Chicken Chorba
Chicken Chorba
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This is Moroccan in origin and popular across North Africa. Simple ingredients and sounds delicious! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1 1/2 hours
Chicken Chorba
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This is Moroccan in origin and popular across North Africa. Simple ingredients and sounds delicious! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. For the dry chickpeas, 150 grams (5 oz), soak overnight then drain. For canned chickpeas, use a 400 gram (14 oz) can, drained.
  2. In a large pot, heat the oil on medium high heat, when hot, add the onion, turmeric, saffron, salt, pepper, and chicken, and give the pot a stir. Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes, stirring the chicken once in a while, this is to just brown the chicken a bit, not trying to cook them through.
  3. Add the chickpeas and water and bring to a boil then reduce to a low simmer. Cover the pot and let simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the grated tomatoes and tomato paste to the pot and stir in. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer for 15 minutes to blend that in.
  5. Stir in the broken spaghetti and parsley and let simmer until the spaghetti is tender.
  6. Ladle into bowls, garnish with parsley if desired, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Chicken wing sticks (the drumettes) cost about 66 Baht/kilo. The chickpeas, canned are 69 Baht. When I get dry chickpeas I will do a price comparison between canned and dry. For 6 servings, this is about 71 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Pasta with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
Pasta with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
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Sounds like another delicious pasta recipe to test out. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Pasta with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
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Sounds like another delicious pasta recipe to test out. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Toss together to coat everything with the oil. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside to let the flavors combine.
  2. While the tomato mixture is set aside, cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until tender. Drain well.
  3. Toss the pasta with the tomato mixture to combine.
  4. Serve as a light dinner with garlic bread if desired.
Recipe Notes

The cheese would be the only big expense here. About 140 Baht for 200 grams, just going with the 200 instead of 250 grams, for 6 servings, this is about 73 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pasta with Tomatoes & Anchovy Butter
Pasta with Tomatoes & Anchovy Butter
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Great sounding dish. I am looking forward to making this, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Pasta with Tomatoes & Anchovy Butter
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Great sounding dish. I am looking forward to making this, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until just tender. Reserve 1/2 cups of the pasta water then drain the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a large non stick pan, when hot, add the anchovies and garlic. Cook and stir often, mashing up the anchovies, they dissolve into the butter, until the garlic is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper as desired, stir occasionally and cook down the tomatoes until they are falling apart, about 10 minutes or so.
  4. Add the pasta to the pan plus the reserved pasta water and toss with the tomatoes. Cook until the all the pasta is coated with the butter sauce and the pasta is heated through.
  5. Sprinkle in the herbs and mix together.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Oyster Mushroom Pasta
Oyster Mushroom Pasta
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Sounds like a delicious use oyster mushrooms. Common ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Sounds like a delicious use oyster mushrooms. Common ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prep the mushrooms by cutting off the root ends, give a quick rinse and squeeze out the excess water. Just use your fingers and pull the mushrooms into 2 to 3 pieces, and for any large pieces, go ahead and cut those in half.
  2. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water. Cook until just tender. Drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large non stick pan on medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook and stir often until the mushrooms are good and wilted and starting to brown.
  4. Mix in the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook to wilt the parsley, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the cream and bring to a boil, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  6. Pour the mushroom sauce into the pasta, and toss to mix together.
  7. Add the spring onion and cheese and mix together.
  8. Serve as a side dish with any meal. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Use any long or short pasta you desire. 2. Use any type of mushrooms you desire.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
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This is a simple and basic dish, made with what you have, how much of what you would like to use. Easily tailored to make this your own creation, or to change it each time you prepare it.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
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This is a simple and basic dish, made with what you have, how much of what you would like to use. Easily tailored to make this your own creation, or to change it each time you prepare it.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large non stick pan, about 2-4 tablespoons would be nice. When melted, add the sliced mushrooms and saute them until nicely browned.
  2. While the mushrooms are cooking, cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water. Cook until the pasta is just tender, then drain.
  3. When the mushrooms are browned, add the pasta and mix that in. Then add a big generous amount of Parmesan and mix that in.
  4. Plate, top with additional Parmesan as desired and some fresh chopped chives for garnish. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fried Cabbage & Egg Noodles
Fried Cabbage & Egg Noodles
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This is German in origin, and is probably the reason fried cabbage is prevalent in the US, migrants bring their common dishes with them, then prepare them using ingredients from the local region. This is a simple dish with only four ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Fried Cabbage & Egg Noodles
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This is German in origin, and is probably the reason fried cabbage is prevalent in the US, migrants bring their common dishes with them, then prepare them using ingredients from the local region. This is a simple dish with only four ingredients. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until just tender, drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large non stick pan on low heat then add the cabbage and season with salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook the cabbage, turning often, until it starts to just turn brown.
  3. Add the pasta to the pan and toss with the cabbage to mix. Cook until the pasta starts to turn brown, maybe 5 minutes, turning and mixing often.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Tuna Casserole IV
Tuna Casserole IV
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This comes from a good friend in Thailand. I like the use of the cheese pasta sauce. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
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This comes from a good friend in Thailand. I like the use of the cheese pasta sauce. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). Spray a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until just tender. Drain and add pasta to the baking dish.
  3. Add the tuna, corn, cheese pasta sauce and mix together well. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Spread the mixture out evenly and sprinkle the shredded cheese on the top, use as much cheese as you like.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese on top is starting to brown.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I order the 3 cheese sauce, I will say low cost for now.

Shortcut: Fresh Tuna.

Provided by friend, Kurt Hammerschmidt.
Thailand.

Chicken Paprikash
Chicken Paprikash
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This sounds really good and would be perfect served on egg noodles or mashed potatoes. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
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This sounds really good and would be perfect served on egg noodles or mashed potatoes. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
45-60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). If you do not have an oven safe pan, get out a large baking dish. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. In a large oven safe pan (or if no oven safe pan, use a large non stick pan) heat the olive oil. When hot, add chicken, work in batches if needed, Cook about 8 minutes per side for nice golden brown skin and nearly cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan but leave the fat in the pan. If using a baking dish, place the chicken in the dish.
  3. To the pan, add the onion and cook until soft then add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute to make the garlic nice and fragrant. Whisk in the paprika and flour, mix well and cook until the flour is browned, about 1 minute then stir in the tomatoes and broth, stirring until well mixed.
  4. If using an oven safe pan, add the chicken back to the pan and place in the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through, 15-20 minutes, cut a thick piece to check for doneness.
  5. If using a baking dish, pour the mixture over the chicken in the dish then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, cut a big piece in half to verify doneness.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pan or dish, stir in the sour cream, add chicken back and spoon sauce over the chicken.
  7. Serve over cooked egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

One kilo of quarters will cost about 53 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 28 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Sour Cream.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pasta Fazul
Pasta Fazul
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From what I understand, this is a classic Italian dish of cannellini beans, tomatoes, and pasta. Sounds good and on my to cook list for sure. I will use dry beans when I make this so I will add a cook time after I have made this.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 20 minutes
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From what I understand, this is a classic Italian dish of cannellini beans, tomatoes, and pasta. Sounds good and on my to cook list for sure. I will use dry beans when I make this so I will add a cook time after I have made this.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. For the beans, feel free to substitute Great Northern if that is all you have available. How you cook the beans is your preference, use canned or cook using dry beans. I will prepare these from dry using a my pressure cooker. You will need 2 cups cooked beans.
  2. Once you have the cooked beans, heat a pot with the oil and when hot, saute the garlic, onion, carrot, parsley, basil, and oregano until the onions are softened and the carrot is near tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the retained juice and mix in, season with salt and pepper as desired. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Then add the cooked beans, mix in, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, Stirring often.
  5. While that pot is simmering, heat another pot of salted water, when boiling, add the pasta and cook until tender. Drain pasta well and toss with the butter and cheese.
  6. Add the pasta to the pot with the beans and mix in.
  7. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese for topping if desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Spaghetti with Leeks
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the garlic, spring onion, leeks, and shallot and cook stirring often until the leeks are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the anchovy fillet(s) and mash that up, then add the red pepper, stock, cream, spaghetti, and salt as desired and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the spaghetti is tender and a sauce forms, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chives and cheese, season with salt as desired.
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese on the side as a topping.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.