I have a passion for Latin American cuisine from Mexican to Puerto Rican, Brazilian to Peruvian, and beyond. In this blog you will find recipes exploding with Latin flavor including the many variations of popular dishes like Arroz con Pollo, Ceviche, Pozole and many more.
Tinga is a chicken dish that originated in Puebla, Mexico. It’s perfect for tacos, tostadas, salads, or even as a topping for nachos. There are various ways to prepare this dish but the recipe below is simple and easy to prepare and it contains all of the main ingredients that make this dish so popular. This recipe can easily feed a group of six so adjust the ingredients according to the number of guests… Read More
Enchiladas are a staple in many Mexican households and I love that they can be prepared in a variety of ways. I usually serve enchiladas rolled in the traditional way but when I am entertaining a large crowd, I find making a casserole is less-time consuming. You can adjust the spiciness of this dish by altering the amount of jalapeños. Also, to keep your tomatillo sauce from tasting sour, do not cook… Read More
The combination of guava and cheese is very popular throughout Latin America. They are two ingredients found in many popular pastries from pies to empanadas. ‘Dulce de guayaba’ (guava candy) and queso fresco can also be served side by side and paired with your favorite wine. The guava paste used in this recipe can be found in the Latin or Hispanic section at your local grocery store. There are also various online stores… Read More
There are many variations of the famous tortilla soup but if you visit a restaurant in Mexico, this is the version you are most likely to find on the menu. It’s also my favorite. The broth is a simple concoction of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices. Homemade tortilla chips are the star of this dish although it is also common to add pork rinds. The pasilla peppers add a bitter smokey bite… Read More
This cream made with Poblano peppers can be enjoyed in various ways. It is the perfect sauce for a pasta topped with a grilled chicken breast or the perfect topping for a nice fish filet served alongside grilled vegetables. Note that the level of spiciness will depend on the chiles you picked but if you prefer a more mild soup, you can control the heat by adding more milk. Makes 2 appetizer portions… Read More
This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes year round. I love it too and prefer it over the typical chili made with ground beef. What I love about this recipe (aside from its deliciousness) is that there is no need to use flour in order to thicken the broth. The consistency of chili is obtained by blending a portion of the beans with broth and milk and then it simmers on… Read More
Camarones a la Diabla is one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp – ‘Diabla’ is Spanish for she-devil. Everyone has their own version of the dish and the heat level can be adjusted according to your taste but for the most part, these shrimp need to be SPICY! My version also has smoked bacon which adds another dimension of flavor. Serves 2 Ingredients: 16-20 large, fully cooked shrimp 4 pieces thick smoked bacon, chopped… Read More