Are you craving delicious arepas? But do you not have time to prepare and cook them? Don't fret! We are here to help. Besides, who can say no to Arepas? Arepas are like bread but are made up of corn flour and prepared without using any rising agents. Typically, they are flat and round. They can be grilled, fried, boiled, or steamed. Their characteristics vary in color, flavor, and size. They can also be stuffed. You can choose to go for filling varieties and add them with combinations like beans, meat, avocados, eggs, tomatoes, cheese, salad, shrimp, or fish. But if you want to surprise your loved ones with extraordinary arepa in less time. It sounds like a challenge, but with the help Starblue Arepa Maker, you can make it happen. This special equipment will spare you from using the oven. Here are the recipes you should try:
Arepa with chicken & avocado combo salad
3 cups of cooked shredded chicken
2 avocados, roughly mashed
2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of lime juice
½ red bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
½ jalapeño, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt or more, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
3 cups precooked white corn flour
3 ¼ cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
Make the chicken avocado salad. In a medium bowl, mix the mashed avocado with mayonnaise and lime juice. Then add chicken, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and garlic. Season to taste. And then, make the arepas. Mix the warm water and salt into a large bowl. Pour in the corn flour and immediately start kneading the mixture with your hands. Allow the dough to sit for 3-5 minutes. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Shape the arepa. The discs should be 3 ½ - 4 inches in diameter and ⅓ to ½ inch thick. Then put them inside the arepa maker. Brown the arepas in batches, about 4 minutes per side, until they are seared with some brown areas on both sides. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until they are puffed up a bit. Once they're done. Cut them open. Fill them with chicken & avocado salad. And you're done.
Arepa with buttered pork
1 1/2 cups masarepa
1 1/2 cups water, plus more as necessary
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons butter
Combine masarepa, 1 cup water, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a medium bowl and knead with your hands until a dough is formed. Take a small amount and flatten it between your palms. Season the dough to taste with salt, then cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Then divide the dough into 4 even pieces and roll them into balls, flatten each ball down to a disk about 4-inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Then, cook the pulled pork in the pan over melted butter. Put the flattened balls into the arepa maker. Once done, split it, fill it with buttered pork and serve.
Super Cheesy Arepa
2 cups pre-cooked white cornmeal,
4 ounces mozzarella, cut into 8 cubes
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine together 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the corn meal into the water, until the dough forms. Divide the dough into 8 small-sized balls and pat each pair into 5-inches wide and 1/4-inch-thick. Put a cube of mozzarella on the inside of each ball. Fold the dough over the cheese, making sure the cheese is completely covered and sealed. Pat, it down until 3-inches wide and 1/2-inch-thick. Put it inside the arepa maker. Once done, serve.
With these recipes, you and your loved ones can enjoy Arepas to the highest level. Whether you prepare it for yourself or for your loved ones, a good and delicious arepa prepared in no time is such a delightful experience.
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