Apple Walnut Salad

Apple Walnut Salad
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
2 small red apples, diced
2 small green apples, diced
1 Cup fresh pineapple, diced
1 lemon, squeezed for juice
15 oz. can La Preferida Fruit Cocktail
1 Cup small marshmallows
1 Cup raisins
1 Tbls. shredded coconut
1 1/2 Cups sweetened condensed milk
7 oz. half & half
1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped
1 tsp. La Preferida Honey
In a bowl, mix apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Drain fruit cocktail.
Mix together apples, pineapple, fruit cocktail, marshmallows, coconut, condensed milk, half & half , walnuts and honey.
Refrigerate until ready to use.

By: Maribel Gonzaga, St. Augustine College

Red Snapper & Naranja Agria

Red Snapper & Naranja Agria
Total Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 6-8 servings

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3 lbs. fresh fish fillets, such as snapper or red fish
2 red tomatoes, diced
4 stalks green onion, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups La Preferida Naranja Agria Marinade
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbls. butter (unsalted is best)
1 tbls. La Preferida Olive Oil
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/5 tsp. ground pepper
salt, to taste
In a glass oven-safe baking dish, marinate fish fillets with one cup of Naranja Agria Marinade, salt, pepper and ginger. Refrigerate for 2 hours in the marinade turning them once to absorb the flavors.
In a saute pan, melt the butter and cook the onion, garlic and tomatoes for 10 minutes. Add the fish fillets and saute in the tomato mix.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup naranja agria marinade and the paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with your favorite rice.

Super Nacho Platter

Super Nacho Platter
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings

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1 bag tortilla chips
15 oz. can La Preferida Nacho Cheese Sauce
2 small tomatoes, diced
16 oz. can La Preferida Authentic Refried Beans *
16 oz. jar La Preferida Thick & Chunky Salsa *
11 oz. jar. La Preferida Jalapeno Nacho Slices * (hot or mild)
1 lb. ground beef
1 packet La Preferida Taco Seasoning
3/4 Cup water
2 Tbls. La Preferida Olive Oil
Additional items: sour cream, guacamole, black olives
* Organic option available
Fiesta time! In a large pan, add oil, brown and crumble beef; drain. Add La Preferida Taco Seasoning and 3/4 Cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a separate pot, heat up refried beans. Place chips on a large plate and layer ingredients. We have found that whistling makes the nacho-building experience more relaxing.

Spicy Roasted Chick Peas

Spicy Roasted Chick Peas
Total Time: 45 min-1 hr
Makes: 3-4 servings
29 oz. can La Preferida Garbanzos (Chick peas), * *
2 Tbls. olive oil
1.25 oz. pkt La Preferida Taco Seasoning
* Low Sodium Option Available
* Organic Option Available
Drain and rinse chick peas. In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, olive oil and taco seasoning. Stir thoroughly to evenly coat. Spread chick peas out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in the oven at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes -1 hour, stirring occasionally. Bake until lightly crisp.
By: Gigi Steinbarth