NOTE: Cooking time is refrigeration time. Serving size is a guess. This recipe was one of several passionfruit recipes in an expat magazine. I haven't tried them yet, but these little gelatin squares sound really good! Passionfruit is yellow here, and is sweeter than the purple variety found in the US. This may require that you add a bit more sugar, although a can of sweetened condensed mik sounds pretty sugary to me. Adjust sugar to your taste before adding the egg whites.
Living in the tropics has taught me that even the good ole' faithful recipes get tweaked now and then! Like the traditional Pineapple Upside Down Cake, this one is yummy in a totally different way! Starfruit can be found throughout the Caribbean and Central America. Be sure your starfruits are very ripe, to the point where you might have to trim back some of the softer brown spots.
Sometimes cooking experiments yield fantastic results! After a long day of building Halloween booths at our church, it was one of those evenings where we just look in the fridge and make do with what we find. Hubby said scrambled eggs would be fine, but trout and mint were begging to be used. This is the happy result!
Since moving to Costa Rica, I've been trying to learn how to cook with the local ingredients. A magazine called Mucho Gusto caught my eye last week, and it has the most amazing collection of soups, some of them quite unusual! This one sounds particularly interesting, though certainly not low-fat. Yum??? NOTE: REQUIRES 3 HOURS REFRIGERATION, not included in stated times.
Mangos, papayas and coconuts abound here in Costa Rica both on the Pacific side and on the Caribbean side - you can find them growing all over your yard and on the side of the road. Paradise! Nothing is better for quenching a tropical thirst than a "batido". This healthy smoothie contains most of my favorite fruits! No matter whether you're dreaming of Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands - this wonderful concoction will have you humming "Kokomo" for days...
Most assuredly a unique dessert that will refresh your palate on a hot summer afternoon! Recipe from a Central American magazine called "Mucho Gusto" with a wonderful collection of soups. I'm obsessed... NOTE: time does not include overnight refrigeration, so you'll need to plan ahead!!!
This is an absolutely refreshing blend with a touch of heat! I found this recipe in a Central American magazine called Mucho Gusto. It includes a beautiful picture, where it's served in a short martini glass with celery sticks (tops on) and fresh thyme leaves. You can control the spice level by using more or less of the jalapeno. Gorgeous!!! NOTE: Cook time = refrigeration time.
With this wonderful soup, your mouth, your stomach AND your heart will thank you! Found this healthy soup in a Central American magazine, Mucho Gusto. Although it is a cream soup, there is NO cream, just milk.
I found this recipe in a Central American magazine called Mucho Gusto, which edition contained a lovely collection of soups. This one, by chef Elsa Cubero sounds really good (and spicy!). I copied the recipe exactly as written, but it sounds a bit heavy on the sirachi sauce - it's very spicy! So you might want to go a little easy on that ingredient - it's easy to add more, but you can't take it back!!!
This is a version of tortilla soup, found in a Central American magazine called Mucho Gusto. I personally like mine with a bit of lime squeezed over it, but I'm posting the recipe exactly as written. This is also excellent (better, in my opinion) using turkey.
This easy flan recipe came from the back of a La Lechera label. They have the best recipes on there!!! I love flan and have tried many different recipes. The secret is to put a tea towel at the bottom of the water bath pan. This ensures a smooth consistency and no little bubble holes (or at least they're small and minimal). This recipe is so easy but so impressive if unmolded on a pretty plate and placed on a footed stand. The optional orange zest in the caramel gives a subtle yet wonderful flavor that will make your guests think they're eating in a fancy restaurant! This can also be made in individual ramekins, but you have to work fast to pour the caramel into many molds while the caramel is still hot and runny. It tends to make a mess...
They say necessity is the mother of invention - and that is never so true as when you are craving a specific food and the grocery is all out!!! These beans were created on the fly one night when the baby backs just screamed for beans... and they taste like you slaved all day on them. This is my new "go-to" recipe for baked beans, whether I have all day or not. I've made this with many types of beans (those listed, pinto, red) and they're all good - so just pick your favorite! No baking involved... The molasses is optional because 1) I don't care for it and 2) it's hard to find in Costa Rica.