Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Makes 5 Cups Ingredients 1 ½ cups molasses 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups ketchup ½ tablespoon garlic paste (smashed garlic) ½ tablespoon ginger paste (smashed ginger) 2 tablespoons franks hot sauce ½ cup bourbon Directions Place all ingredients, except the bourbon, in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce […]

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Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24 Ingredients 5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon salt, plus more 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Ger-Nis Sriracha

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 4-5 red chilies, seeds intact and chopped 3 thai green chilies, seeds intact and chopped 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 teaspoons tamari 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar, yuzu-flavored preferred ¼ cup water (more as needed) 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons lime zest Juice of ½ […]

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Ger-Nis Tabasco

Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and chopped 3 jalapeño peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 can chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roasted 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup citrus champagne vinegar ½ cup water Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3 limes 1 teaspoon smoked salt Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Haitian Sauce Ti-Malica

Makes approximately 1 ½ cup Ingredients Canola or vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 2 scotch bonnet peppers (habaneros) destemmed and deseeded and chopped ½ green bell pepper, chopped fine ½ red bell pepper, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup water ½ teaspoon […]

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Jamaican Mango Pepper Sauce

Makes approximately 1 cup sauce Ingredients 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, stems and seeds removed and chopped ¼ cup golden raisins 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon allspice berries, freshly ground 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, freshly […]

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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 Chilero Rojo

Makes approximately 1 ½ cups Ingredients 2 dried red chilies 2-3 cloves garlic 1 medium yellow onion 2 medium vine ripened tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 cup chicken stock or water Juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped Directions In a medium sauce […]

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Panamanian Sancocho

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken drumstick Salt Pepper Vegetable oil (avocado oil preferred) 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup yucca, chopped in ½ inch squares 1 […]

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Roasted Cauliflower & Spinach Whole Wheat Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 cups cauliflower florets (bite size) 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 2 cups baby spinach Whole wheat tortillas Sharp cheddar cheese (I use a local raw jalapeno) Lime […]

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Spinach & Herb Meatloaf

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 pounds extra lean ground turkey 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped fine 2 sprigs onions, chopped (including green parts) 1 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons lemon thyme or regular thyme 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper ¼ – ½ cup bread crumbs 2 eggs 1 tablespoon […]

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Tostadas de Guacamole (Avocado Tostadas)

Makes 8 tostadas INGREDIENTS 8 corn tortillas 2 avocados, ripe Juice of 1 lime (1 teaspoon reserved) 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves (2 tablespoons reserved) Salt 3 spring onions or 1 small white onion Hot sauce Oil (canola) Dry queso or cotija cheese, crumbled Hot sauce DIRECTIONS Lay the corn tortillas out flat on the […]

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