Tag: 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)”

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”

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”

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”

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)”

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)”

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)”

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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