Coconut Curry Chicken

This recipe came out of a hat! I was trying to come up with a coconut recipe with chicken, but one that would be simple and of my own. Here it is, I hope you like it. My family did! 🙂 Ingredients: Chicken legs or thighs (2 per person), salt, pepper, 1 can of coconut…

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce I felt compelled to prepare this delicious fish stew. I had some fresh fish and shrimp waiting for me to work some magic on them. This dish reminds me of Cartagena, my home town, as the base of the flavor is the coconut milk. I made it even…

Green Lentil Pancakes with Coconut Honey

Green Lentil Pancakes .. Delicious! This is Vinaya’s recipe. Vinaya and I have known each other for close to 15 years, she’s seen my kids being born and grow. One day she showed up with this delicious dish and I had to ask for the recipe. So instead of writing the recipe, she got me a…

Paletas

Dictionary definition: “Latin American ice pop, usually made from fresh fruit.” In Mexico, Central and South America these are sold in little carts pushed by the “paletero” (ice pop salesman.) These ice boxes on wheels only fit around fifty “paletas,” a personal adventure. Leisurely, the paletero calls customers out of 90 degree homes during usually…

Coconut Rice in Cartagena

This summer we visited “Cartagena de Indias”, Unesco world heritage, a true gem and my home town! On our flight there, mental notes of wonderful gourmet restaurants flew through my mind. Once there we made the Rosario Islands a must! We had a blast! It didn’t take long to realize how the city had adopted…