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This Onion soup won’t make you cry. Escabeche   Leave a comment

Escabeche is a delicious onion soup. It is perfect way to jazz up the boring chicken soup and perfect if you have a cold or flu.

Here’s a recipe:

ESCABECHE (4-6 servings)


1 3 lbs whole chicken
3 – 4 lbs onion
1 pt vinegar or little less
1/2 tsp thyme
6 – 8 spice seeds
8 – 10 cups of water
2 sprigs of oregano leaves
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
2 – 4 jalapeno peppers (whole)


1. Cut chicken into serving pieces and fry until evenly brown, then remove form pan or boil the whole chicken in the 8 – 10 cups of water with 1/2 tsp salt. Remove to oven to bake until brown. Then remove meat from bones. Save the stock for step 3.
2. Cut onions into thin slices and soak in vinegar and 1/2 cup water.
3. Pour water into a large saucepan and add the seasonings, and whole peppers and allow it to boil for 10 minutes.
4. Add the chicken and allow to boil for 10 minutes
5. Add all the onions and vinegar to taste.
6. Simmer for 5 minutes
7. Serve hot with corn or flour tortillas

Taken from Hotel Mopan


Posted September 9, 2011 by belizecuisine in Soups

Hudut – Fish Serre – Fish Soup   Leave a comment

Hudut is another Garifuna inspired dish.  It consists of fish and coconuts.  Coconuts are a common ingredient in Garifuna and other Belizean dishes.  Here’s the recipe of this delicious dish:


3 cans coconut milk

2 cups of water

2 lbs sliced Red snapper or any white fish seasoned

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

4 leaves basil

4 leaves oregano

1 hot diced pepper  (Jalepeno or Habenero)

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt


1. Pour coconut milk and water into a sauce pan or pot.
2. Preheat adding seasoned fish, garlic, basil, oregano and whole hot pepper, (do not cut pepper, it is just for flavouring) and black pepper.
3. Add fish vasting constantly to avoid curdling.
4. Allow to simmer for 30 mins. or until done.

Serve with mashed plantains.

From Hotel Mopan

Posted September 9, 2011 by belizecuisine in Main Dishes, Soups