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Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 2 cans tuna (in water) 1 Tablespoon Mayonaise 1 teaspoon ketchup 1 cup yogurt 1 small onion - finely chopped 2 celery stalks - finely chopped 1 hard boiled egg - finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions: Mix the mayo and the ketchup Add yogurt, onion, celery, ...

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Guasacaca – Venezuelan Guacamole

Guasacaca – Venezuelan Guacamole

This is the Venezuelan version of guacamole.   It is a little darker than the Mexican version and that is due to the fact that we use red peppers instead of or besides using tomatoes.  In Venezuela it is served with steaks. Ingredients: 1 Avocado - make sure it is ripe! 1/2 lime juice 1/2 onion 1/3 ...

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Ceasar style salad with chicken

Ceasar style salad with chicken

Ingredients: Croutons Ceasar style salad (see recipe) 4 chicken breasts, skinless and deboned, cut in thin stripes Marinade: 1 large lemon 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1.5 teaspoons salt pepper 3 garlic cloves crushed Directions: Combine lemon, salt, pepper, oil and garlic. Add ...

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Ceasar style salad

Ceasar style salad

This is definitely my version of a classic.  My mom used to make this dish with eggs (the original), but I prefer mayo to go on the "safe" side...   I also like to add a little bit of balsamic vinegar because its sweetness adds a really nice touch to it. Ingredients: 8 Anchovies, chopped small. 2 ...

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Croutons

Croutons

Ingredients; 8 Slices of sandwich bread 6 teaspoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon dried parsley Directions: Cut the sandwich bread slices into 1.5" (2 cm) cubes. Warm up a large pan.  Add butter and olive oil. Add the Bread and ...

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Perico – Venezuelan scrambled eggs

Perico – Venezuelan scrambled eggs

This is the way scrambled eggs are eaten in Venezuela.  Since we are on vacation right now, I had enough time to make this for breakfast... Ingredients: 6 Tomatoes 1 Onion 8 Eggs 1 teaspoon salt Ground pepper Oil Directions: Chop the onion finely and fry it on medium heat while you prepare the ...

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Latvian Canapés

Latvian Canapés

The canapé in the middle is a classic at any Latvian party!   It is actually a classic at any northern European gathering, but my latvian grandmother tought me how to make them. The other 2 are just variations made with creamed herrings... It is also a good excuse to finish those Easter eggs... ;-) Ingredients: ...

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Camarones al Ajillo – Shrimp with garlic

Camarones al Ajillo – Shrimp with garlic

Ingredients: Pimientos Morrones (yesterday's post) 2 lbs tiger shrimps (1 kg) 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika (pimentón dulce español) 5 garlic cloves - crushed or thinly sliced Olive oil 2 Baguettes pepper to taste Directions Fry the shrimps in olive oil.  I prefer to do ...

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Pimientos Morrones – Roasted Peppers

Pimientos Morrones – Roasted Peppers

This is the first part of a recipe.  The rest continues tomorrow.  Prepare one day in advance in order for the flavour to develop! Ingredients: 6 - 8 Red Peppers Directions: Arrange the peppers on a pan. Roast in oven at 350º F (Europe 200º C) for about 1 hour. Place in a covered bowl ...

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North Sea Crayfish

North Sea Crayfish

This is the way crayfish are eaten in Sylt,  Germany. Ingredients: 1 lb Crayfish 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 1 - 2 garlic cloves - crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika Sour cream 2 - 4 Baked potatoes Directions: Fry the crushed garlic slightly in the olive oil. ...

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Latvian Easter eggs

Latvian Easter eggs

This has been a tradition in my family for generations! It is very popular in Latvia and in other Baltic countries. Ingredients: Onion skins - just the outer darker ones, as many as you can gather. White eggs - as many as you want for Easter. Parsley, marjoram and dill.  You can use other edible leaves ...

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Crispy Fish Fillets

Crispy Fish Fillets

This recipe I figured out while on vacation in Sylt, Germany.  The fish used is called Seelachs in german (pollock) and is very mild in taste. Kids approved! Ingredients: 1.5 lbs Fish fillets (2 Pollock filets) 2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs Oil for frying Salt to taste Directions: ...

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