The traditional Irish stew is made with lamb or mutton and potatoes as main ingredients. It started as a peasant dish since it is made from the most readily available ingredients at that time, but now is known in many parts of Europe and the […]
Ingredients: 1-1/2 lb. red skin potatoes, cut into chunks; 4 garlic cloves, chopped; 1 Tbsp. butter; 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef; 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour; 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas); 1 cup beef stock or chicken stock; […]
Ingredients: 6 large eggs, 2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped, 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, 1/4 cup whole milk, 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 chilli pepper, chopped, 1/3 teaspoon salt, 1 big pinch black pepper.
Recipe: Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet and fry the onions and potatoes over medium temperature until browned and soft. Add the chopped garlic and chilli pepper in the final 5 minutes. In a bowl combine the eggs with the rest of the ingredients and beat them lightly. Strain half of the oil out of the skillet and pour in the egg mixture over the potatoes. Cook over medium heat. When the bottom of the tortilla is set, start pushing the ends with a wooden spoon towards the centre of the big omelette, so the liquid eggs on top run on the side. At that point when most of the egg is set, you have the choice either to flip the tortilla or to finish it under a salamander or in the oven. Do not fold the tortilla, it is supposed to be served flat. If you choose to finish it in the oven, make sure the pan’s handle is not plastic. When the tortilla de papas is ready, cut it to 8 slices like a pizza and serve. While the Spanish tortilla de patatas is usually served cold, the Puerto Rican variation of this recipe is meant to be served warm.
Ingredients: 2 plantains, vegetable oil for frying, (optional ingredients for sweet sauce – mascarpone cheese, sugar, cream, nutmeg. Recipe: Cut 5 long slits along the skin of each plantain and soak it in water for at least 20 minutes. This way you will be able […]
Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, about 3 lb. cut to 8 pieces, 2 1/2 cups rice, uncooked, 1 small onion, chopped, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 2 cups sofrito sauce (from my Spanish pasta recipe), 2 cups chicken broth, 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 sprig fresh tarragon, chopped, 1/2 […]
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. annatto oil, 1 Tbsp. pure olive oil, 1/3 cup. sliced manzanilla olives, 1/4 cup recaito, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp. chopped onion, 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 1 lb. cooked lobster meat, diced, salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet and saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the recaito and olives and saute for 2 minutes more. Add the tomato sauce, lobster, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool the lobster filling to room temperature before using.
Pasteles is a traditional Latin American dish similar to the calzone in Italian cuisine but with much more variety. Pasteles can vary greatly according to the kind of dough and their filling. Pasteles are often prepared as a Christmas food in some Caribbean countries.
Ingredients: 650 gr. ground meat (pork and/or beef), 8 bell peppers or different colors, 1 large onion, chopped, 1 egg, 2 strips bacon, 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 16 oz. crushed tomato, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 1 tsp. sugar, salt and pepper […]
Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. butter, 1 lb. large black tiger shrimp (size 16-20), 5 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped, 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 1 tsp. fresh sage, chopped, 1 tsp. fresh tarragon, chopped, 1/2 lemon, 2 oz. dry white wine, salt and pepper to taste. Recipe: […]
Ingredients: 1 lb. diced pork loin, 1 can (14 oz.) garbanzo beans, 1 onion, chopped, 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground cumin, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 4 garlic cloves, crushed, 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced, 2 cups chicken stock, 1 lb. diced roma tomatoes from a can, 4 Tbsp. olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Add the diced pork loin and ginger and saute until the pork is seared. Deglaze with the chicken stock and add the diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, sweet potato and spices. Cover the skillet with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes or until the sweet potato is very soft and the stew has the right consistency.
Garbanzo been (or chickpea) is one of the vegetables with the highest amount of protein. For that reason the garbanzo beans are very popular with all vegetarians. Garbanzo beans are considered Mediterranean food product, but are popular in many other cuisines as well.