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26 Exciting Yet Easy Global Recipes To Shake Up Your Dinner Routine

Try some new flavors for dinner tonight.

1. Moqueca Baiana (Brazilian Fish Stew)

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If you're looking for a new way to cook fish, give this Brazilian classic a try. Start with a firm white fish like bass or snapper and simmer it with bell peppers, fish broth, coconut milk, crushed tomatoes, and tons of spices. Get the recipe for Brazilian fish stew here.

2. Bun Bo Xao (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad)

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This refreshing noodle salad is made with rice noodles and beef marinated in oyster sauce, garlic, and ginger. Top your bowl with bean sprouts, julienned veggies, and cilantro. Get the recipe for Vietnamese beef noodle salad here.

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3. Chicken Enchiladas

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An easy recipe for doubling or tripling, make these cheesy chicken enchiladas for a crowd. Or you can bake in advance and freeze them for lazy nights. Get the recipe for chicken enchiladas here.

4. French Onion Soup

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For the ultimate cozy night in this fall, it doesn't get better than French onion soup. Double up on the Gruyère for good measure. Get the recipe for French onion soup here.

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5. Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

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Serve these breaded pork cutlets on a bed of rice with vegetables and scallions or as a sandwich between two slices of white bread with cabbage and store bought Tonkatsu sauce. Get the recipe for Japanese pork cutlet here.

6. Grilled Vegetables With Chimichurri Sauce

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For a meatless Monday meal that's out of the ordinary, try these grilled veggies topped with Argentinian chimichurri sauce. Get the recipe for grilled vegetables with chimichurri sauce here.

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7. Peri Peri Chicken With Crispy Potatoes

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Are you tired of making the same old chicken recipe night after night? Give this Portuguese recipe a try. It's marinated in dried ancho chiles, smoked paprika, garlic, coriander, and sherry vinaigrette for a smoky, tangy flavor. Get the recipe for peri peri chicken here.

8. Bulgogi Beef

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Start with tender ribeye and slice it super thinly. Then marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Cook it on the stove or the grill and serve it over rice or in lettuce wraps with your favorite veggies. Get the recipe for bulgogi beef here.

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9. Kung Pao Chicken

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This Szechuan dish packs some serious heat (hello, dried chiles) but it's the perfect contrast to the slightly sweet, super tangy sauce. Get the recipe for Kung Pao chicken here.

10. Tom Kha Gai Soup (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

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This creamy soup recipe is sweet, savory, and a tiny bit spicy, thanks to red Thai curry paste, coconut milk, lemongrass, and ginger. Get the recipe for Thai coconut chicken soup here.

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11. Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan Tomato Soup)

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This Tuscan dish is super simple, made with just a few basic ingredients: tomatoes, bread, vegetable broth, bail, garlic and spices. You can serve it warm like classic tomato soup or chilled like gazpacho. Get the recipe for Tuscan tomato soup here.

12. Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet)

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There's no wrong time of day to eat eggs when they're prepared like this, fluffy and loaded with fried potatoes. Get the recipe for Spanish omelet here.

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13. Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic)

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This popular Iberian seafood dish calls for shrimp sizzling, garlicky chili oil sauce. You're going to want some crusty bread to sop it all up. Get the recipe for shrimp in garlic here.

14. Korean Japchae

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This Korean stir fry is made with chewy sweet potato noodles that are sautéed with spinach, onion, mushrooms, and carrots, then tossed in a simple dressing made with soy sauce and sugar. If you need something heartier, add your favorite protein. Get the recipe for Korean japchae here.

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15. Sheet Pan Ratatouille

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Want a taste of Provence? Just chop up some eggplant, tomato, zucchini, and onion, roast them with olive oil, then toss them with basil, garlic, and vinegar. We love serving ratatouille over couscous, quinoa, or even pasta for a filling meal. Get the recipe for sheet pan ratatouille here.

16. Crock Pot Ropa Vieja

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This Cuban shredded beef dish is hearty and flavorful, cooked in onions, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, and spices. Best of all, you can make it in the slow cooker so all you have to do is wait for dinner to cook itself. Get the recipe for ropa viejo here.

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17. Linguine alle Vongole (Linguine With Clams)

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Turn your kitchen into an Italian trattoria with the help of this seafood pasta recipe. Besides the clams, most of the necessary ingredients are probably already in your pantry. Get the recipe for linguine with clams here.

18. Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

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There's an Asian-influence in a lot of Peruvian cooking, and this Chinese-inspired stir fry is no exception. The sauce is made with soy sauce, white vinegar, oyster sauce, and beef broth. It's traditionally paired with white rice and French fries, but you can serve it with whatever feels right. Get the recipe for Peruvian beef stir fry here.

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19. Moroccan Lamb Tagine

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Tagine gets its name from the ceramic vessel in which this traditional Moroccan stew is made. You don't need a tagine, however, to cook it at home. A heavy baking dish will do the trick. Get the recipe for lamb tagine here.

20. Filipino Chicken Adobo

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This Filipino chicken dish doesn't call for many ingredients, but the result is full of flavor. While you could really use any cut of chicken, we like using boneless skinless thighs. Get the recipe for Filipino chicken adobo here.

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21. Swedish Meatballs

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Craving these indulgent Swedish meatballs? You've got three options: Book a flight to Stockholm, drive your car to IKEA, or whip this recipe up right in your very own kitchen. We're partial to the third option. Get the recipe for Swedish meatballs here.

22. Chili Verde

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Looking for a new stew recipe to get you through winter? Try this Mexican dish made with braised pork shoulder in salsa verde. To save yourself some effort, try slow cooking the pork in the Crock Pot. Get the recipe for chili verde here.

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23. Spicy Cream Udon

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This thick and decadent sauce gets its flavor from Korean red pepper paste, dashi broth, and shiitake mushrooms. It's a little bit spicy, a lot savory, and totally umami. Get the recipe for spicy creamy udon here.

24. Matambre (Argentinian Stuffed Flank Steak)

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This Argentinian flank steak is stuffed with chopped hard boiled eggs, bell peppers, and a concoction of herbs and spices like parsley, cilantro, and garlic. Get the recipe for Argentinian stuffed flank steak here.

25. Stuffed Cabbage

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Popular among Poland and eastern Europe, these stuffed cabbage rolls are filled with ground beef, rice, onion, and spices, then baked in a tangy tomato sauce. It's an undeniably comforting meal on chilly nights. Get the recipe for stuffed cabbage here.

26. Mofongo Relleno (Mashed Plantains With Shrimp)

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This Puerto Rican dish is made of fried plantains that are mashed and tossed with bacon, onion, garlic, and lots of spices. This recipe calls for shrimp, but you can serve it with whatever protein or vegetables you like best. Get the recipe for mofongo relleno here.

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