COUNTRY: COSTA RICA
Ingredients: 6 medium red potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
1 tomato, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 lb queso blanco, crumbl... | Instructions: Boil the whole potatoes in lightly salted water for about twenty minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over...
Ingredients: 4 tilapia fillets
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Pepper to taste ... | Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat d...
Ingredients: 6 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoonful vanilla
Condensed milk 395 gr (about 14 fluid ounces)
Evaporated milk 395 gr (about 14 fluid ounces)
Whipping cream 250 ml (about 1 cup) plus... | Instructions: Cake preparation:
Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Add egg yolks one by one, then add sugar. Add baking powder and fl...
Ingredients: 1 cup spineless or giant yucca flowers, rinsed
1 teaspoon lard or vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste... | Instructions: Bring salted water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add yucca flowers and cook over moderate heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a plate.
Heat oil or lard in a skillet over medium...
Ingredients: 5 cups of pejibaye, grated and cooked
1 cup of corn flour
1/2 cup of water
1 small onion, fine minced
5 sp. of oil
2 tsp. of salt
Cumin... | Instructions: Prepare the dough with the corn flour and add it water until making the dough.
Mix the dough with the pejibayes, the onion, the cumin and salt.
Make the cakes and then fry th...
Ingredients: 2 cups sugar beets (preferably fresh)
3 cups potatoes
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 medium size rib celery
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar... | Instructions: Boil potatoes, carrots, and eggs in a saucepan over high medium heat for 20 minutes or until vegetables and eggs are ...
Ingredients: 3 large potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
2 canned chipotle chiles, seeded
2 cups milk
Salt and white pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons unflavored ... | Instructions: To prepare the terrine, combine the potatoes, chipotles, and milk in a large saucepan. Bring the milk to a gentle boi...
Ingredients: 4-6 tilapia fillets
2 beaten eggs
4 oz. crabmeat
1/4 cup softened butter
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. oil
Dash of hot pepper sauce
Pinch of salt... | Instructions: Add lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and salt to softened butter and whip smooth. Place aside.
Add oil to a saute pan and bring to medium-high heat. Dip each fillet in egg a...
Ingredients: 8 tablespoons Costa Rican gourmet coffee
4 cups water
... | Instructions: Brewing Coffee Costa Rican Style:
Place a coffee sock (cloth filter) in a round hole at the top of a wooden Costa Rican coffee stand (chorreador).
Place 8 tablespoons Costa Rican gourmet coffee in the coffee sock.
Place a coffee pot underneath coffee sock...
Ingredients: 2 ripe, firm bananas, peeled, each cut into 6 pieces, plus 1 ripe banana, peeled and diced
16 extra large or jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 8 pieces
2 tables... | Instructions: Thread 12 banana pieces, shrimp and bell pepper pieces into skewers.
Mix together lime juice, oil and allspice in sm...
Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) black beans. Fresh are best but most likely you'll find them dried.
8-10 sprigs cilantro (coriander leaf) fresh or frozen, not dried
1 small or medium onion
172 small red or yellow swe... | Instructions: If beans are dried, cover with water and soak overnight, if they are fresh, just rise them off.
Drain the beans and...
Ingredients: 4-6 tilapia
2 tbls. paprika
2 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon pepper
1.5 tsp garlic powder
1.5 tsp ground red pepper
1.5 tsp. dried, crushed basil
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 cup unsalted b... | Instructions: Heat iron skillet on high for 5 minutes.
Mix all seasonings in a bowl.
Dip fillets in melted butter and coat with s...
Ingredients: 1 kg yucca
250 g mozzarella
125 g butter
200 g corned beef
1 small onion
1 small bunch of celery
1 red chili
1 small pack of cream cheese
Salt and pepper... | Instructions: Put the yucca in a pot and cook until it is very soft.
Make a puree with the yucca. Add the cheese and the butter.
In a pan, fry the onion, chili and cel...
Ingredients: 2 green plantains
1 cup vegetable oil
1 pinch salt, to taste... | Instructions: Peel plantains completely.
Slice plantains into 1/2 inch rounds.
Heat oil in sauce pan until almost boiling.
CAREFULLY place a handful of plantain rounds into hot oil, leaving them in until light brown, about 2 minutes.
CAREFULLY remove plantain round...
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 l... | Instructions: Position 2 racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or...
Ingredients: 4 ripe dark-skinned plantains
5 tablespoons vegetable oil... | Instructions: Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat.
Fully peel plantains, and cut them diagonally into approximately 1-inch wide pieces, working your way down the length of the plantain. (NOT length-wise slices).
Carefully place pieces of plantain in skillet.
Ingredients: 4-6 tilapia fillets
3 large lemons
2 cup milk
1 cup flour
6 tbls peanut oil
5 tbls. unsalted butter
1/4 cup dried capers
2 tbls. fresh chopped parsley... | Instructions: Peel lemons, removing inner white membrane.
Cut into segments and dice. Season flour with salt and pepper.
Dip fillets in milk and coat with flour.
Heat oil ...
Ingredients: 4 (2 green or 2 red) large tomatoes
2 large Vidalia or Spanish onions
1 bunch fresh cilantro (coriander leaves)
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups vinegar
... | Instructions: Chop tomatoes coarsely.
Chop the cilantro and onions finely.
Combine with lemon juice and vinegar.
Let stand 30 minutes prior to serving. ...
Ingredients: 3 chayotes, peeled and halved
Salt and pepper
3 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs
2 cups Munster cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
Butter... | Instructions: Parboil the chayotes in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and carefully scoop out the pulp, leaving at least a 1/4 inch shell.
Chop pulp and add 3...
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cup... | Instructions: Mix cornstarch and coffee in saucepan until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup sugar and cook over low heat, stirring constantly un...