Course: Appetizer/Starter

Baked Jamaican Corn Fritters

I was looking for a healthier recipe for fritters than the usual fried versions. This is a recipe I adopted from a few others that I use and I had some leftover corn in my fridge that I wanted to use up. I was experimenting with my Jamaican Curry...

Pastelitos/Empanada Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make for meat lovers as well as vegetarians. You can make them ahead and fry them right before your party and keep them warm in the oven. I’ve included a vegetarian version and a beef version. You could also substitute any protein you’d...

Chicharrón-Fried Pork Skins

These are a labor of love, but so worth the effort. This is a good rainy weekend project. They are crispy and spicy if you decide to use the chili powder. You’ll need to get the skin from a good butcher as I doubt you’d be able to get...

Cauliflower (Gobi) Paratha

I love these with Red Lentil Dal. It’s my favorite soup and sandwich combo when I need something to spice it up! These can be a little time consuming, but so worth it. When I make them for myself, I just make two at a time to go with...

Homemade Indian Paneer

Paneer is the ultimate Indian cheese and it’s only two ingredients. Print Recipe Homemade Indian Paneer Course Appetizer/Starter, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword Indian cheese Servings Ingredients 8 cups Whole milk1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice plus more as needed, see Note Course Appetizer/Starter, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword...

Fusion Adobo, Chicken and Pork

I called this Fusion Adobo because it is actually a mix of Spanish and Caribbean. Sometimes you just gotta mix it up! These two recipes share many of the same ingredients, yet yield such different results! This chicken recipe is pretty light in both flavor and color, but it’s...

The Easiest Perfect Mezze Platter

This is so easy to do, you can make it as complicated as you like, or as simple. All of these dips and spreads can be store bought, or you can make them yourself. This is sure to surprise your guests as this is not your average appetizer platter!...

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef and even ground turkey can be substituted. I actually think that this is a good use for ground turkey as it’s so bland, it really picks up the spices in this recipe. The...

Simple Arabian Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the mezze table. It’s a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you’ve never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.”   Print...

Easy Tabouli Salad

I love this salad, I make it a lot in the summer when I have tons of fresh herbs in my garden. I get in the mood for falafel and just have to have this salad with it along with freshly made hummus. If you don’t like mint, use...