The refreshing, tropical drink is made with an easy, homemade lemongrass syrup, a swirl of coconut milk, and a splash of water (or ice, if making a slushie). Dawet originates from Asia, and is especially popular in Indonesia. The drink was brought to Suriname and popularized as a result of colonization and immigration. The slushie is popular among street vendors. The lemongrass syrup makes a nice gift given in a pretty bottle.
I spent some time in Guatemala many years ago and we had a lovely vegetarian dinner at a local woman's house on New Year's Eve. Oh, it was so good! There were these tamales with raisins and we were served a tea that tasted of apples and chamomile. Here is my attempt to duplicate that recipe! I wish I could remember more about the tamales.......Outside, the local folk were shooting off sticks of dynamite (for lack of fireworks), but we didn't care, we were in foodie vegetarian heaven!
Hot, spicy, fresh, and flavorful! I have been told this is on every Columbian table! Best made a little ahead to give time for flavors to mix thoroughly. Adapted from Allrecipes.
I haven't tried this yet lol
This is a citrusy sauce so good served with vegetables, fritters, plantains, fish, and meats. A Latin sauce adapted from The Best International Recipes. This may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Enjoy!
Plantains are a member of the banana family and look like large bananas. They are hard and starchy when green, and are used much like a potato. They turn yellow, and then black, as they ripen. This is a yummy way to fix them! Prep time includes soaking time.