Currywurst

Hi Dudes,

today I want to share a typical German dish with you – Currywurst. Not just an ordinary one, but one with a homemade tomato curry sauce. It is probably the fastest dish on my blog, but something you will enjoy and it is definitely a dude food for a nice movie. 

 




For 2 people you need:
 
PREP:  5
COOK: 10 min
LEVEL: easy
 
 
Pork sausages /  3

Oil  / 1 tablespoon

Baguette / 1
or
Kaiser roll / 3

Red wine vinegar / 1 tablespoon
Apple purée / 1.5 tablespoons
Tomato ketchup  / 4 tablespoons

Plum tomato / 1 small

Sea salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch

Chili flakes
Curry powder

 
 
 
 
Preparation:



1. Start to roast the sausages in a pan until they are well done. 

 
2. Meanwhile cut the tomato in small cubes and bring them together with the vinegar, sea salt and pepper to a boil. Let it simmer on low heat and add the apple purée, ketchup and chili flakes. 
 
3. Cut the sausage in 1 cm slices, arrange the pieces on a plate, add the sauce and curry powder.

4. Serve with the rolls or baguette and enjoy. 
 
 
Your stay-at-home-dude.
Lemon cake and hazelnut, walnut, almond apple cake

Hello Dudes out there,

today I post two delicious cake recipes. The first one is a yummy lemon cake, which I baked now 4 times and which gets always good feedback, so I want to share it with you. The second one is a hazelnut, walnut, almond apple cake. It is a recipe from my mom which I have modified a little. Enough talking –  lets preheat your oven and get started!




Lemon zest cake

PREP:  20 min
BAKING: 45 min at 180°C
LEVEL: easy


Butter /  150 g
Peanut oil / 100 g
Sugar / 200 g
Eggs / 4
Vanilla / 1 bean

Lemon zest and juice / 2 organic lemons

Baking powder / big teaspoon
Ground almonds / 50 g
Wheat flower / 280 g
Salt / 0.5 teaspoon

For the frosting you need

Icing sugar
Limone juice and zest / 1 organic lemon
Water / 50 ml
Sugar / 2 tablespoons




Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Use an approx.  25 cm long baking tin with baking paper covering the bottom.

2. Grate the zest off two lemons and squeeze out the juice. Grab a big pot, add butter, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and mix it with a hand mixer. At the end add lemon juice and lemon zest. Now add the flour, almonds, salt and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients have blended together. 

3. Grease the baking tin and cover the bottom with the baking paper. Fill the mixture into the baking tin and bake it for 45 min at 180°C. At the end check with a wooden skewer if the cake is ready. Open the oven, push a wood skewer inside the batter and take it out gently. If there is no trace of the mixture on the skewer, then the cake is ready. If more baking is required, you have to check after another ten minutes. It is important because over-baking is leading to a dry cake.

4. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down. The cooling to room temperature typically takes about one to two hours. 

5. Meanwhile remove the zest from one lemon with a sharp knife and cut it in fine stripes. Bring it together with 50 ml water and 2 tablespoons sugar to a boil. Put it aside and let it cool down. Prepare the frosting with the juice of one lemon and mix with icing sugar until the mixture is thick. Take a pastry brush and spread the frosting over the cake. Decorate with the lemon zest strips. 


Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee. 




Hazelnut, walnut, almond apple cake

PREP:  15 min
BAKING: 60 min at 180°C
LEVEL: easy


Butter /  150 g
Peanut oil / 100 g
Sugar / 250 g
Eggs / 4
Vanilla / 1 bean
Baking powder / 16 g
Ground almonds / 50 g
Ground hazelnuts / 30 g
Ground walnuts /45 g 
Wheat flower / 250 g
Cinnamon / 1 tablespoon
Apples / 4 medium




Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C. Use an approx.  25 cm long or round baking tin with baking paper covering the bottom.

2. Peel the apples and cut them in small cubes of 1×1 cm. Grab a big pot, add butter, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and mix it with a hand mixer. Now add the flour, almonds,, hazelnuts, walnuts, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients have blended together. Add the apple cubes and mix it with a spoon together with the cake dough. 

3. Grease the baking tin and cover the bottom with the baking paper. Fill the mixture into the baking tin and bake it for 45 min at 180°C. At the end check with a wooden skewer if the cake is ready. Open the oven, push a wood skewer inside the batter and take it out gently. If there is no trace of the mixture on the skewer, then the cake is ready. If more baking is required, you have to check after another ten minutes. It is important because over-baking is leading to a dry cake.

4. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down. The cooling to room temperature typically takes about one to two hours. 


Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee. 






Spaghetti with white beans and paprika

Hi Dudes,

today was the first sunny and warm day in 2015 in Amsterdam – spring is definitely coming! Will be the last spring we spend in our flat in the beautiful de Pijp. Our landlords are moving back in and so we have to move out pretty soon. Therefore we are looking for a new apartment to rent in Amsterdam. If you know somebody, who might know somebody just send me a message.

The dish today is a real stay-at-home-dude girlfriend classic! Its our own creation and we prepared it so many times, but I never shared it. Try to get some fresh squid spaghetti if possible, so you can enjoy the real flavor! We have a nice fresh pasta place called “Il Pastificio” around the corner. It offers one of the best pastas I have ever tasted. If you are living in Amsterdam this is a must! This time they did not had any squid pasta, therefore we bought normal spaghetti. Serve the dish with dry Verdejo white wine and enjoy. Tastes like sun!

For 2 people you need:

PREP:  5
COOK: 20 min
LEVEL: easy


Fresh (squid) spaghetti /  250 g
Large white beans / 1 can 
Canned tomatoes / 1 can, high quality
Green paprika /  1
Red onion / 1 medium
Garlic / 1 clove
Olive oil / 3 tablespoons
Sea salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch

Optional: 
Fresh flat parsley / 2 tablespoons
Parmesan


Preparation:

1. Bring 3 – 4  liter salted water to a boil in a large pot. 
2. Meanwhile chop the onions and garlic and cut the green paprika in 1 x 1cm large squares. Strain the white beans. 
3. Take a large pan, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the paprika together with the onions for 5 min at medium heat.  Add garlic, the canned tomatoes and the large white beans. Let it simmer for another 10 min at low heat. Spice the sauce with pepper and sea salt. 
4. Cook the spaghetti in the large pot al dente and strain them. 
5. Take two large plates, add the spaghetti and cover it with sauce. Decorate with flat parsley 
Serve and Enjoy!
Your stay-at-home-dude.

Green cabbage with chickpeas, beetroot and bulgur

Hi Dudes,

today I paid another visit to our Bilder & De Clercq shop around the corner and discovered a nice vegetarian recipe, which I want to share with you today. This dish gets it’s typical flavour from a spice mix called “Ras el hanout”, which is originally from North-Africa. 



For 2 people you need:

PREP:  15
COOK: 20 min
LEVEL: easy


Bulgur /  100 g
Green cabbage / 0.5  
Chickpeas / 1 can
Feta / 150 g
Beetroot / 2 pre-cooked

Olive oil / 2 tablespoons
Ras el hanout / 1 teaspoon

Walnut oil / 4 tablespoons
Garlic / 1 clove
Red wine vinegar / 1 teaspoon
Sea salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch


Preparation:

1. Bring 1 liter water to a boil in a small pot, add bulgur and cook for 15 min. 

2. Meanwhile cut the cabbage and the beetroot in 1 cm thin slices.

3. Chop the garlic very fine and add it to a small bowl. Add the walnut oil, vinegar and spice up with salt and pepper. We will use this as a seasoning.

3. Take a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of water and stew the cabbage for 10 min at high heat. During the first 5 min cover the pan with a lid. The cabbage is ready, if it is tender and starts to get brown.  

4. Strain the bulgur and the chickpeas and add them to the pan with the cabbage.

5. Spice with pepper, salt and Ras el hanout. 

6. Take two soup plates and add the cabbage mixture from the pan and decorate with beetroot slices. Sprinkle with the seasoning and crumble the feta over it.

Enjoy!

Tandoori salmon with yogurt and Naan bread

Hi Dudes,

I am still alive and today I will post a new fresh recipe for all dudes out there! During the last months I was not thrilled about blogging anymore, and therefore I stopped. I also startet to work for three months full-time and went on a trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia together with my girlfriend. Therefore I spent many hours not staying-at-home anymore.

In January I continued to work part-time for an Australian company here in Amsterdam and started my own small business. Now I can spent again more of my lifetime based on my own priorities and decision. It feels good to be back at home and blog again. I also started to do freeletics again, but this is worth a different post and you are probably already starving. Here is a fine Bollywood-inspired recipe you and your girlfriend will like!

For 2 people you need:

PREP:  15
COOK: 6 min
LEVEL: easy


Salomon / 300 g
Naan bread / 2 

Greek yogurt / 250 g
Cucumber / 1 small
Tandoori paste / 2 – 3 teaspoons 
Red chili / 1
Coriander / 1 bunch
Lemon / 1
Olive oil / 4 tablespoons
Sea salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch


Preparation:

0. Preheat the oven by 180 °C. 

1. Cut the salmon in 6 pieces each 1cm thick and marinate with the tandoori paste.

2. Cut the cucumber in half. Get rid of the inner part with the seeds and cut the rest in small cubes. The inner part contains a lot of water and we do not want this water in the yogurt. Also remove the seeds from the chili and cut it in thin slices. Separate the coriander leaves from the stalk and put them aside

3. Add 2/3 of the chili and the cucumber cubes in a bowl to the yogurt. Spice up with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

4. Bake the Naan bread in the oven for 5 to 6 min. At the end preheat 2 plates in the oven.

5. Meanwhile Grab a big pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the salmon for 1,5 min at medium to high heat on each side.

6. Cut the lemon in small slices. Place the bread on the preheated plates, add a little bit of olive oil, add yogurt, salmon pieces and decorate with coriander leaves, rest of the chili and lemon slices.

Enjoy!

Spaghetti with fennel and shrimps

Hi Dudes,

now I am back again in Amsterdam and I am proud to present a new easy recipe for you. Fresh ingredients – healthy and delicious! Now let’s get started.

For 2 people you need:

PREP:  10
COOK: 15 min
LEVEL: easy


Spaghetti / 250 g
Prawns / 200 g 
Red chili / 1
Garlic / 3 gloves
Fennel / 1
Lemon / 1 organic
Olive oil / 4 tablespoons
Salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch
Vegetable bouillon / 30 ml
Flat parsley / 1 bunch



Preparation:

1. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile slice the fennel, garlic and chili (remove the chili seeds if you don’t like it spicy). Chop the flat parsley and grate some lemon zest.

2. Cook the spaghetti 3 min less than shown on the packing for al dente. Heat up the bouillon and put it aside.

3. Grab a big pan with olive oil and brown the fennel for 2 min at medium heat. Add chili, garlic and fry for another 2 min. At the end add shrimps and lemon zest at high heat.

4. Add the spaghetti to the pan and deglaze with bouillon. Wait a minute until the water has been soaked by the pasta and spice up with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add parsley at the end.

Eet smakelijk!

Fried rice noodles with prawns

Hi Dudes,

this recipe is inspired by Uli, who has taken his stay-at-home-dude kitchen apron all the way long to Shanghai. He visited a market and had dinner in a local restaurant. Thanks to Uli stay-at-home-dude now has the possibility to get abroad from time to time and be inspired by exotic dishes and recipes. The journey has just begun…










For 2 people you need:

PREP:  15
COOK: 10 min
LEVEL: easy



Sticky rice noodles / 250 g
Prawns / 200 g 
Tofu / 150 g           
Eggs / 2
                                  
Garlic / 2 gloves
Tamarind sauce / 4 tablespoons
peanut oil / 5 tablespoons
Fish sauce / 2 tablespoons
Soy sauce / 1 tablespoon 
Salt / a pinch
Pepper / a pinch
Bean sprouts / handful
Chilli pepper / 1 large
Lime / 1



Preparation:

1. Read how to prepare the noodles on the package. Some noodles have to soak in water first. 

2. Cut the tofu in small cubes and fry it with 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok until they are golden brown. Remove them from the wok. 

3. Add 2 tablespoon of oil and stir fry the eggs. Add the prawns together with copped garlic and soya sauce.

4. Now add the noodles, rest of the oil and put the tofu back in the wok. Add tamarind and fish sauce and salt and pepper. Mix everything and check the flavor. The tamarind sauce has a sour taste. The noodles should absorb all the sauce and be ready after 3 – 4 min. At the end of the cooking time add bean sprouts and mix them with the noodles.

5. Serve with slices of lime and chili pepper and enjoy!




Cheesecake with blood orange
Hi Dudes,

on my kitchen tour 2013 I also stopped by in Karlsruhe and prepared a very tasty cheesecake together with my aunt. I have never posted the recipe and therefore I do it today. The taste of the blood oranges fit perfectly to the cream cheese and the base made of chocolate cookies. My favorite cheesecake so far. 





PREP:  20
COOK: 45 min + 30 min
LEVEL: medium



Chocolate cookies / 135 g
Butter / 40 g

Cream cheese / 675 g
Sugar / 225 g
Vanilla sugar / 5 g
Wheat flour / 35 g
Sour cream / 75 g
Eggs / 3 small
Baking powder / 0.25 teaspoon

Blood Oranges / 3
Sugar / 2 tablespoons




Preparation

1. Take a round baking dish with a diameter of 20 cm and cover the bottom with baking paper. Crumble the cookies together with the butter and cover the bottom of the baking dish with the mixture. Preheat the oven at 175°C. 

2. Whisk the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla sugar for 3 min. Then add the wheat flour, baking powder, sour cream and the eggs and mix all ingredients until you get a smooth dough.

3. Fill the dough into the baking dish, place it into the oven together with an extra fireproof bowl filled with water. Bake the cake for 45 min at 175°C. After that continue baking for 30 min at 160°C. Let it cool down. 

4. Fillet the oranges and use the orange juice that is left to heat it up in a pot together with two tablespoons of sugar. Let it boil until you get a sirup and add the orange fillets at the end. Place the fillets on top of the cake and frost the cake with the sirup. 

Enjoy with whipped cream and a mint leaf.
Spaghetti-potatoes with dried tomatoes

Hi Dudes,

today I post an easy, but also a delicious dish. It is perfect if you don’t have much time for cooking.

For 2 people you need
PREP:  10 min
COOK: 15 min
LEVEL: easy

Spaghetti / 150 g
Potatoes / 4 medium sized
Dried tomatoes in oil / 80 g
Garlic / 1 claw
Vegetable bouillon / 750 ml
Olive oil / 1 tablespoon
Salt
Pepper
Preparation

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in cubes of 2 cm. Bring them together with the vegetable bouillon to a boil. Cook for 15 min.

2. Meanwhile cut the tomatoes in thirds and slice the garlic. Grab a big pot and start to heat up 2 liter of water. At the end of the cooking time of the potatoes, start to cook the spaghetti 3 min less than shown on the packing for al dente.

3. Strain the potatoes, but keep the bouillon in an extra bowl. Take a big pan and start to brown the potatoes in oil for 5 min, than add the tomatoes and the spaghetti. Add a little bit of the bouillon (40 ml) and the sliced garlic to the pan. Stir and wait until all of the liquid has evaporated or has been soaked by the spaghettis. Repeat this ones more. Add salt and pepper and watch out that the spaghetti are still al dente. Pour away the rest of the bouillon or store it in the fridge.

Serve and enjoy!

Stay-at-home-dude.com chef’s knife

Hi Dudes,

today I would like to show you my new Stay-at-home-dude.com chef’s knife. I sewed a knife sheath made of felt and added my logo. The knife is produced in Thailand, is really sharp and easy to sharpen with a grindstone. It has a total length of 28 cm. The blade is 16 and the handle is 12 cm long. It’s my favorite knife because it’s thin, but at the same time stable enough. I use it to cut meat, vegetables and for everything that has to be chopped. Like every other sharp blade it should not be washed in the dish washer.

I also own two much more expensive knifes, but I always use this one. It’s obvious that the geometry of these more expensive knifes is more precise than this one, but I think with this knife you get the best value for money. It’s sharp, it’s light and it looks good.

If you want to buy my chef’s knife, just click here and I will make one for you. The price is 14 EUR and includes the knife and the sheath. The shipping cost vary from country to country and are charged additionally. The photos here show my prototype.