While we were travelling in Latin America we tried some amazing foods, so of it local and some not so, so one long bus journey to keep ourselves entertained, we wrote a list of foods/drinks/snacks that we wanted to try cook ourselves. So here goes the list! Now that we are home I’m going to start ticking off that list and blogging the recipe (if its me cooking) or a picture of Iain’s fantastic cooking (he doesn’t use recipes!)
Fruit Juices made with milk or water
Acai Berry – Served in Brazil, frozen as drinks or to accompany granola, a health food and delicious but not cheap
Cocktails – mainly Mojitos, Daiquiris, Caipirinhas & Pisco Sour
Hot Sauces – Iain tried them all and is now going to make his own!
Corviches – Deep fried Plantain filled with Fish – Found in Ecuador
Pupusas – tried in El Salvador, a corn tortilla filled with cheese and sometimes other things like meat or refried beans
Steamed buns – Not Local in the sightest but found widely in Panama and totally delicious
Saltenas – A Juicy Baked Empanada, favourites were found in La Paz and Oruro
Raspados – cups of shaved ice, flavoured with fruit syrup topped with condensed milk and/or honey
Federico’s Special Popcorn from our first boat in San Blas – not entirely sure what this was flavoured with but we’re going to try find out.
Arepas – tried in Colombia, a round patty made of Corndough or flour
Chocolate covered Strawberries with sprinkles