If you want to make something different for dinner or dessert, you can spice up your recipes with international ingredients. Preparing dishes from all around the world allows you to try new flavors and gives you a chance to teach your family about other cultures. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner cook, here are some tasty international recipes you can try tonight.
Irish Spiced Beef
You’ve likely heard of corned beef, with Ireland is also known for spiced beef. The meat is cured and marinates for hours to spicy flavor that makes a delicious dinner.
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English Rhubarb Crumble
This delicious dessert comes from England and features the tart and slightly sweet flavor of rhubarb. You can enjoy the crumble with fresh whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for a tasty and easy after-dinner treat.
Crispy Fish and Chips
This classic meal from the UK is the perfect dinner if your family loves seafood. Thick-cut fries and cod or salmon with a seasoned crispy coating is a delicious family meal and you can serve the meal with a vinegar sauce to make the meal complete.
These light and crispy cookies hail from France and are the ideal dessert or tea party fare. The macarons have a delicious nutty flavor that offers the perfect finishing touch to a family dinner.
This Irish take on mashed potatoes is cooked with butter and bacon to make a tasty side dish that goes great with corned beef, chicken, or seafood.
This Green pasta dish is a filling dinner that your family will love. The hearty sauce and melty cheese make this entree especially delicious, and you can serve it with a Greek salad on the side to make your meal complete.
Adobo Aromatic Chicken
If you love Filipino food, try adobo chicken. This classic meal is great for dinner and family get-togethers and features spicy, tangy, spicy, and salty flavors. The chicken is traditionally served on a bed of white rice and topped with fresh cilantro.
Vegetable Pad Thai
This tasty noodle dish comes from Thailand and is a complete meal filled with carrots, snow peas, and peanuts. This meat-free dish also includes seasoned tofu cubes for added protein, and you can top the Pad Thai with chili sauce for a spicy kick.
Chicken Tikka Masala
If you and your family love Indian takeout or you want to explore your Indian heritage, try tikka masala for dinner tonight. This creamy, spicy dish is filled with flavorful chunks of chicken on a bed of white rice for a satisfying meal. You can customize the spice levels to fit your family’s tastes.
New Zealand Rosemary Lamb Shanks
These seasoned lamb shanks are tender and flavorful. In New Zealand, the shanks are served on a bed of roasted corn and potatoes, peas, and savory gravy. This tasty one-pot dish is a perfect choice if your family enjoys lamb and you want to get more vegetables into your diet.
Lehmejun is an Armenian pizza topped with ground beef and sauteed onions seasoned to perfection. The dish is traditionally served with fresh lemon wedges on the side. You can use tortillas for the crust or make homemade dough with your kids for an Armenian dish that can teach your family more about your heritage.
Celebrate your Lebanese heritage with these delicious stuffed cabbage rolls. The rolls are filled with savory and citrus flavors that are just as fragrant as they are tasty. Malfouf makes a great appetizer for a Lebanese meal or a side dish for beef or chicken dishes.
Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup
This sweet milk pudding comes from Israel and makes a delicious breakfast or dessert. The pudding is topped with pomegranate syrup and pomegranate seeds or you can use rose syrup as a flavorful finishing touch.
Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
If you want to celebrate your Hungarian heritage or want to try some authentic dishes from Hungary, this beef paprikash is a delicious choice. You can add potatoes or egg noodles to make the dish more filling. The fire-roasted tomatoes add a smoky and spicy kick that complements the beef beautifully.
Almond Tea Bread
This Scottish bread is perfect as a light dessert or brunch item. The bread also includes fresh cherries in a batter for a tart kick that goes great with almonds.
Cacoila is pulled pork prepared with Portuguese flavors. You can use the shredded meat to make sandwiches. Serve the sandwiches with a cucumber and tomato salad to bring balance the spicy pork with cool, sweet flavors.
This rice dish comes from Spain and is seasoned with turmeric. You can make the paella complete with a variety of vegetables like peppers and peas to make the meal complete.
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