Duck magret with honey, raspebbies and balsamic vinegar


Last Holidays I wasn't sure at all about what to make for New Year's Eve dinner. And I didn't decide about it until the very last moment when my husband asked me for smoked ham with honey, pineapple and mustard. Looking for inspiration, I bought one duck magret  to test a recipe and see how it goes. But …

Octopus ceviche two ways


This summer in Panama I got the chance to enjoy a marvelous dinner at El Trapiche a Panamanian cuisine restaurant very popular among tourist and locals as well, which is always a good sign. There I ate a classic menu with fried everything…and a corvina ceviche. Everything was delicious as expected. But lately is fashion …

Plantain tarts


Also known as plantit tat or plantitá, today’s recipe has West Indian roots, as many of our traditions do. Panamá is really a “melting pot of races”. People from around the world came and went through our frontiers, many stayed and made of Panamá their home, enriching this country with their own culture. That’s why …

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 …

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 …