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AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

So remember when I said that Costa Rican food isn’t particularily spicy? …well they do serve some very hot stuff on the side. The two women whose home we visited and with whom we enjoyed a typical Costa Rican meal, also prepared a homemade Ahi Chombo (literally ‘black pepper’)… …a golden looking sauce, somewhat resembling a pico de gallo (salsa) but more finely processed. I added a bit of it with the Gallo Pinto (black beans and rice). Yep! very…

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HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

HOMEMADE TZATZIKI

Even the most ordinary can be turned into something special with a bit of thought…. Our little cockpit snack… some of our favourite chips (black pepper and lime)… some homemade tzatziki (see recipe below)… some fresh veggies… and a frosty can of Captain’s ‘double O’ beer. HOMEMADE TZATZIKI 1 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 large English cucumber, cubed 1 tbps sea salt (for salting the cucumber) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp fresh mint 1 tbsp fresh dill…

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EASY HOLLANDAISE

EASY HOLLANDAISE

I know that keeping packaged Hollandaise mixes onboard is an easy quick fix but the real thing is just as easy and quick and tastes SO much better… All you need is the following: 2 egg yolks 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup butter , melted pinch of cayenne dash of sea salt Method: In metal bowl whisk yolks & lemon juice together until thick and creamy (about 3 minutes) Place bowl over simmering water (be careful bowl doesn’t…

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RUSSIAN DRESSING

RUSSIAN DRESSING

Russian Dressing   1 cup       1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup ketchup (link to my homemade version) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons onion, grated 1 tablespoon horse radish 1/2 lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon chili sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika salt and pepper to taste   Mix everything well and chill           Adapted from Closet Cooking

HOMEMADE KETCHUP

HOMEMADE KETCHUP

This is another example of trying to make healthier choices. We don’t use ketchup often but when we do it’s good to have a bit more control over the amount of added salt and sugar… Homemade Ketchup 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1/4 cup agave syrup 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder   Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until…

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MAPLE ORANGE CRANBERRY SAUCE

MAPLE ORANGE CRANBERRY SAUCE

I get than having canned thing onboard make a whole lot of sense but sometimes it rewarding to prepare from scratch. This recipe for cranberry sauce is so easy, needs just 3 ingredients, and can be made in a matter of minutes. I use it not only for traditional poultry dishes but also as a topping on plain yogurt and my favourite as a tangy addition to turkey sandwiches.     Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce   1-1/2 cups fresh or…

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