I'm good at preparing chicken more than preparing the meat. I think my favorite dish so far is the Caesar Salad. It's rich in everything but takes long time almost 120 minutes, still as delicious as the Jimmy Oliver's 15 min recipe lol
For who might know the dish, it's Mexican salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, chicken slices and many other spices. I always take good care of the thyme!
Yes, I do it from scratch. I may overload the sour cream, though my kids love it. I use lots of garlic (I'm not sure if it's possible for me to cook without garlic & onions).
I brown the meat first in olive oil (secret is to cut the meat in strips across the grain), set it aside, carmelize the onions & then make the sauce all in the same pan. I also have various spices I use.
Ravjul Malti. These are basically maltese ricotta ravioli. They're made from scratch and served with a rich tomato sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and a side of bread to dip in the sauce. Can't beat a good old family recipe.
I don't have a favorite meal. There are different meals I love though, like
* chicken tikka masala
* pepperoni pizza
* chicken Alfredo
* mahmoos (traditional bahraini dish with dark brown onion rice, served with chicken)
* There's this dish my mom makes with dill rice and green kidney beans and roasted chicken
* Shilla (traditional Persian soup with greens, beans and noodles)
and I have more, but these are what come to mind right now. I cook, and have made mahmoos and pizza, but I get them from restaurants because I don't have my own kitchen yet. I tried making chicken tikka masala, but I didn't get the right consistancy of the sauce/ soup part. Of course mahmoos, the dish my mom makes and shilla are usually home-made.
Lately I have been cooking "Rosto", a lovely Italian dish, I cook the sliced meat after spicing it with rosemary, salt and cinnamon, then I add carrots, garlic, tomato sauce and olive oil. It's rich and very easy.