Arepas – cornbread cakes

2 1/2 cups masarepa cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 2 3/4 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespon canola oil plus 1 tablespoon butter for frying Mix the masaerpa cornmeal and salt together. Pour the boiling water and melted butter into the dry ingredients, mixing quickly and thoroughly. Pull it all together into a […]

The Best Pulled Pork I Ever Made

I love to slow roast meat. It is one of those relaxing things I do on Sunday afternoons. I love the smell of the house as something delicious (usually pork on Sundays) cooks in the oven. I have practiced pulled pork for a long time and know that it will eventually end up on my menu some day. This is not barbecue pulled pork… This is South American style slow roasted Sunday dinner. Get yourself some napkins.

The dinner party is in planning

I don’t usually post my personal comments to this blog.  My husband, however, is an avid blogger for his personal hobby and suggested that I talk readers through the process of my cooking and not just the end result. Eric and I have 2 sets of friends who love delicious food like we do.  A […]

Crab Rellenos

6 large poblano chiles Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green chile, seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes, drained Zest of 1 lime Salt and pepper 1 lb lump crab meat 2/3 cup + ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ¼ […]

Swiss Chard and Chorizo Tarts

1 small onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced ¾ lb ground chorizo 1 bunch red chard, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, chopped Extra virgin olive oil 2 TBS butter 2 TBS flour 1 cup milk 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup shredded jack cheese Panko bread crumbs 16 mini pie shells Preheat oven […]

Shrimp Ceviche

½ lb Shrimp, peeled, deveined and diced 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1/3 cup finely diced onion 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 TBS cilantro 1 green chile, seeded and finely diced 2 cups diced fresh pineapple Combine the shrimp, orange, lemon […]

Chilean Sea Bass Ceviche

½ lb Chilean Sea Bass, diced ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 6 TBS freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 1 whole grapefruit with the supreme’s cut from the skins 1 green chile, seeded and finely diced 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 TBS mint 1 TBS cilantro Extra virgin olive oil Combine Sea Bass, lime juice, grapefruit […]

Scallop Ceviche

½ lb large scallops, chopped into bite sized pieces ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped green olives 1 TBS olive brine 3 seeded and diced tomatoes Salt to taste Combine scallops, lime juice, onion, olives and brine in a non-reactive bowl and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours. When […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Stock: 1 whole fryer chicken 1 large onion 3 large carrots 3 stalks celery 2 cloves garlic 5 black peppercorns 4 cups white wine 2 springs rosemary 5 springs thyme 1 bunch of parsley 2 bay leaves 1 gallon water Salt Combine everything in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the […]

Buttered Chicken

1 TBS freshly ground ginger 1 TBS Garam Masala 2 tsp ground coriander seeds 1 tsp ground chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin seeds 1 TBS minced garlic 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground cardamom 3 black peppercorns 3/4 cup plain yogurt 3 TBS tomato paste 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed 2/3 cup unsalted butter […]