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This weekend was the Formula 1 Japanese grand prix and in keeping with our meals from the host country we made gyoza which is a pan fried then steamed dumpling. We also made yakisoba which is a dish made from cabbage, pork and noodle dish. The recipe we used for the gyoza cam from Steamykitchen.com and the yakisoba recipe came from Food.com. The preparation for gyoza is moderately time consuming but well worth the time. It makes about 40 gyoza so we prepared them according to the recipe and froze all but what we were having for dinner. The yakisoba recipe is just ok. If I were to make it again I would modify the recipe in the following ways:

1) add garlic

2) double the soy sauce/rice wine mixture possibly leaving out the sugar

3) add chile garlic sauce (which I did add to the sauce this time) about 1 tsp.

4) put about half of the cabbage as what is called for (I’m not a fan of cooked cabbage)

5) try it with chicken

6) drain the onion/cabbage mixture before adding the pork

7) Saute the pork separately


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Chicken Paprikash

We made this recipe for the Hungarian Grand Prix this past weekend. This is really one of the best recipes we have come across. It is an extremely simple dish to make and very flavorful. I inadvertently picked up boneless/skinless thighs to use but it worked well. I chose not to make the Spaetzle but I think next time I will. I shot some photos of this dish but I’m not sharing them because I really didn’t like the way they came out.

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Teresa also made this recipe to go along with the German Pot Roast for the Formula 1 German Grand Prix. This was an “ok” recipe; nothing really to get excited about.

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German Potato Pancakes Recipe

6 lg Potatoes — mashed
2 Well-beaten Eggs
1 1/2 tb Flour
1/4 ts Baking powder
1 1/2 ts Salt
1 sm Grated onion

Mix above ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls into 1/4 inch cooking oil. Turn to brown on both sides. This makes about 12 (3 inch) cakes. Good served with applesauce.

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Teresa made this recipe for the weekend of the German Grand Prix.

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German Pot Roast Recipe

4 lb Top or Bottom -round of beef
1 ts Salt
1 md Onion, peeled, sliced
1 c Dry red wine
1/2 ts Salt
2 tb All purpose flour
1/4 ts Black pepper
1/2 c Sour cream

Sprinkle 1 teas. salt in a large skillet, set over med. high heat and brown the roast well on all sides. Remove roast to slow cooker. Add the onion to the skillet and brown lightly, stirring often. Pour in the wine: scrape up pan juices and turn into the slow cooker with the salt and pepper.

Cover, turn to Low and cook 10-12 hours. Before Serving: Skim 2 Tab.. fat from the liquid in the cooker and heat in a medium skillet over low heat. Stir in the flour to make a smooth paste. Then add the cooking liquid all at once; stir continuously until the sauce is smooth and has thickened – about 5-7 min. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the sour cream. Serve sauce over the pot roast.

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This weekend was the British Grand Prix Formula-1 race at Silverstone, England so in keeping with our Formula-1 food tour we chose to make English comfort food (i.e. unhealthy but good).

For dinner the menu consisted of a dish called “toad in a hole“, mashed potatoes with onion and mushroom gravy.For desert Teresa made Blueberry and Strawberry Trifle. For Sunday breakfast we made scones.

toad in a hole is sausage baked in batter.

Toad in a hole

Toad in a hole plated

Blueberry and StrawberryTrifle

Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk Scone

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Grilled Spanish Pork Kabobs Recipe – Recipe for Spanish Pork Kebabs.

Last weekend was the European Grand Prix held in Valencia, Spain. We made this recipe for the race weekend. The Moorish spice mixture is what really makes this dish. You can really tell that this type of dish has strong influence in Mexican cooking. The turmeric is what really differentiates this from other Spanish flavors.

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Thanks for visiting. My name is Ken Craig and I am not a writer of any sort. I do enjoy photography, cooking and good beer (bud-mill-oors need not apply). It’s going to be pretty obvious this is my first attempt at a blog; hopefully it will get better in time. For the time being the Formula-1 food tour section will probably be the most interesting. My wife Teresa and I are avid Formula-1 race fans and we decided at the beginning of the year to find recipes from each of the countries hosting a race and try to cook meals from that country. I’m going to start photographing the results and posting links to the recipes if at all possible.

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