Traditional Colombian

Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

8 comments June 23, 2014
Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

The warm weather is finally here, and a cool, refreshing drink is always appreciated. In Colombia, fresh fruit drinks are very popular and always in season, as fruit is abundant anytime of the year. Variations of one of my favorite drinks, limonada (limeade), are served all over the country. The best places to sample these […]

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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

8 comments June 10, 2014
Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada (Quail Eggs with Pink Sauce)

This may not be considered a recipe by some, but rather a couple of ingredients put on a plate and actually, I would agree. But no matter how you look at it, this popular Colombian appetizer is absolutely delicious! Huevitos de Codorniz con Salsa Rosada are one of those classic Colombian treats, something that no […]

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Encocado de Pescado y Camarón (Fish and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce)

11 comments June 8, 2014
Encocado de Pescado y Camarón (Fish and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce)

Encocado is a traditional dish from the Pacific coast of Colombia. There are different versions of this dish throughout Latin America, every country adding its own types of seafood, spices and vegetables. In Colombia we make Encocado de Pescado (Fish in Coconut Sauce) Encocado de Camarones (Shrimp in Coconut Sauce) and this Encocado de Pescado […]

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Colada de Piña (Pineapple and Corn Colombian drink)

4 comments June 4, 2014
Colada de Piña (Pineapple and Corn Colombian drink)

We are finally experiencing some warm weather here in the Northeast. It felt like winter would never end this year! So, in the Summer spirit, if you are looking for a wonderfully different drink to enjoy this Summer, I have a recipe for you. Colada de Piña is a drink made from dried corn, pineapple, […]

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Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

8 comments May 29, 2014
Ceviche de Camarón con Coco (Coconut Shrimp Ceviche)

This Ceviche de Camarón con Coco is a popular dish from the  Pacific region of Colombia. Colombia borders both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, so fresh fish and seafood are found in abundance in such regions. We have different variations of ceviche in Colombia and Latin America. Traditionally, ceviche involves raw fish cooked in […]

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