Prawn Cocktail – The Classic Recipe

In Colombia Prawn Cocktail or “Coctel de Camarones” is one of the most popular snacks on the beach and in the kitchens of the Caribbean and Pacific towns of Colombia.   Prawns are a staple in my home as my mother was born on the Pacific coast, which has the best seafood in Colombia. This cocktail is a delicious combination of mayonnaise, ketchup, lime juice with a bit […]

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Oven Baked Fish in Banana Leaves

This fish is stuffed with herbs that give it a delicious taste and great aromas.  The saltiness comes from the fish sauce and the sourness comes from the lime juice. This is a simple recipe that goes well with a dipping sauce and a nice bowl of Jasmine rice. Ingredients 4 small whole red snappers or red emperors, cleaned and scaled 2 large banana […]

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pineapple

This dessert is not as easy to make as everybody thinks or tells you.  The end result should be rich, silky and light that will melt in your mouth.  The amount of gelatine is very very important and there should not be any lumps in the mixture. As for the topping, you could use sweet sauces […]

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Ginger Key Lime Pie

For as long as I can remember there was always a tin of condensed milk in one of the kitchen cupboards of my home.  The more I think about it, I am sure there was a tin of condensed milk in every single home in Latin America.  It was used as milk and as a sweetener. […]

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