Tag: root vegetables

Malanga

Malanga

Malanga is a root vegetable that’s used in the Caribbean, Latin America among other countries. In Cuban cuisine it’s used in soups, stews, mashed, fried, and boiled. We’ll go through what this simple tuber is, and offer a collection of recipes to use it in.

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de malanga, or malanga fritters are grated malanga root combined with egg and flavored with parsley, garlic, salt and vinegar.

Ajiaco

Ajiaco

Ajiaco is a hearty soup that’s popular in Cuban and Colombian cuisine, although the two versions are quite different. A Colombian ajiaco is essentially a chicken and potato soup. A Cuban ajiaco, however includes pork and beef and a showcase of tropical vegetables.

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga is a thick, creamy soup, made creamy more by the texture of the Malanga than actual cream. Easy to make using simple ingredients, this soup is a delicious way to try something different.