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Goya Foods Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With New Latin Fusion Recipes

- Blends key ingredients and flavors from various Latin American countries 
Secaucus, NJ, September 10, 2008 – In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is blending cuisines from all over Latin America in five new delicious “Latin fusion” recipes. Goya, long-recognized as a leader in Latin American food, condiments and culinary tradition, distributes over 1,600 authentic products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.

“We take great pride in having built such a solid reputation among our consumers,” said Joseph Pérez, Senior Vice President. The Goya brand has become a symbol of authenticity among Hispanics as well as non-Hispanics interested in expanding their cooking experience. The recipes, developed by Goya’s Executive Chef, Fernando Desa, blends cuisine from various countries creating unique and harmonious dishes. “We want to celebrate the diversity of our community by embracing the combination of flavors that represent the best of Latin America,” states Desa.

The recipes can be found on and include:
Stuffed Plantain with Seafood and Uruguayan Bean Salad, bringing together the tastes of Puerto Rican fried plantain cups stuffed with savory seafood and served with a traditional cannellini salad dish from Uruguay.

Argentinian Empanadas with a Creamy Jalapeño Sauce & Nopalitos Salsa pairs the robust Argentinian chorizo empanada with the fresh and spicy sauces of Mexico.
Cheese and Loroco Pupusas with Green Cod Salad and Chipotle Sauce merges a cheese-stuffed tortilla from El Salvador with a Puerto Rican standard known as “serenata” topped off with a tasty Mexican finish.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Cuban Style Rice with Beans unites the mouth-watering flavors of Argentinian beef with a longtime favorite Cuban staple commonly known as Congri.

Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Chipotle Aioli Sauce and Yuca Mangú combines the tastes from the other side of the equator (Chile) with a sauce made from one of Mexico’s famous peppers, accompanied by a perennial favorite in the Dominican Republic.

ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit