Tag: Cooking With The Downings

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 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)”

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”

Salchipapas (French Fries And Hot Dogs)

Salchipapas (French Fries with Hot Dog) Serves 4 people – 1 potato and hot dog per person. Salchipapas are typical South American junk food. Salchipapas are typically topped with tomato onion salsa and salsa rosada. I would love to say that the Downing family… Continue Reading “Salchipapas (French Fries And Hot Dogs)”

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”

Quinoa Soup With Beef

Quinoa soup with beef Serves: 8-10 people. Seven out of seven Downing family members enjoy this delicious soup. Ingredients 2 tbs butter 10 cups of water 4  minced garlic cloves 1 diced white onion 2 peeled and diced tomatoes 1 tsp of ground achiote… Continue Reading “Quinoa Soup With Beef”

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