Gourmet Food Recipes

So, what is cooking today? Most people get fed up of this question. More so because we have tried every one of the grandmother’s and mother’s recipe we have inherited.

It is the same old thing, just another day. And this boredom is not only about you in the kitchen, but even the family, which is waiting for a change on the dining table. But then, are we ready to experiment?

Most people prefer to play it safe rather than watch all effort go into the dustbin. But, all the same, taking that risk is worth it, considering that the odds largely tilt towards being appreciated. So why not try something different and out of the blue. Something like one of the easy gourmet dinner recipes – something unique.

Many people are not sure about the meaning of gourmet food. Basically, these are specialty foods. Recipes created out of the ordinary. Something that one would generally not cook at home. For instance a strawberry pulao. Seems intriguing, but is delicious if you ask some of the food connoisseurs who prefer the strange blends.

They prefer the food that goes beyond the typical. The food connoisseurs prefer the rarest and unheard of blends. They taste all that is new and give their scores. And the best part is that these gourmet recipes are easy to source and try out at home. All you need to do is find something that is made of ingredients the family would enjoy and then go into the market get the ingredients and follow all instructions.

And if its appreciated stand up proud and say its your creation. And if they do not like it then blame the celebrated chef and simply call for some food that will make up for the disaster. But the fact remains that you tried, which surely they would appreciate.
What are you waiting for? Let’s make a start with a couple of the easy gourmet recipes here… If they work then maybe go onto experimenting with second level… For now its simple and easy recipes…

Almond Mushroom Soufflé
2 tablespoons margarine/low-cal butter
1 finely chopped onion
Garlic paste
2 cups cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup peeled almonds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Soya Sauce
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoon cream cheese

Melt the margarine/butter in a large pan. Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté till tender; do not let it get browned. Pour into the bowl of food processor. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend till the mixture is smooth paste. Add the cream cheese. Serve with any type of bread or cream crackers.

Ginger Apple Butter
480 ml dried apples
240 ml golden raisins
240 ml water
One finely chopped fresh ginger
Evaporated cane juice

Mix the apples, raisins, water, ginger and evaporated cane juice in a cooking pan. Cover it and let it reach boiling point. Then turn the gas down and let it steam for about 15 minutes. Then transfer the contents in to the food processor. Add about t0 ml water and blend the mixture till the ginger becomes a paste in the mixture. Serve it with bread.

Spanish Rice
2 ¼ cups water
1 cup brown rice
Salt to taste
1 chopped tomato
1 finely chopped onion
1 sliced celery stalk
1 clove crushed garlic

Mix the rice, water and salt in a cooking pan. Cover and let it boil. Then turn down the flame and let it steam for about half an hour. In another pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the tomato, onion, celery and garlic. Add 2 tablespoons of water, stirring the ingredients. Cook for about seven minutes. Once the rice is cooked, blend the tomato-onion-celery-garlic mixture into it.