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Plantains – Chips and Tostones

The two preparations I give here result in two very different final products. The plantain chips are crispy like potato chips and the Tostones (as they are known in Puerto Rico) or Batakons (in Colombia) are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

Mango Hot Sauce

Mango-Hot Sauce

Mango-Hot Sauce is easy and quick to make. Great on oysters, chicken, pork…almost everything. The fruit base to the sauce really balances out the heat from the peppers. Other tropical fruits that work well are Papaya, Pineapple and Guava. Try adding a little fresh passion fruit juice to take it up a notch.


Scabechi (Aruban Pickled Fish)

Scabechi is an Aruban dish of pickled fish. Unlike seviche, which is raw pickled fish, scabechi is made with fish that has been seared and cooked through. Scabechi should be made ahead and refrigerated for at least 24 hours before use to allow the fish […]