Of course you don’t have to do anything with King’s Day. But hanging up the garlands makes life a bit more fun. So if you must eat, why not make one of these orange dishes? Cheesy ? Perhaps. But cheesy is also just fun.
21 x orange dishes for King’s Day
Orange cocktail for King’s Day
A stunner of an orange cocktail based on whiskey and orange juice: you can try that again!
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Orange pizza balls
We made these orange pizza balls originally for the European Championship, but they are also the ideal snack for King’s Day. Make them together with your kids or nieces and nephews.
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Egg salad 2.0
The orange salmon eggs make this egg salad 2.0 the perfect snack for King’s Day. They also make it a royal luxury.
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This galette des rois (Epiphany pie) is actually a pie served only with Epiphany. We think it is also very cozy for King’s Day with that crown of powdered sugar.
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Poffertjes with beer for King’s Day
What is a King’s Day without poffertjes? Poffertjes are a party in themselves, but especially for King’s Day we made a recipe for poffertjes with beer. Then there is also a lick of salted caramel (because what doesn’t taste better from salted caramel?) and orange marmalade on top.
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Kapsalon with sweet potato fries and chicken shoarma
An orange hair salon: we can hardly make it more fun, for King’s Day. A little lighter and fresher than your usual hair salon, with sweet potato fries and chicken shawarma.
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Smashburger style chicken burger
This chicken burger has a bright orange mayonnaise (with gochujang). Completely William. And so delicious.
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This stew has an Indian twist and we will add santen (coconut cream) and turmeric to it. A perfect combination with spicy stew in soy sauce. Believe us: you have never eaten such a tasty stew before.
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Summer drink with orange juice, orange blossom and chili
Do you fancy a festive drink, but not the alcohol? This drink with orange juice, orange blossom and chili is wonderfully refreshing and summery.
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Pumpkin with burrata and pesto from the barbecue
Why not let the barbecue flames on King’s Day? This dish of pumpkin with burrata and pesto from the barbecue is delicious vegetarian.
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Quick carrot soup with mint and dukkah
This carrot soup with mint and dukkah is not only ready very quickly; you will also be happy. This is due to that sunny orange color, but also because of the taste.
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Carrots in crispy filo dough (healthy snack!) from Jamie Oliver
These carrots in crispy filo pastry are the healthy snack of your dreams. Serve them on the snack board between the bitterballen and we bet that they go up faster than the good old bitterbal.
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Pumpkin puree with pork belly and chimichurri
This combination is deliciously savory, a little sweet, a little spicy… and above all it will make you very happy.
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Sticky orange chicken
A recipe with the apples of orange: this sticky orange chicken has everything that makes you hungry: a crispy crust, a gooey sauce and a lot of spices. Serve it with rice and green vegetables such as bok choy or spinach.
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Grilled carrots with spicy sauce and Cotija from Alison Roman
Culinary happiness can sometimes be found in very simple things, such as in these perfectly grilled carrots from Alison Roman. She serves them in a spicy sauce with Cotija (Mexican cheese, which can be replaced with ricotta or feta).
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Sweet potato soup with sherry and chorizo
Even people who grumble that soup isn’t dinner (there are, we won’t name names…) will love this sweet potato soup with sherry and chorizo! A golden combination, those three.
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Endive stew with sweet potato and crispy chorizo crumb
Stamppot endive, but with a cheerful summer touch. That is this endive stew with sweet potato and crispy chorizo crumb. You can let that crumb freely swirl over the stew, as if it were confetti
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Jay Fai .’s famous Thai crab omelette
Jay Fai from Bangkok runs a street food restaurant in Thailand and was awarded a Michelin star in 2018. The dish that people queue for hours for is the crab omelette. If there is a moment to pull out all the stops and make this festive, slightly decadent dish, it is on King’s Day.
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Seared steak and red chimichurri (from Jamie!)
Jamie’s seared steak with red chimichurri, mashed sweet potato, grilled scallions & crispy bits is finger-licking (and nice and orange!).
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And for dessert: simple mango fool with yogurt and cardamom
This simple mango fool is ready in no time and is made extra special by adding a little cardamom. You’re a fool if you don’t make it!
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Not orange, but thoroughly Dutch. Ridiculously delicious.
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