Daily Bite: Mexican-Style Coffee
By Latina Staff | 06/01/2009 - 16:15

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups water
4 cinnamon sticks, broken in half lengthwise
3 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. espresso or Latin-blend coffee, ground
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Healthy Arroz con Camarones (Rice and Shrimp)
By Latina Staff | 05/28/2009 - 15:30

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell paper, finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cups reduced-fat chicken broth
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup brown rice
1 tsp ground achiote chile powder
2/3 cup frozen green peas
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION


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Daily Bite: Traditional Bistec de Palomilla (Cuban Fried Steak)
By Latina Staff | 05/27/2009 - 16:14

INGREDIENTS:

8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 top-round steaks (6 oz. each)
2-4 tsp. vegetale oil
1 medium onion, finely shopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsely (optional)

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Sopa de Chayote
By Latina Staff | 05/26/2009 - 15:15

INGREDIENTS:

2 large chayotes (about 1 1/2 lb. total weight) 1 tsp. salt, divided
3 cups water
4 tbsp. butter, divided
1/2 to 3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into quarters
1 small onion, finely chopped
11/4 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
Cilantro or parsley, chopped
Croutons or toasted bread rounds

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Caribbean Coffee
By Latina Staff | 05/19/2009 - 16:10

Ingredients:

1 cup brewed espresso
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. dark rum
2 tbsp. Grand Marnier or orange liqueur of choice
1 cup heavy cream
Curled orange rinds for garnish

Preparation:


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Daily Bite: Pineapple Tomato Salsa
By Latina Staff | 05/14/2009 - 13:15

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped fresh plum tomato (about 2 plum tomatoes)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 Anaheim chile, roasted, with seeds, stem and veins removed, chopped OR 1 fresh serrano chile, seeds
and stem removed, chopped
Juice of 1–2 fresh limes (2-3 tbsp., to taste)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed

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Daily Bite: Fritos Mixtos con Salsa China Latina
By Latina Staff | 05/13/2009 - 15:45

INGREDIENTS:

For Fried Foods:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (12 ounces) beer
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Vegetable oil for frying
1 onion, sliced into rings
1 ripe plantain, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 pound shrimp, peeled
1 pound sliced, boneless whitefish (cod, grouper, haddock, or snapper)


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Daily Bite: Cherimoya Refresco
By Latina Staff | 05/12/2009 - 16:00

INGREDIENTS:

4 medium-size fresh, ripe cherimoyas, peeled and seeded
3 cups orange juice
2 oz. (about 2 small cones) piloncillo (unrefined Mexican brown sugar)
1 cup water
1 tsp. minced jalapeño
1 cup crushed ice

PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients in blender and purée until smooth.

Makes 4 to 5 servings.


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Daily Bite: Traditional Guacamole
By Latina Staff | 05/07/2009 - 15:00

INGREDIENTS:

2 ripe Haas avocados, halved and pitted
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup Spanish onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. jalapeño, cored, seeded and finely chopped
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper

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Daily Bite: Ensalada de Batata y Chayote (Sweet Potato and Chayote Salad)
By Latina Staff | 04/30/2009 - 15:00

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound yams (or sweet potatoes)
1 large chayote
1 cup thinly sliced red or yellow onion
Tarragon vinegar or low-fat vinaigrette dressing

PREPARATION:


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