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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sofrito is the base for most Puerto Rican recipes, and this one is better than store-bought (difficult to find in the stores in the Western United States). This can be added to beans, rice, soups, stews, you name it.
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.
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).
Arroz con Gandules is a traditional rice recipe with pigeon peas that's a staple on Puerto Rican tables across the world. Making them can be a bit of a process.
Mofongo is an authentic dish in Puerto Rico and HFNTV had a chance to visit Millie's Puerto Rican restaurant in Mesa, Arizona to see how Millie herself makes this delicious recipe.
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.