I’m so excited and honored to be blogging over here on Azulina's site today! I’m so thankful Melissa asked me to pop in for the day!
So…let’s see. A little bit about me... My name is Erica and I blog over at mycolombianrecipes.com. A recipe blog consisting of Colombian recipes and many other great tasting Latin American dishes. I live in the northeastern United States with my husband and our two boys.
My Colombian Recipes was created in February 2009 and was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook. Cooking traditional Colombian food connects me to my culture and allows me to share my heritage with my American family.
Similar to other cultures, Colombian dishes are a combination of different influences, including Spanish and African cuisine combined with traditional ingredients originating from Colombia. The following recipes offer a small taste of what Colombia has to offer.
I want to share three of my favorite Colombian recipes with you today!
Bandeja Paisa: This is probably the most popular Colombian dish, originally from the Andean region of the country where the people are called “Paisas” and the area where I was born and raised.
Empanadas: These Colombian Empanadas are a popular snack in Colombia and are served by most Colombian restaurants in the USA. Traditionally, these delicious fritters are made with shredded pork and beef, but in my family we always make them with ground meat. Serve them with ají and lime wedges on the side.
Sancocho: This is a common Colombian dish that you can make with fish, plantain, beef, chicken, pigeon peas or pork. Sancocho de Gallina or Sancocho Valluno is originally from the Colombian region El Valle. Traditionally this soup is made with hens, but you can use chicken too. I have a lot of good memories associated with this meal.