This is the quintessential Nicaraguan Dish, consisting of ground sirloin beef which is slowly simmered in a stew of onions, garlic, tomatoes, Latin spices and tropical vegetables, and is served with rice, black beans and a host of specially prepared condiments and side dishes: fried plantains, sour cream, Picante sauce and Encortido (a salad of shredded cabbage, green onions, tomatoes and herbs).
Pollo Machado (Shredded Herb Chicken and Vegetables)
Very similar to the Carne Chorizada from above, but uses herbed shredded chicken in place of beef. Also slowly simmered with a variety of savory spices over many hours and served with rice, black beans and a host of specially prepared condiments and side dishes: fried plantains, sour cream, Picante sauce and Encortido (a salad of shredded cabbage, green onions, tomatoes and herbs).
Costilla de Cerdo (Marinated Pork Short Ribs)
These ribs are marinated in a host of spices for over 24 hours and slowly braised in their own juices until they become lightly crispy on the outside and remain tender throughout. Served with rice, black beans, fried plantain chips, Picante sauce, sour cream, and Encortido (cabbage, tomato and green onion salsa/coleslaw).
Camarones a las Brazas (Grilled Marinated Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon)
The shrimp is marinated over night in a citrus and jalapeño marinade then wrapped in bacon and grilled in the broiler. Served over a bed of fried rice, and accompanied by black beans, fried plantains, Picante sauce, sour cream and Encortido. A portion of these can be made without bacon for those who prefer no meat.
Arroz Con Pollo (Spanish Style Chicken and Rice)
The most typical of all dishes, and one that is found in one variation or another in every Latin Country, this is a rice dish made with a sauce of tomatoes, olives, petite peas, and shredded herb chicken. Once all is cooked and combined, it is slowly baked in the oven until light and flaky. The chicken in this dish, can be removed and replaced with more seasonal vegetables, and makes for an excellent vegetarian alternative. Served with fried plantains and a shredded cabbage, tomato and scallion salad.
Oven Roasted Mojito Chicken
A modern take on a traditional Cuban dish of chicken slowly roasted in a marinade of fresh oranges, limes, garlic, olive oil, cilantro and paprika. Also served with fried rice, black beans, fried plantains, sour cream and cabbage salad.
Roasted Chipotle Chicken
Chicken legs and thighs marinated in chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime and garlic and roasted in the oven. Served with rice, black beans, fried plantains, sour cream, homemade hot sauce and cabbage, tomato and scallion salad.
Beer Braised Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Seasoned with a dry rub of smoked paprika, cumin and garlic and then braised in dark beer and Chipotle peppers until a rich sauce develops and the meat falls of the bone. Served with the traditional sides of rice, black beans, Encortido and fried plantains.
Grilled marinated steak with onions, peppers and tomatoes. Served with rice + black beans
Grilled Chimichurri Steak
Flank steak, marinated overnight and grilled to perfection; served with a fresh Chimichurri sauce. Can choose to have it with Spanish fried rice and black beans OR an avocado , heart of palm and watercress salad.
Garlic, Red Pepper + Lime Jumbo Shrimp
Pan fried with lots of garlic and home grown crushed red pepper.
Seared shrimp, calamari + mussels braised in a white wine and citrus sauce, served over Spanish fried rice.
Red Snapper in Plantain Leaf
Roasted with onions, tomatoes, peppers and Sherry
Seared shrimp braised in a sauce of oranges, limes and white wine.
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