Sopa de Caracol

Sopa de Caracol - Honduran Conch Soup

When finding recipes to test and adapt for here on Arousing Appetites, we look not only for great taste but also for an intriguing history. And while the story for sopa de caracol may not trace as far back as earlier millenia (like ropa vieja or latkes, for example), it’s certainly not every day that a dish … Read more

Hudut: Belizean Mashed Plantains and Fish Stew

Hudut: Belizean Mashed Plantains and Fish Stew

If there were ever a recipe that epitomizes putting “tender loving care” into a dish or a recipe, it would be hudut. When made entirely from scratch, there’s hand grating coconuts and manually mashing plantains involved! Unfortunately (and kind of fortunately), we didn’t do that ourselves. And when using a few “shortcuts,” these mashed plantains can … Read more

Harira: Moroccan Tomato and Beef Stew

Harira: Moroccan Tomato and Beef Stew

As we head into the winter months, Heather and I have been on the lookout for more warmer and heartier dishes that pair well with the colder weather. Using these criteria, harira was a really easy find. And with an abundance of extra ingredients as we come away from Thanksgiving, it was the perfect way to … Read more