Rellenos de Papa is a traditional snack found in Puerto Rico restaurants and street vendors. This Puerto Rican recipe is made with potatoes cooked and mashed then formed into small balls and stuffed with a ground beef filling then fried to a golden brown.
Mantecaditos are short bread cookies. In the traditional Puerto Rican recipe, Guava jelly is used but many Puerto Rican cooks use other jellies, sprinkles, chocolate and even nuts to make this tasty treat. So use your imagination and have fun with it.
In Puerto Rico, it's a tradition to serve pasteles at Christmas time. Pasteles are a type of tamal made with pork and adobo stuffing encased in a green plantain masa and wrapped in banana leaves.
Now you can make your own Queso Fresco cheese instead of purchasing it. When made for the evening meal, it is often prepared in the early afternoon and let drain until dinner.
A common ingredient in Mexican food is rice! This Mexican yellow rice recipe is easy and tasty.
They are yummy when stuffed with shrimp, lobster chicken or turkey. For that Hot Latin in you, sprinkle some “Pique de Caballero” sauce just before you bite into the alcapurria, if you dare.
Fricase de pollo a traditional Puerto Rican chicken stew that is braised in wine
Arroz Español or Spanish Rice is a delicious side dish to enhance any meal. Long grain rice browned with onions and garlic then stewed in a chicken broth with diced tomatoes and topped with scallions, makes for one tasty side dish.
Here is a recipe that gives you the taco truck style of a delicious carne asada burrito.
When I tried this rice for the first time, I was delighted with the sabor from the combination of the white rice and the stewed habichuelas (red kidney beans).
This Dulce de Leche recipe is a confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its flavor from the Maillard reaction, also changing color.
Chicharrones de Pollo or Fried Chicken Tenders are crispy morsels of fried chicken, marinated with Latin spices and wrapped in a super crunchy crust. Give this Dominican recipe a try, your family will love you for it.