Much like fingerprints, no two recipes are alike. Sometimes, it's just one special ingredient that sets a dish apart from imitators. Take our quiz to discover if you can spot the common and incredibly exotic ingredients found in complex recipes from around the world.
Whether it's served as a dip or a topping, guacamole can be tweaked using any number of ingredients to fit individual tastes. The basic recipe is made with ripe avocados, tomatoes and salt, but you can add in onions, cilantro, jalepenos and lemon or lime juice.
Traditional French bouillabaisse is simply a fancy fish stew. The most common variety typically includes shellfish, tomatoes, olive oil, orange peel, garlic, saffron and other spices. The Provencal version must include mussels to qualify as authentic.
Nitpicky foodies might insist on making paella with chicken and rabbit, which is how the dish started out in Valencia. Those with an affection for Thumper can enjoy the more commonly found seafood variety.
A little bit of yogurt can be substituted with the more waistline-friendly skim milk without sacrificing taste.
Also known as yellow ginger and haldi, turmeric contains curcumin, a compound that some studies claim has the ability to reduce and treat brain inflammation that can result in Alzheimer' disease.
In addition to veggies, beef and white Korean rice, bi bim bop is usually made with bracken, a type of fern.
Barbecue sauces run the gamut from the thick, tomato- or molasses-based varieties to thin vinegar-based recipes. Mustard-based sauces are also very popular.
Cooks add some extra bulk to Brunswick stew with chicken as well as veggies like okra, corn, black-eyed peas and lima beans.
Espresso-soaked ladyfingers layered with a delectable cheese and cream concoction are the main components of this Italian dessert.
Your stove can take the back burner when you're preparing this exotic dish. The seafood is marinated in lemon and lime juices, the acidic properties of which serve to "cook" the seafood, no heat required.