Sofrito is the base for most Puerto Rican dishes and can be added to beans, rice, soups, stews, you name it.
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.
The Plátano Guayaba Limber is a Banana Guava Ice treat from Puerto Rico. The Guava Limber is made with bananas, guava, coconut milk, and water. Simply mix the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into plastic cups, and freeze until they are solid.
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.
Caldo Santo means Holy Broth in Spanish. This Puerto Rican recipe for Seafood Soup is made with shrimp, fish, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, yautía, and plantains slowly cooked in a spicy coconut milk base.
In many Latin American countries, pernil (roasted pork) is prepared on various special occasions throughout the year. It is the main dish that accompanies the table during the Christmas celebrations.
If you like an easy yet tasty meat-free beans then, you might think this recipe for Puerto Rican Beans is the most delicious beans to cook up.
Arroz con Gandules is a combination of rice, pigeon peas, and pork, cooked in the same pot with sofrito. This Puerto Rican recipe, accompanied with roasted pork, is the national dish of Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
This Pina Colada Bread Pudding is a truly decadent Puerto Rican dessert. A fruity, coconutty treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or any time of day. Super easy to whip up and addicting.
Mojito Isleño or Islander Sauce is a Puerto Rican recipe that is most commonly used as a chunky topping for a variety of fish and shellfish dishes, but it can also be served on the side.