Category: Cuisines of the World: Centro Americano: Panama

  • Arroz con Coco

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups long white rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Directions Combine all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce to a low temperature. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes and then […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pescado Frito

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 ½ -2 pounds whole fish (sea bass, snapper) 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 chili, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse salt ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Vegetable oil Lime wedges Directions In the body of the fish cut shallow criss-cross […]

  • Petacones

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 medium to large plantains, sliced in 1 inch slices 1 cup canola oil Salt Directions Heat half the oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Fry the plantains until golden brown and then turn and cook on the other side until golden brown as well. Drain on paper towels. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Panamanian Ceviche

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 pounds red snapper filets, cut into bite sized pieces 1 medium red onion, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 5 to 6 limes 1 tablespoon salt (maybe more to taste) Directions Mix all ingredients gently […]

  • Panamanian Salsa Chombo

    Makes approximately 2 ½ cups Ingredients 4-5 Aji Chombo peppers (scotch bonnet peppers), stems removed ½ inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced 1 small yellow onion, chopped ½ cup water 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup yellow mustard 2 tablespoons salt Directions Place all ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil, […]