Category: Cooking With The Downings

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)”

Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)

Friends, this post was first published in January of 2020. Cuy Chaqtado Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style) Guinea Pig is an Ecuadorian delicacy. It is taboo in other parts of the world. Seven out of seven Downings enjoy a well prepared Cuy. Ingredients: 1 guinea… Continue Reading “Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)”

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Ensalada de cebolla y tomate (Onion and tomato salad) Salads in Ecuador are sometimes an unexpected adventure.  Not knowing Spanish very well Timothy 1 ordered this salad thinking it would be similar to a… Continue Reading “Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)”

Quinoa Soup With Beef

Quinoa soup with beef Serves: 8-10 people. Seven out of seven Downing family members enjoy this delicious soup. Ingredients Instructions First.  Melt the butter over medium heat in soup pot.  Make a flavor base by adding diced onions, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, achiote, cumin… Continue Reading “Quinoa Soup With Beef”

Níspero Chicken

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2020. 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… Continue Reading “Níspero Chicken”

Bolon De Verde, Fried Green Plantain Balls

Bolon de verde or fried green plantain balls Yield: For 6-8 people Bolon de verde are green plantain dumplings stuffed with cheese, chorizo or chicharrones and fried until crispy. Ingredients 4 green plantains, peeled and cut in medium sized chunks 4-5 tbs butter or… Continue Reading “Bolon De Verde, Fried Green Plantain Balls”

Caldo De Pata

Caldo de pata (cow feet soup) Serves:10 people This traditional Latin American comfort soup is somewhat of an acquired taste.  Still life is full of adventure and this soup is worth a try, at least once. Seven out of Seven Downings recommend this unique… Continue Reading “Caldo De Pata”

Mango Ceviche

Mango ceviche We love mangos!  This simple mango ceviche recipe has brought us a fair amount of joy.  Seven out of seven Downings from youngest to oldest love this ceviche. To hear the recipe click the play button below.    Ingredients 1 tsp sugar… Continue Reading “Mango Ceviche”

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”

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