Main Dishes

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

3 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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Arroz Apastelado Costeño (Sticky Rice from the Coast)

6 comments September 17, 2014
Arroz Apastelado Costeño (Sticky Rice from the Coast)

Rice is a staple in Colombian cuisine and such a versatile ingredient. You can make desserts, side dishes, main dishes and even drinks using rice. I love rice and must have it in my pantry at all times, so if I run out, that means it’s time to go shopping! As much as I could […]

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Picillo de Pescado (Salted Fish with Tomato and Onions)

4 comments September 10, 2014
Picillo de Pescado ( Salted Fish with Tomato and Onions)

Picillo, also known as Pisillo, is a traditional Colombian dish from Los Llanos Orientales. This region covers most of the area of the departments of Arauca, Meta, Vichada and Casanare. Picillo is also a very popular dish in Venezuela, while each country has it’s own variations, and can be made with dried meat or fish. […]

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Crema de Alcachofas (Artichokes Creamy Soup)

3 comments September 2, 2014
Crema de Alcachofas (Artichokes Creamy Soup)

Colombian main dishes, especially at lunch time, usually consist of a bowl of soup, meat, poultry or seafood and a side dish like rice, potatoes, yuca, plantains, avocado or a small green salad. I grew up eating soup for lunch every day and I always find comfort in a bowl of soup. I rarely tire […]

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Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

11 comments August 19, 2014
Asado Huilense (Huilense-Style Roast)

Asado Huilense is a traditional pork dish from El Huila department located in the southwest of Colombia. This dish is very popular during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June each year with […]

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Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

9 comments August 16, 2014
Arroz Atollado con Carne Ahumada (Rice with Smoked Beef)

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through August. This summer has seriously flown by! We had a wonderful summer vacation and now we’re getting ready for school. I hope you enjoyed the warm weather and had a great summer as well! Today, I want to introduce to you another Colombian recipe from the department of […]

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