Chorizo and ripe plantain hash {Picadillo de chorizo y plátanos maduros}

Chorizo ripe plantain hash

Chorizo and ripe plantain hash Chorizo and plantain hash with eggs, queso fresco, and spicy cilantro sauce

This chorizo and ripe plantain hash is a picadillo style breakfast dish made with onions, fresh chorizo, and sweet ripe plantains. Last year I was making empanadas filled with ripe plantains, bacon and cheese (Yes, I need to get around to posting that recipe). As I was making the filling, I realized that a ripe plantain hash or picadillo style dish would be great on its own. There’s no denying that it would work great with bacon, but I though chorizo would be an even better idea. Plus, I ended up adding eggs, and queso fresco. Oh, and did I mention that I also served it with aji criollo style hot sauce (a spicy sauce with cilantro and hot peppers) AND avocado? [read more]

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Citrus pomegranate mojito

This colorful and refreshing citrus pomegranate mojito with arak was inspired by my trip to Israel. It’s no secret that I have an obsession with markets, and visiting local food markets is always #1 on my list when I travel to a new place. The markets in Israel were full of colorful and vibrant fruits. I particularly loved the selection of citrus and pomegranates. These fruits were not only everywhere at the markets, but also at breakfast meals, and at juice vendor stands from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. There were citrus (lemons, kumquats, and oranges) trees growing in many places, both in rural locations – all around our hotel Mizpe Hayamim in Rosh Pina to the patio of Magdalena restaurant in Migdal (Galilee) and even on balconies/small gardens in Tel Aviv.  [read more]

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