Basic Marinara

Makes 2 cups of sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 9 medium tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 green pepper, chopped fine ½ cup red wine 1 teaspoon chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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Nicaraguan Baho (Beef Steak Cooked in Banana Leaves)

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef brisket, cut into strips 3 cloves garlic 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 green pepper, sliced thin 1 medium white onion, sliced thin Juice of 5 limes 1 tablespoon salt 1 ripe plantain, sliced ½ pound yucca, cubed Banana leaves Directions In a large bowl, mix together beef, garlic, tomatoes, […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage Baked with Tomatoes & Potatoes

Serves 6 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, slab bacon, or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 […]

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