Buttered Skillet Skirt Steak with Chipotle Adobo Sauce

Skirt steak is a beautiful piece of meat for fajitas, Mexican street tacos, stir-fry, and even salads. You can serve it as the main dish and add roasted potatoes and vegetables on the side or serve it up with rice. There are several ways to marinate a skirt steak including soy sauce, Worcester sauce, olive oil, and lemon. My newest way to season my steak is smothering it in a chipotle butter that takes a few minutes to make but brings a whole new level to your dish. Ingredients: 2lb skirt steak 3TBSP olive oil 4TBSP unsalted butter 1TSP Goya … Continue reading Buttered Skillet Skirt Steak with Chipotle Adobo Sauce

Spanish Rice with Chipotle Adobo Peppers

I love adding different levels of heat to my dishes, it brings more flavor to the meal. Adobo is a staple seasoning in Spanish cooking but when combined with chipotle peppers, it’s a game changer! Ingredients: 2 cups jasmine rice or long grain white rice (washed and drained) 3 cups water 1TSP salt 1TSP cumin 1TSP paprika 1TBSP chicken bouillon I 7oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo 2 Roma tomato’s halved 1 jalapeño pepper halved 1 medium onion quartered 3 cloves of garlic or 1 1/2 TBSP garlic powder Directions: In a food processor blender add your chipotle peppers … Continue reading Spanish Rice with Chipotle Adobo Peppers

Essentials for Spanish Cooking

I’m Guyanese and Hindu, but I have always been heavily influenced by Spanish culture since I can remember. I enjoyed going to my friends’ house to eat their home cooked food because the flavors are bold, intense, and deliciously similar to Southeast Asian cuisine. I picked up many recipes, tips, and tricks along the way from abuelas, tios, and tias, and madres! And enjoy perfecting my own Spanish dishes at home. You only need a handful of spices, herbs, and mixes to keep the flavors authentic and scrumptious. After years and years of cooking I got my Spanish cooking down … Continue reading Essentials for Spanish Cooking

Puerto-Rican Cubed Steak w/ Peppers (Bistec Encebollado)

I experimented in the kitchen and came up with this recipe (as I do all of my recipes) but I’m proud of this one and I’m going to attempt to do it again soon, but with a few twists. This is my version of cubed steak with peppers. I always saw this interesting cut of meat when I went grocery shopping and I knew it had to be made into something delicious, here is my recipe: Ingredients: 3lbs cubed steak 3 tbsp EVOO 3 tbsp Sofrito 1 packet of Sazon 2 tbsp Adobo 1 medium onion (sliced) 1 red bell … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Cubed Steak w/ Peppers (Bistec Encebollado)

Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Habichuelas Guisadas is an easy and quick meal to make! It involves a few staple spices such as: Adobo, Sofrito and Sazon. You can eat this as a side with Spanish white rice and chicken or pork chops, you can even add canned salchichas (sausages) and they are great as an addition!  Ingredients: Sazon w/ achiote Oregano Black pepper Chicken Cubito Tomato sauce Peeled and chopped potatoes Red kidney beans Directions: Heat your EVOO in a large pot, when the oil is hot add your sofrito, tomato sauce and all of your spices. Stir it occasionally until it thickens. … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)

Rice and beans! Who doesn’t love a delicious plate of authentic arroz con gandules? What I love the most is how simple this rice dish is but the intensity of the flavors! You can add olives, pimentos, and even diced ham.  Ingredients: 1 can of pigeon peas (partially drained) 3 bay leaves 3 tbsp sofrito 1 packet Sazon 3 tbsp EVOO 3 cups white rice 1 4oz can of tomato sauce 1 tbsp adobo 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 packet of ham flavoring or diced ham 4 cups hot … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)