Puerto Rican recipes usually start with Sofrito. It's the foundation of just about every soup, stew, or sauce in any Puerto Rican cookbook. Used as a base it's the first thing into the cooking pot or used as a topping on grilled meat and fish.
Although Banana Bread might have been invented in the United States it has been adopted by the Latino community. Here is a Caribbean recipe for Banana Bread with Coconut
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.
Haitian Epis is a seasoning base used in many Haitian recipes. The Scotch Bonnet Pepper makes this base very hot so if you don't like your Epis hot, leave out the Scotch Bonnet Pepper.
Poul an Sòs or Chicken in Sauce is a Haitian recipe that is rich, full of amazing flavors and usually served over rice with plantains.
The Pate Ayisyen or Haitian Patties are beef filled puff pastries that are served in every restaurant and food cart in Haiti. This Haitian recipe is easy to make and is so good your taste buds will do the happy dance.
Put a little tropical sun in your winter cocktail with an Orange Eclipse from Barbados. This Bajan cocktail recipe is made from rum, orange juice, vermouth, and bitters.
Chicken and Potato Roti is like a burrito but from the Island of Barbados. This Bajan recipe is made with a flower roti skin and stuffed with chicken and potato filling.
Fried Flying Fish and Cou Cou is widely considered to be the National Dish of Barbados. This Bajan Recipe is made with breaded fillets of flying fish, a creole sauce, and a side of cou cou which is made with cornmeal and okra.
An iconic Cuban recipe of black beans and rice called Moros y Cristianos, or Arroz Congri, is made with long-grain rice, black beans, and fragrant spices.
This Pollo Guisado or Chicken Stew is a delicious Cuban recipe that's characterized by meat that practically falls off the bone. It can be served as a stew or on a bed of rice. Chicken stew is popular in all Latin American countries and recipes will very from country to country but the basics remain the same.