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Salvadoran Charamusca Recipe

Charamusca is a popular fruit drink from El Salvador made from fruit juice, and sometimes milk, which is frozen and served in a plastic bag. There are many different popular flavors of charamusca including strawberry, mango and banana. Chunks of fruit or nuts may also be added into the liquid before freezing.  Origin & Cultural …

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El Salvadoran Nuegados de Yuca Recipe

Nuegados de Yuca are a deep-fried dough made with cassava and cheese, popular in El Salvador. Finely ground cassava, shredded cheese and eggs are some of the ingredients used to make the dough which is divided into smaller pieces, shaped then deep fried. After the dough is fried it is drizzled with panela honey. Panela …

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Salvadoran Food: 19 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of El Salvador

El Salvador is a country located in Central America, bordered by Honduras, Guatemala and the Pacific Ocean. Also known as the land of volcanoes, El Salvador is known to experience frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. The country is also known for its beautiful black-sand beaches and radiant nightlife.   The population of El Salvador is composed …

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Salvadoran Fresco de Cebada Recipe

Fresco de Cebada is El Salvador’s signature strawberry flavored pink drink. Fresco de cebada translates to English as fresh barley, which is somewhat a misnomer since there is no barley in this drink. This beverage is made from water, spices such as cloves and cinnamon, flour and sugar. The strawberry flavor comes from vanilla and …

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El Salvadoran Yuca con Chicharrón Recipe

Yuca con Chicharrón is a Salvadorian dish consisting of boiled or fried yuca accompanied by, or topped with, raw cabbage salad, chicharron, spicy tomato sauce or chimol. Yuca is also known as cassava, the same plant that tapioca is derived from. The yuca is the large edible root of the cassava plant. Yuca is very …

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Traditional Salvadoran Chilate Recipe

Chilate is a Salvadoran hot beverage made from corn and flavored with ginger and allspice. The corn is cooked in water, with the ginger and allspice slowly steeped in the mixture. Chilate is made from nixtamalized corn, known in stores as maseca. This is different from cornmeal and other ground corn products. Nixtamalized corn are …

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Salvadorian Quesadilla Recipe

Salvadorian Quesadilla or Quesadilla Salvadorena is a sweet cheese pound cake popular in El Salvador. It has all the ingredients typically used to make cakes such as eggs, butter, flour and baking powder but this cake also has cheese. The ingredients are simply mixed together, poured into a baking dish, sprinkled with sesame seeds and …

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Loroco Pupusa Recipe

Pupusas are a corn tortilla made with cornmeal or rice flour and filled with a wide range of ingredients, including pork, shrimp, fish, pumpkin, squash, beans and spinach. They are widely consumed in Central America, especially in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In this recipe we prepare the traditional pupusa made with loroco, an edible …

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Latin American Obleas Recipe

Obleas are round wafers that are light brown in color that are popular throughout Latin America, and Colombia in particular where they are said to have originated. They are usually spread with Colombian caramel called arequipe and topped with cheese, jams, sprinkles or fruits. Obleas are also very popular among Latin American countries such as …

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Salvadorian Sopa De Pata Recipe: Cow’s Feet Soup

Sopa De Pata, also known as Caldo De Pata, is a traditional Salvadorian cow’s feet soup dish. You might squirm a little bit at the thought of using cow feet in a soup, but it’s really not that strange. Especially in comparison to some of the other weird dishes we’ve discovered around the world. Sopa …

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