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…

Colombian ‘Pasteles de Arroz’, a Christmas and New Year’s Tradition

Many Latin American countries, including Colombia, share “Pasteles de Arroz” on Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. This recipe has been in Cartagena de Indias (my home town), for a very long time. Families get together around this wonderful recipe. I can remember the smell of Pasteles on Christmas eve, as well as the excitement the…

Tropical Italian Antipasto Fusion

The holidays are just around the corner.. It is my favorite time to create new recipes to amaze family and friends. Last Friday we had a friend from the Philippines for dinner and I cooked fried plantains to accompany coconut fried rice and an awesome beef brisket! That was the exact same night I came…