Caribbean

Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Creole, Cajun, Amerindian, European, Latin American, Indian/South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Chinese. These traditions were brought from many different countries when they came to the Caribbean. In addition, the population has created styles that are unique to the region.

Puerto Rican Sancocho

Puerto Rican Sancocho

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Sancocho is a traditional broth (often considered a soup) in several Latin American cuisines. It usually consists of large pieces of meat...
Pastelles ~ Puerto Rican Tamale Recipe Card

Puerto Rican Pasteles Recipe

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These Puerto Rican Pasteles are simular to their Mexican cousin the Tamale. The Pastele is made with meat stuffing but unlike the Mexican Tamale, the masa is a yautía and plantain masa and is wrapped in banana leaves.
Puerto Rican Bistec Recipe

Puerto Rican Bistec Encebollado Recipe

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Use any cut of steak when making this easy beef stew. Marinated in oil, oregano, vinegar, and onions, this is a great meal for a busy weeknight. A staple in Puerto Rican cooking. Serve with white rice and tostones. Water can be used in place of beef stock if desired.
Quesitos Recipe

Quesitos, the Puerto Rican Puff Pastry

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Quesitos are one of the most popular pastries in Puerto Rico. Quesito means "little cheese" in Spanish. With this Puerto Rican recipe you can make these sweet cream cheese breakfast pastries wrapped in layers of light, crisp puff pastry for your whole family!
Awesome Puerto Rican Alcapurria Recipe Card

Awesome Puerto Rican Alcapurria Recipe

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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.
Puerto Rican Morcillas Recipe

An Excursion Into Flavor: The Puerto Rican Morcilla Recipe

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In Puerto Rico, blood sausage is known as morcilla. It's made with rice, cilantro, garlic, and chili pepper. Some contain paprika, annatto and some spices to give it a kick. Morcilla is especially popular during holiday season.
Limber de Coco ~ Coconut Ice Recipe Card

Limber de Coco ~ Coconut Ice

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Limber de Coco is similar to coconut Italian ices and is a refreshing Puerto Rican recipe for both kids and adults. You can make these in cups, small bowls, cupcake pan, or popsicle molds, or whatever you have on hand.
Ensalada de Coditos, a Puerto Rican Macaroni Salad

Ensalada de Coditos, a Puerto Rican Macaroni Salad

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Ensalada de Coditos (Puerto Rican Macaroni Salad) is easy to make and incredibly delicious. This refreshing Macaroni Pasta Salad is a latin dish favorite that's a must-have for the Holidays and Family gathering.
Pollo en Fricase ~ Chicken Fricassee Recipe Card

Pollo en Fricasé: A Taste of Puerto Rican Comfort

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Pollo en Fricasé is a traditional Puerto Rican recipe for Chicken Fricassee is a cross between a sauté and a stew where the chicken is braised in red wine.
Pulpeta Meat Loaf Recipe Card

Pulpeta (Cuban Meat Loaf) Recipe: Savory and Delicious with a Unique...

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Pulpeta or Meatloaf is a Cuban recipe where the meatloaf is stuffed with a hard-boiled egg then fried on the stovetop until it's golden brown on all sides and then simmered in a Cuban creole sauce to perfection.
Rellenos de Papa ~ Stuffed Potato Balls

Rellenos de Papa ~ Stuffed Potato Balls

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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.
Bistec Encebollado – Steak & Onion

Bistec Encebollado – Steak & Onion

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This Bistec Encebollado (Steak & Onion) recipe is sure to delight your family and friends with its simple, but deep, flavor and satisfying combination of textures.
Cuban Garlic Chicken

Authentic Cuban Garlic Chicken Recipe Straight from Havana

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Bring the taste of Havana to your kitchen with this flavor-packed Cuban Garlic Chicken. Loaded with flavor, this Cuban recipe is always a favorite!!
Coquito, the Puerto Rican Coconut Nog

Coquito, the Puerto Rican Coconut Nog

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Coquito meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish is a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico. The coconut-based alcoholic beverage is similar to eggnog, sometimes being called the Puerto Rican Eggnog.
Pollo Guisado Recipe Card

Pollo Guisado ~ Chicken Stew

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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.
Pollo en Fricase ~ Chicken Fricassee Recipe Card

Fricasé de Pollo ~ Chicken Fricassee

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The Fricasé de Pollo a la Cubana (Chicken Fricassee) recipe is one of the most popular Cuban dish, that includes chicken and potatoes cooked in tomato and wine sauce.
Arroz con Pollo ~ Rice with Chicken Recipe Card

Arroz con Pollo ~ Rice with Chicken

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Arroz con pollo means “Rice with Chicken” in Spanish and is a classic Cuban recipe. Popular in many Latin American countries it has many different ways to prepare it, unique to various countries.
Puerto Rican Pique ~ Hot Sauce Recipe Card

Puerto Rican Pique ~ Hot Sauce

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In Puerto Rico, it's very common to see street vendors selling fresh produce and bottles of pique (Puerto Rican hot sauce) hung from a string.
Pernil ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Recipe Card

Pernil ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

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This slow-cooked pork roast, usually a shoulder, butt or leg, has been typically enjoyed by many Puerto Ricans during the holidays. It's a classic Puerto Rican dish, and has many variations throughout the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
Pan con Bistec ~ Cuban Steak Sandwich Recipe Card

Pan con Bistec ~ Steak Sandwich

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Pan con Bistec or Steak Sandwich is a Cuban recipe that is made on a loaf of Cuban bread filled with steak, onions, potato fries, and topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes.

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