Traditional Colombian

Albóndigas Estofadas al Tomate (Meatball and Tomato Stew)

5 comments October 21, 2014
Albóndigas Estofadas (Meatball and Tomato Stew) |MyColombianRecipes.com

Simple, tasty, and filling, these Albóndigas Estofadas will quickly become a regular addition to your dinner lineup. I’ve talked a lot about Sunday dinners at my mamita’s house, where the entire family would gather and enjoy an amazing Colombian feast! However, before I left Colombia, I would often go to mamita’s for lunch alone or […]

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Poteca de Ahuyama (Colombian-Style Pumpkin or Squash Mash)

6 comments October 9, 2014
Poteca de Ahuyama (Colombian-Syle Pumpkin or Squash Mash)

Poteca de Ahuyama is a Colombian version of mashed squash or pumpkin, made with hogao which is a mixture of scallions, garlic, tomatoes and cumin. This is a traditional dish from El Tolima department of Colombia, located in the Andean region of the country. This Poteca de Ahuyama makes a great side dish for any […]

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What are Arepas?

6 comments October 6, 2014
Arepas de Yuca

Arepas are one of my favorite foods and my now kids also love arepas, which makes me very happy because I feel that I am passing down some of my Colombian traditions and culture to my children. The Arepa is one the most popular foods in Colombia. They’re served in almost every home and are […]

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Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

3 comments October 3, 2014
Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

My mom made me all sorts of sopas when I was growing up in Medellín and soups made with pasta were on our table once a week. This simple Sopa de Letras con Pollo was one of my favorite soups growing up. I love to make this soup especially during the fall and winter months […]

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Arroz con Palmitos (Rice with Hearts of Palms)

3 comments October 1, 2014
Arroz con Palmitos (Rice with Hearts of Palms)

Arroz con Palmitos is a simple side dish that’ s perfect for a weeknight dinner. This dish is from the department of Amazonas located in the south of Colombia. The department is part of the South American region of the Amazon Forest, the largest forest area in the world that is shared by Venezuela, Brazil, […]

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Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritters with Mango Sauce)

7 comments September 28, 2014
Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritter with Mango Sauce)

Chicharrón is a dish usually made from fried pork rind, but in Latin América and Spain, there are other variations of chicharrón made from chicken, beef and fish. The most popular Chicharrón in Colombia is made with thick, fried strips of pork belly. It has a crunchy texture and is one of the indispensable components […]

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Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

5 comments September 24, 2014
Arepas de Yuca (Cassava Arepas)

Arepa is a patty made with precooked corn flour which can be baked, grilled or fried. They are popular in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, and are a very versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most popular arepa in Colombia is made with corn flour (masarepa). However, we also make […]

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