Venezuelan Catering with Victoria Masso: 4 Steps To Making Perfect Venezuelan Arepas

Venezuelan Catering Arepas

We’ve teamed up with Victoria Masso to teach you some Venezuelan Catering

That’s why we’ve teamed up with the one and only, Venezuelan catering sensation, Victoria Masso. Victoria is going to show you how to make the perfect Venezuelan Arepas!

Learn how to make traditional Arepas in under 30 minutes that you can watch here.

Authentic Venezuelan Arepas Recipe creates 3 to 5 Arepas 

Cook time: 30 minutes 


Venezuelan Catering Arepas

To make great tasting Arepas you’ll need to make the filling(s) to go inside. Traditionally, Arepas are filled with grated cheese (grated Cheddar or Halloumi); or pulled (stringed) brisket; but they can also be filled with plantain, guacamole and many other things!

Plantain Filling 

To prepare the plantain, slice to pierce the skin and peel the plantain; then slice vertically to create ½ cm thick diagonal discs. Spray 1-cal oil into a frying pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium heat on each side until golden brown.

Cheese Filling

Grate 30g of Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese and store in the fridge until Arepas are cooked.

Avocado Guacamole Filling 

Peel, de-seed and mash avocado. Peel and dice half a red onion and fresh tomato and mix together. Store in your fridge until ready to fill cooked Arepas.

Arepas Ingredients 
  • 1 ½ cup of maize flour
  • 1 cup of still water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-cal spray oil
Optional Fillings
  • Plantain
  • Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese
  • Avocado Guacamole
Arepas Recipe Step-by-step
1) Make your Arepa dough
  • Add 1 cup of water to mixing bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt to water
  • Slowly add 1 cup of maize flour to water (mixture should start quite wet). As the flour is slowly added, the mixture should start to come together like a firm dough ball.
  • Once the flour and water mixture has come together, knead for 5 – 7 minutes, or, until the dough mix no longer sticks to your hands.
  • Rest Arepa dough for a further 5 minutes.
2) Roll your Arepas
  • Once rested, portion your dough into 100g to 110g balls
  • Roll into 1-inch thick, hand palm sized Arepas
3) Cook
  • Spray 1-cal oil into a frying pan on a medium heat
  • Add Arepas to the frying pan and cook on each size for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • The traditional way to check if your Arepas are cooked is to tap each Arepas if they sound hollow (like a drum) and are golden brown on each side.
4) Filling
  • Now your Arepas are cooked, create a pocket in each Arepa by slicing a horizontal pocket through the side.
  • Fill your Arepa with whatever filling takes your fancy. Be it plantain, Avocado guacamole, Chicken, grated Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese.

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Venezuelan Catering with Victoria Masso: 4 Steps To Making Perfect Venezuelan Arepas
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