When I think of grilled meats I immediately think of pinchos! The star ingredients in these pinchos are the annatto spice and sweet plantains. The annatto gives the turkey a wonderful reddish color and earthy flavor, and the sweet plantain gives the dish just the right amount of sweetness.
Month: July 2019
Quinoa is one of my favorite foods to eat! You can make savory and sweet dishes using quinoa. This seed is less starchy than rice or wheat, which makes it a great choice for people watching the quality/quantity of carbs they eat. It is an excellent source of plant-based protein […]
Beef Salpicón is a traditional Honduran dish that is both delicious and very easy to make. Given that the recipe doesn’t require any additional fats or oils, the dish is low in fat — although not necessarily low in calories — compared to similar dishes containing meat. Make salpicón in […]
Guajillo is a chile widely used in the Mexican cuisine. It’s one of the main ingredients in salsa roja (or red sauce) and used in red pozole. One great thing about this recipe is that you can add as little or as much of the guajillo depending on how much […]
If someone offers you a Dominican arepa, don’t expect to get anything like the traditional Venezuelan or Colombian corn “pockets.” Instead, you will get a dense, sweet, cinnamoney cornmeal cake. Arepa is considered a dessert best enjoyed with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
Chicharrón pupusas are one of the most beloved foods in El Salvador, but making them from scratch can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got instant corn masa! Salvadorans take so much pride in their national dish, and for good reason: Pupusas are not only scrumptious, but also very versatile. Traditionally […]
Marmahón con Pollo is a dish representative of the culinary influence that immigrants of Arab descent have had on Central American countries, including Honduras. Much like tacos in the U.S., dishes such as these have become part of the cuisine of this region. Marmahón — similar but not equivalent to […]
Pastelón is for Dominicans what a layered casserole or lasagna-like dish is for the rest of the world. The uniqueness about pastelón is how versatile it can be! You can make it with sweet plantains, yuca (cassava), eggplant and more.
These little turnovers are great for a party indoors, as a snack for a weekend cookout with friends, or when your kids bring their hungry pals over to the house. In about an hour-and-a-half, you can have everyone munching away happily.
Nuéganos — similar to Salvadoran nuégados — are delicious fritters made with yuca (also known as cassava), masa harina and cheese and served with a panela/piloncillo sweet sauce. The salty-sweet combination makes them a delectable dessert. If you want to take them up a level of deliciousness, serve them warm […]