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Daisy Cooks: Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World

Sample recipes from Daisy Cooks: Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World

Sofrito

This is the one indispensable, universal, un-live-withoutable recipe. Having said that, it is incredibly easy to make and uses ingredient...

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Achiote Oil

Annatto seeds, known as achiote in Spanish, are small, irregularly shaped, deep-reddish-colored seeds about the size of a lentil. They gr...

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Twenty-Minute Shellfish Sauté with Parsley Garlic Sauce

Although Spanish in origin, this dish is very popular with the Martinez family, especially my mother, who until recently favored traditio...

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Wet Rub for Meats and Poultry

You’ll hear me say over and over how a simple thing like sofrito will change your life. This is another one of those little life-changing...

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Salt Cod Fritters

Make these fritters when you find yourself with odds and ends of soaked and cooked salt cod. The pieces of cod have to be finely shredded...

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Cuban Black Bean Soup

I like a little heat in my black bean soup, so I add a tiny piece of Scotch bonnet chili pepper. If you don’t, leave it out. This is such...

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Black Beans

Most people soak their beans before cooking them—my mother always got it together to soak hers the night before—but I don’t. It takes lo...

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Spicy Pineapple Vinegar

References are made to vinagre—a condiment that gives sparkle, a citrus-fruity tinge, heat, and aroma—throughout this book. It takes just...

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Chicken Broth

This is the way I make chicken broth—with a whole chicken cut into pieces. These pieces are plucked out and recycled into any number of c...

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Rice with Spanish Sausages

Fabulous and simple as this is, it never fails to bring the house down. Rice has such a mellow flavor that it can frame whatever goes in ...

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Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

Italians combine all kinds of beans with all kinds of greens and cook them very simply. This is my variation on that theme. You can make ...

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Fresh Cod with Clam Broth 

Mild cod is the ideal fish to serve in a briny clam broth bath, especially when it is given a blast of freshness at the end with cilantro...

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Noodle Paella

I enjoyed a beautiful version of this dish on a gorgeous balmy afternoon at the piers of Barcelona, within view of the statue of Christop...

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Pork Braised in Guajillo Chile Sauce

Most pork is very lean, so I try to find cuts of pork with a little fat in them; they braise better and stay moister that way. You might...

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Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder

If you were to ask me, “What does Christmas smell like?” I wouldn’t say “pine” or “fresh snow,” I would say, “Pernil.” By the time my ki...

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Cuban Sandwich

If you have a panini maker or grilled sandwich maker, this is a good place to use it. Be generous with the meatmake it as if its for so...

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“Old Clothes”

This dish gets its name from the shredded texture of the beef, which resembles clothes so worn they’re falling apart. If you’re Cuban, pl...

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Coconut Sorbet

This recipe is so easy that my nine-year-old daughter Angela makes it by herself from start to finish.

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Almond Cake

It is said that the origin of this cake is the pilgrimage town of Santiago, a city in northwest Spain that is famous for the road where m...

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