Originally Posted by katshirley
Thank you for posting this recipe. We just returned from 2 weeks in Costa Rica and had this dish on several occasions. We were hungry for it, and when I tried your version the family thought it was the best they'd had. I appreciate your efforts to put it together and hope you keep doing it with some of the other Costa Rican foods.
I'm pleased that you tried it and liked it. The other really famous (and delicious) afro-caribbean recipe that I'd like to translate and adapt for posting is a fish stew called "Rondon". Have you tried it?
Unfortunately it calls for some ingredients that I'm not sure are available in the US, most notably breadfruit. Does anyone know whether thay can be purchased at ethnic markets in the US?
It also calls for a couple of South American yams, Ůame and Ůampi. These are both varieties of true yams, not american sweet potatos. There may be acceptable substitutes for these, or they could even be left out without seriously changing the recipe but I think the breadfruit is essential and there really aren't any similar substitutes.