Fritada, from the Spanish verb “fritar”, means fried dish. In Guam, fritada is more a blood stew than a fried dish and is made up of chopped up internal organs of pigs, cattle, or deer cooked in fat and blood with onions, vinegar and spices.
Well it’s rainy season in Guam right now. We only have two seasons, rainy and dry. Typically, rainy season runs from July through December and the dry season runs from January through June. Of course there are plenty of dry and wet days in both seasons. But today we had on and off rain. My plans to BBQ pork spare ribs were sidelined.
Like fish, crab was a staple in the Chamorro diet. Land crabs, pång’lao in Chamorro, continues to be one of the most frequently harvested animals on the island. Pång’lao echong (crooked crab) is the most common of the land crabs. It has extremely large claws.
One of our favorite BBQ eats on Guam are the BBQ'd Beef Short Ribs. These are actually crosscut beef ribs about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. They are very tender and meaty. They do not take long to marinade. Here is a photo of the ribs on the BBQ.
I am always on the lookout for something a little different to try. It’s not too big a stretch when the dish involves salmon. Well I got lucky this past week when my wife Lupe turned me on to a recipe that she was given by her supervisor at work, JoAnn Claveria of Santa Rita....Guam of course.
Here is the recipe and a few photos...
Ice cream is the classic dessert people have loved since they were kids. Although delicious, ice cream does have a bad rep for being unhealthy. What if you could make an all-natural, healthy version of your most desired treat? Well, you’re in luck thanks to banana ice cream!