This spring, the exquisite tastes of Puerto Rico’s top restaurants and chefs are coming together for the annual Saborea Food Festival in April, the island’s premier culinary event. In honor of the fun-filled weekend, Executive Chef Maria Germania Diaz from The Condado Plaza Hilton, located only two miles from the festival’s headquarters, offers up two of her favorite recipes for wanderlusts to enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at home:
Tequila Grilled Shrimp Shooter
Ingredients: 1/4 lbs Shrimp 16/20 ½ oz Tequila Pinch Oregano Salt + Pepper to taste
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Grill at a medium-high temperature until cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool and serve with cocktail sauce in a shot glass.
Caribe Mojito Frozen
Ingredients: 1 oz Coco Rum 1 oz Mint 2 tsp lemon juice ½ oz Passoã Rum for garnish 8 oz ice
Directions: Mix the Coco Rum, mint, lemon juice and ice in a blender. Serve in a margarita glass and top with Passoã Rum.
Centrally located in the trendy Condado area, just minutes from historic Old San Juan, The Condado Plaza Hilton serves guests expertly prepared gourmet cuisine incorporating the bold flavors and tropical aromas of the region. As the only hotel to boasts uninterrupted views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, The Condado Plaza Hilton is the perfect place to re-energize and relax for the long and exciting weekend at Saborea. For more information, visit www.condadoplaza.com.