Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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These baby sweet peppers are stuffed with shrimp sautéed with garlic, onions, tomato, chipotle peppers and cream cheese. A sprinkle of panko bread crumbs and a few seconds in the broiler give these flavorful peppers a little bit of crunch. They make for a light and delicious appetizer year-round! Ingredients 12 small sweet peppers (cut out about 1 inch of each pepper and reserve the pieces to use in the filling) 10-12 medium shrimp, deveined, tail… Read More

This is officially one of my favorite salads of the summer. Chimichurri is a popular topping throughout Central and South America most commonly used to complement  grilled meat. The salad dressing is simple –  a concoction of only a few ingredients that will not overpower the taste of the grilled steak. And believe me, the chimichurri topping packs enough flavor!   Recipe serves 4 Chimichurri Topping Ingredients 1/2 cup finely shopped parsley 4-5 garlic cloves finely minced 1/2 tbsp. dried… Read More

Coconut rice is served alongside savory dishes across Latin America. Depending on the region, there will be slight variations in the cooking process but overall, it’s a simple to make side dish. This is not to be confused with another popular Latin American dessert also known as, arroz con coco or arroz con leche, which has raisins and other spices. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice  *(Read note below) 3/4 cup canned coconut milk ( you… 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