Friday, September 3, 2010


Liz writes, "Here is one of my recent attempts at making a local specialty: tajadas, one of the many ways in which plantains are served in Nicaragua. In my vegetarian version, crispy plantain strips are topped with refried beans, soy 'hamburger', shredded cabbage, and my homemade hot sauce. Plantains are a staple of the Nicaraguan diet, served at pretty much every meal. As tajadas, they are a lot like nachos and can be heaped with any yummy topping.

"I wrote about tajada night and my homemade hot sauce at Las Frutas de Paraiso."