Monday, July 10, 2006

cachapas with mango and guayabita

Venezuelan cachapas (corn pancakes) with fresh mango slices and guayabita powder (allspice, as far as I can tell). I bought the cachapas pre-made from a supermarket here in Caracas, but there are several recipes for them online.


helen said...

mmm.. that looks and sounds good!

want a quick and easy recipe with mango? this comes from my coworker.. i made it for dinner today and it's delicious!

mango, cilantro and black beans over quinoa:
-saute 1 medium onion, chopped
-add a can of rinsed and drained black beans and a bit of veg stock (should be slightly stewy but not too much liquid)
-toss in a bunch of chopped cilantro (i used about half a cup, but have used more in the past - i'd say do it to taste.. i like lots!)
-toss in a bit of chili of some sort (i used habanero chili sauce, but you can use cayenne pepper, fresh jalapenos (prob best bet), or whatever else to spice it up)
-toss in some cubed (or sliced however) fresh mango (make sure it's not too ripe, but firm yet sweet)

serve over quinoa with a squirt of fresh lime juice

helen said...

oh, i used one mango. i also threw in some fake chicken i had leftover in the fridge.

Urban Vegan said...

I'll be the cachapas would be great with cachaca (Brazilian sugar cane alcohol). They look exotic and delicious.

josh said...

hmm, you mean using cachaca as a kind of syrup? could be interesting. Cachapas are usually fried with cheese and/or ham on top, so sugar cane alcohol certainly sounds more appealing than that...