Cornmeal Crusted Yucca Fries

Cornmeal Crusted Yucca Fries
Yucca (or Cassava) is a popular root vegetable in Latin America, favored for its versatility. The flavor is very similar to a potato, but starchier. This recipe used cornmeal to give the fries extra crunch. Try this as a side dish next to our Cuban Hamburger recipe!
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Fusion
  • frozen yucca (cassava) 3 pounds
  • Coarse cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil
  • mayonnaise ½ cup
  • sour cream ½ cup
  • chipotle hot sauce 1 tablespoon
  • lime juice 1 tablespoon
  • water 1 to 3 tablespoons
  1. Start by placing the frozen yucca* in your large IMUSA STOCK POT. Depending on the amount of yucca* being fried, fill the stock pot with water until the yuccas* are covered by at least 3 inches of water. Bring water to boil and lower heat to simmer yuccas* until they are completely soft, about 2 hours, making sure to refill the water as it evaporates.
  2. Drain yucca* and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Carefully wipe each yucca* with a paper towel and cut the larger pieces into thick spears, trimming ends.
  4. Place coarse cornmeal in a deep dish and bread the yucca* by gently pressing them in the cornmeal.
  5. In your IMUSA FRYING PAN, heat about 1 inch of oil on high heat until it begins to smoke. Add cornmeal yuccas* and fry on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil and serve with chipotle dipping sauce.
  6. For chipotle Dipping Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, sour cream, chipotle sauce, and lime juice. Whisk in water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a creamy consistency. Serve in a small ramekin next to fried yuccas*.

Chorizo and Seafood Paella

Chorizo and Seafood 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 paella recipe uses chorizo, squid, scallops, and shrimp to creat a dish sure to impress your guests!
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Fusion
  • chicken stock 3 cups
  • dry white wine ½ cup
  • saffron 1 pinch
  • Olive oil ½ cup
  • chorizo links (6 oz.), 2
  • medium onion 1
  • garlic cloves 3
  • medium grain rice 1½ cup
  • paprika 2 teaspoons
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • cans of diced tomatoes 1 (14.5 ounce)
  • squid 8 ounces
  • baby scallops 8 ounces
  • large shrimp 10
  • frozen green peas 1 cup
  1. In a small saucepan heat chicken stock and white wine with saffron and keep warm.
  2. Inside your 16-inch 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, making sure you brown both side of each chorizo coin.
  4. Add canned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has been evaporated.
  5. Add squid and scallops and cook for about a minute.
  6. Mix in rice, paprika, and salt and stir until well combined
  7. Add about half of the warm chicken stock and allow to simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes without stirring. Move the paella pan around the heat source every 5 minutes and rotate it often so that the rice cooks evenly.
  8. Add the rest of the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Lay the shrimp on top of rice in a circular pattern and cook for about 5 minutes until the first side is pink. Flip the shrimp and cook the paella for 15-25 minutes, until rice is cooked and liquid is evaporated, remembering to continue to rotate the pan every 5 minutes. If the rice seems too dry, add a small amount of water and cook a bit longer.
  10. Sprinkle frozen green peas and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Season with salt as needed.
  11. Note: You can add clams, mussels, and lobster (boil them separately) to this dish when you add the shrimp.

Chorizo & Ham Empanadas with Ranch Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Chorizo & Ham Empanadas with Ranch Cilantro Dipping Sauce
Empanadas are a pastry filled with meat, seafood, or cheese. This delicious recipe combines chorizo & ham with a tomato-based sauce and accompanies it with a slightly spicy ranch dipping sauce!
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Fusion
  • olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • garlic clove 1
  • onion ¼ cup
  • green bell pepper ¼ cup
  • tomato sauce ½ cup
  • vino seco (dry white cooking wine) ¼ cup
  • pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • ground Spanish chorizo sausage ½ pound
  • ground sweet ham
  • salt 20
  • discos para empanadas (frozen turnover pastry disks)
  • flour
  • thick ranch dressing (we like Marie’s) 1 cup
  • hot sauce (like Tabasco) 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • cilantro 1 to 2 teaspoons
  1. To make the filling, heat the oil in a shallow IMUSA pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until soft.
  3. the tomato sauce, vino seco, and pepper, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the chorizo and ham and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Taste and add salt, if necessary.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Place 1 to 1½ tablespoons in the center of each whole disk. Fold each disk to make a semicircle. Using the tines of a fork, press around the edges to seal.
  8. Bake in preheated IMUSA empanada maker for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  9. To make the dipping sauce, combine the ranch dressing and hot sauce in a bowl and garnish with the cilantro. Serve in a small bowl alongside the hot empanadas.

Buffalo Chicken Steamed Dumplings

Buffalo Chicken Steamed Dumplings
If you love dumplings, you'll want to try this recipe filled with ground chicken, blue cheese and spices with a buffalo style hot sauce for dipping!
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Fusion
  • ground chicken 1 pound
  • ½ small onion ½
  • garlic cloves 3
  • curly parsley 3 tablespoons
  • celery ½ cup
  • crumbled blue cheese ½ cup
  • eggs 2
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  • pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • Dumpling wrappers
  • PTFE Nonstick spray
  • buffalo style hot sauce, like Frank’s 1 cup
  • butter 6 tablespoons
  1. In a medium bowl mix first 9 ingredients together by hand until evenly combined.
  2. Assemble dumplings by placing wonton wrapper on a flat surface.
  3. Roll a small ball of the chicken mixture between your hands, about a tablespoon, and place in the center of the wonton wrapper.
  4. Dip a finger in a cup of water and run it around the edges of the wrapper.
  5. Pick up wrapper and chicken ball with one hand (between your thumb and index finger) and begin pinching hard around the wrapper until it tightly wraps the chicken ball. Re-pinch if necessary. Your dumplings should be star-shaped with the chicken ball in the center.
  6. Spray your IMUSA steaming basket with PTFE Nonstick spray and place dumplings throughout. Steam for 10 minutes until fully cooked.
  7. In the meantime make hot sauce by gently heating it with the butter.
  8. Spoon some hot sauce on a plate and place dumplings on top. Garnish with more crumbled blue cheese, if desired.

3 Layer Iced Coffee Bon Bon

3 Layer Iced Coffee Bon Bon
Wake up in the morning to a sweet Coffee Bon Bon using condensed milk & ice blended coffee!
Recipe type: Dessert, Beverage, Coffee Drink
Cuisine: Fusion
  • can condensed milk 1 (14 ounce)
  • Ice cubes Shots of room temperature espresso coffee, unsweetened made in an IMUSA ESPRESSO MAKER
  1. First, pour 2 inches of condensed milk into the base of 4 (4oz) juice glasses.
  2. pour the equivalent of one shot of coffee on top of the condensed milk in each glass.
  3. Take the remaining four shots of coffee and put them in a blender with four ice cubes. Blend in the blender until a thick foam is formed.
  4. Pour the foam into each glass carefully. Serve immediately.