Category: Cuisines of the World: Centro Americano: Guatemala Journey

  • Guatamalan Pollo en Peppian Tacos (Chicken Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Sauce)

    Makes 20 tacos INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 chicken breast, skinless 2 chicken thighs, skinless 2 chicken legs, skinless ½ large white onion (half reserved), chopped 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole allspice berries 3 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Paches de Guatemala (Guatemala Potato Tamales)

    Makes 8 tamales INGREDIENTS 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup water Salt 6 tablespoons lard or margarine 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 cups masa harina 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground […]

  • 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 […]

  • Picado de Rabano (Radish Salad)

    Serves 4-6 as a garnish for tacos and tamales INGREDIENTS 1 bunch (about 12) radishes, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS In a small mixing bowl combine radishes, cilantro and lime juice, mix well and season with a generous amount of salt (preferably a flake salt […]