Ava eats El Salvador (Global Table Adventure)





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Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011

Ava will have eaten one meal from every country in the world by the time she's 5 years old. This week Atol (corn drink).

Cabbage Slaw (Curtido)
Crunchy cabbage mixed with shredded carrots, and red onion. Toss with vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes to make a classic Salvadorian side dish.

Pupusa with quesilla
Thick corn tortilla packet conceals a melted layer of quesilla, or soft melting cheese. Serve with salsa on the side.

Atol (corn drink)
There are many ways to make this traditional central american drink. Ours is quick and dirty -- and uses fresh corn, cinnamon, and sugar for custard-like goodness.

Salvadorian Quesadilla (Cake)
This dessert is hard to explain but easy to eat. First of all, it is dense and sweet, like pound cake. But then, somewhere in the background comes a hint of salt -- from grated cheese, and a mild blast of tangy sour cream. When cooked in muffin tins they make the perfect portion for party trays or a light breakfast.


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