The "National" Arepa
The "National" is the arepa stuffed with the ingredients of the national dish of Venezuela, the 'Pabellon Criollo'. Frayed or shredded beef, black beans or black beans, fried sweet plantain slices and do not miss the grated cheese ... These are the ingredients for a rich corn bread.
- Shredded meat or frayed
- Beans or black beans
- Chopped yellow banana
Ingredients for meat:
1 kg of beef brisket (in the East can be substituted for beef meat of dogfish and the eastern hall, the dressing is basically the same)
2 large onions
1 red bell pepper
6 sweet peppers
4 garlic cloves
1 large bunch of cilantro
1 can of peeled tomatoes
Preparation of meat:
- In a saucepan place the fresh meat, cover with enough water, add a pinch of salt, a little onion and cilantro.
- Boil for at least 2 hours taking care not to dry and check box the meat is tender.
- Once the meat soft remove from heat, let cool and shredding the meat with a fork or hands.
- In a skillet Sauté onion, paprika, sweet pepper and cilantro. Add meat and frayed.
- Add a little broth and tomatoes and processed.
- Correct the seasoning salt and finished with spices get used, it can be marinated, cumin, bay leaf and pepper, let it stew for at least 30 minutes.
- Take care not left with too much stock, or too dry.
Ingredients for the beans:
500g dried black beans
1 teaspoon baking
1 large onion
6 sweet peppers
6 garlic cloves
Salt to taste
1 green pepper or red
Preparing the beans:
- The night before is recommended to prepare a dish towel to place clear and select grains that are parties pulling out or defective. Then in a saucepan cover the beans with enough water and add a point of baking soda.
- The next day you botarles water and wash them thoroughly under running, start cooking with plenty of clean water, salt, a sprig of cilantro, a slice of whole onion and sweet pepper, seeded washing.
- Allow to cook on a fire and check that they are not dry the water; If you must add more water, you should not be hot to stop the cooking water.
- Once you are down a bit soft fire in a pan and prepare the sauce in the same manner as was done with the meat.
- To oriental cooking beans to beans should be added the sugar to taste if Caracas and beans, add the sauce a pinch of cumin.
- Once the plants have withered add this sauce to the pot with the beans and soft, it is important to verify that at this time the beans do not have many more water than needed to complete cover.
- Allow to cook over medium-low heat until the soup begins to thicken.
- Check salt and other seasonings.
2 ripe bananas still firm
- Heat a pan with half a cup of vegetable oil over medium-low heat.
- Peel the bananas and cut into diagonal slices.
- Prepare a plate with paper towels to drain.
- When oil is very hot and place the slices until golden flip them when you get them to brown on both sides, you drain them on absorbent paper.
Ingredients for arepas:
2 cups bread flour precooked
A tablespoon of oil to grease the pan
Preparation of arepas:
Put in a large cup flour (two arepas make 6 cups), add water in the proportion indicated by the manufacturer and mix well. Let rest a bit and make dumplings, crush with hands forming a cake of just over one centimeter and smooth the edges.
Grease a nonstick skillet with oil and make arepas on both sides until lightly toasted.
To be ready should fill arepas with these ingredients of the pavilion, in some regions of Venezuela, often add, cheese, rice and / or avocado. Mix your own ingredients and make some tasty arepas.