Daily Bite: Watermelon and Habanero Sorbet
By Latina Staff | 08/03/2009 - 15:16

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 habanero chile, cut lengthwise in half and seeded
3 cups watermelon chunks, seeds removed
Juice of half a lime
1 teaspoon powdered egg white
Sprigs of fresh mint for garnish

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Arroz con Camarones
By Latina Staff | 07/30/2009 - 15:19

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp. olive oil
3 strips bacon, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1∏ cup white rice
1 tsp. ground achiote chile powder
2/3 cup frozen green peas
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Pastel de Queso con Papaya (Papaya Cheesecake)
By Latina Staff | 07/28/2009 - 15:29

INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp. melted butter, cooled
2 cups finely ground graham cracker or gingersnap crumbs
1 1/4 lb. ripe papaya
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2/3 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. flour
Powdered sugar

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Quesilla
By Latina Staff | 07/16/2009 - 14:24

A quesilla (not to be confused with a quesadilla) is a hot toasted sandwich of melted Mexican string cheese, ham, avocado, onion, tomato, and jalapeño peppers. Mexican string cheese, also known as Oaxacan cheese, is similar to mozzarella cheese in color and texture but has a saltier flavor. You can substitute mozzarella or other string cheese if you wish.

INGREDIENTS:


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Daily Bite: Carne Asada
By Latina Staff | 07/15/2009 - 14:18

Ingredients:
1 pound beef round steak
8 dry red chile pods, stems and seed removed (you may substitute 1/4 cup of chile powder)
1 clove garlic
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Preparation:


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Daily Bite: Dulce de Leche Popcorn Clusters
By Latina Staff | 07/06/2009 - 15:26

INGREDIENTS:

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
Butter (for greasing bowl)
8 cups popped natural popcorn
2 cups roasted, salted almonds
¾ cup roasted, salted pepitas
Kosher salt

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Chicken Chimichangas
By Latina Staff | 06/25/2009 - 15:16

INGREDIENTS:

1 can chicken broth
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
≤ cup salsa, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. ground cumin
∏ tsp. dried oregano
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, plus more for garnish
π cup finely chopped green onion with tops, plus more for garnish
6 flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches wide)
Vegetable oil
Sour cream
Shredded lettuce

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Churros
By Latina Staff | 06/24/2009 - 15:51

INGREDIENTS:

Vegetable oil
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup white flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon, or to taste

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Mango Wedges Wrapped in Serrano Ham with Cheese
By Latina Staff | 06/08/2009 - 13:30

INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
3 trim mangoes, peeled and cut into wedges
10 very thin slices of serrano ham or prosciutto
1/2 pound piece of Manchego cheese, curled with a vegetable peeler

PREPARATION:

Combine salt, paprika, and cracked black pepper. Mix well and sprinkle lightly on mango wedges. Wrap a ham slice around each wedge. Arrange the wedges on a platter and garnish with Manchego curls. Makes 6 servings.


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Daily Bite: Traditional Stuffed Venezuelan Arepas
By Wendy G. Ramunno | 06/02/2009 - 14:15

INGREDIENTS


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