Latin-Fusion Recipes

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!
Author:
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Beverage, Dessert
Ingredients
  • passion fruit juice 1 ounce
  • sparkling apple cider 4 ounces
  • fresh lemon peel for garnish
Preparation
  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!?
Author:
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 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
Preparation
  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.

Spanish Rice with Corn and Olives

Spanish Rice with Corn and Olives
Using sofrito is the secret to Latin-Flavored rice in an IMUSA caldero! This recipe adds fresh sweet corn and Spanish olives for a salty/sweet combination you will love!
Author:
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Side, Dinner, Lunch
Ingredients
  • long grain white rice 2 cups
  • Corns on the Cob (or 1 1⁄2 cup of Sweet Corn) 4
  • Sofrito 2 tablespoons
  • tomato sauce ½ cup
  • vegetable or corn oil ¼ cup
  • Spanish olives ¼ cup
Preparation
  1. In an IMUSA FRY PAN, sauté the corn until lightly browned and crisp, then set aside to cool.
  2. Turn heat on to medium. Add oil, tomato sauce and sofrito in your IMUSA CALDERO. Let it simmer together for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the corn to the IMUSA CALDERO. Proceed by adding olives then stir. Cover and let it cook. Blend together for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and stir to coat.
  5. Raising the heat to high, add 4 cups of water and stir
  6. Add a pinch of salt and let it cook until the water starts evaporating (7-10 minutes). Reducing the heat to low, cover the Caldero and let cook for 18-20 minutes (or until rice is fluffy).
  7. Serve with sweet plantains or green salad.
 

Smokey Tomato Paella

Smokey Tomato Paella
Paella is a traditional rice dish originating from Spain. Today paella is made all over the world using just about any ingredient that goes with rice - from shellfish, squid, vegetables, chicken or pork. This recipe uses chorizo, saffron, garlic, tomatoes, red pepper, and peas to create a flavorful Spanish-Influenced meal!
Author:
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch
Ingredients
  • chicken stock 4 cups (32 fl. Oz.)
  • saffron 1 pinch
  • olive oil ½ cup
  • chorizo links (8 ounces) 3
  • red onion ½
  • garlic cloves 4
  • medium grain rice 2½ cups
  • paprika 3 teaspoons
  • salt 4 teaspoons
  • cans of diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 ounces)
  • Red bell pepper 1
  • frozen green peas I cup
Preparation
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. In a small saucepan heat chicken stock with saffron and keep warm.
  2. Inside your IMUSA PAELLA PAN add olive oil and bring to medium-high heat.
  3. Add chorizo, onions, and garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Mix in rice, paprika, and salt and stir until well combined.
  5. Add tomatoes and mix evenly.
  6. Place bell pepper strips in a circle around the paella
  7. Add about 2 cups of the warm chicken stock and allow to simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes without stirring.
  8. Add another cup of stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add final cup of stock and put pan in the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes, until all of the liquid is evaporated. If the rice looks too dry add a small amount of stock or water and cook a bit longer. When the rice is ready, remove from the oven, sprinkle green peas and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. NOTE: You can make a seafood paella version of this recipe by replacing chicken stock with fish stock and adding raw shrimp, scallops, and clams onto the rice before adding stock. SERVES 10 TO 12.

Picadillo Empanadas with Garlic Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Picadillo Empanadas with Garlic Cilantro Dipping Sauce
Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries that is made with ground beef and a flavorful tomato sauce. Using this as a filing in empanadas creates a savory side dish or snack!
Author:
Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Ingredients
  • olive oil ¼ cup
  • garlic cloves 2
  • medium onion 1
  • small green bell pepper 1
  • ground sirloin or ground round 1 pound
  • vino seco (dry white cooking wine) ½ cup
  • tomato sauce 1 cup
  • tomato paste 2 tablespoons
  • ground cumin ½ teaspoon
  • ground oregano ½ teaspoon
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • pepper ½ teaspoon
  • raisins, optional ¼ cup
  • pimento-stuffed olives ¼ cup
  • capers 2 tablespoons
  • discos para empanadas (frozen turnover pastry disks) 20
  • mayonnaise (we like Hellmans) 1 cup
  • cilantro ¼ cup
  • garlic 1 tablespoon
  • white pepper ½ teaspoon
  • fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon
Preparation
  1. To make the picadillo, heat half the olive oil in a large IMUSA frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper, and sauté until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef (the meat should make a searing sound when it hits the pan—use a small amount of meat to test the heat; if it doesn't, increase the heat to high for a few minutes before adding the meat). Stir frequently to break up any large chunks of meat, and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, until the beef is thoroughly cooked (no longer red).
  4. Drain any excess liquid from the pan. Add the vino seco, tomato sauce, tomato paste, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, and the remaining olive oil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the raisins, olives, and capers, and stir to combine. Set aside and allow to cool.
  6. Pre-Heat your IMUSA empanada maker by simply plugging it in. Your empanada maker is properly heated and ready to use once the green light turns on.
  7. Remove one package of the pastry disks from the refrigerator. (Always leave the ones you aren’t working with in the refrigerator. They are easier to work with if they are firm.) Working on a lightly floured surface, separate the disks
  8. Place 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of filling in the center of each disk. Fold each disk to make a semicircle. Using the tines of a fork, press around the edges to seal.
  9. Bake in preheated IMUSA empanada maker for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden
  10. To make the dipping sauce, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, cilantro, and white pepper until smooth. Serve in a small bowl alongside the hot empanadas.