Main Dishes

Baked Salmon with Cumin and Achiote

10 comments July 17, 2014
Baked Salmon with Cumin and Achiote

Cumin and achiote are very important spices in Colombian cuisine. Achiote is also known as annatto seed and is used to give a yellowish color to food. Some people use it instead of saffron as a food coloring. Achiote can be found in Latin supermarkets and in some American grocery stores. I love these two […]

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Tapao de Pescado (Fish Stew)

4 comments July 15, 2014
Tapao de Pescado (Fish Stew)

Today I am sharing another traditional dish from the Pacific region of Colombia. The Colombian Pacific region is known for being one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. It’s located on Colombia’s Pacific Ocean coast and includes the departments of Chocó, Nariño, Valle del Cauca and El Cauca. Tapao de Pescado is […]

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10 Traditional Colombian Main Dishes You Must Try

6 comments July 9, 2014
10 Traditional Colombian Main Dishes You Must Try

Colombian food is very diverse, each region of the country having its own characteristic dishes. This wonderful cuisine offers dishes that have been handed down from generation to generation, influenced by not only indigenous Colombian culture, but Spanish, African and Arab cultures as well. Colombian food is versatile, rich, full of flavor, colorful and comforting. […]

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Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Encocado de Pescado y Camarón (Fish and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce)

11 comments June 8, 2014
Encocado de Pescado y Camarón (Fish and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce)

Encocado is a traditional dish from the Pacific coast of Colombia. There are different versions of this dish throughout Latin America, every country adding its own types of seafood, spices and vegetables. In Colombia we make Encocado de Pescado (Fish in Coconut Sauce) Encocado de Camarones (Shrimp in Coconut Sauce) and this Encocado de Pescado […]

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Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

8 comments May 29, 2014
Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

This Ceviche de Camarón con Coco is a popular dish from the  Pacific region of Colombia. Colombia borders both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, so fresh fish and seafood are found in abundance in such regions. We have different variations of ceviche in Colombia and Latin America. Traditionally, ceviche involves raw fish cooked in […]

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Spicy Chipotle Salmon

8 comments May 26, 2014
Spicy Chipotle Salmon

Salmon is one of the easiest foods to prepare in the kitchen. It can be prepared many different ways using the same basic method, but using a variety of different ingredients and flavors. I broiled this salmon with a spicy and sweet chipotle sauce. Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest, and this is one […]

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