Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Yuca Frita(Latin American cassava fries)

In this tasty recipe it is deep fried like French fries. In Cuba, yuca frita is served with garlicky mojo sauce. Guasacaca is a popular accompaniment in Venezuela. 3 to 4 servings Ingredients Yuca (cassava) root — 1 1/2 to 2 pounds Water — for boiling Oil– for deep frying Salt — to taste Method Bring a large pot […]

Pan de Jamón(Venezuelan ham, raisin and olive bread)

1 loaf, enough for 4 to 6 people A sweet, soft dough is rolled up around savory ham, sweet raisins and pimento-stuffed olives. The result is like a gift from heaven. Ingredients Warm milk — 3/4 cup Butter — 4 tablespoons Sugar — 2 tablespoons Salt — 1 teaspoon Active dry yeast — 1 (1/4-ounce) […]

Cachapas(Venezuelan fresh corn pancakes)

4 to 6 servings They are sold as road-side snacks in Venezuela, wrapped around queso fresco, mozzarella, chopped ham or chorizo or simply spread with butter, cream cheese or sour cream. Ingredients Corn kernels, fresh or frozen — 4 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) Cornstarch — 1/2 cup Melted butter or olive oil– 2 tablespoons Sugar […]

Pabellón Criollo(Venezuelan shredded beef with beans, rice and plantains)

4 to 6 servings Sometimes a fried egg is thrown on the top for good measure. Ingredients Oil — 1/4 cup Beef sirloin or flank steak — 2 pounds Onion, chopped — 1 Salt — 2 teaspoons Pepper — 1 teaspoon Water — to cover Onion, finely chopped — 1 Red bell pepper, finely chopped […]

Empanadas(Latin savory stuffed pastries)

6 servings (2 empanadas per person) The variety of fillings for empanadas is endless and includes stewlike mixtures chicken, beef, ham and cheese, fish and seafood. Other fillings include spinach, peas, potatoes, pumpkin and beans. Empanadas are a traditional food on Chile’s National Day (September 18). Ingredients Pastry All-purpose flour — 3 cups Baking powder — […]

Arepas(Venezuelan corn cakes)

Makes 5 to 10 arepas In Colombia, arepas are made a little smaller and are spread with butter or topped with cheese. The cornmeal used to make arepas is a special, precooked type that usually goes by the name masarepa, or masa precocida. It can often be found in Latino markets. The more commonly found masa harina is not […]

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