By Latina Staff | 01/15/2009 - 15:30
For Tomatillo Salsa:
1/2 lb fresh tomatillos, husks discarded and tomatillos rinsed and quartered
3 fresh green serrano chiles, coarsely chopped (including seeds) 1/4 cup chopped white onion
3 garlic cloves, quartered
3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 (4-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cooked chicken (from 1 chicken breast half)
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/10/2008 - 11:55
We promise you won't be disappointed with this hearty, delicious soup.
2 1/4 lb. mussels
18 oz. clams
2 shallots, finely sliced
2 green chiles, finely sliced, divided
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups chicken stock
2/3 cup whole milk
1 cup polenta (cornmeal)
1 1/4 cups cooked corn, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup small shrimp
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
By Mariela Rosario | 11/13/2008 - 15:27
Most people don’t recognize all of the similarities between the Spanish Caribbean and other islands in the area, like Jamaica. But both in culture and food, we have a common history. Did you know that Jamaica was colonized by Spain for hundreds of years before the island was taken over by the British? A large part of the reason that the Spaniards were defeated had to do with the Maroons, a community of escaped slaves who fought for the British in return for their freedom and an autonomous government.
By Monica Herrera | 10/29/2008 - 15:15
Pumpkin isn’t just good for you to eat. It’s great for your skin, too! Packed with enzymes, vitamins and anti-aging properties, calabaza can rejuvenate your skin and restore its glow. Oasis, a NYC day spa, offers a sugar scrub and pumpkin wrap seasonal special: 90-minutes for $150 (oasisdayspanyc.com).
But if a home-cooked mask is more your thing, than experiment with this DIY recipe.