Recipes

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!
Moqueca is A Classic from Bahia, mixed seafood and fish stew made with sweet peppers and coconut milk served with steamed rice. The etymology of the word moqueca traces it back to an African word mu'keka meaning "fish chowder" or "fish stew" as the first moquecas used fish as their principal ingredient and that other variations followed. So to begin with the beginning, here's a recipe for mixed seafood and fish moqueca that comes from Bahia.
Despite what people think, this Peruvian dish of fish cooked in lime juices, is perhaps one of the easiest things to make and can be regularly eaten at home. Here at Latinolife it's almost our staple diet. So healthy and fresh, it leaves you feeling exhilerated afterwards.
Pabellón Criollo is a plate of fluffy white rice, carne mechada (juicy shredded beef), caraotas negras (tasty stewed black beans) and tajadas de plátano frito (golden fried ripe plantain slices). It's a dish SO flavoursome that, while originally form Venezuela, even the other Latin embassies will serve it up to their guests. The flavour is giving by lots of colorful sweet peppers (ají dulce), cumin and coriander. For many it’s Venezuela’s National Dish, for many others it’s a warm celebration of traditions and nostalgic memories.
Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on the ears of corn and , as a delicacy, dates back to the Aztecs who enjoyed the naturally-occuring corn fungus as part of their diet. Many Native American tribes also consumed the fungus and viewed it as a delicacy. Here is a crepe recipe courtesy of Cesar Garibay, owner of Mezcal Cantina, one of London's favourite Mexican restaurants.

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