Main Dishes

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

19 comments September 24, 2013
Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

The theme for this months Creative Cooking Crew challenge was: Pickle it! We had to pickle an ingredient and incorporate it in a complete dish. I decided to pickle one of my favorite Latin ingredients, Jalapeños!And for the complete dish, I made Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños. I love this dish because it is […]

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Sopa de Letras con Carne (Alphabet Soup)

9 comments September 22, 2013
Sopa de Letras con Carne (Alphabet Soup)

When the summer comes to an end and the weather begins to change, I start craving foods that keep me warm, like soups and stews. There is an incredible variety of stews and soups in Colombian cuisine that I just love! One of the soups that I have been craving lately is my mom’s simple […]

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Chuleta de Pollo (Colombian-Style Breaded Chicken Breast)

11 comments September 10, 2013
Chuleta de Pollo (Colombian-Style Breaded Chicken Breast)

Every day I get some of the most beautiful emails from my readers telling me stories behind the recipes that they’ve tried from my site. I also get regular requests for some of the more popular Colombian dishes that I don’t yet have listed on my site, such as this Chuleta de Pollo recipe. I […]

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Viudo de Pescado (Fish Widower)

5 comments September 8, 2013
Viudo de Pescado (Fish Widower)

Today I am sharing my Viudo de Pescado recipe with you. This dish is very popular in the Tolima department of Colombia. The word “Viudo” literally traslates in English as “widower.” I am not sure from where this interesting name came, but if anyone knows, please leave a comment telling the story to us all. […]

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Salmón con Salsa de Guayaba (Salmon with Guava Sauce)

7 comments September 3, 2013
Salmon con Salsa de Guayaba (Salmon with Guava Sauce)

I’ve always been a seafood fan, and I specially love a good piece of fresh salmon. I prefer to prepare simple meals during summer months when the kids are home and running the oven and stove for long periods only makes the house hotter. This salmon recipe is one of the easiest and simplest fish […]

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Pescado Frito Colombiano (Colombian-Style Fried Whole Fish)

6 comments August 16, 2013
Pescado Frito Colombiano (Colombian-Style Fried Whole Fish)

Today I am sharing with you a true Colombian classic, Pescado Frito Colombiano (Colombian-Style Fried Whole Fish), a very popular dish from the coast of Colombia. The first time I had Pescado Frito was on the beach in Cartagena, Colombia. It was served with patacones (green plantains), coconut rice and a simple tomato salad on […]

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Bollos de Mazorca (Steamed Fresh Corn Rolls)

12 comments July 28, 2013
Recetas de Comida Colombiana

Bollos de Mazorca is a traditional and simple Colombian dish that uses fresh corn, which is a perfect dish during the corn harvesting season. This simple and tasty dish consists of corn rolls wrapped with corn husks and then steamed, usually served warm with butter and cheese. Bollos de Mazorca (Boiled Fresh Corn Rolls) are […]

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