December 14, 2012

Winn-Dixie Wants Local Flavor for a Winning Holiday Recipe

"Winn-Dixie Wants Local Flavor for a Winning Holiday Recipe." What a mouthful huh? Bueno, considering it's about food, that's not a bad thing.  Babushka's a pretty decent cook and is known to have her mouth full from time to time. Queee? JU SO FONII!!!  Ok si, BB's mouth is full most of the time, pero who can blame me when I get fresh ingredients and it tastes so good??

What recipes do you use during the holidays?  Share your stories or recipes with Winn-Dixie for a chance to be featured in the e-cookbook Holiday Recipes to Impress  shared on their Feibu page. Tienen de todo- they've got it all, from appetizers to desserts, you can browse or share family faves in the ebook. Go ahead, be curious, but don't be shy! After the holidays the top recipes will be selected and included in the completed e-book for everyone to download.




BB's looking forward to sharing my infamous "Tortilla de Platano a la Babushka" aka Spanish Omelette with sweet plantains a la Cubana- an exaggeration of extras. Now this is a recipe that's local to my original hometown of Miami, but since I can still get the ingredients in my local Winn-Dixie here, Up North in The South , I say it still counts as a "local" dish.  Besides, everyone who's eaten it here likes it so I'm pretty sure it will be a local dish soon enough.  As far as it being a "holiday recipe", even though this isn't the roast pork we actually have as a main dish, this definitely is a much asked for appetizer while the caja china is doing it's job.

Ingredients:

1 ripe plantain per person (si, exageracion- proof it's a la BB)
1 potatoe per person 
1 package of Spanish style chorizos- at least 3 chorizos
1 big onion
1 green pepper
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Eggs 2 at the least per person (further proof it's a la BB)
Milk- just enough to lighten the consistency and the color at least 3 shades

*Plate big enough to cover the pan opening.  



Instructions:

The plantains need to be fried, so while you're waiting for the oil to heat, cut everything into tiny pieces.  Tiny for BB = bite size, not stew proportions but not food processor either. By now the oil should be hot enough, and it's time to fry the plantains until they're nicely browned.




Once they're done they are transferred to a plate that is covered with paper towels.


That's to take out the excess oil and has been done this way by Cuban women for generations.

It is not to be changed or questioned.



The other ingredients should now be sauteed in olive oil- starting with the potatoes.



Babushka prefers her veggies slightly crunchy so after the papas, I cook the chorizo  and then quickly saute the veggies. 
Kinda like a Spanish stir fry.


At this point I heavily spray the pan I'm going to use so the eggs won't stick to it.  The eggs have been beaten and mixed with milk, adding salt and pepper to your liking.  Let the pan heat up a bit and pour the egg mixture into the pan.  Allow the eggs to cook at medium low for 2 -3 mins then add the other ingredients evenly throughout the pan.  Cover the pan and allow it to cook, being sure the middle cooks well- but don't let it dry out!  Appx 10 - 12 mins later (poke the middle to make sure it's not runny) loosen up the sides of the omelete so you can flip it over to quickly cook the other side. This is where the plate comes in.

This is what it should look like.



Nice, round, traditional.  
Now if it falls apart in the turn, don't worry about it- that's traditional too.
Doesn't change the taste, it's still DELICIOSO!



Photo courtesy of Maria de los Angeles

Also delicioso are the recipes and other goodies on the Winn-Dixie Holiday Website .
So don't stress the holidays nor the menu- check out the  Feibu page and join in on the food, fun and memories.  

Nos vemos alli- I'll see you there, with a mouthful.

; )


BB2U

Oye! Got hungry thinking about the tortilla and all the comida that I forgot to invite y'all to a Tweety Fiesta.  

Sorry, see food, s'long senses.


Join us- that's Winn-Dixie, the Niche Mommy Network & Conference, and a slew of excellent bloggers on Tuesday, December 18 E.S.T.

Please R.S.V.P. here: 


Now having said that let me also say that this post was written in collaboration with Winn-Dixie and the Niche Mommy Network & Conference, y BB received compensation- pero the tortilla?  That's all BB's!

Te veo Tuesday in Tweety Land! 



Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

33 comments:

  1. I love it!! I love chorizo, huevos and potatoes. I never had it with platanos though. I will try it out!! Yummy!

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    1. Please do- and let me know what you think! Glad you liked it a very glad you commented. Gracias y BB2U.

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  2. I truly need to stay off the computer when I'm hungry, I'm off to grab a late night snack! YUM! :)

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    1. Tracy, if BB did that I'd never be on the computer. ; ) Buen Aprovecho. BB2U

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  3. Hanukkah ended last night but it's been such a crazy week, we haven't celebrated in style yet. Let the frying begin! We're having latkes tonight!
    Marissa

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    1. Marissa, Hope your holiday was lovely (albeit hectic) and that the rest of your season is filled with love and peace. Thanks for commenting. BB2U

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  4. BB, thank you for sharing this yummy Cuban recipe! My mom uses plantains mostly for making mole.

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    1. You're so welcome Isabel, I'm sure you'll like this recipe then. Gracias for always coming by. BB2U

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  5. QUE RICO SE VE!!!! I love platanooo <3 . i will have to try this recipe out BB, thanks for sharing.XO

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    1. Nina, let me know how it comes out- I know you'll love it. BB2U

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    1. Gracias Daily- y no por nada, but it really is. ; ) BB2U

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    1. Gracias Lina- y lo es! If I say so myself. ; ) BB2U

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  8. Que delicioso se ve esa tortilla< yum!

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  9. Me has dejado encantada con esta receta. Me gustan mucho las tortillas y las he comido con papas o vegetales, pero con platano nunca! Como no se me habia ocurrido antes, si soy platanera declarada?? :)
    Gracias por la receta, seguro que la preparare muy pronto :)

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    1. Si eres platanera de veras te va gustar- especialmente si haces la version exagerada de BB (un platano por persona). BB2U

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  10. Ay mama! Cuanto tiempo no veia estas tortillas! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Mujer Please!! That's like my goto plato- lo que haya en casa en un apuro, make it into a tortilla!! Nice to see you here, BB2U.

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  11. So hungry right now!! I want to eat that tortilla for lunch!

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    1. LOL And you'd be full until dinner, believe me!! Thanks for commenting y BB2U.

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  12. Que rica receta, Yummy!!! Muchas gracias por compartirla!

    Namaste!
    www.mamaholistica.com

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  13. Wow, wow wow, this recipe looks awesome, I have never had cuban food but this is a must.

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    1. Oh yes, a definite must! Now the "never had cuban food"? Let's work on that shall we?? ; ) Thanks for dancing w/BB y BB2U.

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    1. Pruebalo- te va gustar! Gracias por tu comentario y BB2U.

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    1. So do it mujer- you'll love it!! heje Thanks for the baile y el comentario. BB2U

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  16. This is one of the best tortillas I have ever had! And I've had the honor twice! The sweet plantain balances out the saltiness of the chorizo. Babushka se la comió -- she outdoes herself every time with this recipe. Thank you Babushka!

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  17. This is one of the best tortillas I have ever had! The saltiness of the chorizo balances so well with the sweetness of the plantains. It makes an excellent baked casserole style dish if you choose to bake it in the oven for more portions. I've had the honor of enjoying this dish TWICE! Thank you Babushka!

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    1. Thank YOU My Capitan for that testimonial! Glad you liked and I promise to make it again next time I'm in Miami. Maybe I could do a BIG one and cut it into bite sized portions for #BabuBoda?? hmmmm.... ; ) BB2U

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