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Are you already counting the days? Just a few until the football world cup 2018 begins. Amongst of all the great participants, the German title holders will have to play against Mexico in their first game. Sure that besides some company of good people and the right dress to watch the games, one needs to make sure not to starve while doing so. Because this could be a good reason to invite family and friends, Deliveroo asked me to create one recipe out of two cuisines to make a winner.
Thinking of these two countries brought up a bunch of ingredients which are commonly used in either Germany or Mexico. Amongst them were beer, pretzels or cheesecake for Germany and corn, chili, beans, or avocado for Mexico for instance, to name just a few. One thing though is clear, both countries love their steaks and therefore this was set to keep it rustic. The question was how to give each kitchen their stage to shine and how to make it a culinary experience. Well Mole is really big in Mexico and by saying this, I did not only mean guacamole. Mole is a traditional sauce used to braise or accompany meat. Their are a lot of ways and even more recipes out there to cook it but it would have been to simple just to copy.
So what is inside? The main thing, if you ask me, is unsweetened chocolate combined with nuts like almonds and sesame. Spices for sure and chilis to make it hot but I do not want to influence your opinion to much before reading the recipe. As mole is Mexican, I wanted it to be German influenced and simply used dark beer as well as a gingerbread spice mix instead of all the other spices…and ready it was. Very delicious with the taste of Latin America and a finish with a German soul. On the plate is also some roasted corn and a very simple guacamole to give space to the sauce.
If I could still not motivate you to cook it all for yourself, just check out these two restaurants in Berlin: German vs Mexico and come up with your very own fusion dish, by simply ordering and getting it delivered to your personal public viewing. For me it is clear, the winner is the open minded eater, the one who is brave enough to try and allows all these great ways of cooking in his life.
As the world cup does not finish after only one game, there are numerous alternatives to make an exciting match an exciting culinary experience too. I already thought about a Kimchi roulade for the game against South Korea or a Koettbullar Burger for the one against Sweden…people I could go on for ages but make it happen and dare yourself your very personal culture clash on the plate. Check out some Deliveroo restaurants and place your order.
Have an exciting world cup time, no matter who is in or out.