Its amazing how small the world has become and how cuisines from different corners have all come together and created a whole new world of culinary delights. Different cities celebrating the cultures and foods of another. Bringing everyone even closer. With all kinds of ingredients easily available in supermarkets, its easy to create new dishes. Just toss your local vegetables with Asian or Mexican sauces, try Indian masalas to make a spicy curry. No matter where you are in the world you can whip up authentic dishes or opt for fusion creations.
And speaking of cultures … Good news to all the people who love Indian food. If you can travel to Las Vegas on April 30th, the entertainment capital of the U.S. will be hosting its 13th annual festival called “Vaisakhi Mela,” an event that celebrates India’s amazing food and colorful culture. It will be held at the Clark County Amphitheater in Las Vegas from 11 AM – 9:30 PM.
Vaisakhi is not only celebrated in Las Vegas; it is celebrated in India every year as it showcases Indian cultural and historic events to the public. Since the U.S. has a lot of immigrants coming from India, Sin City has decided to have their own celebration of Vaisakhi every year.
This year’s Vaisakhi celebration will consist of a lot of exciting events, including performances from artists from various U.S states and India, as well as other countries. Of course, authentic Indian food will also be prepared on site by hundreds of food stall owners that will be featured at the event. There will also be a fashion show and Bollywood Dance competition — which is an extremely popular segment in many Bollywood Movies.
Las Vegas used to be only known for its glamorous hotels and casinos but now, it’s also renowned as a melting pot for art, music, and culture. Sin City has been trying its hardest to broaden its entertainment in order to not only attract gamblers to the city but the general public as well. Since online casino games such as bingo allow people to play in the comfort of their home, all while enjoying free bingo credits upon making a introductory deposit, the revenues of Las Vegas’ casinos begun to decline sharply. In order to regain its title as the entertainment center of the world, Las Vegas is frequently holding big events such as the Vaisakhi Mela to help entice more tourists to visit the city annually.
So now theres a reason for foodies to be going to Vegas too !
My recipe for today, was again created in a matter of minutes. Modern Japanese I would call it … Leaning towards healthy as you’ve been seeing lately, thats all I can think about, “when in routine.” Its nice to have interesting ingredients lying around the house, which makes your job in the kitchen easy and still you feel like you’re eating something fancy.
Miso Marinated Chicken
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tablespoons of miso paste
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 teaspoons of ginger, grated
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of water
2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
In a mixing bowl, mix chicken with miso paste, soy, ginger, sesame oil, water, and red pepper flakes. Marinate for an hour. Then, remove the chicken from the bowl and drain. Heat a pan and pour in cooking oil. Cook chicken in medium heat for about 5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is completely cooked in the center. Serve with a bowl of seaweed salad.
Crispy Seaweed Salad
1 ounce crispy seaweed shredded + extra to serve on the side
3 tbsp of soy sauce
3 tbsp of rice vinegar
1 tsp of sugar
A few leaves of Lollo rosso lettuce chopped
a few leaves of Iceberg lettuce chopped
1/2 cup of Pomegranate
1/2 cup cleaned Grapefruit
Dash od pepper
In a bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and pepper. Set Aside. Add the seaweeds, both the lettuce and fruits – Mix and toss. Garnish with crispy seaweed.