Sopa de frijoles is a staple in all Honduran homes! This delicious and nutritious bean soup is very inexpensive to make and incredibly versatile. Dry beans are an affordable source of vegetable protein, dietary fiber, iron and healthy complex carbohydrates. If you’ve never tried frijoles de seda (Spanish for “silk […]
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Pastelitos Hondureños de Carne con Chimol
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.
Chancletas de Pataste (Honduran Egg-Battered Chayote Squash)
And you thought you only wear Chancletas. This dish got its name from the “shape” of a lengthwise cut of the pataste (chayote) slice, sort of similar to that of a flip-flop! That’s what I grew up knowing. This meatless appetizer, low in calories and carbs, is great for keeping […]
Chambre, Guiso de Habichuelas con Carne (Dominican Meat and Bean Stew)
Dominican chambre stew combines meat, red beans, rice and auyama (squash) in a hearty and rich stew that is preferably accompanied by sliced avocado. Any other type of legume will do, although red beans and gandules (green pigeon peas) are most commonly used. This dish is very affordable and has an […]
Bacalao Guisado (Salted Cod Stew)
This succulent fish stew with bacalao, or salted cod, is just perfect to warm up on a chilly day.
Quesadillas de Huitlacoche
Don’t be intimidated by the appearance of huitlacoche! Also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle, huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on corn. At first sight, it may not look appealing to eat even the adventurous foodie. Its earthy flavor and mushroom-like texture, however, more than make […]
Shrimp and Mandarin Orange Ceviche
Ceviche! Everyone craves a delicious ceviche this time of year, a cool, light appetizer (or main course) for the summer heat. A wonderful way to satiate those cravings is with a yummy and easy-to-make shrimp ceviche.
Plantain Baskets with Shrimp and Peanut-Coconut Sauce
The crunchiness of the plantains plus the richness of the peanut sauce, combined with the delicate flavor and texture of shrimp, makes this dish a true taste experience. A lot of people with high cholesterol avoid eating shrimp as they do contain a good amount of cholesterol (about 180 mg […]