Recipes

platotipicofotoHere’s an index of the recipes I’ve posted, for easy reference. Many are Salvadoran but there are some Mexican, South American, and Tex-Mex recipes, not to mention the gringa inventions I’ve created, (like Fried Chicken and Mashed Potato tacos.) Is there a recipe you’d like to see me make? Feel free to suggest it in comments below!

MAIN DISHES (SALVADORAN)

Panes con Pavo
Salpicón de Res
Salvadoran Hot Dogs
El Desyuno Universitario
El Desyuno Universitario II
Tamales de Elote – Tamales Fritos
Salvadoran Breakfast – Plato Típico
(scrambled eggs, tortillas, refried beans, platanos fritos, and cream.)

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Casamiento
A basic pot of Salvadoran Beans
Platanos Fritos
Pupusas de Queso with Salsa and Curtido
Salvadoran Albóndigas
Yuca con Chicharrón
Tortas Estilo Hula Hula
Sopa de Res
Enchiladas Salvadoreñas
Sopa de Fideos con Huevo
Chuletas de Carne Molida
Central American-style Chow Mein
Cóctel de Camarones en Salsa Rosada
Arroz con Pollo Estilo Suegra
Rellenos de Ejotes
Mini-Pupusas de Queso y Frijol
Pupusas Revueltas
Picadillo
Pasteles/Pastelitos with Salsa & Curtido
Tamales de Gallina

MAIN DISHES (NOT SALVADORAN)

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Arepas
Burritos
Sopa de Pollo
Tamales
Empanadas
Mexican Tortas de Jamón
Fried Chicken and Mashed Potato Tacos
Bolillo con Queso Crema y Jalapeño
Gazpacho
Savory Tamales de Calabaza y Pollo (o Pavo!)
Mexican Pizza
Quesadillas

SIDE DISHES

Ensalada de Conchitas (Salvadoran)
Mexican Escabeche
Salvadoran Escabeche
Chicharitos de Sabor
Salvadoran Frijoles
Salvadoran Curtido (Pickled cabbage salad)
Salvadoran Curtido II
Salvadoran Curtido III
Easy Salvadoran Curtido (my favorite curtido recipe so far)
Ensalada Rusa (Salvadoran)
Raspado de Elote Loco / Crazy Corn in a Cup (Salvadoran)
Chirmol (Salvadoran)
Sweet and Salty Plantain Chips

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SNACKS

Duritos
Maní con Chile y Limón
Tostadas de Plátano with salsa and curtido (Salvadoran)

DESSERTS

Easy Sopapillas
Leche Poleada (Salvadoran)
Salvadoran Semita (Salvadoran)
Conchas – Pan Dulce
Paletas de Horchata
Charamusca (Salvadoran)
Marquesote (Salvadoran)
Chocobananos (Salvadoran)
Salvadoran-style Birthday Cake (Salvadoran)
Tres Leches Cake
Charamusca (Salvadoran)
Conserva de Coco (Salvadoran)
Pumpkin Pie Paletas
Sweet Tamales de Calabaza y Horchata
Quesadilla (Salvadoran)
Biscochitos
Arroz con Leche
Gelatina de Mosaico (Salvadoran)
Brazilian Bon Bons (Brigadeiros)

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INGREDIENTS & CONDIMENTS

Achiote Oil
Fresh Salsa
Mexican Salsa Roja
Central American style Guacamol Sauce for Sandwiches
Salvadoran Salsa Roja

DRINKS

Atol de Elote (Salvadoran)
Té de Canela
Horchata (Salvadoran)
Mayan Hot Chocolate
Té de Miel y Limón (Salvadoran)
Atol de Avena (Salvadoran)
Refresco de Ensalada (Salvadoran)

13 thoughts on “Recipes

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  2. Faltan algunos platos importantes: Ceviche y Gallo En Cicha. Chicha is a rotten pineapple moonshine that, in my experience, is awful even if you are already 6 plus Pilseners deep into your afternoon. However, Gallo en Chicha might be the most sophisticated dish in El Salvador: it takes the sweet and sour from chicha as an ingredient for the broth, which contrasts nicely with the dark gamey flavors of yes, that’s correct, Rooster meat. Also, pineapple contains a natural tenderizer, bromaine, which softens the rooster meat. If you don’t happen to have rooster in the backyard whose time has come, you can use chicken thigh meat instead. As Gallo en Chicha is not an everyday dish, even in the homeland, so I can forgive the omission. But ceviche!? No ceviche? Yes, it wasn’t invented in El Salvador, but there is distinctive typical Salvadoran style: Corvina, key limes, roma tomatoes, cilantro, onion, maybe garlic, maybe oregano. There you go, there it is, classic Salvadoran ceviche. See you at el Puerto La Libertad.

    • Thanks for the suggestions, Dres. This blog, (and thus the recipe index) is a work in progress. There are many more Salvadoran recipes I want to share, (and still many more I haven’t yet tried to make.) Gallo en Chicha will be quite a challenge on the day I decide to attempt it. As for ceviche, although I have my own version, this isn’t something my suegra ever made so thanks for the input. I’ll take it into consideration when I eventually research and try to make it Salvadoran-style.

      Saludos!

  3. I grew up in NoVA. My parents have been here since their late teens so we are a very Americanized family (Salvadorian background). I’m married to an el salvadorian, in his eyes I am a gringa -_- LoL! These recipes look like lifesavers! I run out of ideas on what to make for dinner, American foods are not at the top of his list. I’ve slowly but truly learned a few things along the way, but this will def help. Thanks! And I have bookmarked this page.

    • Hi Anna! I was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland so we’re practically neighbors ;) I’m happy to hear these recipes will help you out. Please feel free to check back in with me at any time to let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

      Thanks for taking a moment to leave a comment! Saludos to you and your family :)

  4. There was such a huge sigh of relief when I found your blog last night. I had a blast Laughing Out Loud as I read it for a very long while. But more importantly, your perspective helps me understand my husband a little more. I’m the Salvadorena and he is the Gringo. Equally as important to me are your recipes WITHOUT Knorr! I love you so much for this. My mother never taught me to cook. I’m born & raised in Los Angeles, and started cooking a little over a year ago. I believe food can have a powerful flavor component imbued naturally through herbs, spices, etc. Preservatives & MSG’s are a big no no for me. Unfortunately it’s been almost impossible for me to find Salvadoran recipes online that don’t contain Knorr. It’s been a major source of frustration. So keep it up! You are funny and awesome! I’m so glad I’ve found your blog. You’re a lifesaver. :-)

    • This comment made my day, Susi! Thank you!

      I will keep the MSG-free recipes coming. MSG is not something I grew up eating and as an adult eating my suegra’s food, I discovered it gives me migraines, so that’s why I avoid it when recreating Salvadoran recipes that typically use it.

      Saludos!

  5. Es la primera vez que dejo un comentario en un blog. Créeme que tus recetas,tus historias y toda la inmersión que has tenido en la cultura salvadoreña me va encantado.sigue adelante! Tienes un gran talento.Te felicito.

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  7. Hi. I just discovered your site and it’s great. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia were there isn’t a big latin community let alone a Salvadorean one so finding your recipes is exciting to me. Thanks for sharing!

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