COUNTRY: COSTA RICA
Ingredients: 4 zucchini
1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
1/4 cup cheese (Monterey Jack, mozzarella or your choice)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup wholewheat fresh bread... | Instructions: Boil the zucchinis until tender, approx 8-10 minutes.
Let cool, cut in half lengthwise.
Scoop out the insides and p...
Ingredients: 2 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3 cups lime juice, fresh squeezed
1/2 cup red bell peppers, minced
1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste... | Instructions: Place green plantains in a large stainless steel or glass bowl.
Pour lime juice over plantains. Cover and let it sit for 1 ...
Ingredients: 3 cans garbanzo beans
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 finely chopped onion
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 ... | Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a large jar or glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Let stand in the refrigerator overnig...
Ingredients: 3 cups pureed mangoes (2 to 3 mangoes)
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel... | Instructions: Peel and slice mangoes, then puree in blender or food processor.
Place puree in saucepan, add lemon juice, orange juice, sugar and tapioca. Mix well and...
Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless fish, preferably White Sea Bass (Corvina)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Salt to ... | Instructions: Cut the corvina (sea bass) into bite-size pieces and place in a glass bowl or container of at least 2 inches high.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup cornstarch ("Maicena")
2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh orange peel, grated
Cinnamon sticks, mint leaves, and cherries to t... | Instructions: Combine orange juice, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constan...
Ingredients: 1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
6 eggs ... | Instructions: Caramel preparation:
In a small saucepan, put the sugar to melt, stirring constantly.
Pour the caramel on the dish and move it so it distributes evenly.
If you don't like coconut, it can be omitted.
Ingredients: 4 very ripe plantains (when the skin is yellow with spots of black they're perfect)
1 cooking spray
... | Instructions: Preheat oven to 450°F.
Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel.
Cut each plantain on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices.
Arrange in single layer and coat tops ...
Ingredients: 1/2 tsp grated lime peel
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp red pepper sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
... | Instructions: Mix all ingredients in shallow non-metal dish or resealable plastic bag.
Add up to 3 pounds chicken, pork or beef, turn...
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can tomatoes, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium bay leaf
4 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup broth, any... | Instructions: Saute onion in oil for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, celery, bay leaf, parsley, and sausage.
Saute for 10 minutes.
Ingredients: 1 lb (450 gr.) black beans.
8 cups (700 ml) chicken broth or water or a mix
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
1 tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Finely chop the fo... | Instructions: If beans are dried, cover with water and soak overnight, if they are fresh, just rise them off.
Drain the beans and...
Ingredients: 4 cups of corn flour
4 cups of mashed potato
5 cups of water
1/2 cup and 6 tsp. of chicken broth
1 cup of olive oil
1 tsp. ground marjoram
For the filling:
1 cup of coo... | Instructions: For the dough, sauté with the oil, the well-chopped garlic and the marjoram. Then add the other ingredients of the d...
Ingredients: 1 lb. yucca, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and coriander to taste
Oil... | Instructions: Peel the yucca and boil it in salted water.
Once cooked, remove from heat and drain.
Make a puree and add eggs, butter, flour, cilantro and salt.
Form little cakes and fry in hot oil....
Ingredients: 3 lbs. yucca
Salt to taste
Stuffing: 1 lb. ground meat
1 clove garlic
Scallion and parsley
1 tsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vin... | Instructions: Boil the yucca with salt but do not allow to get too soft. Grind it and knead same with salt.
Form balls and fill e...
Ingredients: 8 small grapefruits
1 tapa de dulce (panela)
1 cinnamon stick
1 grated lemon skin
1 tsp. of baking soda
200 g of sugar
400 g of powdered milk
1 stick of butter... | Instructions: Peel the grapefruits and set aside the pulp for another recipe.
In a hot pot add the grapefruits and cook them with ...
Ingredients: 10-12 pejibayes
3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups milk
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped or pressed
1 red, yellow or green sweet pepper.
Salt and fresh ground black p... | Instructions: Wash and boil the pejibayes until soft (about 45 minutes). Remove from the water, and when cool enough to handle, pee...
Ingredients: 2 green plantains, diced into cubes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
5 medium sized mushrooms, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro... | Instructions: Green plantain: First ensure that the green plantains have been refrigerated overnight. This will make them easier to...
Ingredients: 2 lbs rice
1 precooked whole chicken (to precook chicken, add salt, garlic, oregano and 1 celery stick; reserve the stock)
1 diced carrot
Small bunch of cilantro
1 finely diced onion
1 ... | Instructions: Cook rice along with carrots and add chicken broth from precooked chicken with annatto.
Saute onions, add red bell p...
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
6 tilapia fillets,... | Instructions: For the tilapia marinade, combine lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, salt, and sugar in a shallow dish.
Ingredients: 4 large red bell peppers
1/2 lb ground lean beef
1/2 cup onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
... | Instructions: For the filling: Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium high.
Sautee ground lean beef with the onions, garlic power, salt and pepper until beef is co...