Appetizers

Our favorite holiday recipes!

La Criolla Spice Tree

We at La Criolla enjoy cooking, good food, and great ingredients, especially around the holidays.  We’re always talking food, and anyone who has come to visit us can smell the spices as soon as they walk in the door!  Gatherings … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde La Criolla

  6 Tomatillos (Green Tomatoes) 3 Serrano peppers 1 tbsp. La Criolla Adobo All-purpose Seasoning ¼ cup of Cilantro chopped ¼ cup chopped onion In a saucepan, place the tomatillos and serrano peppers with 2 cups of water (or enough … Continue reading

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La Criolla Classic Chicken Tacos

            1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into desired slices 1 Red Bell Pepper sliced 1 Avocado sliced 1 Tomato chopped ¼ La Criolla Olive Oil 1 tbsp. La Criolla Adobo with Sazon ½ tbsp. … Continue reading

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Spiced Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: l Pound Jumbo Shrimp 1 Tbsp La Criolla Adobo (any variety) 1 tsp. La Criolla Ground Black Pepper  1 tsp. La Criolla Sazón Directions: Clean and devein shrimps. Grill over medium heat on a grill rack. Cook until pink (5-6 … Continue reading

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Fruity and flavorful creamy spread

This recipe is simple, delicious and perfect for gatherings or parties! Your guests will be amazed by how inventive you are and we won’t even take credit for it. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. La Criolla Fruit Seasoning 1 8 oz. package … Continue reading

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Healthy snack: chicken quesadilla

We know those items on the menu that you always try to avoid because you know they are unhealthy.  But what if we told you this chicken quesadilla recipe is healthy, tasty and gluten free! Ingredients: Corn tortillas (Gluten Free) … Continue reading

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Mini Taco Bites

What are you serving up for appetizers tonight?  How about taco bites! They are easy to make, not too messy, healthy and delicious! Check it out… Ingredients: 1 lb. ground lean beef/turkey 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves 1 tomato, … Continue reading

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Not your store-bought salsa

So you’re cooking in the kitchen and you’re having friends over for cocktails and dinner… why not make your own fresh homemade salsa?  This way you know what’s in it, you can make it as spicy, as chunky or as … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s Tortilla Espanola

In honor of the Champions League final (Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid!) this weekend, and the World Cup (go Espana!) this Summer, I’m sharing one of my favorite tapas recipes.  It’s easy to make, and fun to share at a … Continue reading

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Recipe makes about 4-5 servings Prep: 25 min Cook: 10 min Ready in: 35 min   Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef (we recommend 80% lean and 20% fat) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons La Criolla olive oil 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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