Lemon Chicken Rice Bake
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It’s quick, it’s easy, and most of the ingredients you may have on hand.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a seal-able plastic bag along with the olive oil, lemon juice and half the parsley, squish the chicken around to coat with the oil and lemon juice.
  3. Pour the rice into an ovenproof baking dish. Place the chicken pieces and carrots on top, then pour in the stock. Sprinkle with the lemon rind and remaining parsley, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, add the beans, then cover again and roast for another 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the lid or foil 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Recipe Notes

Chicken quarters run about 58 Baht/kilo, 4 quarters is 8 pieces, I will guess about 70 Baht. This comes out to about 52 cents per person per meal.

Adapted from an internet recipe.