Daily Archives April 15, 2015



This is one of the most famous dishes in Spain. The rice-based stew of chicken, seafood, sausage and saffron is named for the two-handled, shallow cooking vessel named paellaera, from which it is served.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 frying chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 (6 to 8 ounce) chorizo sausage
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cho...

Read More

spanish braised oxtails

Spanish Braised Oxtails (Rabo de Toro a la Andaluza)

3 pounds oxtails, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, cut into fourths
1 bay leaf
4 cup water
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup dry red wine
Minced parsley

Cook oxtails in 1 tablespoon oil i...

Read More

shrimp stew

Moqueca de Camarao (Shrimp Stew – Brazil)

2 tablespoons dende (palm) oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pounds fresh medium size prawns, shelled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 fresh red cayenne pepper
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

Heat the oil, and ...

Read More

rum-soaked sponge cake

Rum-Soaked Sponge Cake (B?lo B?bado – Brazil)

Cake Batter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 large eggs (at room temperature)

Put all ingredients into a food process or blender and process until the batter is smooth and well blended.

Grease the bottom and sides of a nonstick...

Read More

cerdo con frutas

Cerdo con Frutas (Venezuela)

Serve chops with hot cooked rice, sliced avocado and the fruited pan juices. Pass some hot crusty bread.

6 (1 1/2 inch thick) pork loin chops
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup dried apricots
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 cups orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon...

Read More