Recipes

 
Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
A Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
By Latina Staff | 11/17/2011 - 09:00

Give the American Holiday a twist with some of our favorite Latin-American side dishes.


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3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
By Latina Staff | 10/14/2011 - 20:14

Latino, African and Caribbean cultures have been serving up terrific yuca dishes for thousands of years. Fresh yuca is now readily available in supermarkets but if you are still unsure about preparing yuca, you can find it peeled and ready-to-go in the freezer section. Try these easy recipes and let us know what you think!


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Frita Cubana
Labor Day Recipe: Frita Cubana Burger
By Grace Bastidas | 09/01/2011 - 16:00

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, so what better way to bid the season adieu than by treating your friends and family to the ultimate burger and firing up the grill one last time before the fall chill sets in?

Here, Julian Medina, consulting chef and owner of New York City’s Coppelia, shares his recipe for a beef patty loaded with pork, cheese and chimichurri mayo. Warning: You may need to keep a hammock nearby to take a nap after conquering one of these giant burgers.


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Pati’s Mexican Table: "Mexican Wedding Cookies" For Any Occasion!
By Pati Jinich | 08/23/2011 - 13:00

Born and raised in Mexico City, I lived there all my life until I got married and moved to the U.S. and I never heard of “Mexican Wedding Cookies”. We did not have these cookies at our Mexican wedding, actually, I’ve never attended any wedding in Mexico that served these cookies. The first time I even heard the of “Mexican Wedding Cookie” was when we moved to Washington D.C. Since then, I have been asked about them non-stop!


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Fave Foods
Our Celebs Share Their Fave Latin Dishes
By Amaris Castillo | 08/05/2011 - 11:00

Everyone has a favorite food. Maybe its something only abuelita can make, or maybe it’s a traditional dish from your home country, but inevitably, just the thought of that treasured dish gets you drooling. 

Well, celebs are just the same! Check out our list of some of our favorite Latino celebrities and the foods that make their mouths water:


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Fire Up the Grill! Nopalitos Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Fire Up the Grill! Nopalitos Salad with Grilled Shrimp
By Grace Bastidas | 07/02/2011 - 12:00

The grill is hot, but you’ve already made burgers and hotdogs every which way. Time to dazzle the family with something different. Here, Lucero Martinez, chef de cuisine at Pampano, a coastal Mexican seafood restaurant in New York, shares her recipe for one of her favorite summer dishes. 

NOPALITOS (cactus leaves) SALAD with GRILLED SHRIMP

Ingredients:

1 jar of nopalitos (available at any Hispanic grocery store)

1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in fourths


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Plan the Perfect Picnic
Plan the Perfect Picnic for July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 07/01/2011 - 14:00

Celebrate Independence Day this weekend by grabbing a basket and heading to the park for a festive Latin-style picnic. 

Pack

Wicker baskets may be classic, but they lack personality. Instead, pick up a handmade palm basket ($137.44, directfrommexico.com), which features flowers and other traditional Mexican designs and can be used as decoration in your home during the colder months.


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Low Calorie Cocktail
Say "Cheers" to Low-Calorie Cocktails This July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/29/2011 - 15:35

Want to enjoy cocktails in the sun this weekend without worrying about piling on the pounds? So do we! Here are two low-calorie drinks from chef Julian Medina’s New York City–based Yerba Buena restaurants that taste delicious but won’t compromise your bikini body.

The Sun-Dia from Yerba Buena Perry

Serves 1 cocktail


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Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
By Pati Jinich | 06/28/2011 - 17:03

We were looking for a sweet summertime treat and we asked our food contributor Pati Jinich for her favorite treat. Her response? The cold, delicious Tres Leches cake! Check out her blog below to learn how to make this traditional Latino desert:


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Wine 101: Red, White and You!
Wine 101: Red, White and You!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/20/2011 - 11:34

Whether you’re eating carne asada or arroz con pollo tonight, you’ll probably pair your meal with a little vino, right? According to a recent study, Latinos are drinking 50 percent more wine than we did in 2005. That’s a lot of bottles!


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