Wow these crazy times we live in at the moment have seen some terrible things happen but also some inventive and amazing things too. So I love this idea that Chef Charlie Carrington and his team came up with to have Masterclasses with 3 recipes a week and each week will be a different country’s cuisine. If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can order the box of ingredients for the week and then cook along at home while you watch the youtube masterclass or each of the nights Charlie does a live video on instagram where he cooks the recipe and answers any questions. If we can’t travel the world right now we may as well taste it in our own kitchens. I have been doing the DIY version and having to make up parts of the recipes myself as some of the ingredients boxes includes parts of the recipes already completed like the spice mixes, pickles or sauces. This really has been a delicious journey so far and I am definitely along for the culinary trip around the world with Charlie & his team. I’m so grateful to be able to join in and already have been introduced to some new recipes, ingredients and spices to make & taste.
Week 1: Vietnam Fish Cake, Cucumber Salad with Bean Sprouts (I was missing bean sprouts) YUM!! Chicken, Rice, Egg and Peanut Crumble – So Delicious!! Mushroom Pho – so nourishing! Week 2: Israel Shawarma Lamb Pitta with Hummus Israeli salad & pickles Chicken Schnitzel Spiced Butter and Pumpkin Salad Eggplant Matbucha chickpeas goats cheese & olives – AMAZING!! Week 3: Korea Buckwheat Noodles, Chicken Mince & Red Kimchi – So good, I used my homemade kimchi & smoked tofu YUM!! Beef Bulgogi Mushroom Bibimbap Egg & Seaweed Week 4: Mexico Chicken Tamales Pulled Pork Tacos Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchiladas Week 5: Peru Papas a la Huacaina Lomo Saltado Smoked Cauliflower, Quinoa Salad and Ocopa Sauce Week 6: France Chicken Cassoulet Beef Bourguignon Classic French Onion Soup Week 7 Brazil Sausage Feijoada Carne Churrasco Vatapa Pumpkin Week 8 Thailand Satay Chicken Pad Kra Pao Moo – Pork Loin Stir Fry with Green Beans Pad See Ew -Mushroom, Noodles & Chinese Broccoli Week 9: China Kung Pow Chicken Pork belly Week 10 America Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese Smoked Beef Brisket (I bought mine from The Wood Fiery Red Head) Slaw, Dill Potatoes and BBQ Sauce All American Chilli with Chopped Salad Week 11 Lebanon Chicken ‘Shish Taouk’ Lamb Shawarma Pita Zucchini, Chickpea, Yoghurt Crisps Week 12 India Tandoori Chicken Goat Vindaloo Aloo Gobi with Dal Makhani Week 13 Spain Patatas Bravas -Chicken, Potato, Chorizo Pork Albodiga – Meatball Roast Vegetables Almond Gazpacho Spanish Omelette with Olive Tapenade and Rocket and Pear Salad Week 14: Turkey Marinated Chicken Skewers, Hummus, Turkish Pilaf Rice Beef Tepi Kofta, Broccoli Tabouli, Tahini, Flatbread Braised Leek & White Beans, Walnuts, Feta Week 15: Argentina Chicken Milanesa Minute Steak, Potatoes, Radish and Chimmichurri Quinoa Stuffed Capsicum Broccoli and Chimmichurri Week 16: Greece Lemon Marinated Chicken, Greek Salad, Tzatziki Pork Gyros Potatoes Tzatziki (on homemade pitta bread) Eggplant Moussaka Week 17: Morocco Lemon Marinated Chicken with Caramelised Onion & Olive Sauce and Cous Cous Lamb Kofta, Tomato Sauce and Moroccan Carrot Salad Vegetable Tagine Week 18: Portugal Peri Peri Chicken, Rice, Cabbage & Fennel Salad Peri Peri Chicken Rice Cabbage & Fennel Salad Salted Blue Grenadier with Potato Salad Egg & Olive Sauce Caldo Verde Kale Soup with Crumbed Cabbage & Egg Week 19: Britian English Chicken Roast with Sautéed Vegetables and Gravy Bangers & Mash Mushroom & Leek Shepherd’s Pie Week 20: Italy Chicken Milanese with Crushed Potatoes and Peperonata Porchetta with Fennel and Radicchio and Orange Salad Mushroom Ragu with (homemade) Fettuccine and Sautéed Silver Beet Week 21: Japan Chicken Teriyaki (homemade) Udon Noodles with Daikon Salad Beef Tataki with Cucumber Wakame Salad and Ponzu Sauce Mushroom Okonomiyaki Week 22: Columbia Colombian Chicken Rice Sofrito and Blistered Beans Pulled Pork Patacones with Orange and Coriander Salad Arepa Butternut Squash with Black Beans and Salsa Week 23: Taiwan Three Cup Chicken with Ginger Basil and Rice Braised Pork Belly with Rice and 5 Spice Vegetables Cold Noodle Salad with Egg, Sesame Dressing and Vegetables Week 24: Indonesia Satay Chicken Skewers with Rice & Pineapple Sambal Beef Rendang with Roti and Cucumber Salad Mei Goreng with Tofu and Crispy Egg Week 25: Croatia Paprika Chicken with Gnocchi and Mustard Sauce Cevapi Sausage with Red Capsicum Sauce, Potato and Dill Stuffed Cabbage Roll with Beetroot Butter, Fennel and Dill Salad Week 26: Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice with Chinese Broccoli and Ginger & Spring Onion Sauce Grilled Pork Chop with Black Pepper Sauce and Singapore Noodles Cauliflower & Potato Biryani with Almond Mint & Tomato
Week 27: Sri Lanka
Chicken Curry with Coconut Sambal, Silverbeet and Rice Lamb Chops with Devilled Cashews & Kottu Roti Egg Hopper Dahl with Green Coconut Sambal & Chai
Week 28: Germany
Chicken Schnitzel with Mustard Mash and Zucchini Asparagus & Dill Salad Cheese Kransky with Curry Wurst Sauce and Onion Cabbage & Apple Salad served with a (homemade) Pretzel Smoked Pork Hock with Potato Rosti and Apple Slaw Week 29: Egypt Grilled Chicken and Spiced Rice