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
This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a dish that is light yet flavorful. The creamy hot pepper sauce adds the perfect touch of richness and spice without being overwhelming. You can substitute the shrimp for chicken or even make this into a vegetarian meal by replacing any animal protein with more of your favorite vegetables. I personally prefer making these with shrimp and it’s the perfect recipe for… Read More
There are a few differences between Mexican and Peruvian Ceviche. Peruvian ceviche is made with aji limo, a hot chile pepper popular in Peruvian cuisine. The dish is also prepared by adding a dash of evaporated milk and served on a bed of lettuce with a side of poached sweet potato slices and corn on the cob.
Roasted Poblano peppers are one of my favorite ingredients to use when preparing Latin inspired dishes.
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
These cheesy Brazilian bread balls are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. But I’m warning you; you won’t be able to keep your hand out of the bread basket! Pão de Queijo ½ cup milk ¼ cup cooking oil ½ tsp. salt 1 ¼ cup tapioca flour 1 egg ¼ cup mozzarella cheese ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese – Heat oven to 425 – In a… Read More
Escondidinho de camarão is another popular Brazilian dish and can be served as the main course or as an appetizer. Ramequins are prepared by layering a generous serving of shrimp cooked in tomatoes and spices then requeijão (cream cheese) and yucca puree. As a final touch, they are sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese and placed into the broiler until the top slightly browns and crisps. If you have never tasted yucca… Read More
Gorditas are made using the same dough you would use to make flour tortillas except you roll the dough into smaller and slightly thicker “patty-like” portions. So feel free to roll and extend the dough further to make tortillas and serve them on the side with your stew. Gorditas are very popular throughout Mexico and are sold for a buck, maybe even less depending on the filling! They’re a convenient bite to… Read More