Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Tacos de discada are very popular and are often made for large parties and family gatherings. The name derives from the pan used to prepare the meat, a disco, or disk, made specifically for cooking discada. At parties, the disk is set somewhere outside and guests can stand around and watch as the pork, beef, and chorizo sizzle to perfection. Though a disk can be purchased at many Latin American grocery stores,… Read More

I’m a big fan of fish stew and even more so in the fall and winter months. This Colombian recipe is very different from the typical Mexican fish stew as it’s made with coconut milk and simmered with different spices. Coconut milk is a staple in kitchens throughout South America especially when cooking seafood. It adds a rich, nutty flavor to soups and stews with a slight hint of coconut. Delicious! Serves… Read More

Pabellón Criollo is a traditional Venezuelan dish consisting of shredded beef sautéed with onions and peppers and served with white rice, black beans, and fried plantains. There are a few other variations; some top off the dish with an over-easy egg and others sprinkle  queso fresco on the black beans. The flavors bind together amazingly and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this dish as much as I do. Ingredients: 1 1/5 lb. flank… Read More

Patacones, or fried green plantains, are very common and popular throughout Central and South America. Every country, state, town, and person has their own variation and special way of preparing this dish. In my opinion – they’re all amazing! This recipe is similar to Peruvians’ version of the dish as it incorporates evaporated milk, a staple in kitchens in Peru. Makes 6 patacones 2 green plantains, each peeled and sliced into 3… Read More

  This is a dish popular dish in Central and South America and is prepared in many different ways depending on the region. I used russet potatoes for my version but you can also use plantain, or platano maduro, or cooked yuca, also known as cassava or manioc. All in all, the possibilities are endless! Makes approx. 18 stuffed potato balls depending on the size Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed… Read More

Rajas con crema is one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I’m entertaining a large crowd. It is a versatile topping that can be eaten in burritos, sandwiches, burgers, or served with tostada chips. Adding corn is optional but i recommend you do; the sweet corn kernels compliment the smokey and spicy flavors of the charred green peppers. Ingredients: 10 Hatch, green chile peppers 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels 1 –… Read More

This salad is fresh, simple, and delicious. You can skip the walnuts and cranberries and just squeeze a lime and sprinkle some salt or accompany with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Serves 4 2 Large cucumbers 1 jicama 3 red apples 1/2 cup cranberries, raisins, or a mix of the two 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Peel the cucumber and jicama and slice Julienne style. Do the same to apples leaving the skin on… Read More

  Not only will this flavorful stuffing complement your holiday turkey, but it will also leave you begging for leftovers! This stuffing will taste just as delicious the next day; just top it off with an over-easy egg and ta-da! Breakfast! Enjoy it. Happy Holidays! Prep time: 15 min. Bake time: 20 min. Temp. 400 degrees Serves 10-12 2 large, red potatoes, cubed 8 oz. smoked sausage, cubed 1 red bell pepper,… Read More