Meat Salty
🇵🇹 Portugal

July 25-August 19, 2023

Rating: 6/10

Equipment: butcher’s paper (I used aluminum foil)

My tenth recipe! Bacalhau (or Bacalao in Spanish), is salted fish, which is used in a variety of cooking from stews to fried fish and Croquetas. Just salting fish filets makes Bacalhau Fresco, which is cured and salted for 1-2 weeks. I then cooked rice with the salted fish which makes Arroz de Bacalhau. This is my first time working with fish as well!

Meat Salty
🇪🇸 Spain

September 4, 2023

Rating: 8/10

Equipment: Paelle pan (or a large pan/wok/skillet)

My fourteenth recipe! Spanish Paella is a delicious seafood rice dish served with seafood, chicken, vegetables, and a very expensive and potent seasoning called Saffron. The rice dish is usually cooked in a large pan, and then served with lemon slices. Paella can be cooked in a multitude of ways, such as using rabbit meat, chorizo, pork, and other vegetarian options. Shoutout to Ms. Small for the saffron!!

Potato Rosti
🇨🇭 Switzerland

May 30, 2023

Rating: 6/10

Equipment: box grater

My first recipe! Potato Rosti is an easy pan-fried potato “pancake” that is crispy on the outside and extremely buttery on the inside. t is a popular breakfast dish in Switzerland. This was also my first time using a box grater!

Meat Umami
🇳🇱 Netherlands

June 17, 2023

Rating: 7/10

My fourth recipe! Stamppot is a Dutch dish that is essentially mashed potatoes with vegetables. I decided to used kale as my vegetable and served it with kielbasa sausage. It was a very simple yet hearty dish, and I really enjoyed it! I especially liked the creaminess of the mashed potatoes and how it goes with the sausage.