As you know I’ve designated July okra month. This is my favorite way to enjoy okra outside of a good pot of gumbo. It’s quick, flavorful, and only requires a few ingredients. You’ll want to keep the harissa sauce on hand and use it for other dishes as well.
My campaign to put okra on the map. I love okra. Okra is good for you. Okra tastes good. Eat more okra. If you don’t know how, then read this post for recipes and cooking tips. Plus I’m sure you’ll learn a bunch of cool facts about okra that I bet you never knew.
Cazuela de moriscos is a Colombian Seafood Stew common in the city of Cartagena which has a strong Caribbean vibe to it. My wife and I visited multiple cities (Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena) in Colombia earlier this year. I was impressed by the appreciation for culture andh heritage as evidenced by its visual and performing street artists. Food-wise we had so many great experiences from street food to restaurants. This seafood stew recipe was inspired by a dish at had there and I plan to make others that I experienced during my visit. Stay tuned! This one tastes like I spent all day cooking it, but in reality, it was just 30 minutes.
Fun vibes with this Okra Fried Rice. It’s a fusion of cultures that results in high flavor. The best part is it comes together easily for a quick weeknight dish. But it’s also fancy enough to serve to guests at a weekend celebration.
Quick and easy take on an American classic recipe. I make this Cuban twist on sloppy joes. The sauce is based on a spiced ketchup that is elevated with smoky paprika and cumin. When I’m feeling nostalgic or need to get something of substance on the table fast this is a go to. This ain’t your momma’s sloppy joe recipe though. It’s straight-up homemade with a sauce that’s over the top. In keeping with this month’s TR808 music production theme, Daft Punk’s “Doin It Right” powered this recipe.
Doctored up ketchup with Cuban flavors. Making doctored sauces is one of my meal prep hacks. I made a big batch of this and used for homemade sloppy joes and Cuban Fritas (burgers) plus its a great everyday condiment.