Latin-Fusion Recipes

Mexican Style Ceviche

Mexican style Ceviche
Don't you dare to go through the summer with out trying this refreshing Mexican Style Ceviche recipe by Chef Michelle Bernstein. It's simple, healthy and delicious!
Cuisine: Latin
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 5
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  • 1 pound fresh white fish like snapper, grouper or corvina
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ½ Serrano pepper, sliced thin with a mandolin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced paper thin with a mandolin
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into julienne strips
  • ¼ red onion, julienne fine
  • ¼ cup cilantro with stems, rough chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • *Serve with tortilla chips
  1. Cut the fish in ¼ - ½ inch pieces and place in a medium size bowl. Add the salt and mix. Add the lime juice and Serrano pepper into the fish, place in a cooler.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat, add the garlic shaking the pan until golden brown, immediately remove the garlic from the pan onto a paper towel and allow the garlic and oil to cool to room temperature.
  3. Remove the ceviche from the cooler. Mix in the tomato, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the cooled oil and the garlic chips. Season to taste with salt if necessary. Top with diced avocado and serve with tortilla chips.

Granny Smith Guacamole

Granny Smith Guacamole
Whip up a batch of this delicious Granny Smith Guac for your friends and be sure that they'll be begging you to share the recipe. Its very easy to prepare and most importantly very yummy!
Cuisine: Latin Fusion
Serves: 8-10
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  • 3 ripe Avocados, halved and pitted
  • ½ cup finely chopped Vidalia onion
  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Bottled hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • Kosher salt or table salt, to taste
  • Assorted dippers (such as baked fruit crisps, apple chips, and/or tortilla chips)
  1. Scoop avocado flesh into a bowl; add the onion, cilantro, lime juice, and hot pepper sauce. Mash with a fork until it reaches the desired consistency. Stir in apple and season with salt to taste. Serve with assorted dippers.

Guava Cheese Empanadas

Guava Cheese Empanadas
Empanadas are pastries filled with either meat, seafood, or cheese. This recipe includes Guava paste with cream cheese - a classic Cuban combination. It is sweet and flavorful - perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a sweet snack!!
Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Snack, Appetizer, Dessert
  • Frozen empanada disks 1 Pack
  • 1 package of low fat softened cream cheese 12 Oz.
  • 1 can of guava paste cut into small cubes 16 Oz.
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • bowl with water
  1. Take each empanada disc and place a piece of your guava paste in the middle, then spoon a teaspoon of cream cheese on top. Fold the empanada in half to create a half moon shape.
  2. Dip your finger in water and wet the rounded side of your half moon. Using a fork, press on the round part to seal in your filling. Continue to do for the rest of your empanadas.
  3. Heat a large non-stick saute pan or caldero and add oil to coat the whole pan.
  4. Once heated, add 2 or 3 empanadas, so they fit side by side. Cook on one side until golden brown then flip to do the same on the other. Once the empanada “bubbles” up, place on a platter lined with paper towel to let cool and soak up any excess oil.
  5. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve warm

Virgin Passion Fruit Bellini

Virgin Passion Fruit Bellini
This recipe uses sparkling apple cider for a fun and refreshing drink - perfect for the whole family!
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Beverage, Dessert
  • passion fruit juice 1 ounce
  • sparkling apple cider 4 ounces
  • fresh lemon peel for garnish
  1. In a fluted champagne glass, pour the passion fruit juice and top with sparkling cider. Garnish with fresh lemon peel

Tres Leches French Toast

Tres Leches French Toast
Tres leches is a divine combination of 3 types of milk: Evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. Your Sunday morning brunch will never be the same once you serve this French Toast! Who said you can't have dessert for breakfast!?
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
  • can of evaporated milk 1 (12 ounce)
  • can of sweetened condensed milk ½ (of 14 ounce)
  • vanilla, divided 2 teaspoons
  • eggs 5
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  • heavy cream 1 cup
  • slices of large white bread (1"), like Italian 10 to 12
  • sugar ⅓ cup
  • butter for frying
  • dulce de leche for drizzling, optional
  1. In a large bowl whisk together evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, eggs, and salt until combined.
  2. Place liquid in a wide re-sealable container and press slices of bread inside the container until they absorb some liquid.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minute, turning over bread half way through.
  4. In the meantime prepare the topping by placing the heavy cream, sugar, and remaining teaspoon of vanilla in a stand mixer.
  5. Using the whisk attachment, whisk together until stiff peaks are formed.
  6. Refrigerate whipped cream until ready to serve.
  7. Add a few pads of butter to an IMUSA NON-STICK GRIDDLE on medium-low heat and once melted cook the slices of toast for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  8. Plate two French toasts and add a spoonfuls of whipped cream on top of the toast. Drizzle with dulce de leche, if desired, and serve immediately as the topping will melt quickly.