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. 



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

1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in fourths

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Just in Time for the Super Bowl! A Simple Salmon Dip
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2009 - 13:30

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and Doreen is back to share the perfect dip recipe for your party!

This classic Salmon Dip is one of those dishes that causes a sensation, even though it is so simple to make.


1 can of pink salmon
1 package of 8oz of cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tsp of olive oil
1 tsp of dry parsley
Salt to taste


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Daily Bite: Soft Fried Tortillas with Tomatillo Salsa and Chicken
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

For Chalupas
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 (4-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cooked chicken (from 1 chicken breast half)

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Daily Bite: Seafood Arepa Soup
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


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New Twist on A Holiday Favorite: Jamaican Jerked Pernil
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.

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Pumpkin Body Treats
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 (

But if a home-cooked mask is more your thing, than experiment with this DIY recipe.

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