Colombian Fiesta

3 Jun

Last night, Esposita and I cooked a Colombian Fiesta for a dinner party as part of a Rotary auction. Our exchange student from Colombia was the rock star celebrity with the group, and helped us enormously with the cooking. We traveled to the house with trinkets, displays, music, and food all set up for the red, blue, and yellow of Colombia!

The dinner party was for 7 people and turned into a terrific night. Good friends and food always go together!

Here is what we served…

Appetizer – I made my rapidly improving Patacones. These are fried plantains that are topped with Ahi sauce. This is a “picante” type of salsa sauce made with vinegar, onions, cilantro, salt, and a little jalapeno. Esposita made this really cool quiche-style dish with “morsilla,” which is a blood sausage. We found it at a local Hispanic store. Delicious. We also served Arepas, which are cornmeal cales with cheese inside.

Second Course – Ajiaco. This is a wonderful potato and chicken soup, that is topped with cream, cilantro, and capers. One of my very favorite dishes and Esposita is just hitting it out of the park every time she makes it.

Main course – Pork chops with apple and mustard accompanied by white rice (a colombian staple).

Dessert – Postre de Natas. A very smooth and silky custard-style mousse. A perfect ending.

Dinner parties are always fun, especially when there is a theme. We have one more of these to do and if there were any bugs to work out, I think we worked them out!

Eat Well,

Jefe

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