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Nicaraguan recipes, foods, cuisines, dishes and blogs. Discover a whole host of travel inspiration and food delicacies from Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan Nacatamales Recipe

Nacatamales are a traditional Nicaraguan dish similar to tamales. They are usually made using corn masa, meat, onion, tomatoes, fruit pieces, rice and spices. The mixture is wrapped in plantain leaves then steamed or boiled. Nacatamale variations use chicken or pork and can contain strong flavors like olives, capers, prunes, chilies and peanuts. Some heftier …

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Nicaraguan Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the biggest country in the Central American isthmus, surrounded by Honduras, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and the Pacific Ocean. The country is best known for its numerous lakes and volcanoes. It is home to the two largest freshwater lakes in Central America, Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. The population of Nicaragua is comprised …

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Traditional Gallo Pinto Recipe

Gallo Pinto is a traditional breakfast dish of both Costa Rica and Nicaragua made up of black beans and rice with a primary seasoning of Lizano sauce (popularly known as Salsa Lizano). Gallo pinto means “spotted rooster” in Spanish which originates from the speckled appearance that results from cooking white rice with black beans.  Worcestershire …

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Traditional Churrasco Recipe

Churrasco is a traditional Latin American barbecue technique where chops of beef, veal, lamb, pork and chicken are skewered and then grilled over a wood fire. It is a very popular dish in Brazil but is also a widely followed cooking method in many other countries, like Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba …

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Traditional Nicaraguan Vigorón Recipe (Cabbage & Yuca)

Vigorón is a stunning, traditional, authentic Nicaraguan salad dish made from yuca (cassava), cabbage and pork rind. It feels and tastes so wonderfully Central and Latin American with its use of the yuca plant and a fresh lime flavour. Vigorón mostly consists of a light cabbage salad topped with boiled yuca and crispy pork skin. …

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