If your wanderlust has been awakened by tales (and photos) of fabulous summer vacations — an Italian holiday or a Mexico beach trip, perhaps — it’s time to whip up some globally inspired dishes in the comfort of your own home. From spices that can dial up the flavor in tried-and-true recipes to techniques that add a worldly flair, here are five global recipes from newly released cookbooks.
Shakshuka! With a Nod to India
The Global Pantry Cookbook: Transform Your Everyday Cooking with Tahini, Gochujang, Miso, and Other Irresistible Ingredients will shake up how you approach your favorite recipes. Written by Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman, both James Beard Award winners, the book offers practical ways to substitute global ingredients to add interest and dimension to dishes. For example, you can trade gochujang (Korean red chili paste) for hot sauce on chicken wings or add coconut milk to banana pudding – it’s magical! The recipe for Shakshuka — a traditional Middle Eastern and North African dish of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce — gets a twist with the addition of mustard seeds, ginger and Kashmiri mirch (mild chili powder). It’s perfect as a brunch dish, appetizer or a meal on its own.
Try it: Shakshuka! With a Nod to India
Chili Crisp Bulgogi Deopbap
Varied textures and flavors are some of the most pleasurable elements of eating and cooking. In his new book Chili Crisp: 50+ Recipes to Satisfy Your Spicy, Crunchy, Garlicky Cravings, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer James Park shares exciting ways to use his favorite condiment: chili crisp. So much more than a simple hot sauce, this ingredient with Chinese roots is made up of fried garlic and onions, oil, fried chile peppers and other aromatics to create an endlessly versatile addition to recipes ranging from savory breakfast dishes to, surprisingly, desserts. Beyond 50 detailed recipes, Park offers suggestions for getting creative with this widely available ingredient. His recipe for Chili Crisp Bulgogi Deopbap is so flavorful and satisfying that it just might make it into your regular dinner rotation.
Try it: Chili Crisp Bulgogi Deopbap