Typical Costa Rican Recipes
These are traditional Costa Rican recipes, as they would be made in a typical "campesino", or country, household. Today many people substitute Salsa Lizano, a sauce made in Costa Rica and available in some areas in the United States, for Worcester Sauce. Try them and you will get a real taste of Costa Rica! Enjoy!
* We will be adding to our recipes regularly so keep a lookout for more
Recipe of the Month
Costa Rican Coffee
Brewing Coffee Costa Rican Style: Place a coffee sock (cloth filter) in a round hole at the top of a wooden Costa Rican coffee stand (chorreador). Place 8 tablespoons Costa Rican gourmet coffee in the coffee sock. Place a coffee pot underneath coffee sock. Bring water to a boil. Pour boiling water into coffee sock.
Brewing Coffee Standard Style
Place 4 cups water in your coffee maker. Place 8 tablespoons of Costa Rican gourmet coffee into your coffee maker's filter. Turn on your machine.
Fresco de Frutas
Grill - Costa Rica Style
3 lbs of chicken, beef, or pork
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tomato juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1.Mix all ingredients in shallow non-metal dish or
resealable plastic bag.
2. Add up to 3 pounds chicken, pork or beef. Coat
completely with marinade.
3. Marinade at least 2 hours - preferably 8 hours
Grill meat to desired doneness
Costa Rican Tamales