Hudut: Belizean Mashed Plantains and Fish Stew

Hudut: Belizean Mashed Plantains and Fish Stew

If there were ever a recipe that epitomizes putting “tender loving care” into a dish or a recipe, it would be hudut. When made entirely from scratch, there’s hand grating coconuts and manually mashing plantains involved! Unfortunately (and kind of fortunately), we didn’t do that ourselves. And when using a few “shortcuts,” these mashed plantains can … Read more

Shorshe: Bangladeshi Fish Curry

Shorshe: Bangladeshi Fish Curry

This is a turmeric spiced salmon topped with a spicy curry made from scratch with coconut milk, more turmeric, and some cayenne and mustard powder, served over white rice. It is much tastier than just a grilled salmon with dry rub that we’re all so used to in the states! In our pursuit to try … Read more

Fiskefilet: Danish Open Faced Fish Sandwich with a Remoulade

Remoulade and Fiskefilet - Danish Open Faced Fish Sandwich

This fried fish sandwich is made using flounder filets topped with a made-from-scratch remoulade using mayonnaise, greek yogurt, mustard, apple, carrots, and some spices, served with a piece of rye bread. You haven’t had a fish sandwich like this amazing fiskefilet from Denmark! One of the most fun staples of Denmark food culture is the … Read more

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

This eggplant with tomato sauce recipe from Turkey is naturally vegan, and easy to prepare. Get your plates and get ready for an adventure into Turkish cuisin! One thing we really love here at Arousing Appetites is when we come across a recipe that not only is delicious but has an incredibly unique story or … Read more

Ensalada Nochebuena: Mexican Christmas Salad

Mexican Christmas Salad - Ensalada Nochebuena

For most, the “holiday season,” like it is in the US, actually means only a handful of days that are the holidays themselves. But other countries, like it is in Mexico, have a true holiday season, lasting from early December all the way through January 6. Amid this season of celebration, one of the biggest feasts still does … Read more

Gluhwein: German Spiced Mulled Wine

Gluhwein: German Spiced Mulled Wine

In terms of the Christmas spirit, there are very few that can beat the Germans. Every year, cities and towns throughout Germany (and Austria for that matter) set up the weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas market, in a open and public area for people to gather and celebrate the holidays together. And so while you might not … Read more