Ingredients: 1 cup precooked white corn meal
1 cup water
1 tsp butter
Salt... | Instructions: Bring water to a boil and add it to the corn meal, stirring thoroughly.
Add the butter and salt to taste.
Form into several flat tortillas (around 3mm thick) and roast over a low charcoal fire or on a wire rack over the burner of the stove.
Ingredients: 1 lb white cheese or small curd cottage cheese (quesito)
1 1/2 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
... | Instructions: Grind the cheese. Mix the cheese with the cornstarch, eggs, brown sugar and salt.
Roll into balls the size of golf balls and drop into medium-hot vegetable oil and fry slowly.
After a ...
1/2 lb each of pork and beef
1 tsp each of onion and scallion, chopped
1 tsp each of ground cumin seed and salt
1 dash of pepper
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 cup water
1/2 cup each of chopped... | Instructions: Filling: The night before, marinate the meat with the onions, scallions, salt, pepper and ground cumin seed.
Ingredients: 1 lb beef, cut in chunks
Garlic and onion
5 tsp oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water... | Instructions: The night before, marinate the meat with garlic, onion and salt.
Fry the meat in hot oil in a covered frying pan with the onions, scallions and tomatoes.
Add water and stir to make a sauce.
Ingredients: 1/2 lb soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup yucca flour (or corn starch)
2 tsp wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp aguardiente (or anissette)... | Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Add the yucca flour (or corn starch), salt, baking powder, and egg.
Ingredients: 2 cups (1 long) English seedless cucumber, roughly chopped
½ cup onion, chopped
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 ½ cups white sauce (recipe below)
3 cup... | Instructions: White sauce: Whisk the cornstarch and milk in a small saucepan before heating it up.
Then add the rest of ingredien...
Ingredients: 3 leeks, white part only sliced thinly
2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
3 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
2 avocado... | Instructions: Heat stock in a medium saucepan and add leeks and potatoes.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tende...
Ingredients: 2 pound flank steak, with layer of fat left on
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 or 3 sprigs parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, scraped a... | Instructions: Put the steak into a large saucepan with the onion, garlic, tomatoes, carrot, bay leaf, parsley sprigs, thyme, oregan...
Ingredients: 3 pounds boned shad fillets, cut into 6 pieces
1 or 2 fresh hot red or green peppers, left whole with stem on
1 cup thick coconut milk
3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
Freshly ... | Instructions: Arrange the fish fillets in a shallow flameproof casserole and cover with the tomatoes and onion.
Lay the hot peppe...
Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice
3 packet unflavored gelatin
5 medium very ripe mangoes
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated skim milk
2 cup light whipped topping... | Instructions: Put the orange juice into a small heat-proof bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it.
Set aside for 5 minutes.
Peel mangoes, cut fruit from pits and puree in blender or foo...
Ingredients: 4 cups cooked Great Northern beans or more, drained
2 cups chicken broth
1 cups chopped sautéed onions
1 handful cilantro
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cayenne
... | Instructions: Combine beans, broth, onions, cilantro, and spices; bring to simmer; cook few minutes.
Add chilies and chicken.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
5 tsp orange juice
3 tsp ice cold water
Sugar to sprinkle
... | Instructions: Mix the butter and flour with two forks.
When well mixed, add the salt, sugar, juice and water and blend.
Without touching the dough with your fingers, roll it out and fold i...
Ingredients: 1 lb small or medium red potatoes
2 medium tomatoes
1 cup milk
1 bunch cilantro (coriander)
1 bunch scallions
Table salt... | Instructions: Peel the potatoes partially leaving some skin on.
Boil the potatoes until tender.
Chop onions, cilantro and tomato into fine small pieces.
Shred about 1/2 cup of white cheese....
Ingredients: 1 rabbit
1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 large green capsicum
1/2 a large red capsicum
3 birdseye chilies
1 large tomato
400 ml strong veal or chicken stock
150 ml coconut cream
... | Instructions: Chop the rabbit into serving pieces.
Chop finely the onion and garlic.
Seed and slice the green capsicum, red capsicum and ...
Ingredients: 1 quart milk
1 1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 lb (1 1/2 cups) brown sugar or Colombian "panela"
4 or 5 cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon to taste
1 small coconut, shredded
... | Instructions: Dissolve the cornstarch in the milk.
Add the brown sugar.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly.
When the sugar is melted and begins to thicke...
Ingredients: 2 lb kidney beans
4 slices chopped bacon or 1/2 lb piece of salt pork
2 green plantains, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cooking oil
4 small tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 clo... | Instructions: Wash the beans and let soak overnight.
Put beans and bacon or salt pork in a pressure cooker with enough water to co...
Ingredients: 1 1/2 qt chicken stock
1 yucca, peeled and cut into 1"x1"x1" pieces
2 plantains, peeled, halved, and sliced into thirds longitudinally
2 red potatoes, peeling optional, cut into chunks
3 whole chi... | Instructions: Make a roux: Combine flour and butter and microwave for 30 seconds into a yellowish sludge.
In one cup of chicken st...
Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 tbsp dried thyme
4 chicken breasts or 8 boned chicken thighs
1 litre milk
1 litre water
450 g red-skinned pot... | Instructions: Fry the onion gently in the oil in a large saucepan until tender, without browning.
Add the garlic and thyme and fry...
Ingredients: 1 pound small or medium-sized raw shrimps, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, a... | Instructions: Heat the butter in a large (10-inch) skillet, stir in the paprika and the onions and saute over moderate heat until t...
Ingredients: 2 lb flank steak, trimmed of all fat
1 1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 tsp vegetable oil for marinade
1 cup coarsely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1 tsp minced garlic
4 small ... | Instructions: Marinate the meat overnight with salt, pepper, vegetable oil, onions, celery, garlic and tomatoes.
The next day, hea...