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Aug 11, 2005 04:56 PM

Columbian recipes?

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Anyone have any must try Columbian recipes?
Thank you

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  1. Well, since you haven't gotten any responses, let me direct you to a website that I have found useful for ethnic recipes (see link). Scroll down the left margin and click on the "Columbia" link. I don't know much about Columbian food, but some of the recipes sound very tasty. Let us know if you come across any winning recipes!

    Link: http://www.recipehound.com/index2.html

    1. Okay, here's one that proves ubiquitous throughout Chile. It's great with grilled meats. I understand that any married Chileno woman who can't make this is not considered a proper housewife.


      Select tomatoes that are nice and ripe. Homegrown are best. Slice as many as you desire.

      Thinly slice a big Spanish onion - to yield about the same amount as the tomatoes. Remember, slice thinly. Now, here's the trick: they have to washed.

      I put the onion slices in a colander and keep water running over them as I gently but firmly squeeze the slices. Some women do this in a big bowl and keep changing the water. Either way, you must keep washing (somewhat like rinsing out panty hose) until they are transparent. Let drain.

      Chop up a lot of cilantro.

      Layer the tomatoes, then onions, then cilantro in a nice bowl.

      Make a dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Very simple dressing, but that's all you need. Pour over everything and let marinate at least two hours.