Recipes

My friends all love it! Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America. Particularly in Mexico this dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in lime juice, fresh tomato chopped mixed with onion and coriander. Served over backed corn tortilla called ‘Tostada’ and topped with chillie sauces for a little kick. Ceviche can be served as a seafood appetizer or as a side salad dish. You can alter it to suit your own taste. Make it as spicy or as mild as you wish. Your friends will love it too
I made this for my friends and cant tell you how quickly it got lapped up....Crispy sweet potatoes topped with guacamole, sour cream and salsa make the world's healthiest and tastiest nachos, I just can’t believe I haven’t thought of making this sooner.
Arepas are a Venezuelan and Colombian institution. These delicious little savoury corn cakes are ridiculously healthy as they use only two main ingredients, water and maize flour, which is what makes them gluten-free. You can serve them filled with cheese and black beans or eat them plain. Failing immediate supply of the core product, harina pan flour, which you can buy online, you can use polenta (readily available in supermarkets) to quench your Vene-Colombian craving.
So this recipe is a bowl of deliciousness, and again another “accidentally vegan” recipe hailing from Peru. Quinoa is full of protein and is the perfect start to the day…. unlike regular porridge which can be a bit stogy and has absolutely no protein value. You cook this like you would cook a risotto…. adding the milk bit by bit so its all comes together to create a delicious melt in the mouth quinoa porridge. The longer you cook it the better it tastes so I suggest a minimum half an hour. Despite the longer than usual cooking time it’s very fuss free and easy to make, with great results. For true South-American authenticity top with some tangy passion fruit seeds and sweet pomegranate arils.
These Tropical Mince Pies are guaranteed to impress your guests as you proudly tell them that they use pure Latin flavours. No apples or raisins in these! Mango replaces the apple and an assortment of dried tropical fruit replaces the raisins. For the brandy? Cuban rum of course! All of the ingredients in this mince pie are decidedly South-American presented in a wholly British Mince Pie. Perfect for Christmas in the UK.
A way to add a Cuban twist to your next fish recipe. This delicious dish is distinctively tropical....
Such is each Latin American country's claim over this cherished delicacy, one could argue for the need of an international empanada convention. Originally introduced to Mexico by Cornish miners in the 19th Century, empanadas are a flaky rough pastry filled with any of the usual street food fillings and fried or baked until puffed up and crispy. These ones are a particularly good winter warmer...
As one of the most popular dishes at Mestizo during our Chile Pepper Festival, we think that this combines some of the best that Mexico has to offer. Chiles and pork, cooked only as you would find in any Mexican kitchen. It may look complicated, but is relatively simple and can be made at home
Served with spicy Aily oil salsa, these are a favourite at East London's favourite Brazilian restaurant
This Argentine must-have is one of the most versatile sauces you will encounter. An Argentine steak just does taste quite the same without it, but it goes equally well on top of fried eggs with tomatoes, white fish, grilled vegetables, you name it!

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