Tuna Antipasto

Tuna Antipasto

Para español hacer clic aquí ->Antipasto de Atún

Antipasto is the traditional first course of formal Italian meals that include cured meats, olives, mushrooms, pickled vegetables with vinegar and oil, and cheeses.  We have a recipe that may not be traditionally Italian, but it will become a must-have in any gatherings. This Antipasto Dip replaces cured meats with tuna, making lighter and more affordable. It’s easy to make and it will make you the most liked host or the favorite guest at your next gathering.


10-12 servings. 82 calories per serving.

1 large white onion cut into thin slices 

1 red bell pepper cut into long thin strips 

1 tablespoon of oil 

1 jar of tuna steaks (with the oil it comes in) 

1 tablespoon of salt 

1 jar of pickles, chopped (with the vinegar it comes in) 

1/2 jar of capers (with the vinegar it comes in) 

1/2 cup of mushrooms previously fried in butter

1/2 jar of stuffed olives (with the vinegar it comes in) 

I / 2 jar of tomato sauce or ketchup

1 bay leaf 

1/4 bottle of onions with vinegar

Prep: About 1 hour.

In a frying pan on the fire, heat the oil and fry the onion, paprika and bay leaf there for 3 minutes. Remove from the fire. 

Separately, in a non-metal container, place the tuna and mash it with a fork, add the pickles, capers, olives, mushrooms, onions, and tomato sauce. Stir well and pour this mixture over the previously fried onion and paprika. Place this mixture on medium heat and let it heat until it boils, stirring gently with the help of a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. 

Serve it accompanied by crackers. 

NOTE: If you have time you can prepare it 1 day in advance so that it has better taste and store it in the fridge.



Click aqui para español- >Sangría

As we continue to enjoy our backyards while practicing responsible social distancing, what could be better than a refreshing summer beverage to relax during the weekend, after a long week of readapting to regular business hours?

We bring you a sangría recipe straight from the Mediterranean Coast. Sangría is named after “sangre,” the Spanish word for blood, because of its bright red color, which also reminds every one of the passionate Spaniards. Sangría is one the most world recognized drinks. Enjoy it responsibly!


 1 bottle red wine

2 oranges

½ lemon

1 apple

2 peaches

1 tbsp sugar

1 cup of brandy or orange liqueur

4 cups of orange soda

1 cinnamon stick (optional)


Pour wine into a pitcher with the juice from oranges and lemon and the cup of liqueur

Add cinnamon stick and sugar. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved

Wash and peel the fruit. Cut fruit in medium sized chunks and add to pitcher. Let it rest overnight before serving



Click aqui para español- >Guacamole

This popular Mexican dip is internationally recognized, and it is believed to be a legacy of the Aztecs. It takes little prep-time and the ingredients are easy to find during all seasons. Guacamole is a simple dish with a big power to bring everyone together, something we miss due to the current pandemic. The name of this dip comes from a combination of the Spanish word for avocado, “aguacate,” which in turn comes from the Nahuatl word “āhuacatl”. The second part of the word “mole” comes from another Nahuatl word: Moli (meaning sauce). So, put the two words together and you get “Ahuacalt-moli.” You can enjoy Guacamole at home during Cinco de Mayo, or during any other day because it is a very healthy dip. If you are trying to cut calories, you can replace the chips with celery stalks or carrots and skip the Margarita that is usually present when guacamole is served.

2 ripe avocados
2 lemons, or to taste
1 Jalapeño chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
1 tomato (optional)
Salt to taste

Peel and remove the pit of the avocados. In a recipient, crush the avocados making a pure. 
Finely chop the cilantro, jalapeño, and tomato.
Season with the lemon juice and salt to taste.
Leave some cilantro to garnish.
Enjoy with tortilla chips.


Pescado a La Veracruzana

Pescado a La Veracruzana

Click aqui para español- >Pescado a La Veracruzana

Just in time for the Lenten season, here is an easy to make recipe of Veracruzana Fish from the Eastern coast of Mexico.


(Serves 8)

8 fillets of fresh fish. Flour fish

¼ cup of oil. Fry the fish on both sides.

In a separate skillet:

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves of garlic well chopped

¼ cup chopped onion

When garlic and onion are fried, add:

1 lbs. chopped tomato, seeded

Season with:

¼ tablespoon of black pepper

2 teaspoons salt or to taste

4 ounces of tomato paste

1 cup of water

4 ounces of olives

2 ounces capers

4 ounces of pickled onions


Boil the sauce for 3 minutes.

Add the fish fillets and let them boil for 5 minutes.

Garnish with parsley on top.

Conch Soup

Conch Soup

By La Cocina de Antonio

Click aqui para español- > Sopa de Caracol

Sopa de caracol, or conch soup, is a dish made with conch (otherwise known as snails). It is a specialty of Belize and the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Conch chowder is one of its variants and is also a traditional food of the Florida Keys. This soup is one of many seafood dishes enjoyed by Hispanic Catholics on Meatless Fridays during Lent. If you can’t find conch meat readily available, substitute an equal amount of scallops, clams, or any sweet shellfish.



1 lb. conch meat, cut into small pieces and


1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium tomato, finely chopped

1 chile of your choice (preferably green), fi nely


2 celery stalks

4 cups chicken stock

2 -12oz cans unsweetened coconut milk

1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil

4 raw green plantains, peeled and cubed

(about 2 cups)

1 lb. Yucca, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)

2 tbsp Goya adobo seasoning

1 tsp ginger powder

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro



PLACE chicken stock, yucca and plantains in large saucepan on high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add onion and tomato; cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

HEAT oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, celery, chiles, cumin and ginger; cook for 1 minute or until garlic turns translucent. Add conch meat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add

conch mixture to chicken stock mixture.

Stir in coconut milk, salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Ceviche Peruano

Ceviche Peruano

Click aqui para español- >Ceviche Peruano

Ceviche is a delicious and refreshing dish that consists of raw fish that is “cooked” in citric juices. The preparation process is easy, and it takes about an hour to prepare. Make this Peruvian inspired ceviche at home!


1 ½ lb Fish

Juice 6 limes

1 tsp Salt

1 Habanero Pepper*

¼ tsp Ginger

1 Garlic

1 Cilantro bunch

1 Celery

Boiled potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn

* In Perú, they use rocoto pepper as the hot pepper and add some Pisco to the ceviche.



Cut fish into médium size cubes. Chop onion in fine slices. Finely chop cilantro and juice the limes.

Add fish cubes into a bowl and add lime juice. Let it cook until the fish turns white (about 30 minutes). Add salt.

Leche de Tigre (Tiger’s Milk Sauce)

In a blender, mix one piece of the fish, ½ Habanero pepper, garlic, ginger, and a small stalk of celery

Add the “Leche de tigre” into the bowl with the fish, add chopped onions and mix.

When serving, add chopped cilantro and garnish with lettuce. Serve with sliced of previously boiled potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn.



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