Simple Fish Gumbo »

Simple Fish Gumbo

Gumbo is a Creole/ Cajun dish of stewed okra often with meat or seafood.  This is a very simple and easy version of that dish.  Cooking gumbo starts with making roux, which is oil and flour cooked into a paste to thicken the stew.  To make stews really delicious, the key is slow and long [...]

Beef Paprikash »

Beef Paprikash

I seldom use my really cute (small) slow-cooker and I want to pinch myself ( but I didn’t, cause I love me! ahahaha!) for not taking advantage of this wonderful kitchen appliance. I’m so used to doing slow-cooking over the stove top (I just usually set the fire to the lowest setting and leave it for [...]

Menudo »

Menudo

This dish shares the same name with the latin boy band of the ’80s that my sisters were so crazy about. I remember our room with so many posters of Menudo in their colorful spandex and headbands.   My two sisters and their friends were crushing on the four “older” members of the group and [...]

Jambalaya »

Jambalaya

My first Daring Cook’s challenge experience gave me confidence to try another rice dish: Jambalaya. This is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence; a New World version of the Old World dish paella according to wikipedia. This recipe is from Good Housekeeping Magazine (Feb 2005). I made this rice dish using chorizo [...]


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