Tag: 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”

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)”

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)”

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”

Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. A while back we spoke about understanding Culture through language (you can listen to that podcast by clicking here). Today we invite you to begin understanding Ecuador through food. Today’s podcast begins a Saturday… Continue Reading “Fanesca (Ecuadorian Easter Soup)”

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”

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)”

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