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 …

Homemade Panamanian Mafá


Near my home in Panama there was a “tienda”,  a dry cleaners, the “55" (some sort of mini market belonging to Enrique and his wife Elsa), a chicken slaughterhouse (led by Enrique’s brother) and a large store for building materials and knickknacks (our favorite place for buying mother’s day presents with our precarious savings), all …

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 …