Cooking journey around the World ! - Malta Baby & Kids

Cooking journey around the World !

Let's embark on a global gastronomic adventure where young chefs can explore the diversity of flavours and culinary traditions from different countries. Each simple recipe is accompanied by a cultural touch, allowing children to discover not only the cuisine but also the unique food customs of each area.

1 – Japanese Sushi – Maki Rolls

Originating from Japan, sushi is an internationally beloved delicacy. For this recipe, young chefs can learn to make maki rolls.
Explain the importance of vinegared rice, fresh fish, and crisp vegetables. Share the history of sushi, its origins in ancient Japan, and the tea ceremony often associated with it.

Maki Rolls Recipe:

Ingredients: Sushi rice, nori seaweed sheets, fish (salmon, tuna, etc.), cucumbers, avocados, soy sauce, wasabi.

  1. Cook sushi rice according to instructions.
  2. Place a nori sheet on a bamboo mat.
  3. Spread rice over half of the nori sheet.
  4. Add slices of fish, cucumber, and avocado.
  5. Roll the nori sheet tightly using the bamboo mat.
  6. Cut the roll into pieces and serve with soy sauce and wasabi.

2 – Mexican Tacos – Chicken Tacos

Let's dive into Mexican cuisine with chicken tacos. Children can have fun assembling their own tacos, choosing from a variety of colourful ingredients such as grilled chicken, salsa, lettuce, and cheese.
Take the opportunity to explain the importance of spices in Mexican cuisine and share anecdotes about the traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Chicken Tacos Recipe:

Ingredients: Corn tortillas, chicken breast, Mexican spices, salsa, shredded cheese, lettuce.

  1. Season chicken breasts with Mexican spices and grill them.
  2. Heat the corn tortillas.
  3. Top the tortillas with grilled chicken, salsa, shredded cheese, and lettuce.

3 – Italian Pizza – Mini Margherita Pizzas

Let's travel to Italy to discover the art of pizza. Young chefs can prepare mini Margherita pizzas using simple ingredients such as pizza dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Share the history of Neapolitan pizza and explain why Margherita is named as such.

Mini Margherita Pizzas Recipe:

Ingredients: Pizza dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil.

  1. Preheat the oven according to the pizza dough instructions.
  2. Roll out the dough and cut circles for mini pizzas.
  3. Spread tomato sauce on each circle.
  4. Add slices of mozzarella.
  5. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.

4 – Indian Samosas – Mini Curry Pastries

Explore the spicy flavours of India with samosas. Children can learn to prepare these mini curry pastries using puff pastry and a tasty filling of potatoes, peas, and Indian spices.
Take this opportunity to talk about the role of spices in Indian cuisine and festivities such as Diwali.

Mini Curry Pastries Recipe:

Ingredients: Puff pastry, potatoes, peas, Indian spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric), oil.

  1. Cook the potatoes and mash them.
  2. Add peas and spices to the mashed potatoes.
  3. Cut the puff pastry into triangles.
  4. Place a spoonful of filling on each triangle and fold into a samosa shape.
  5. Fry until golden brown.

5. French Crepes – Crepes Suzette

Let's conclude our culinary world tour in France with Crepes Suzette. Young chefs can learn the art of making crepes while preparing a delicious orange sauce.
Share the history of crepes Suzette, associated with the elegance and refinement of French cuisine.

Crepes Suzette Recipe:

Ingredients: Crepe batter, orange juice, orange zest, sugar, butter.

  1. Prepare the crepe batter according to a basic recipe.
  2. In a pan, melt butter and add sugar to create a light caramel.
  3. Add orange juice and zest, let it simmer.
  4. Fold the crepes into triangles and place them in the pan to coat them with the orange sauce.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy these delicious Crepes Suzette.

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