Sweeten up your weekend with our Banana-Hazel Martini!
Banana-Hazel Martini: Banana, Frangelico Liqueur and Vodka served Martini style.
1 Oz. Frangelico Liqueur
½ Banana (Ripened)
2 Oz. Vodka
3 Cubes Ice
Add ¼ Banana into mixer and liquify. Add 1 Oz. Banana, Frangelico Liqueur, Ice and Vodka into shaker; shake thoroughly – and pour into Martini glass. Garnish with Banana slices or Cherry, Enjoy!
Here at Ka’ana, we grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, arugula, bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, as well as hot chiles and spicy herbs. Our fruits are of the tropical variety including bananas, papayas, watermelon, pineapple and local exotic fruits such as mammy apples and dragon fruit.
Most of our fruits and vegetables grow all year round. Carrots grow between August and January while broccoli and cauliflower grow between May and August.
We create our own jams and infusions using the fruits and also pickle the vegetables in-house. Produce from our organic garden is incorporated in all of our recipes at La Ceiba to ensure that our guests are always eating healthily and organically.
Here’s the lowdown on what we are having today. It’s a crowd favorite here and a traditional Belize breakfast dish you can find in our restaurant La Ceiba. This tasty platter is built up with layers of handmade tortillas, fried organic eggs, American cheese and re-fried beans. It’s drizzled with a fresh homemade sauce made from tomatoes, basil, onions and garnished with chopped cilantro - all grown here in Ka’ana’s organic garden. So Tasty!
We are all a bit of cocktail nerds here at Ka’ana and even love to infuse our own alcohol (you saw our post about what we like to make in house here http://tinyurl.com/99lk2q2)
You can take a cocktail class with one of our master mixologist, learn about local alcohols or how to improve your own cocktail repertoire. Or hang in our newly renovated Freize lounge and try our variety of bespoke Belize inspired cocktails.
Try our panades recipe at home to tickle your taste buds!
1 pound corn masa or Quaker masa harina de maiz mix
½ teaspoon salt
Water, just enough to make masa pliable and form into small balls, 1½ inches
Mix masa, salt and water form 1½ inch balls. Use 2 pieces wax paper and place one piece on the base of tortilla press. Place corn ball in the middle and cover with the second piece of wax paper. Cover and press firmly until flattened. Place approximately 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons refried beans in the middle and fold over to make patty, press to seal edges. Do not overfill. Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry panades until it floats and then turn and cook until slightly crisp. Serve with onion sauce. May also use fish, beef or cheese as filling.
16 fresh jalapeno chiles
2-1/2 cups milk
1/2 pound grated chihuahua, monterey jack, cheddar, or cream cheese
Flour for coating
1 lightly beaten egg
2-1/2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon oil
3/4 cups dry, seasoned bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying
Carefully slit one side of each jalapeno chile. Remove the seeds with a sharp paring knife. Place the chiles in a container and cover with milk. Let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
The next day, drain and rinse the jalapeno chiles.
Stuff each chile with cheese. Dip stuffed chiles in flour, shaking off the excess.
Beat the egg, water, and oil. Dip the floured chiles in the egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs, being sure the surface of the chiles is completely coated. Place coated chiles on a rack within a tray and refrigerate uncovered for about 20 minutes to dry out.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 425 degrees F. Ease stuffed jalapenos into oil, a few at a time without crowding, and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight? Try our recipe for this authentic Belizean dish!
4 large green plantains, peeled
2 large ripe plantains, peeled
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup, white onion, julienned
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 whole habanero peppers, deseeded
1 bunch wild basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 medium yellowtail snappers, scaled & cleaned
Water for coconut milk and softening of the plantain in the Mata bowl, as needed
Peel and boil the green and ripe plantain in a pot of salted water until soft. In a saucepot, add the coconut milk, onion, garlic, habanero and basil and cook over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer stirring occasionally. To the rich coconut broth, add the whole fish and continue to simmer until the fish is cooked. Remove the cooked plantain from water and place them in a food processor while still warm. Add water and salt as necessary. Remove the smooth plantain (Hudut) from the bowl and reserve. Serve soup while hot and drop spoonfuls of the Hudut into soup and enjoy!
Ka'ana was created for those who appreciate the elegant luxuries of a world class resort, yet yearn to experience new frontiers. Perfectly located in the midst of everything a Central American vacation could possibly offer, Ka'ana is a haven of understated luxury with a considered design style, distinguished culinary experiences and an extensive wine cellar, adjacent to pristine jungle. Experience a true luxury vacation, just steps from the many ancient Mayan ruins of Belize's jungle.