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Fish, Main Course, Recipes List

Elena’s Tuna & Plantain Escabeche – Puerto Rican Style!

Escabeche around the Caribbean islands is prepared differently. In Puerto Rico escabeche is made with any kind of meat blended in a pickled sauce with either plantains or green bananas.  Our most famous escabeche dish is made with chicken gizzards, not one of my favorites. I prefer fish… Fresh poached tuna to be exact. 🙂 […]

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By Ingredient, Misc., Pantry

The Incredible Edible Banana Family!

How many of you know the different members of the banana family? The banana is the best known fruit of the tropics and the most widely eaten. The Caribbeans are home to scores of banana varieties, ranging from the small and plump lady’s finger banana with delicate thin skins to the long, crescent-moon shaped banana […]

Annatto Oil
Condiments, Recipes, Recipes List

Achiote – Annatto Oil

“Achiote”or Annatto as it’s commonly known in the USA is highly used in Spanish cuisine. Seeds of he Achiote shrub (Bixa Orellana), native to Brazil, have a pleasant but subtle aroma and flavor, but it is for their color they are most widely used. Aside from Spanish cuisines, the intense redish orange pigment is used […]

Shopping & Pantry

Come Shop With Me

People always ask me where I shop for my latin ingredients. It’s simple… On the internet. Most of my kitchen staples comes from a website. Everything delivered straight to my door. How convenient is that? When I need my most important staples, I run to my mothers neighborhood to pick-up some things that I can’t […]