Arepas and Tamales

Arepa con Chorizo y Hogao (Arepa with Chorizo and Creole Sauce)

9 comments December 20, 2011
Arepa con Chorizo y Hogao

For as long as I can remember, this meal has been my absolute favorite. The one dish that I am loyal to above all else… Arepa con Chorizo y Hogao. When I was a kid, I would request it whenever my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner. It is a simple dish, but […]

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Hallacas Guajiras de Pollo (Chicken Hallacas)

13 comments November 7, 2011
Hayacas De Pollo Guajiras

Hayacas or Hallacas are a traditional dish from Venezuela as well as La Guajira department of Colombia. This delicious dish is usually made with precooked cornmeal(masarepa) filled with beef, pork or chicken, and vegetables, raisins and capers. The meat is cooked with different seasonings, spices and herbs, such as, garlic, cumin, achiote, cilantro, amongst others, […]

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Arepa con Jamón , Queso y Hogao (Arepa with Ham, Cheese and Creole Sauce)

7 comments October 12, 2011
Arepa con Jamon,Hogao y Queso

Arepas are really the perfect food! You can make them as an appetizer, as a main course, as a dessert, and you can even put them in a soup. And, to top it off, they are very easy to make. These delicious corn cakes made from basic precooked corn meal and water can be eaten […]

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Arepa con Camarones y Hogao (Arepa with Shrimp and Creole Sauce)

13 comments August 22, 2011
Arepa with Shrimp

Anyone who is a fan of Colombian cuisine has probably tried the famous “Hogao“, a Colombian Creole Sauce. It’s on virtually every menu of Colombian restaurants around the world. The ingredients may vary slightly, depending on the Colombian region of origin of the Hogao. Arepas con Camarones y Hogao or Shrimp and Creole Sauce are […]

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Arepa con Huevo y Jamon Gratinada (Arepa with Egg and Ham Al Gratin)

4 comments August 11, 2011
Arepa Colombiana

I love arepas! I mean, really, really love them and I could eat them with almost every meal. You’d think after many mornings of Arepa con Huevos Pericos with cheese, and then dinners with a small arepa as a side dish, I would have tired of them, but I did not. Even now that I’ve […]

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Arepa con Carne y Champiñones (Corn Cake with Beef and Mushrooms)

26 comments January 31, 2011
Arepa with mushrooms

I have to admit that I am an “arepa” girl. I love them for breakfast but also for any meal during the day. I have always enjoyed arepas, not only to eat but also to prepare. The topping combo on this arepa is simple and delicious, earthy mushrooms and flavorful beef. I want to apologize […]

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Tamales Tolimenses (Tolima Region Tamales)

52 comments November 8, 2010
Tamal Tolimense Wrapped

Tamal is an important dish in Colombian cuisine and you’ll find them on almost all traditional Colombian restaurant menus. There are many different variations of tamales throughout the country. Tamales Tolimense is a recipe I have been planning to share with you for some time now. The filling in this tamal is chicken, pork belly, […]

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