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.
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.
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.
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.
Bacalaítos are pancake-like codfish fritters, crisp on the outside and dense and chewy on the inside. These delicious codfish fritters recipe is a hit no matter the season.
This piña colada is a sweet cocktail recipe made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. There are two versions of the drink, both originating in Puerto Rico.
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.
In this Puerto Rican recipe we transform the coquito, the festive and creamy coconut drink from Puerto Rico, into a luscious layer cake!
This Jibarito Slider Con Cebollitas Fritas, or Jibarito Slider With Fried Onions, will have your tastebuds doing the happy dance. A Jibarito slider is a sandwich made with flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread.
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.
Learn to make Puerto Rican Coquito with Chef Nina Arena. Nina is the owner of Weeppaa Puerto Rican Foods and More Facebook Group.