Monday, February 28, 2011

Explore Panamanian Cooking this Week on Capital Cooking!

Photo by Bryn Barber
Panamania airs this week, featuring the tropical fruits, vegetables, and herbs of Panamanian Cuisine. Join host Lauren DeSantis and special guest, Embassy Chef Ana Victoria Mas, as they create 3 authentic dishes: Fish Ceviche with Pixbae, Sea Bass with Yucca Strings, Mojo Sauce and Avocado, and Fried Plantain Gnocchi with Cilantro-Basil and Cashew Pesto, as well as a Panama Red cocktail to set the mood.
The Panama Red Signature Cocktail kick-starts the show. Lauren gives step-by-step directions for this Panamanian margarita, mixing tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and grenadine syrup. It’s sweet and tangy and not-to-be missed!

Next, Lauren dives into the light and refreshing flavors of ceviche with the help of her special guest. First, they make a fresh Shrimp and Fish Ceviche with Pixabe, followed by a Sea Bass with Yucca Strings, Mojo Sauce and Avocado. This is a great way to be healthy in a delicious and simple fashion!

Finally, a classic Panamanian ingredient gets a D.C. twist. Lauren will show you how to make Fried Plantain Gnocchi with Cilantro-Basil and Cashew Pesto.

The amazing thing about DC is that you can visit the embassies and feel like you’ve taken a mini-trip to a new country. Get a breath of fresh air (and fresh food too!) on the next episode of Capital Cooking, as Lauren and Ana Victoria lead you into the world of Panamanian Cuisine.

Be sure to watch this latest episode of Capital Cooking. Watch Capital Cooking on the Dish Network channels 9396 and 9407. Panamania will air EST:

Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight
Friday at 3 a.m.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Capital Cooking is the first television show of its kind and now airs in more than 20 millions households on Dish Network through CoLours TV. Capital Cooking highlights cooking traditions of regional cuisine from all areas of the country as well as international dishes. Throughout the series, DeSantis will incorporate entertaining tips into the shows, will cook with local chefs, and will demonstrate how to make recipes with ingredients that viewers can find at local grocery stores and farmers markets. Visit for more information on upcoming events and for daily updates.


Anonymous said...

Hi, can someone tell me how to find the ceviche recipe from that panamanian chef Lauren had on the show 3/14? just can not find it! so frustrated. want to make it for this sunday.thanks please anyone e-mail me where I can find. thanks

capitalcooking said...

The recipe is featured in the Capital Cooking Cookbook: