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Venezuela: Tortilla Espanola – Venezuelan Spanish Tortilla

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Ingredients:

2 Potatoes (medium) ½ Onion (medium) 3 to 4 Eggs 90 gr. Chorizo (about two links) ½ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Pepper Vegetable Oil (Enough for frying)

Cooking Instructions:

Peel the potatoes and then cut them in slices as thin as possible. Cut the onions in the same […]

Venezuela: Salchichitas Glaseadas – Venezuelan Smokies

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Ingredients:

1 Package of Smokies (about 400 gr.) 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons sugar 4 Tablespoons ketchup

Cooking Instructions:

In a frying pan, heat up the butter at medium/low heat.

Add the smokies and cook until they start to brown a bit (about 8 minutes). Stir them up with […]

Venezuela: Arroz Blanco – White Rice

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Ingredients:

1 Cup White Rice 2 Cups Water ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Oil 1 Garlic Clove (minced) ½ Medium Onion diced in two 1/8 Green Bell Pepper in strips 1/8 Red Bell Pepper in strips

Cooking Instructions:

You can prepare the rice in two different ways.

Option 1: […]

Venezuela: Croquetas de Atún – Tuna Croquettes

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Ingredients:

12 oz. Tuna (1 large can, drained) 1 Tomato 1 Onion, medium or small 1 Garlic Clove, thinly chopped 1 Potato, medium to large 2 Eggs 1 Cup Bread Crumbs 2 to 4 Sprigs Cilantro or Parsley, thinly chopped 1 Tablespoon Adobo Seasoning 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 2 […]

Venezuela: Hallaquitas or Bollitos

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Ingredients:

8 to 10 Dried Corn Husks 1 Cup Harina P.A.N. ¾ Cup Water (for mixture) 1 Tablespoon Butter 1Teaspoon Salt ¼ Cup or 250 g. Chorizo, one link (optional) 5 Cups Water (for boiling)

Cooking Instructions:

Separate and clean the corn husks, then soak them in water for […]

Venezuela: Cambursitos Dulces – Sweet Bananas

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Ingredients:

2 to 4 Bananas 1 to 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 to 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Cooking Instructions:

Begin by peeling and cutting your Bananas as you wish. The smaller you cut them the mushier they will be. If you are using as a topping you may want them smaller, […]

Venezuela: Mojo Isleno – Mojo Sauce

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Ingredients:

1 ½ Medium Onions 8 Garlic Cloves 1 ½ Cups Cilantro Leaves (no stems) ½ Cup Parsley Leaves (no stems) 1 or 2 Ajíes Picantes (Chili Peppers or Red Chilies) 1/8 Cup Bread Crumbs ½ Cup Beef Stock ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil ¼ Cup Vinegar ¼ Teaspoon Black […]

Venezuela: Mojo de Cilantro y Perejil – Cilantro and Parsley Mojo Sauce

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Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil 1 to 2 Sweet Peppers (Ají Dulce) ½ Onion ½ Tomato ¼ Cup Cilantro Leaves ¼ Cup Parsley Leaves 1 Tbsp. Wine Vinegar 1 Tsp. Salt ½ Tsp. Pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Do not wash the cilantro or the parsley at first. Take the leaves […]

Venezuela: Tequeños – Cheese Wrapped in Dough (Appetizers)

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Ingredients:

2 Cups All Purpose Flour 1 Egg 4-5 Tablespoons Cold Water 2 Teaspoons Salt 5 Tablespoons Butter (Cold, Straight From The Fridge) 2 Tablespoons Sugar (or more if you like the dough to be sweeter) 500 Grams of Queso Blanco Venezolano (There is a round Mexican one called […]

Venezuela: Layered Salad

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Ingredients:

Romaine Lettuce Baby Green Mix Apples Tomatoes Hearts of Palm Avocados Goat Cheese Almonds Ken’s Sweet Vidalia Onions Vinagrette.

Directions:

Chop the lettuce and baby greens if necessary, to bite sized pieces.

Chop the tomatoes and apples.

Slice the hearts of palm and avocados.

On a large […]