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

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)

Shrimp and Lentils Curry

I enjoy winging it when it comes to cooking, inspiration strikes from a cooking show, a recipe book, or even while I am grocery shopping. I have been living a dairy, soy, and egg free lifestyle for the past three months and it has forced me to change my eating habits and pushed me out of my comfort zone when it comes to cooking. I have been using all of my culinary skills that I learned from my parents, my sister, and even my favorite chefs to create meals that fit these guidelines without lack of flavor. Shrimps are my … Continue reading Shrimp and Lentils Curry