Category: Cooking With The Downings

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)”

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)”

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”

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”

Níspero Chicken

Níspero Chicken Servings: 2 Preparation: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes     Ingredients: 6 large ripe Nísperos, peeled with seeds removed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground… Continue Reading “Níspero Chicken”

Níspero Jam

Níspero Jam  Makes: 4 8 oz jars Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Rest Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Ingredients: 8 cups Níspero (loquats), seeded and halved 4 cups cane sugar 1 1/2 tsp. cardamom 1 Tablespoon lemon… Continue Reading “Níspero Jam”

Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)

This recipe produces: 6 baked ripe plantains This 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 dish at least once. Click play to listen to… Continue Reading “Plátanos asados con queso (baked ripe plantains with cheese)”

Dulce De Piña

Dulce de piña   Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple ½ cup of water ½ cup caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 2 cardamom pods 1 fresh lemon verbena sprig Juice of 1 lime Preparation: Peel and core the pineapple, discard the core and peel.… Continue Reading “Dulce De Piña”

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)”

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