Appetizers and Snacks

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

9 comments March 10, 2014
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be […]

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Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

16 comments February 18, 2014
Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

I’m not sure I would consider this Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese a full meal, but at the very least, this is one of my absolute favorite snacks. I’ll eat almost anything made with ripe plantain! I love the classic and traditional Colombian side of Plantain Stuffed with Cheese, and I am always […]

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Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

11 comments February 13, 2014
Mazorca Desgranada (Corn Kernels Snack)

Mazorca Desgranada is an all time favorite Colombian snack (antojito) made with fresh corn, sprinkled with cheese, drizzled with different sauces and topped with crunchy potatoes with a choice of bacon or chicken. My mouth is watering just writing about it! There is also a baked version of mazorca desgranada called maizitos, prepared with bechamel […]

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Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

11 comments February 11, 2014
Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

Salsa de Ajo is a popular and simple Colombian sauce made with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, lime juice and cilantro. In Colombia this garlic sauce is used as a dip for patacones (fried green plantains), plantains chips, French fries and yuca fries, and as a topping for mazorca dresgranada (a corn and cheese […]

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Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

15 comments February 4, 2014
Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

There are so many traditional Colombian dishes using plantains that I could write a cookbook containing only plantain recipes! Fried ripe plantains (tajadas de maduro) are the most popular way to cook ripe plantains in Latin America, but if you like ripe plantains and want a dish that would show them off in a different […]

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Ceviche de Pescado (Colombian-Style Fish Ceviche)

4 comments January 25, 2014
Ceviche de Pescado (Colombian-Style Fish Ceviche)

Ceviche or Cebiche is one of the most popular dishes in the coastal regions of Latin America, especially Peru. Every country in Latin America has its own variations of ceviche. In Colombia, for example, ceviches are very popular on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and you’ll find people enjoying them a the beach, restaurants […]

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Plátano Verde or Green Plantain Fries

6 comments January 23, 2014
plantain fries

The heavenly plantain! We fry it, we boil it, we grill it and we bake it. No matter how we prepare it, plantains are a must in Colombian kitchens. These green plantains fries are absolutely delicious. You could serve them as a side dish, or you could give them to your kids to snack on […]

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