Traditional Colombian

Pusundao de Carne Serrrana (Salted Beef Stew)

7 comments May 6, 2014
Pusundao de Carne Serrrana (Salted Beef Stew)

Pusundao is a traditional dish from the Nariño department of Colombia, which is located in the Pacific region of the country. There are different variations of this popular dish, but these comforting stews are usually made with salted beef, chicken, or fish (bagre). The meat, fish or poultry is slow cooked with broth or coconut […]

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Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

9 comments April 29, 2014
Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the pacific ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […]

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Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

7 comments April 25, 2014
Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

Since posting my recipe for Arepa Boyacense, I’ve had several requests for a recipe for Homemade Arepa Santandereana. It took a few months, but I finally headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. The good news is, they are very easy to make. This Arepa Santandereana is from El Santander department of Colombia, […]

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Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

4 comments April 22, 2014
Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

Pegao de Arroz is the crusty rice left over at the bottom of the pot after cooking Colombian-style white rice. This rice dish is crispy and absolutely delicious…really! Unless you are a Latina, or spend a lot of time with a Latin family, chances are you’re not familiar with this home cooked side dish called […]

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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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10 Must Try Colombian Side Dishes

2 comments April 14, 2014
Colombian side Dishes

The following are some of the most basic side dishes in Colombian cuisine and are served in most Colombian restaurants and homes. I watched my grandmother, my mom and aunts make these popular side dishes throughout my life and now I make them regularly in my home. It was very difficult to narrow down the […]

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Guiso de Cola (Colombian-Style Oxtail Stew)

4 comments April 11, 2014
Guiso de Cola (Oxtail Stew)

This Guiso de Cola is not a quick weeknight meal, by any means, but it is most certainly a “make your house smell amazing” weekend kind of meal. It also makes for terrific leftovers! This Oxtail Stew is one of the most comforting dishes I know. A classic Colombian dish made with oxtails simmered in […]

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