Archive for November, 2009

Latin American Inspired

Posted: November 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

I had an opportunity lately to do a dinner party for a friend from high school that I haven’t seen in years. Β One of the members of her party was fromΒ Guatemala, so we decided to do a Latin American inspired menu. Β The coolest part is that I got to make papusas for the first time. Β They turned out AMAZING. Β My new best friend is Maseca(see pic below). Β Papusas are usually stuffed with ground beef, cheese, and beans. Β We did a play on this dish by using smoked pork instead. Β It was paired with a Guava BBQ sauce and Curtido, which is an slaw from El Salvador. Β The combination turned out great….think: Pork, Cornmeal, BBQ sauce, and slaw….this also a Southern American staple. Β We had a great night and enjoyed some very tasty wine too. Β Sorry there’s not many pics, but here’s a copy of the menu as well….