Category: Cooking With The Downings

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

This recipe for shrimp stuffed avocado is made with ripe avocado filled with shrimp, red onion, radish, bell pepper, celery and cilantro mayonnaise. It is a delightful appetizer but we find it is filling enough to be counted as a meal! If you dislike… Continue Reading “Shrimp Stuffed Avocado”

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”

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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)”

Batido de Frutos Rojos

Batidos are fruit based milkshakes and are perfect to beat the heat of summer. Of course if you happen to live on the equator like we do batidos are perfect to beat the everyday heat! Seven out of seven Downings highly recommend this wonderful… Continue Reading “Batido de Frutos Rojos”

Níspero Jam

Friends, our níspero trees are heavy laden with fruit so it is time to process them into eatable delights. This post was first published in April of 2020. Make sure to check back next Saturday for a brand new recipe we found while traveling… Continue Reading “Níspero Jam”

Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade)

Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade) Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Serves 6-8 people This quick and easy recipe for making fresh homemade limonada, lemonade or limeade is a great family treat on a hot day.  Seven out of seven  Downings… Continue Reading “Limonada (Lemonade or Limeade)”

Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash   Tigrillo is a wonderful and filling breakfast food! It is often served with chicharron (fried pork belly). Seven out of seven Downings love this delicious breakfast.      … Continue Reading “Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash”

Pan de Yuca

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019. Pan de yuca or cheese bread (this recipe is taken from a forthcoming cookbook from Our Mission Path) Produces 20-25 small yuca breads Some food is attached to good memories.  This was a favorite… Continue Reading “Pan de Yuca”

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Llapingachos (Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties) Produces about 15 medium sized llapingachos This delicious dish is very common in Ecuador. Llapingachos are potato patties stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown… Continue Reading “Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)”

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