Bringing great global flavors to your table doesn't take complicated techniques. Our international menu guide proves it's as easy as combining just the right ingredients in just the right way.
Take a culinary trip around the world with these easy and innovative recipes.
-- Middle Eastern Chicken Kabobs
-- Red Lentil Rice
-- Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry
-- Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad
-- Greek-Style Chicken Skillet
-- Mediterranean Pizza Skillet
-- German-Style Sausage Skillet
Plan ahead: You'll need to marinate the chicken for at least one hour, but it's worth the wait. The spicy yogurt mixture makes the recipe tender and full of flavors. We highlight the basics of this recipe in the next three slides.
After preparing the bag in Step 1, add the yogurt marinade to the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag; turn it to coat the chicken. The next slide shows how to assemble the kabobs.
After marinating the chicken, alternately thread chicken, pepper, and squash on skewers, leaving space between for even cooking.
This easy recipe provides a tasty introduction to garam masala -- a mixture of spices used in Indian cooking. When used in recipes, the seasoning adds appealing warmth without an overwhelming, fiery heat. The next slide shows a handy tip for snipping the fresh mint required for this recipe.
Use kitchen scissors to snip fresh herbs for dishes such as Red Lentil Rice. Simply put the herbs in a glass measuring cup or small bowl and snip away. If you don't have kitchen scissors, pile the herbs on a cutting board and chop them by rocking a chef's knife back and forth over them.
Flash frying is the key to great stir-fry because it helps vegetables stay flavorful and crisp-tender. Also, try frying in peanut oil; it can reach higher temperatures than other oils before it starts to smoke. The next two slides show how to prepare the zucchini used in this deliciously Eastern specialty.
To prepare zucchini for a recipe like Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry, rinse the vegetable thoroughly under cool tap water. There's no need to peel summer squash such as zucchini and yellow squash. Using a chef's knife, cut a slice off the stem end (along with the stem) and blossom end. For larger summer squash, cut the squash in half lengthwise through the center. The next slide details the best technique for slicing zucchini.
To slice zucchini for a recipe like Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry, place halved squash, flat side down, on a cutting surface and make crosswise slices that are about 1/4 inch thick. Or, for smaller squash, don't halve; just cut across into rounds.
This recipe fuses quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), a grain enjoyed often in South America, with fresh Mediterranean-inspired ingredients. Try it tucked into a pita for a portable lunch.
Your favorite pizza ingredients complement the chicken in this dish, and you don't have to fuss with a crust because toasted French or Italian bread makes a worthy stand-in.
This German-inspired main course is surprisingly quick and easy thanks to precooked smoked sausages.