Atlantic Coast

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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Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

3 comments April 16, 2014
Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

El Peto Costeño is a traditional drink made with dried white corn from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The recipe is very similar to Mazamorra Antioqueña. This drink is traditionally made by cooking dried corn with water, milk, cinnamon and panela or sugar, to make it taste sweeter. However, while visiting Cartagena a long time […]

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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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Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

5 comments February 1, 2014
Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

This Pastel de Coco is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Coconut is a very important ingredient in the coastal regions of the country, and it is used in both savory and sweet dishes. Colombian-Style Coconut Pie has always been an absolute favorite of mine, given my long running love affair with […]

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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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Arroz Marinero (Colombian-Style Seafood Rice)

4 comments April 11, 2013
Arroz Marinero (Colombian Seafood Rice)

Arroz Marinero o Arroz con Mariscos is a traditional and popular rice dish from the Atlantic Coast of Colombia. It is made with a combination of seafood, vegetables and Colombian spices. I used shrimp, clams and white fish in my recipe, which are typical ingredients used to make the dish, but most people in Colombia […]

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Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

9 comments March 30, 2013
Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

I am sure many of my readers from the Atlantic Coast in Colombia have been wondering why haven’t I posted a Mote de Queso recipe yet. Good news, the wait is finally over, here is my recipe for this simple and popular soup! The reason I haven’t made this soup before is that I could […]

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