Category Archive: Latin American Food

Jamón Fresco Asado con Romero (Roasted Fresh Ham with Rosemary)

This main dish can be prepared in the oven or on the grill.

Este es un plato que se puede preparar en el horno o en la parrilla.

Butternut Squash and Bean Tacos

Tacos are a fun way to eat vegetarian.  There is an endless supply of variations for stuffing in your tacos.  These are made with soft corn tortillas, which, incidentally, I have successfully made… Continue reading

So You Went and Bought Guava Paste, Now What?

Guava paste is sweet, but not overly so. It is found in Latin food stores, but can also be found in the international aisle in many supermarkets. It comes in a rectangular brick… Continue reading

If You Can Cut Kitchen Twine, You Can Make Colombian Tamales

Tamales are a real favorite in Colombia. They are unlike “hot tamales” that are found in Tex-Mex cooking although they may have similar ingredients. Colombian tamales are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.… Continue reading

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

This is a Colombian version of the famous chicken and rice. I like to make it pretty and arrange all the colorful ingredients in an eye-pleasing design. I make this with chicken wings.

Colombian Churrasco (Grilled Sirloin Steak)

In some countries Churrasco is made from filet mignon, skirt steak, or beef tenderloin and pounded thin. In Colombia is made from lean sirloin (my grocery calls it London Broil cut) and it… Continue reading

Pork Tacos

I recently made my pork tacos with crispy pork carnitas, but you can use any shredded or cubed cooked pork.  Even leftovers can be chopped up.  Go ahead, use ground pork. I like… Continue reading

Crispy Carnitas

Crispy Carnitas are bits of pork that have been slow cooked for hours, then cooked a second time to get a nice crispy outside. I like to do them in the pressure cooker… Continue reading

Mango Pomegranate Guacamole

I have never really understood guacamole. I know lots of people love it, but isn’t mashed up avocados just as good? Just a little lime juice, salt, and pepper? I don’t know, I… Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto

Pesto is a quick and easy way to add flavor to your foods. It is similar to chimichurri or salsa. Originally pesto is an Italian condiment made from fresh basil leaves, cheese, and… Continue reading