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Ecuadorian

Spicy Ceviche-Style Shrimp and Grits Main
Spicy Ceviche-Style Shrimp and Grits

There are some key staple foods you come to love when you move to the South. On the top of my list is the ubiquitous shrimp and grits.


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Fanesca Main
Fanesca

Fanesca is a rich legume and fish chowder enjoyed once a year at Easter in Ecuador.


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Sweet Plantain Smoothie (Chucula) Main
Sweet Plantain Smoothie (Chucula)

When I was young, one of my favorite desserts to eat was chucula (choo-COO-lah), a sweet and thick plantain dessert from Ecuador.


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ILatina Encocado Main
ILatina's Encocado de Pescado

The northern coast of Ecuador, near Esmeraldas, tastes like coconut.


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Ecuadorian Fish Soup Main
Ecuadorian Fish Soup

This popular fish soup known as Sancocho de Pescado is widely enjoyed on the Ecuadorian coast. Fish, a dietary staple, is prepared in various forms: fried, pickled in ceviches, or cooked into soups, like this maternal family recipe.


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Tuna Croquettes
Tuna Croquettes

As a child, I’d get home from school eager to have dinner. Like many, I looked forward to my mother's delicious home cooked meals, especially these tuna croquettes, crispy on the outside and filled with creamy-on-the-inside goodness. 


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