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"Surf and Turf" Rice - A paella-inspired dish with all the flavors from my Caribbean paradise.

Few things leave me speechless. If you knew me well you'd agree. I was the kind of kid who probably made her mom wish she were deaf once in a while. This week -- in what must be an auspicious alignment of the planets -- two things did leave me stunned, if only briefly: this "Surf ...

Sancocho de mariscos (seafood stew)

Did you know that some of the recipes I post have been weeks or even months in the making? This is one of them. Sometimes I go through periods where I would cook up a storm, and create and test several recipes at the same time. They sit there until I have the time to post ...

Green bananas garlic and shrimps cups

I think we should get a slogan, and if we do I have just the perfect one: Keeping spouses happy since 2001! Some of our favorite comments and emails from our readers tell us how proud they were to surprise their spouse with some delicious Dominican food. It's not only wives, but husbands, too. It really ...

Tiger prawns in ginger marinade

I love cooking, and I love reading about food. Imagine how giddy with glee I was when I was invited by Mizkan to participate in a 6-month long cooking challenge along with many talented Latino bloggers. Today I bring you the first of these cooking challenges: Latino-inspired grilling, sponsored by Holland House Wine Vinegars. Now, all ...

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I'll tell you about this scrumptious shrimp in coconut sauce in a second, but first a story. A few weeks back Aunt Ilana and I were invited by the Ministry of Culture to participate in an exchange with the public about traditional Dominican cooking. It turned out to be a fantastic experience. Some of the people who ...

Camarones guisados (Stewed shrimp)

Visitors who come to the Dominican Republic, especially those who come for a 'holiday in the sun' often arrive equipped with little background information about the country, its history and its culture. North Americans and Europeans, who make up the majority of these tourists, will have had exposure to Mexican cooking as their only example of ...

Locrio de camarones (Rice and shrimps)

This weekend a friend and I visited Santo Domingo's Chinatown, an uptown section of Santo Domingo that Chinese immigrants (recent and old) have made their home. Some of the ones we met didn't yet speak any Spanish, some spoke Spanish with a heavy accent. We met two of them that were listening to, and enjoying, merengue ...