You might know Cookie Martinez from her delicious cookies and ice cream sandwiches. For this Drop-In she’ll be reprising her Ajiaco, a traditional chicken soup/stew from her home country of Colombia, along with a few new treats.
3 chicken or vegetable mini empanadas with Cookie’s award-winning spicy aji criollo dipping sauce.
A distinctive dish from the Colombian capital of Bogota, Ajiaco is full meal in a bowl. It features chicken, corn, capers, creme fraiche, cilantro and a typical small, creamy yellow potato from the Colombia Andes known as papa criolla. The bowl of soup comes with avocado and an arepa – a thick corn masa patty, crisp on the outside, soft in the middle.
Like a decadently rich creme caramel, Colombian flan is a rich egg custard draped in a luscious caramel sauce made from panela, a tropical unrefined sugar.
Every Friday we invite guest chefs – amateur or professional – to come share their favourite dishes at The Depanneur.