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