Category: Cooking With The Downings

Repe Ljano (Ecuadorian Green Banana Soup)

Repe Ljano  (Ecuadorian Green Banana Soup) serves: 8-10 people Repe Ljano is a distinctive creamy soup made with green bananas, onions, garlic, milk, cheese and cilantro.  The ingredients do not seem to fit together but the end result is delicious! Seven out of Seven… Continue Reading “Repe Ljano (Ecuadorian Green Banana Soup)”

Grilled CornWith Cilantro Queso Fresco Sauce

Grilled corn with cilantro queso fresco sauce Grilled corn with a cilantro queso fresco sauce is a common treat in Ecuador.  Seven out of Seven Downings recommend this delicious fair. Ingredients For the cilantro cheese sauce (makes about 1 ½ cups of sauce) 1… Continue Reading “Grilled CornWith Cilantro Queso Fresco Sauce”

Ceviche de pescado (Fish Ceviche)

Ceviche de pescado Fish Ceviche is one of a handful of Ecuadorian dishes that the Downing family has completely rejected.  We simply prefer to cook our fish with heat before we eat it but we will not break fellowship with you if you choose… Continue Reading “Ceviche de pescado (Fish Ceviche)”

Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche

Ecuadorian Shrimp ceviche Serves 8-10 people. Three out of seven Downings recommend this classical Ecuadorian dish. Click play on the podcast below to hear all about it! Ingredients 1 ½ red onions sliced very thin 4 tomatoes sliced very thin The juice of 12… Continue Reading “Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche”

Chicha De Piña

Spiced pineapple drink Serves 8-10 people Chicha de piña is a spiced pineapple drink made by simmering the pineapple skins and core with spices and hard brown sugar.  Seven out of seven members of the Downing family recommend this simple drink. Ingredients Assorted spices:… Continue Reading “Chicha De Piña”

Empanadas De Viento

Empanadas de viento (fried cheese empanada) Empanadas de viento are a special Ecuadorian treat.  Six out of seven Downings consider this the best kind of empanada.  We highly recommend this delicious treat. Ingredients: 25 small empanada discs (you can use homemade empanada dough, see… Continue Reading “Empanadas De Viento”

Encebollado de Pescado (Tuna Fish Soup)

Encebollado de Pescado (Tuna Fish Soup) Serves: 8 people This Ecuadorian fish soup is made with fresh tuna, and has a great Latin American flare.  Still it is a fish dish so only one out seven Downings highly recommend this soup.  Ingredients 8 cups… Continue Reading “Encebollado de Pescado (Tuna Fish Soup)”

Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)

Friends, this post was first published in March of 2020. This recipe produces: 6 baked ripe plantainsThis is an easy recipe for a taste of Ecuador. Baked ripe plantains stuffed with cheese are a common treat that all seven Downings suggest you try this… Continue Reading “Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)”

Fritada De Gallina (Fried Chicken)

Fritada de Gallina (Fried Chicken) Serves: 10-12 people Fritada de gallina is a delicious and tender Ecuadorian chicken dish.  Seven out of seven Downings highly recommend this delicious dish. To hear the podcast of this recipe simply click play below.   Ingredients 5 lbs… Continue Reading “Fritada De Gallina (Fried Chicken)”

Locro De Papas (Ecuadorian Potato And Cheese Soup)

Locro de Papa (Ecuadorian Potato and Cheese Soup) Serves: 8-10 people This traditional Ecuadorian soup made with potatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, achiote, milk, cheese and cilantro is a Downing family favorite.  Seven out of seven Downings recommend this hearty soup. Ingredients 10 good sized potatoes,… Continue Reading “Locro De Papas (Ecuadorian Potato And Cheese Soup)”

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