Articles posted in ‘Latin’

Inside the Despana Basket: Lentejas and Salchichon

Friday, September 12, 2008

I’ve been waiting till the temperatures cooled a bit, before using the lentils (Lentejas) in our Despana Basket. The advantage of jarred lentils, over dried, is that you don’t have to rehydrate them. That’s why I call it a Quick Lentil Soup; it’s relatively faster and easier.
It’s taken us a while to go through all […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Pimientos in Olive Oil and Quick Chicken Chorizo Rice

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I didn’t realize until I opened this jar of Pimientos, from our Despana Basket, that it was packed in olive oil. I normally buy the ones jarred with brine. The olive oil does add a bit of flavor and the fat coats your tongue nicely if eaten alone. I’m not sure it makes a big […]

Beef and Poblano Empanadas

Monday, July 28, 2008

I had exactly 1 pound and 7 ounces of ground beef left from Lon’s birthday BBQ. It was just as good a time as any to practice making Empanadas, which Lon loves. I tried an empanada dough recipe from epicurious.com and made-up my own filling.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chimichurri is one of my favorite flavors. I have made it with different types of vinegars and gone back and forth between cilantro and parsley, but all versions come out wonderful. If you have extra sauce left-over, save-it. It goes well on chicken, fish, almost anything. I wrote down the recipe we used for our […]

Roasted Poblano Black Beans

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I crave these Latin-style beans every once in a while. The flavors come together so nicely and its pretty healthy too. I usually make these beans with bacon but I have chorizo in my fridge so why not.
Roasted Poblano Black Beans

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large roasted poblano, cleaned and […]

Beef Enchiladas in Green Sauce

Friday, April 18, 2008

This is not the best thing to be eating 6 weeks before your wedding, but I had most of the ingredients for Enchiladas just sitting in my fridge, waiting to be brought together. It turned out scrum-diddle-ee-umptious!

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Saturday, April 5, 2008

This recipe is the result of things in my fridge that I wanted to use up, which happens pretty often. I made a whole roasted chicken (about 3 pounds) a few nights ago but I’m not a big fan of white meat chicken so we just ate the legs and wings. This recipe uses the […]