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#14 – A Few Signature Dishes

Where I come from one of a woman’s most regarded virtues is her sazón; the unique signature flavoring she gives to her dishes.  Most Dominican girls are tought how to cook at a young age; and women are deemed responsible for feeding the household three times a day on a daily basis. My mother was opposed to the idea that women should be responsible for all the cooking; therefore,  she never really tought me how to cook.  I must say I agree with my mom’s idea that women should not be solely charged with feeding the family.  I believe every responsible adult should be able to feed themselves in order to be truly an independent person.

I can cook.  I am not an expert, don’t cook often; and absolutely dislike having to cook everyday.  I usually make simple things for the kids and I.  Cooking elaborate meals just for the three of us turns out to be mostly a waste of time because my kids prefer simple dishes, and usually don’t even try the elaborate stuff. 

Nonetheless, I would like to  gain a bit of consistency in my cooking.  Meaning, I would love to master a few signature dishes that I could make without second guessing myself, and that come out tasty enough to share with family and friends. I haven’t decided on all the dishes I want to master yet; however, many of them will be Dominican recipes of course.  The plan is to periodically cook a new one and post it here once it has been mastered.  Who knows, perhaps I will be able to find my own sazón.  Please Feel free to share your favorite recipes.  They shall serve as inspiration for me.

Mastered Dishes:

Chofán
This dish was also
featured on my post
Dinner with Friends

 

Bistec Encebollado (Steak and Onions)

 

 

 

Dulce Frio

 

 

 

Carola’s Go To Salad

 

 

 

Traditional Dominican Salad and Dressing

 

 

 

More Coming Soon…

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