Amsterdam Friends Cookbook
The Pempel family's favorite banana muffinsI love this recipe for two reasons: 1) The wheat germ, which is packed with protein and fiber, gives the muffins a satisfying crunch & 2) It is a crowd pleaser.
Brokelmann Family Baked Marinated Fresh SalmonThere is always an abundance of great fish – you can either get some at one of the local markets or from the visspecialist on ‚van der Hooplan’ in Amstelveen. This recipe goes well with mashed potatoes – another ingredient Dutch people love to make their preferred ‚Stamppotjes’.
Harigaya Family's VissoepLet me introduce a valuable recipe which is not only delicious but also can get all ingredients in AH! I was taught this typical Dutch recipe by my lovely friend who lived in NL for 15 years. She is in another abroad now, so it has left in my heart as one of our great memories in here through the stomach. I am also pleased to be able to share it for you all.
Petras family's Pico de GalloThis is the one recipe that I has been so important to us in Amsterdam. Like many Americans, we consider Mexican cuisine to be our cuisine – (except even better). As such, we eat it every week at least – and not having good salsa is traumatic for many of us when we move to Amsterdam! So the very first thing I added to my repertoire in Amsterdam was Pico de Gallo just the way it was made by our favorite restaurant back home. Super simple, but the perfect salsa for any Mexican dish. Also great on omelets with sliced avocado!
Petras family's carrot cakeThis carrot cake is really a treat. It is super moist and everyone loves it. But it does take time – not for every day! It is made in three steps: the cake, then the glaze that gets poured over the cooked cake, and then the frosting.
Buklarewicz's Sole FilletsI made this for my mom recently and served it with boiled potatoes, butter & chopped parsley and served with asparagus.
Yoko's Strawberries marinated in balsamic vinegar & Vanilla MascarponeThis is not even a cooking.. but still, it’s a great dessert. We all love it. Especially during the season when you can find tiny cute sweet strawberries…
Bea's Layered Oxtail RecipeThis is probably my favorite recipe. It is pretty elaborate, but you can prepare most of it in advance, so if you want to serve it for dinner you can start cooking in the morning or even the previous day. I use a pressure cooker to decrease the cooking time, as the ox tail takes 3 hours in a regular pot. The contrast of flavors and textures makes it an absolute crowd pleaser.
Enjoy this book of everyones favourite special recipes as a keepsake and a reminder of our special time in Amsterdam.
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