Daily Bite: Andean Humita en Chala
By Latina Staff | 03/23/2009 - 15:45

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
8 ears fresh corn
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Moros y Cristianos (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)
By Latina Staff | 03/18/2009 - 14:30

Ingredients:

1/2 pound black beans
5 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 Italian pepper (in one piece)
Olive Oil
1 onion, diced
1 Italian pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 pound white rice
Salt to taste
2 garlic cloves, unpeeled and crushed
4 tablespoons olive oil
Vinegar to taste

Preparation:


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Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Rice and Beans)
By Latina Staff | 03/17/2009 - 15:00

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 strip bacon, finely chopped (optional)
2 to 3 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
2 cups cooked white rice
2 cups cooked black or small red beans with juice, or 1 can (16 oz.) with juice
1/2 tsp. salt
Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce

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Daily Bite: Alitas del Diablo (Hot Wings)
By Latina Staff | 03/16/2009 - 14:45

INGREDIENTS:

40 chicken wings
1 cup seasoning salt
1/4 cup paprika
2/3 cup chili powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tsp. ground dry mustard
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. dry mesquite-flavored seasoning mix
2 tbsp. garlic salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 cup brown sugar

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Daily Bite: Frituras de Plántano y Frijol (Plantain and Bean Fritters)
By Latina Staff | 03/12/2009 - 16:30

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 pounds ripe plantains (yellow with dark spots)
1 can black beans (16 ounces), well drained
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups vegetable oil

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Papas en Escabeche (Potatoes in Vinaigrette)
By Latina Staff | 03/11/2009 - 14:30

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds small red or yellow potatoes, unpeeled
1 pound calabacitas or zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 serrano or jalapeño chile
1 large yellow or red onion
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
4-5 cloves garlic, crushed whole
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
3-4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar

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Daily Bite: Älbondigas en Salsa Roja (Meatballs in Red Sauce)
By Latina Staff | 03/05/2009 - 13:30

INGREDIENTS:

For Sauce:

3 ancho or 5 guajillo chiles

2 cups warm water

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped

2 medium ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped, or 1 can stewed tomatoes (14 ounces)

1/3 teaspoon salt 1-2 sprigs fresh cilantro

For Meatballs:

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, finely chopped


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Daily Bite: Honduran Fire-and-Ice Lobster
By Latina Staff | 03/04/2009 - 16:00

Ingredients:

4 fresh coconuts (optional)
1 jalapeño, chopped, with seeds
2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup lobster stock
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can (14 oz.) unsweetened coconut milk
1 1/2 lb. cooked Maine-lobster meat, diced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into half-moons
1/4 cup shaved coconut
2 tbsp. sliced green onions
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

For garnish:


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Daily Bite: Peruvian Amarillo-Ceviche Mixto
By Latina Staff | 02/26/2009 - 16:02

INGREDIENTS:


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Daily Bite: Mojo Marinade
By Latina Staff | 02/25/2009 - 14:50

INGREDIENTS:

Yield: 1 cup

2 limes, zested and juiced
1 orange, zested and juiced
6 garlic cloves, pressed
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. oregano, crushed
1/2 cup olive oil

PREPARATION:


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