Latin American Recipes

Flour Tortilla Recipe


  • 2 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp shortening or lard
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c very warm tap water


Dissolve the salt in the water. Combine the flour and the fat in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until completely combined. Use 3/4 of the water and dampen the flour and fat mixture. Mix with your hands until the dough comes together using the remaining water as necessary. Once the mixture comes together form into 1 oz balls, cover, and let rest for 30 minutes. Dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour and begin to roll out your tortillas as thin as you can. Once rolled, layer them between pieces of plastic wrap. After they are all rolled, heat up a frying pan (preferably cast iron, but any pan will do). Do not oil the pan. Begin cooking the tortillas over medium heat. It will only take about 45 seconds per side. Once cooked wrap them in a clean kitchen towel until all are cooked. Serve warm. This recipe will make about 24 1 oz tortillas. 

Chimichurri Sauce


  • 1/2 c chopped parsley    
  • 1/2 c chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp red chili flakes   
  • 1/3 c chopped roasted red pepper
  • Juice from 2 limes  
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 a small onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 c oil   
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mix it all together and let it sit for an hour. Spoon over grilled steak, or white fish and enjoy.

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