Category Archives: Appetizer

Crab Stuffed Avocados

With avocado season in full bloom, making these crab stuffed avocados can be a whim with just a few ingredients. Follow our guide and create these remarkably easy and flavorful low carb recipe for your family to enjoy!

crabstuffed final

WHAT YOU NEED

½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)

3 tbsp. chopped pimiento

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. dry mustard

3 medium avocado pears

1 tsp. salt

¼ celery

¾ lb chilled crab meat

DIRECTIONS

*Halve avocados and brush with lemon or grapefruit juice to preserve color – Chill.

*In a bowl, combine all ingredients except crabmeat.

*Fill halves of avocado with mixture, covering tops with crab meat

*Serve with lemon wedges – ENJOY!

*optional: For additional heat, add a couple drops of any Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper Products.

logo

Advertisements

Gazpacho (Cold Soup) recipe

gaz

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 finely chopped cucumber

1 finely diced green pepper

1 small onion (minced)

2 tbsp. wine vinegre

1 can water

4 tbsp. olive oil

4 drops Tabasco

Black Pepper & salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

*Combine soup and water, whisk olive oil into soup.

*Stir in remaining ingredients and leave covered in refrigerator

*Stir and serve cold with fingers of toast

OPTIONAL: If you require a little heat, be sure to add drops of Hot Mama’s Belize pepper sauces.

logo

 

Shrimp Fritters

FRITTERS FINAL

This Shrimp Fritters recipe are the ideal Belizean appetizer. They are easy to make, light and fluffy, and can be paired with many Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper Sauces. Follow these short steps and treat your family to some good finger food.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 lb Shrimp (peeled, de-veined and chopped)

1 cup flour 

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs (beaten)

4 cloves garlic

1 habanero pepper (remove seeds and chop finely)

1 medium onion

1 tsp. black pepper

2 sprigs parsley (finely chopped)

1 tsp. dried thyme

½ cup beer

Oil for deep frying

Lettuce leaves for garnish

Lime or Lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS:

*Sift flour, baking powder and salt

*Stir in eggs, garlic, pepper, onion, parsley, thyme and shrimp

*Fold mixture until it forms a stiff batter.

*Add beer and stir

*Cover and refrigerate for atleast one hour

*Heat oil until very hot and drop in batter by the tablespoon and fry until fritters are golden brown (about 5 minutes), turning if necessary.

*Keep fritters small to ensure uniform cooking

*Drain on paper towel and garnish

*Terrific when served with Hot Mama’s Belize Mustard Pepper Sauce, Fiery Hot Sauce or Manganero sauce

logo

 

Baked Scalloped Potatoes

potatoes

WHAT YOU NEED:

6 cups thinly sliced raw potato

1 ¼ cup cream of celery soup

1 cup undiluted evaporated milk

1 cup shredded processed American cheese

½ tsp. dry mustard

½ tsb. Black pepper

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. black pepper

1 thinly sliced onion

DIRECTIONS:

*Place potatoes and salt in pan, cover with water and bring to a boil

*Boil for 5 to 8 minutes, then drain

*Combine soup, milk, cheese, onion and seasoning (mix well).

*Place half potatoes in buttered 12”x7 ½ baking dish.

*Spoon half soup mixture over

*Top with remaining potatoes and soup mixture

*Bake at 450F for 30 to 40 minutes.

*Serve immediately (This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings)

(OPTIONAL: Add a dash or two of your Hot Mama’s pepper sauce of choice, to spice up this dish)

logo

 

Baked Stuffed Green Peppers

stuffed final

Treat your family with this quick and easy Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe. Just gather the few ingredients needed and follow this guide to some good eating! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 medium to large Green Peppers

1 pound Ground Beef

¼ cup each of minced onion and celery

½ cup evaporated milk

¼ cup minced green peppers

1 tsp. salt

1 egg

1 tbsp. butter, bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

*Cut thin slice from stem-end of peppers and remove seeds.

*Parboil in salted water for 5 minutes

*Combine meat, onion, celery, salt, minced peppers, eggs and milk

*Fill peppers with mixture and sprinkle over with buttered breadcrumbs

*Pack peppers tightly in greased fireproof dish and bake in moderate oven (350-375F) for 35 minutes

*Serve with a good sauce (we recommend) Hot Mama’s Mustard Pepper Sauce for dipping

*OPTIONAL: Fish, ham, cheese and other meats and vegetables may also be substituted for the stuffing

*Happy EATING!

logo

 

Ceviche!

With a long 3-day weekend upon us, there is no better time to fix yourself and your family a healthy ceviche! Whether you are a shrimp, conch or lobster lover, making ceviche is the ultimate Belizean appetizer/snack. Serve it up in a shell and your guests will know they are eating in paradise! Here is a step by step guide adopted by Hot Mama’s Belize to help you prepare this yummy appetizer.

YOU WILL NEED:

 1lb Fresh Conch meat – diced

1/2 cup Lime Juice; – Fresh squeezed

1/2 cup Lemon Juice; – Fresh Squeezed

1 medium habanero pepper – seeded and finely diced

1 cup Onion – finely chopped

1/4 cup Cilantro; – finely chopped

1 cup Tomato; – peeled, seeded, and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon Black pepper; – Fine ground

 DIRECTIONS:

**On a clean board pound the conch out flat. Dice the tenderized meat into 1/4 – 1/2 inch cubes or small, bite-sized slices. Put the cut up conch in a shallow, glass pan and cover with the lime and lemon juice. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Mix in the finely diced Habanero and marinate another 2 hours. Drain the conch and place it in a mixing bowl.

**Add the onion, cilantro, tomato, salt, and black pepper and mix. Squeeze about 1/2 a lime’s worth of juice over the mixture.

*NOTE: Take caution when handling fresh Habanero peppers. Plastic gloves are a great idea. Also, wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face, eyes or any other “tender” body parts. This stuff is mucho caliente!

 **Place in a bowl and serve with crisp tortilla chips and lime wedges. ENJOY!

**NOTE: You can substitute the Conch for Shrimp or any seafood.

conch-ceviche

Recipe adapted by: Hot Mama’s Belize

Rice Pudding

rice

Picture source: Ambergriscaye.com

Treat yourself and your family’s taste buds to this anytime snack. With rice as your main ingredient, this inexpensive treat will delight your loved ones.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 cup uncooked rice

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

14 1/2 ounces evaporated milk

6 ounces sweetened condensed milk

3 eggs, whipped until fluffy

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract or 1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 nutmeg, grated

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 ounces raisins (optional)

 DIRECTIONS:

*Cook rice in plain water until rice is very soft (do not add oil or salt to water when cooking).

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

*Drain hot rice and place in bowl. While stirring, add all other ingredients. *Continue stirring until butter is melted and all ingredients are incorporated.

*Pour into pan that you have greased or sprayed with cooking spray. Rice mixture should be around 2 inches deep in the pan.

*Bake approximately 60 minutes, or until firm and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

logo