Enyucado or cassava and coconut cake


Today´s recipe is another Panamanian classic. The enyucado is a sweet treat very popular on the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia. Its main ingredient is the cassava (or yuca), which is also used to prepare carimañolas and other Panamanian dishes. Enyucado, like many typical recipes of our countries, has uncertain origins and the recipes are …

Rice with chicken gizzards


Ingredients 200 g chicken gizzards, cleaned and chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup of rice 1 teaspoon annatto oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon paprika A handful of chopped cilantro Medium red pepper, chopped Chillies pepper to taste (or ají Chombo if available) Curry powder to taste Salt and pepper …

My first video recipe:Tamale timbale


https://youtu.be/7UBekqS6W3M   One assignment from week one of my Blogging 101 seminar was to introduce a new-to-me element in my post. I took my time, but here it is, my first video, well sort of... It is actually a revisit of a classic Panamanian dish that I once posted in my blog a while back. …

Steak encebollado (with onions)


Today's recipe is one that my mind has idealized after so many years out of Panama. Its flavor reminds me of the small inns or fondas in Panama… always served with corn fritters, patacones or white rice. yummy! This traditional Panamanian dish, is also popular in other countries in the region. Each country adds or …

Sweet green papaya – Dulce de papaya verde


Green papaya sweet As in previous years, I take this time to commemorate the national holidays celebrated during the month of November in Panama. Today's recipe is perfect for this, since it is one of the most typical sweets of my country. It originated in the countryside and in the kitchens of the interior, it …

Guacho de pollo — Chicken wet rice


Guacho de pollo Chicken wet rice Last Saturday we celebrated the 496 anniversary of the foundation of Panama “La vieja” (the old). It was founded on August 15, 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila and other 100 inhabitants. At the time, it was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Ocean, replacing the two cities …

250 g tamarind


Tamarind. Its taste brings back so many childhood memories ... especially going to the "tienda" to buy tamarind balls and pay for them one “real” (5 cents) or asking our neighbor if she has tamarind “duritos”. This fruit is delicious, healthy and very versatile; there are countless recipes with tamarind in many different cultures. Today …