I come from a large family, on my mom’s side, and all my aunts do a lot of cooking, each having her own specialty. My mom is not as crazy about cooking as they are, but the good thing is that, in spite of this, I learned a lot and tried many tasty foods as a result of my family’s cooking expertise.
When my mom cooks, she makes flavorful dishes. My favorite is pastel de chucho. This dish is a delicious combination of sweet and savory. It is very popular along the Eastern coast of Venezuela. It is made with manta ray and plantains. My mom’s version is made with another type of fish, as manta ray is not available here. I really like the taste of plantains with the savory fish stew and a touch of cheese. Delicious!