There is something about Latin recipes that exudes exciting flavors, bright colors and a promise of a flavor explosion in the mouth. Here is a lovely selection of 10 such recipes from various places in the Latin world.
As this post goes live I will be on a South American cruise holiday! Very exciting! The boat is leaving and arriving in Montego Bay, Jamaica and we have stops in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Cannot wait to tell you all about it when I get back. In the meantime, I am leaving you with 10 Latin Recipes with lots of flair!
Now onto the Latin Recipes!
I hope you will enjoy this selection of dishes one could find in a Latin kitchen.
Caribbean Rum Cake with Coconut
Perhaps one of the best cakes I have ever tasted in my life. Just soaking in rum!
Brown Rice Horchata
Horchata is a refreshing beverage which can be made out of nuts, rices and grains. This drink originates from Valencia in Spain. With the colonization of the Americas the recipe traveled across the Atlantic Ocean.
A classic Peruvian dish but with a salmon twist.
A Brazilian Feijoada is a stew prepared with black beans and usually smoked meats like pork and sausages, but today I have a vegan version for you.
Carnitas: the Mexican pulled pork
Carnitas translates to “little meats”. Traditionally the pork is braised for a long time until it falls apart with a fork. It is very similar to pulled pork but the flavors are all Mexican.
Brie Brazil Balls and Lentil Loaf Tapiocas with a Brazilian Salsa
An exotic take on the BLT:
My B is a Brie Brazil Ball: brie cheese shaped into a sphere and then rolled in ground Brazil nuts
My L is a delicious Lentil Loaf with a spicy kick. Awesome dish for vegetarians.
My T is Tapioca, more precisely a traditional Brazilian ‘tortilla’ if you will, made from tapioca starch.
Mexican Breakfast – Pan Dulche
A sweet chewy bread with a gorgeous seashell-like look which is sold in most panaderias all over Mexico.
A very old Brazilian dish, a seafood stew. It is so packed with flavor and so warm: it is comfort in a bowl.
Coca-Cola goes Brazillian and Colombian
Have lots of leftover Coke? This recipe is apparently very popular in coastal Colombia. It is not the prettiest dish but it was good.
Exotic Dragon Fruit Flan
The word flan comes actually from an Old German word “flado” meaning cake and around most of the world a flan refers to a tart with a crust and a egg custard filling. Here it is paired with a dragon fruit, or Pitaya, which is actually native to Mexico and the South and Central Americas.
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Thank you all for your great comments and I look forward to telling you about my trip.
What a wonderful list of recipes, Evelyne!
what a feast of delicacies…we got hooked to those brie balls…they just seem impossible not to make it today…elegant,delicious food and gorgeous food clicks as always,thanks 🙂
Thanks for sharing that rum cake recipe. That sounds awesome! Enjoy your trip!
Love this list of Latin foods!! I’m going to be making the Brown Rice Horchata for breakfast in the morning. Thanks! Enjoy your vacation!!!
Great collection of recipes! I particularly liked the Mexican pulled pork!
Loving those Brazilian brie balls, Evelyne!
Love them all, especially the Brazilian ones…since I lived in Brazil, I am kind of bias…
Have a great time Evelyne, and I look forward to hear all about your trip 🙂
all delicious as always!!!!
Those Mexican buns are really cool, Evelyne.
Have lots of fun and great foods!