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Indonesian Gado Gado, a colorful vegetable plate with boiled egg halves, fried tofu, krupuk and peanut sauce March 27th, 2020 | main dishes

Indonesian Gado Gado – a delicious “blend”

Gado Gado is an Indonesian national dish (one of the few without rice) that could be described as a large, colorful vegetable plate with exotic peanut dressing. If Gado Gado is served in the crew mess, my dearest captain usually gets a bright and proud message from an Indonesian crewmember: “Today it’s Gado Gado, Captain!” Because he likes this dish so much, we now prepare it at home from time to time…

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Salat mit Granatapfel-Dressing May 20th, 2019 | main dishes

Salad with pomegranate dressing

Pomegranates are power fruits, they spice up every salad. In this recipe, you use pomegranate syrup instead of the fresh seeds, so you avoid the annoying pitting of the pomegranate. This exotic oriental salad – together with flatbread and hummus – is a great summer entree.

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Swabian potato salad February 14th, 2019 | side dishes

Swabian potato salad on Valentine’s Day

No typical food on Valentine’s Day? Maybe not. But if your love is about 9,000 kilometers away since six weeks. And if he is still on duty for four more weeks… Valentine’s Day will be canceled anyway… So there is a pragmatic meal for the children and me: Swabian potato salad – with sausages or meatballs – or as we had it today with Skrei.

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Asian salad January 31st, 2019 | main dishes

Asian salad freestyle – today they call it “Asia Bowl”

Asian salad freestyle – why “freestyle”? We’ve had a wonderful recipe for Asian salad for ages, which we vary and change over and over again – today, it’s modern to use the English word ‘bowl’ in Germany. There are some components that have to be, such as rice noodles, fish sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar – and many components that can, such as vegetables, mushrooms, cilantro, nuts and so on… Every time a surprise, what the fridge contains… Take heart and try out!

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Crispy pollack fillet with salad January 21st, 2019 | main dishes

Pollack – my birthday fish

Pollack may sound a bit unspectacular at first, admittedly. But if this salmon is the birthday present of your 12-year-old son, then it looks quite different! What a birthday dinner: Exotic breadcrumbs, crispy fried fish, crisp salad with pineapple and a fresh yoghurt dressing. For all sons, daughters, grandchildren, granddaughters looking for a birthday present, here is the recipe:

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June 23rd, 2018 | side dishes

Really wild wild herbs salad

What they sell on the domestic German markets as “wild asparagus” botanically is no asparagus. Of course wild asparagus exists, and I know it from my time in northern Spain, where we collected the wild asparagus in nature. Here in Germany, however, the flower sprouts of the Pyrenean Star of Bethlehem are offered under this term, mostly grown in France. And it is really delicious. Raw or steamed, it tastes very intense. For a wild herb salad a “snappy” enrichment.

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June 21st, 2018 | main dishes

Summer salad at its finest

It must be a light dinner on hot summer days. And it has to be done quickly. Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen? A salad is just right here: a bit of mixing, a bit of snipping, dinner is ready: tomato, mozzarella, mango and Thai basil, there is enough time for a relaxing evening on the terrace.

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Kale with Potato Waffles and ham November 2nd, 2017 | main dishes

Kale with air-dried ham and warm potato waffles

When I was a child I did not like kale. I qualified this statement when I travelled to Shanghai and tasted sea cucumbers. Today I eat kale, but I still don’t like our traditional German way to prepare kale. Too fat, too ugly, too heavy. And then this sausage called „Pinkel“?!? Last autumn I gave kale a second chance. I must admit it’s a very tasty vegetable. It’s only a matter of how to prepare it. Try this.

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