Main Dishes

Pescado a la Criolla (Fish with Creole Sauce)

9 comments March 20, 2014
Pescado a la Criolla (Fish with Creole Sauce)

This Fish with Creole Sauce is a popular Colombian dish from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Traditionally, this Pescado a la Criolla recipe is made with a deep fried whole fish such a red snapper, but I prefer making mine with fish fillets and cook in a pan with only a little oil. This time […]

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Sopa de Habas y Cebada (Barley and Fava Bean Soup)

6 comments March 17, 2014
Barley and Fava Bean Soup

Growing up in a large Colombian family was absolutely amazing. Mamita made the most fantastic food and I still treasure our Sunday lunch and dinner tradition and all the wonderful food my grandmother cooked for us. Traditional Colombian soups were always on the menu. I remember walking into her kitchen and seeing a huge pot […]

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Crema de Plátano Verde (Creamy Plantain Soup)

4 comments March 6, 2014
Crema de Plátano Verde (Creamy Plantain Soup)

I absolutely love soups! I have already shared many soup recipes on my site, and there are a lot more to come! The thing I love about soups, like this one, are how easy they are to make and how quickly they come together. I’ve had this Crema de Plátano Verde recipe waiting to be […]

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Sancocho de Albóndigas (Meatball Soup)

7 comments February 24, 2014
Sancocho de Albondigas (Meatball Soup)

This Sancocho de Albóndigas, is a comforting soup made with meatballs, potatoes, yuca, plantain, corn, onions, peppers, other vegetables, herbs and spices. Sunday afternoons growing up in Colombia would be commonly spent with my uncles, crowded around the television watching soccer, my aunts busy in the kitchen talking and cooking with Mamita, while us kids […]

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Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

9 comments January 30, 2014
Sopa de Avena (Oatmeal Soup)

As a child I used to dread Sopa de Avena, but that changed when I moved to the United States and I started craving my grandmother’s food! My grandmother didn’t use written recipes, so I usually cook her dishes from my memories with her in the kitchen. I might also ask my mom, aunts or […]

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Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

19 comments January 14, 2014
Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

Beans are one of those foods that every Colombian eats, and personally, I love beans so much that I can eat them with rice every day. They are definitely my comfort food. This Frijoles Rojos Colombianos recipe is very simple to make, and even though it takes a couple hours to cook and the beans […]

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Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

8 comments January 12, 2014
Sancocho de Pescado con Coco (Fish and Coconut Soup)

Sancocho de Pescado con Coco is a traditional Colombian soup from the coastal region of the country. This Fish and Coconut Soup is thick, almost a stew, and the combination of flavors is wonderful. I love this dish and make it often. The fish balances out the sweetness of the coconut milk perfectly. Traditionally this […]

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