Arepas, a traditional Venezuelan dish, are versatile and can definitely carry the weight and flavor of spicy fillings like ground beef. To save time and avoid using two pans, cook arepas first in a press to develop a crust while you heat the aromatics for the filling on the stove, then transfer the arepas to the oven as usual. The filling will be ready and waiting by the time the arepas are done and you'll have one less pan to clean.
Keep out of the frozen appetizers section and get a leg up on delicious finger foods with Jalapeño Tequeño Poppers! Tequeños, made of sticks of queso blanco wrapped in sweet dough and fried to a crisp, get a lift with the addition of fresh jalapeño and a new dumpling shape making an addictive and completely vegetarian pasapalo your guests will love.
Craving something sweet, filling and full of flavor? Cachapas, traditional Venezuelan sweet corn cakes, are given a lift with coconut milk, coconut spread, and bits of fresh steamed corn for a treat that can’t be beat.
- 1 1/4 cups P.A.N. mezcla dulce
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon coconut spread
- 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels