Appetizers and Snacks

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

7 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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12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

15 comments January 5, 2014
12 Colombian Appetizers and Snacks You Must Try

When craving Colombian snacks, it can be tempting to rely on your closest Colombian restaurant, but don’t be intimidated by Colombian recipes, it’s very easy to replicate your favorite snacks at home! Here are 12 Colombian appetizers and snacks that I think you’ll enjoy creating yourself: 1. Empanadas: Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in […]

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Bolitas de Yuca y Queso (Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese)

8 comments December 4, 2013
Boitas de Yuca

Yuca , mandioca or cassava is an extremely versatile ingredient and can be cooked in so many different ways. You can fry it, boil it, bake it, mash it, steam it, and even grill it. It can be used to make empanada dough, dumplings, patties, soups, desserts, and more. You can even use yuca flour […]

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Patacones con Carne Desmechada (Fried Green Plantains with Shredded Beef)

13 comments November 27, 2013
Patacones con Carne Desmechada

I can’t even describe how good these patacones or tostones are! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed by now how much I love patacones and this  recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been making this Patacones con Carne Desmechada recipe forever. It is a dish that looks and taste […]

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Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

20 comments November 18, 2013
Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

The theme for this month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was, “You’re invited to a Thanksgiving dinner party — bring an appetizer”. So, I decided to bring an Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart. This is such a beautiful tart and the combination of flavors and textures are absolutely amazing! Fresh sweet figs, salty prosciutto, creamy cheese, […]

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Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

7 comments November 16, 2013
Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

I’m a Colombian who loves and misses Colombian food, even though some of those foods are just a bit unhealthy, like this Fritanga o Picada Colombiana, a platter of fried meats and vegetables. Though fritanga is something I eat once a year, it’s a traditional Colombian dish I thoroughly love and enjoy whenever I eat […]

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