Latin America holds a delicious culinary diversity that guarantees a wide array of ideas for our homemade recipes, and Ecuador is not the exception to the rule. This August 10, Ecuador’s Independence Day is an invitation to try their best flavors. Amazingly diverse, this South American country is like culinary paradise, where recipes vary according to its four natural regions: coast, highlands, eastern Amazon lowlands and insular.
The fish typically consumed in Ecuador’s coast line comes from the Pacific Ocean or the navigable rivers of the area. One of the traditional dishes, known worldwide, is ceviche. You can eat it with a spoon because it’s quite juicy! Corn is also a staple accompaniment of meat, stews and soups. At family barbecues, grilled corn on the cob is classic!
In exotic dishes, Ecuadorians tend to include guinea pigs, which are usually enjoyed grilled at celebrations in different parts of the country. Besides its diverse dishes, Ecuador is famous for the richness of fruits. A favorite one, especially abroad, is uvilla (aguaymanto), a light fruit that resembles a tiny tomato. Also found in Colombia and Peru, this fruit features delicious culinary possibilities. Try your hand at this amazing flan with mango and aguaymanto.
This August 10, try and enjoy the best Ecuadorian flavors with your loved ones!