Appetizers and Snacks

Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritters with Mango Sauce)

7 comments September 28, 2014
Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritter with Mango Sauce)

Chicharrón is a dish usually made from fried pork rind, but in Latin América and Spain, there are other variations of chicharrón made from chicken, beef and fish. The most popular Chicharrón in Colombia is made with thick, fried strips of pork belly. It has a crunchy texture and is one of the indispensable components […]

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Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

5 comments September 24, 2014
Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

Arepa is a patty made with precooked corn flour which can be baked, grilled or fried. They are popular in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, and are a very versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most popular arepa in Colombia is made with corn flour (masarepa). However, we also make […]

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Simple Empanada Dough for Baking

10 comments September 20, 2014
Simple Empanada Dough for Baking

If making empanada dough from scratch intimidates you, don’t let it! Homemade empanada dough requires only a handful of ingredients, flour, salt, egg, cold water and butter, and it comes together in under ten minutes! I love using my food processor for my homemade dough because it is quicker and easier than making it using […]

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Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

10 comments August 13, 2014
Sweetpotato, Chorizo and Cheese Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the recipe, pictures and all opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that sweetpotato can be spelled as one word? A sweetpotato is not a sweet potato, but is actually an entirely different vegetable than a potato and has […]

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Ceviche de Camarones y Mango (Shrimp and Mango Ceviche)

12 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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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

8 comments June 10, 2014
Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

This may not be considered a recipe by some, but rather a couple of ingredients put on a plate and actually, I would agree. But no matter how you look at it, this popular Colombian appetizer is absolutely delicious! Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada are one of those classic Colombian treats, something that no […]

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