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Tamal Asado

17Oct

Roasted tamale

Ingredients:

  • 450 grs of dough for tortillas (MASA)
  • 115 grs of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup p of sour cream
  • 1 kg of plain yogurt
  • 250 grs fresh white cheese, grated
  • 1 tbs of vainilla
  • 1 tps of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt

 

preparation:

  1. In a blender, blend everything to form a homogeneous mass.
  2. Add the mixture in a medium high temperature pot and with a spoon move constantly. Cook until “cut the dough”
  3. With a spray lightly grease a glass pyrex and add the mixture.
  4. Bake until the edges are golden brown.

Mushrooms Skewers

10Sep

Ingredients:

Fort the marinade:

  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the skewers:

  • 3 cups of mushrooms, whole
  • 2 white onion, diced in big chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced in big chunks
  • 1 red pepper, diced in big chunks

 

Preparation:

  1. Add the marinade to the vegetables. Let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Build the skewers and then, grill them until golden brown.

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24Aug

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Green Bean Salad

20Aug

Green bean and sun-dried tomato salad

3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of mini green beans, whole
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup of flattered green beans, into strips
  • ½ cup of sun dried tomato, Julianne
  • ½ cup red onion, Julianne
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds lightly toasted
  • Splash of sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Marinate the mini vanilla with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Let cool
  2. Add the dried tomatoes, onion and the flattened hemstitches.
  3. Season with a little sesame oil and garnish with the sesame seeds.

Oven Baked Beet Salad

08Aug

3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 beets, diced in medium squares
  • 1 branch of scallion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt

 

Preparation:

  1. Marinate the beet with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
  2. Place the beet in a glass pyrex and cover with foil
  3. Bake at medium high heat until the beet is cooked. Allow to cool.
  4. Add the scallions and season with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.

 

Mariscada con Arroz Verde

03Aug

 

Mixed seafood with green rice

Servings (3-4)

 

Green rice:

Ingredients

  • ½ cup scallion with one garlic clove (previoulsy sautée)
  • 2 cup spinach
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 1 ½ cup of water or veggie broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cup of “al dente” cooked white rice

Instructions:

  1. Blend the green leaves and herbs with water or broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a pan, place the rice and pour the green sauce on top. Heat together until the sauce dries completely

 

Mixed seafood:

Ingredients

  • 2 big-ripe tomatoes, chopped and crushed by hand
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs tomato concentrate paste
  • 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 kg of mixed seafood
  • 12 mussels, rinsed and debearded
  • 2 mahi mahi filet, cut into 1 1⁄2″ chunks
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a 6-qt. pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers, celery, chili flakes and garlic. Then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, a pinch of sugar, bay leaves, oregano and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 12 minutes. Add fish stock, wine, and salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add mussels and cover pot; cook until mussels just begin to open, 4–5 minutes. Add the seafood mix and fish, continue to cook, covered, until all mussels are opened, and fish is cooked through, 5–6 minutes more.
  2. To serve, transfer fish stew to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with the parsley and cilantro.

 

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