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No Tex-Mex Tapas platter would be complete without grilled shrimp. In a medium size, they're another two-bite appetizer that pairs beautifully with sauces and favorite after-work beverages. This recipe calls for my "Fab Five" of Tex-Mex seasonings for a marinade. My dipping sauce utilizes guajillo peppers for their tangy taste and a little heat that builds with each bite. What a pairing! Baked flour tortilla chips add…
Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican punch served at Christmas and New Years celebrations. The drink is similar to eggnog with rum. This particular recipe does not call for raw eggs. Nor does it call for you to crack open a fresh coconut. It's a very simple…Continue
I’m pretty sure that I could live on Mexican food. I’d give up Italian, Japanese, you name it, if I had to choose one. So imagine my dismay when I think about the holidays, where traditionally “American” fare is served.
Champandongo is ugly. It is one of those foods that is impossible to make look delectable and stunning, even with the aid of a professional photographer. From above, from below, from the side, it looks like a massive culinary failure.…
The first thing that strikes you when you meet Doreen Colondres is her energy and effervescent charm. The rising Miami culinary personality and host of the La Cocina No Muerde website had just returned from a recent media blitz in New York, and she was happy to be back home.
Added by Jorge on November 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The first snow fall arrived in the mountains of Spain last week. With that in mind, many indoor cultural events of the season take place, such as the zarzuela (operetta). This form of unique musical theater has been enjoyed by Spaniards since the 19th century and later in other Spanish-speaking nations.
Now you may be thinking what does an operetta have to do with food?…
The word chilaquiles sends a tingle down my spine. It sounds like a shiver of excitement and tastes pretty much the same way. This pre-Hispanic dish, whose name actually comes from the Nahuatl word “chilaquilitl” meaning “herbs or greens in chile broth,” is a Mexican breakfast classic.
For Sunday morning breakfasts following Saturday nights out, there is…
Crimini mushrooms, also known as "baby bellas," are just the right size for hearty tapas. Featuring a nice earthy color with equally robust flavors, they're more rustic than button mushrooms. These perfectly sized appetizers really are young portabellas (portobellos/portobellas) - or as most experts will state, portabellas are just overgrown criminis.
To top them off, I'm…
Added by Cindy Kennedy on November 11, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments
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Boniato is a member of the potato family, and is popular in a variety of Hispanic cuisines. It is especially a favorite in the Caribbean, and Florida is one of the largest growers of boniato in the world. In markets, it is also sometimes labeled as batata,…Continue
Added by Erin McDowell on November 5, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments