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Pastelón de Carne: A Puerto Rican Food Recipe

Plantain Pastelon

Yum The Pastelon is an excellent and tasty Puerto Rican Food recipe perfect for your next dinner.  It is one of our favorites!  It is a layered meat dish, reminiscent of lasagna, but instead of pasta, the starch used is ripe plantains.  It is the perfect comfort food! 1 Lb of mature plantains fried (amarillos) […]

Dulces Tipicos – The Traditional Candies of Puerto Rico

One of the most prominent Puerto Rican figures is “el jíbaro” (hillbilly), a country person from the mountainous interior, which is an idealized folk hero, common in island literature and the arts. The jíbaro continues to fascinate artists of various disciplines, and the term is used on a daily basis as a sign of affection, […]

Caribbean Ceviche Recipe

Yum Ceviche…. Yum!  I was recently touring with some new visitors to the island of Puerto Rico and found out that they were not familiar with Ceviche.  So, of course we ordered some and it was love at first sight.  Ceviche is not native to Puerto Rico, but it is something that we have adopted […]

Flan – A Puerto Rican Food Recipe

Yum Flan is a traditional Puerto Rican food dessert and is a delicious light alternative to a cheesecake.  Making a flan can be a little intimidating if you’ve never tried it before, but it really can be quite straight-forward.  There are many ways to make adjustments to the recipe to highlight different flavors.  The Puerto […]

Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico

Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday in Puerto Rican history, as it was only adopted after Puerto Rico officially became a US Territory in the late 1800’s. The locals have embraced the holiday eagerly and whole-heartedly. Thanksgiving Traditions in Puerto Rico are very similar to those in the mainland – businesses are closed, families gather […]

What to do with all the hot pepper sauces overflowing your Refrigerator Door…

hot sauce

If you are a hot sauce lover, chances are you have collected a large quantity of hot sauces, all of which begin to crowd the refrigerator door. On the bright side, a hot sauce’s shelf life is pretty long, but occasionally you need to reclaim some shelf space and the question becomes…. what do I […]

Sorullitos: Cornmeal Fritters with a Punch

Yum These cornmeal fritters are a common favorite recipe in Puerto Rico, and can often be found on restaurants’ appetizers menu.  They are simple and easy to make!  Perfect as a snack, appetizer, or for serving at a party.  They should be served immediately. 2 cups water 1 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. yellow […]

Caribbean Romance Cocktail

This yummy tropical cocktail is suitable for almost any occasion (particularly Caribbean romance) in which a delicious drink will set off an event.   1 1/2 oz Light Rum 1 oz Amaretto 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice 1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice 1 splash Grenadine Shake well with ice and pour into highball glass. Float […]

Borinquen Cocktail

In order to be a true adventurer, the Captain says you must be able to handle your rum. Try out this excellent Borinquen Cocktail recipe for a taste of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.  Toast to the 7 Seas. And brace yourselves. It’s 5:00 Somewhere!   1 1/2 oz Light Rum 1 tbsp Passion Fruit […]

What to Eat When Traveling the Caribbean

One of the best things about visiting the Caribbean is the amazing variety of foods that are abundant, delicious and quite often growing in the back yard. Caribbean recipes combine African, Amerindian, French, East Indian, and Spanish styles of cooking. These traditions are a reflection of the early settlers of the region. Ingredients which are […]