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Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

4 comments July 24, 2014
Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

Ceviche, also known as cebiche or seviche, is a popular Latin American dish. Ceviche is usually made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice, such as orange, lemon or lime. We have many different variations of ceviche in Colombia. Ceviche de Pulpo (Octopus Ceviche), Ceviche de Camarones (Shrimp Ceviche), Ceviche de Pescado (Fish […]

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Top 12 Colombian Foods and Dishes You Must Try

2 comments July 20, 2014
Top 12 Colombian Foods and Dishes You Must Try

El 20 de Julio (July 20th) is Colombian Independence Day and to celebrate this year, I decided to write this post. Since writing a series of must try Colombian dishes by category, I’ve received many e-mails from my readers asking for a basic “Top 10 Colombian Dishes” list. So grab a Refajo and play some […]

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Baked Salmon with Cumin and Achiote

10 comments July 17, 2014
Baked Salmon with Cumin and Achiote

Cumin and achiote are very important spices in Colombian cuisine. Achiote is also known as annatto seed and is used to give a yellowish color to food. Some people use it instead of saffron as a food coloring. Achiote can be found in Latin supermarkets and in some American grocery stores. I love these two […]

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Tapao de Pescado (Fish Stew)

4 comments July 15, 2014
Tapao de Pescado (Fish Stew)

Today I am sharing another traditional dish from the Pacific region of Colombia. The Colombian Pacific region is known for being one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. It’s located on Colombia’s Pacific Ocean coast and includes the departments of Chocó, Nariño, Valle del Cauca and El Cauca. Tapao de Pescado is […]

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10 Traditional Colombian Main Dishes You Must Try

6 comments July 9, 2014
10 Traditional Colombian Main Dishes You Must Try

Colombian food is very diverse, each region of the country having its own characteristic dishes. This wonderful cuisine offers dishes that have been handed down from generation to generation, influenced by not only indigenous Colombian culture, but Spanish, African and Arab cultures as well. Colombian food is versatile, rich, full of flavor, colorful and comforting. […]

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Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

3 comments July 6, 2014
Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

One of my mom’s favorite side dishes is this Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha. This is a very simple salad and very popular in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom served it at least twice a week for lunch but I didn’t like it when I was a kid. A month ago I got an […]

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Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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