Food Conversions

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Habichuela Ejote
Habichuela Poroto
Habichuelas (Colombia) Ejote
Habichuelas (Colombia) Judías
Habichuelas (Colombia) Porotos
Habichuelas String Beans
Halachas A downy, wild herb, with triangular, sprear-shaped leaves, purple flowers and tiny round fruit, eaten by the indigenous people of eastern Mexico, in combination with onion, garlic, chile and squash.
Ham Jamón
Ham/melted cheese sandwich Barros Jarpa
Harina de maíz sancochado gruesa Chichoca
Harina de maíz Abatí morotí (Paraguay)
Harina de maíz Catete (Paraguay)
Harina de yuca Almidón de mandioca
Harina flor Harina tamizada
Harina tamizada Harina flor
Hayaca (Venezuela) Pastel empanada
Hayaca Pastel
Helado Ice Cream
Herbal Tea Agúita
Hidromiel Chicha de miel
Hierba buena Hucatay (especie de menta)
Hierba buena Mentha spicata(Bot)
Hierba Buena Mint
Hierba buena Spearmint
Hierba buena This aromatic herb, a tough perrenial capable of taking over a garden, is used in meat stews, cooked sauces and soups, most notably caldo de pollo, to which it adds a truly exquisite touch. The leaves are added to cold drinks and also used to make tea, considered a digestive and a home remedy for gastritis.
Hierba de conejo Castilleja lanata(Bot)
Hierba de conejo Growing wild in desert areas of the United States and Mexico, this bright red-flowered herb was traditionally used by the indigenous people of what is now the state of Nevada, and by the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, where it is still frequently added to a pot of beans or rice.
Hierba de conejo Indian paintbrush
Hierba de Reuma Sage
Hierba santa Abundant in the south-central region of Mexico, the palm-sized, velvety leaves of this anise-scented, bushy perrenial make fragrant wrappers for grilled or steamed fish dishes, such as the Pescado en Hoja Santa of Veracruz, where it is quite commonly known as acuyo. It is also used as a flavoring in green moles, a tamale wrapping, and with chicken and shrimp dishes. As a home remedy, it is considered anti-inflammatory and prepared as a tea for stomach cramps and as a poultice for skin irritations.
Hierba santa Hoja santa piper auritum
Hierba santa Piper sanctum(Bot)
Hígado Liver
Higo de cactus Tuna
Higo Fig
Higos chumbos Higos de cactus
Higos chumbos Higos de tuna
Higos chumbos Tunas
Higos de cactus Higos Chumbos
Higos de tuna Higos Chumbos
Hijaldre Hojaldra
Hijaldre Milhojas
Hinojo Fennel
Hoja de aguacate Avocado leaf
Hoja de aguacate Both fresh and dried avocado leaves, with thier licorace-like aroma, are used to season mixiotes, soups, chicken and fish dishes, and beans. It serves as an acceptable substitute for hoja santa in green moles. Taken three times a day on an empty stomach, avocado leaf tea is sometimes prescribed by Mexican herbalists to expel intestinal parasites. Eating the leaves is said to increase breast milk production.
Hoja de aguacate Persea americana(Bot)
Hoja de maíz Corn husk
Hoja de maíz Used both fresh and dried, corn husks most frequently serve as tamale wrappings. They can also be used to wrap foods to be cooked on a grill.
Hoja de maíz Zea maïs(Bot)
Hoja de platano Although a tropical plant (and not a tree) the banana can be grown in a cool climate if the bulbous root is dug and stored for the winter, before the first frost, like any other bulb. In the warmer states in Mexico, such as Veracruz and Campeche, banana leaves are used as tamale wrappers. Many meat and poultry dishes, including the Yucatan's cochinita pibil, are enclosed in banana leaves before cooking. Banana leaves are sold in Latin markets north of the border and are becoming more widely available in supermarkets in large cities.
Hoja de platano Banana leaf
Hoja de platano Musa paradisiaca(Bot)
Hoja especial Chala
Hoja santa piper auritum Hierba santa
Hojalde Hojaldre
Hojaldra Hojaldre
Hojaldre Hojalde
Hojaldre Milhojas
Hojas de chaquito Hojas de plátano
Hojas de plátano Hojas de chaquito
Hollejo de la uva Orujo
Homany Chicheme
Honey Miél
Hongo Champiñón
Hongos secos Callampas (Chile)
Hongos Callampas (Chile)
Hongos Champiñones
Hongos Cogumelos (Brasil)
Hongos Setas
Horse Radish Rábano Picante
Horse Radish Rábano Rústico
Horseradish Rabano fuerte
Hot Chili Sauce Ají
Hot Pepper Ají chili Güero
Hot Pepper Ají Picante
Hot Pepper Malaguetas
Hot Tea Té Caliente
Huacha Derogatory term for someone from the interior of Mexico
Huacha Dirty
Huachinango Red Snapper
Huazontle Chenopodium berlandieri(Bot)
Huazontle Looking like an elongated version of broccoli, and with a similar flavor, this pre-Hispanic plant was first prepared by the Aztecs and other indigenous people of Central Mexico. The rough outer leaves are always removed, and the tender tips are usually served stuffed with cheese, batter-dipped and fried. Alternatively, they can be sauteed with chopped onion and garlic.
Hucatay (especie de menta) Hierba buena
Huesillo Durazno seco
Huesito de una fruta (drupa) Carozo
Hueso Carozo
Hueso Cuesco
Huevo poché Huevos fritos en agua
Huevos a la copa Huevos hervidos
Huevos a la ostra Huevos crudos con sal y pimienta
Huevos a la paila Huevos revueltos
Huevos crudos Huevos a la ostra
Huevos duros Hard boiled eggs
Huevos fritos en agua Huevos Poché
Huevos hervidos Huevos a la copa
Huevos revueltos Huevos a la paila
Huevos revueltos Scrambled eggs
Huevos Eggs
Huisquil Chayote
Humita (Chile) Plato en base a choclo rallado
Humita (Chile) Tamal
Ice Cream Bean Guava
Ice Cream Helado
Iced Tea Té Helado
Indian paintbrush Hierba de conejo
Infusión de café Negro
Intestinos rellenos Embutido
Intestinos Tripa
Itabo Yucca
Izote Yucca
Jabas Beans
Jagua Genipap
Jaiba mora Cangrejo de color morado
Jaiba Cangrejo
Jaiba Crab
Jalea Conserva
Jamaica Sorrell
Jamón Ham
Jamón Pernil
Jamón Presunto (Brasil)
Janas Espinas de las tunas
Jarabe Concentrado azucarado de frutas
Jarabe Miel
Jarabe Sirop
Jelly filled donut Berlin
Jenabe Mostaza
Jengibre Ginger
Jengibre Ginger
Jerez Sherry
Jibe Cedazo
Jibe Tamiz
Jitomate Especie de tomate muy maduro tomate rojo (México)
Jitomate Tomate
Jocote Plums
Jopo Ciruilas
Jora Maíz macerado para hacer chicha
Jora Maíz morado
Jora Morocho
Judía verde Chaucha
Judía Alubia
Judía Ejote
Judía Fréjol
Judía Guandú
Judía Poroto
Judías verdes Chauchas
Judías verdes Porotos verdes
Judías Habichuelas (Colombia)
Jugo de Naranja Orange Juice
Jugo Zumo
Juliana (cortar en..) Cortar en rebanadas.
Juliana Verduras cortadas en tiritas (se aplica también a frutas y otros alimentos)
Jume Arbusto espinoso de Santiago del Estero (Argentina) y Chile
Jume Cuya ceniza usa en la preparación de las aceitunas.
Jurel Yellowtail tuna
Kakkatu-Pala Watercress
Kamaranga Carambola
Karo Miél de maíz
Keki-chay Chaya
Kinkajou Casumbi
Kinkajou Gato Jujuná
Kotthamallie Coriander
Kuchen (Chile) Pie
Kuchen (Chile) Tarta
Kuchen Pastel
Kummel Alcaravea
Kummel Comino
L’arbre Véritable Breadfruit
Lahua Sopa (Bolivia)
Lamb's quarter Quelites
Lamb Carnero
Langosta Crústaceo decápodo macruro
Langosta Lobster
Langostino Es parecido a la langosta pero mas pequeño
Laranja Naranja
Lardo Panceta
Laurel Mediterranean Lauris nobilis(Bot)
Laurel Mexican Litsea ssp(Bot)
Laurel Bay laurel
Laurel Bay leaf
Laurel Lauro (Brasil)
Laurel Mexican bay laurel has thinner leaves and a milder flavor than its European counterpart, but the difference is little enough that they may be used interchangeably. Many Mexican recipes call for bay laurel in soups, stews, and marinades.
Lauro (Brasil) Laurel
Leche condensada Leche evaporada con o sin azúcar
Leche deshidratada Leche en polvo
Leche en polvo Leche deshidratada
Leche Arequipe
Leche Milk
Lechón Cochinillo
Lechón Leitao (Brasil)
Lechona Arroz con leche
Lechosa Papaya
Lechuga Alfase (Brasil)
Lechuga Lettuce
Lechugilla Achicoria
Lechuguilla Achicoria
Lechuguilla Almirón
Lechuguilla Radicheta
Lechuguilla Yerba amarga
Leeks Puerros
Leitao (Brasil) Lechón
Lejía Ceniza
Lemon grass Te limón
Lemon verbena Lipia
Lemon Limón
Lemon Limón Real
Lengua Tongue
Lenguado Flounder
Lenguado Sole
Lenguado Suela
Lenguitas Orejas de diablo
Lenguitas These are only two of the various names given to the small, wild herbs that grow in the milpas - cornfields - most often prepared in Tlaxcala and Puebla in various meat and vegetable dishes, especially with longaniza or chorizo.
Lettuce Lechuga
Ligar Espesar una preparación líquida con fécula o huevos.
Ligar Trabar
Lima Lime
Lime Lima
Lime Limón
Limón Real Lemon
Limón Acitrón
Limón Lemon
Limón Lime
Lipia Lemon verbena
Lipia Lippia citriodora(Bot)
Lipia The leaves of this plant, a perrenial growing to 5 feet tall, have a wonderful citrus aroma, and need only to be rubbed to release their delightful fragrance. They are used to make hot tea, agua fresca, and as a delicious addition to pay de queso - cheesecake. The tea is said to be effective in reducing stomach acid and gastritis.
Lisa sin nervios Carnaza
Liver Hígado
Llonesa Pastelillo
Lobster Langosta
Loco Abalone
Loco Caracol comestible
Loco Concholepas concholepas
Locolo Pimiento
Lomo de Cerdo Peceto
Lomo Filete
Lomo Solomillo
Longaniza blanda Butifarra
Longaniza Butifarra
Longaniza Chorizo
Loquats Loquats
Luche Alga comestible de Chile.
Lucio Brillante

Last Update on: January 20, 2001


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