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Suggestions for famous simple food marriages?

Answered on December 09, 2014
Created May 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I would like to know anyone else's ideas for simple food marriages that happen to work well, by culture, preferably just 2 ingredients -

In Spain tapas based on this idea:

Melon + Serrano Ham is a popular one

Dates wrapped in Bacon (not exactly paleo), but a very typical tapa

Fig with Goat's cheese (not so typical)

In the UK, a bit 80s but maybe:

Pineapple + Cheddar Cheese

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on May 13, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Nothing wrong with that list. Lamb with mint is a classic combination as is pork with apple, and even crispy bacon with runny egg :) Surprised you haven't got coffee with coconut milk/cream though.

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Dark Chocolate and Butter is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. Lamb and mint sounds amazing. Im trying that tomorrow

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Add a little lime juice, too! Cayenne will work in place of chili powder. Mmmm. Esp. good on mangoes and cantaloupes, if you're eating them. :-)

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that book is excellent, it's exactly what I was looking for

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:44 PM

Rainbows and Fire....oh wait...;-)

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I remember as a kid in Spanish class, we were given corn-shaped and corn-flavored (??!?!?) lollipops dipped in chili powder. HORRIBLE!!!

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on May 12, 2011
at 07:18 AM

banana wrapped in bacon is a popular tapa too in some places

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on May 12, 2011
at 07:16 AM

yeah, paleo best, i know dates aren't really...

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:50 AM

"Unicorns and Glitter"...oh wait...that was from a commercial. Damn.

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:33 AM

Paleo food combinations right????

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on May 12, 2011
at 04:14 AM

I don't know how readily in other places...plenty of specialty meat places in Louisiana.

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on May 12, 2011
at 03:36 AM

90% lindt used as a spoon for almond butter is one of my favorites treats!

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:42 AM

The down votes were probably done because they wanted the glory of "Bacon and Everything"

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:59 AM

That is how I was first introduced to the dish. It is very, very good.

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:47 AM

Chocolate covered pretzels were my personal kryptonite. The only thing keeping me from them is the spectre of gluten illness; if somebody walked in the room right now with chocolate covered gluten free pretzels I would probably not refuse. :)

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:46 AM

I love ice cream with unexpectedly salty additions, pregnant or not! :)

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Dark chocolate + bacon. The end.

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Two down votes and no explanation....nice.

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eggs in spicy tomato sauce is called shakshuka in israel, and came there by way of Tunisia. and its soooooooo good!!!

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on May 11, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Hmm, like dark chocolate + cashew butter? Just had some of that at lunch. Peanuts = pwnd.

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on May 11, 2011
at 09:30 PM

mmmmm loved that in thailand - green mango in chili

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at 09:18 PM

Forgot to mention. Check out the book The Flavor Bible. It lists all different ingredients and tells what goes with it. No recipes, just flavor combinations.

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:38 PM

ducks hearts, readily available?

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at 08:37 PM

thanks, good answer

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lol! No problem :-)

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Thanks for wiping out my top 37 answers Ben!

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on May 11, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Sardines + olive oil + lemon

Salmon or shrimp + coconut + curry spices

Sweet potatoes + butter or coconut cream + cinnamon + blueberries

Potatoes + Rosemary + Tallow + Salt and Pepper

Banana + Macadamia + Coconut

Yogurt + Cucumber

Pork + Salsa + Avocado + Cheese

Apples + Cheddar Cheese

And dark chocolate with anything sweet!

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on May 11, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Forgot to mention. Check out the book The Flavor Bible. It lists all different ingredients and tells what goes with it. No recipes, just flavor combinations.

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on May 12, 2011
at 02:25 PM

that book is excellent, it's exactly what I was looking for

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on May 11, 2011
at 07:39 PM

USA: Bacon and Everything

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:19 PM

lol! No problem :-)

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Thanks for wiping out my top 37 answers Ben!

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Dark chocolate + bacon. The end.

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Two down votes and no explanation....nice.

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on May 12, 2011
at 07:18 AM

banana wrapped in bacon is a popular tapa too in some places

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:42 AM

The down votes were probably done because they wanted the glory of "Bacon and Everything"

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on May 11, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Lots of places have a tradition of dipping pieces of fruit (mango, starfruit) into chili powder. Genius. (A little salt doesn't hurt either.)

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on May 11, 2011
at 09:30 PM

mmmmm loved that in thailand - green mango in chili

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:40 PM

I remember as a kid in Spanish class, we were given corn-shaped and corn-flavored (??!?!?) lollipops dipped in chili powder. HORRIBLE!!!

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Add a little lime juice, too! Cayenne will work in place of chili powder. Mmmm. Esp. good on mangoes and cantaloupes, if you're eating them. :-)

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:42 PM

Pickled beetroot and canned tuna.. it just works

Avocado and smoked salmon

Blood sausage and Rocket

Pork and apple slices

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:21 PM

Grass-fed beef + blue cheese. A square of dark chocolate topped with a spoonful of solid coconut oil and a few grains of coarse salt.

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Sauternes N D'Yquem Sauternes N fois gois Sauternes N blue Cheese

Duck Confit covering pastured pork. Steak and Shitakes Steak N eggs Aspargus and Hollendaise Benton Bacon and Brussel Sprouts Filet Oscar Buffalo Mozzerela and basil and capri tomatoes

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:42 PM

There are many iterations of the "something wrapped in something else" and "something stuffed with something else" worldwide. Sweet with savory or savory or sharp with creamy are general themes we see.

I assume these have Italian origins

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.

Melon Wrapped In Prosciutto (Very similar to melon wrapped in ham)

Similarly Panchetta-wrapped peaches most likely also with Italian origins (This recipe has a few more than 2 ingredients but you certainly could do it with just the fruit and meat

Panchetta-wrapped peaches

Eggs poached in tomato sauce is a classic Middle Eastern dish. Could be two ingredients if you have a ready made tomato sauce that you like.

Have no idea of the origin here

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:11 AM

eggs in spicy tomato sauce is called shakshuka in israel, and came there by way of Tunisia. and its soooooooo good!!!

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:59 AM

That is how I was first introduced to the dish. It is very, very good.

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Dark Chocolate and butter

Pate on Apple slices

Pork, sweet potato and cooked apple (and cinnamon and butter)

Beef and butter

Melon and Parma Ham

Lamb and mint

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

*Cream and Coffee

*Cream and Dark Chocolate

*Cream and Strawberries

Runny egg and crispy bacon

Choritzo and spinach

*grassfed heavy cream of course!

I'm hungry........

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on May 13, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Nothing wrong with that list. Lamb with mint is a classic combination as is pork with apple, and even crispy bacon with runny egg :) Surprised you haven't got coffee with coconut milk/cream though.

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Dark Chocolate and Butter is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. Lamb and mint sounds amazing. Im trying that tomorrow

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Bacon wrapped shrimp Roasted peppers and canned tuna (or mozzarella-if you do cheese) Beets and onions and sliced hard-boiled egg fried cubanelle peppers and fried eggs

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:21 AM

Liverwurst on slices of raw zucchini

really a good combo for some reason

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Tarragon + cardamom. Especially great with beef.

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on May 11, 2011
at 10:20 PM

Pickles and ice cream? Oh wait that is pregnant not paleo ;)

Olive and feta

ham and pineapple

turkey and cranberry

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:46 AM

I love ice cream with unexpectedly salty additions, pregnant or not! :)

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Tomato + basil

Strawberries + balsamic vinegar

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:37 PM

thanks, good answer

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on December 09, 2014
at 04:15 AM

Avocado & mustard.

Chicken stuffed with onions

Sweet potato & egg with runny yolk

Tomato & egg

Apple & farm cheese.

Butter roasted cabbage with spices

Fish & tahini

Green beans & mushrooms!!!

Squash & butter

Cocoa and hot chili.

Carrot & raisin

Lettuce & wasabi

Carrot, apple, Raw Ginger juice!

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on December 09, 2014
at 03:34 AM

Avocado & mustard.

Chicken stuffed with onions

Sweet potato & egg with runny yolk

Tomato & egg

Apple & farm cheese.

Butter roasted cabbage with spices

Fish & tahini

Green beans & mushrooms!!!

Squash & butter

Cocoa and hot chili.

Carrot & raisin

Lettuce & wasabi

Carrot, apple, Raw Ginger juice!

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on May 13, 2011
at 04:10 AM

apple slices and italian parsley

steak and kimchi

scrambled eggs and kimchi

sweet potato, plain yogurt and frozen berries (best ice cream sub so far)

calves liver, curry and cream

Mussels and chorizo

Just a few of my favorites..

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Bread and butter. Not paleo though.

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on May 12, 2011
at 10:18 PM

Boiled beets and apple slices! Amazing- add in some finely diced red onion, olive oil, lemon juice and tarragon! And you have one MAGIC salad!

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on May 12, 2011
at 11:51 AM

What?! No porkchops and applesauce?!

Not that I eat apples a lot, or applesauce, which if I do it's definitely made by me with no sugar and an excessive amount of cinnamon.

But still, classic combo!

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on May 12, 2011
at 06:40 AM

Strawberries wrapped in prosciutto - these aren't as "classic" as cantaloupe wedges but worked pretty good!

Mandarine/Tangerine slices dipped in almond butter.

Tahini and tuna, with some sort of hotness added (i added self made super-hot sauce made from habaneros and mangos).

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:49 AM

FYI...these aren't all paleo, but depending on textures and techniques, they work well.

Roasted peanuts and sage Roasted pumpkin and chicken Tomato and black tea Apple and rose Roasted chicken and rose Smoked salmon and cocoa powder Caraway and chocolate Chantrelle and apricots Pork carnitas and banana ( or ripe plantain) Banana and clove Bleu cheese and pineapple Chocolate (cocoa) and Parmesan Star anise and kumquat Oysters and star anise Pickled cucumber and oysters Jasmine and pickled cucumber

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:50 AM

"Unicorns and Glitter"...oh wait...that was from a commercial. Damn.

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:44 PM

Rainbows and Fire....oh wait...;-)

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on May 12, 2011
at 03:59 AM

soft boiled eggs with a bit of butter (and salt &pepper) put into the yolk for each spoonful (like my Grandma used to make for me)

mussels and curry

salt and fat

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on May 12, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I have to agree that bacon (and its variants) almost goes with everything. It's the wonder food! Bacon/pancetta and brussel sprouts. Bacon and dark chocolate. Roasted asparagus spears wrapped in proscuitto.

One combo that I've heard of that I still need to try is ripe peach slices sauteed with foie gras.

Roasted fingerling potatoes topped with a little creme fraiche and caviar is one of my go-to hors d'ouevres.

Small peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese.

Roasted turkey and ripe avocado slices.

Now I'm hungry again!

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on May 11, 2011
at 11:48 PM

Pumpkin seeds and sweet potato. Indescribably yummy.

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on May 11, 2011
at 10:43 PM

I just wish I could find something that worked as well as the ultimate-un-paleo Peanut Butter and Chocolate, or Chocolate and Pretzels.

Man I miss that.

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on May 11, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Hmm, like dark chocolate + cashew butter? Just had some of that at lunch. Peanuts = pwnd.

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:47 AM

Chocolate covered pretzels were my personal kryptonite. The only thing keeping me from them is the spectre of gluten illness; if somebody walked in the room right now with chocolate covered gluten free pretzels I would probably not refuse. :)

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on May 12, 2011
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90% lindt used as a spoon for almond butter is one of my favorites treats!

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Duck hearts and asparagus

Also, goat liver and mushrooms.

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on May 11, 2011
at 08:38 PM

ducks hearts, readily available?

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I don't know how readily in other places...plenty of specialty meat places in Louisiana.

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P??t?? on slices of apple is very nice, I'm reliably informed

Melon (especially the Honeydew variety) with a sprinkling of ginger.

Liver and bacon

Liver and onions

Steak and kidney

Dark chocolate and... well almost anything really

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