Monday, November 8, 2010

Colombian Recipe

Cathy, a staff member of NYLC- Jackson Heights would like to share one of her favorite dishes from her mother country, Colombia.(And it looks delicious!)

Bandeja Paisa 
Prep Time- 20 min
Cook Time- 50 min
Serves- 6 servings

  • 4 cups of red beans, or kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 diced green plantains
  • 1 small carrot, grated or shredded
  • 1 pork trotter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
Rinse the beans before cooking then place them in a pressure cooker half filled with water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Cook the beans for approximately 30 minutes. Then open the pressure cooker and place the rest of the ingredients in with the beans. Cook under pressure for another 2 minutes and serve with or without the trotter.

Badeja Paisa may be accompanied with 8 ounces of grilled beefsteak, steamed white rice, fried sweet plantains, deep fried pork crackling, 1 fried egg atop the rice, and 1 corn tortilla. The rice should be in the middle of the plate, then the beans on the left side. The remainder of the ingredients can be arranged on the plate to your liking.

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