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.

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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crema de vie - Cream of life

Crème de Vie (Cuban Egg Nog) Recipe

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Raise your glass of Crème de Vie and toast with us "El año que viene estamos en Cuba" or "Next year we’ll be in Cuba" if you don't speak Spanish.
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.
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.
Strawberry Limber Recipe Card

Limber de Fresa ~ Strawberry Ice

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The Limber de Fresa is a Strawberry Ice treat from Puerto Rico. The Strawberry Limber is made with strawberries, sugar, milk, and water. Simply mix the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into plastic cups, and freeze until they are solid.
Limber de Piña Colada ~ Piña Colada Ice Recipe Card

Limber de Piña Colada ~ Piña Colada Ice

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As the hot dog days of summer drag on, we present another limber. This Limber de Piña Colada is a Piña Colada Ice treat made with pineapples, coconut cream, lime, and sugar.
Limber de Mani ~ Peanut Butter Ice Recipe Card

Limber de Mani ~ Peanut Butter Ice

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This week’s addition to our Limber Family is the Peanut Butter Limber. The Limber de Mani is a Puerto Rican recipe for Peanut Butter Ice is made with peanut butter, sugar, water, and evaporated milk. Simply mix the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into plastic cups, and freeze until they are solid.
Limber de Mango

Limber de Mango ~ Mango Ice

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This Limber de Mango is a simple adult Mango Ice treat made with mangos, heavy whipping cream, dark brown sugar, light corn syrup, and a splash of spiced rum.
Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales Recipe Card

Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales

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Similar to Mexican tamales, Pamonha Salgada are Brazilian Tamales made with fresh corn. The masa does not use a dried corn meal, it is made out of fresh grated corn.
Poulet Aux Noix ~ Chicken with Cashews

Poulet Aux Noix ~ Chicken with Cashews

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Chicken with Cashews or Poulet Aux Noix is a traditional Haitian recipe that features spicy chicken in a cashew sauce...
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.
Limber de Cereza ~ Cherry Ice

Limber de Cereza ~ Cherry Ice

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The Limber de Cereza or Cherry Ice is similar to cherry Italian ice and is a refreshing Puerto Rican recipe for both kids and adults...
Limber de Piña ~ Pineapple Limber Recipe Card

Limber de Piña ~ Pineapple Limber

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The Limber de Piña or Pineapple Limber is a tropical and delicious flavor that will make the hot days of summer just a bad memory.

Serenata de Bacalao ~ Codfish Serenade

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Serenata de Bacalao is a Puerto Rican recipe for Codfish Serenade Salad. The salt cod is desalinated and tossed in a dressing made from red wine vinegar and olive oil, then added to a plate of sauteed onions and peppers, olives, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.
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.

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