This recipe has been in my family since I can remember. Rumor has it it was my grandma's (Dad's mom) recipe but Grandma (Mom's mom) says it is her recipe. The thing is it is absolutely delicious! I make it all year round but this is my signature thanksgiving side dish. Goes well with my puertorican apple BBQ turkey.
This blend of fresh veggies is a must have in Puertorican cuisine. I make it every 2 months and freeze what I wont use. It can be added to stews, rice, beans, soups etc.
Everyone makes it different, I choose not to add cilantro, that way I can use it in all my dishes without giving them all a puertorican taste. All ingredients are up to taste, you can add more or less as you prefer.
The Puerto Rican style jibarito (pronounced hee-bah-ree-to) sandwich was created at the Borinquen Restaurant in Chicago by owner Juan "Peter" Figueroa. Here's my take on making his famous jibarito at home. The plantain "bread slices" for this sandwich are most easily made if you have a large deep fryer, but it can also be done in a deep skillet with oil. I originally saw this made on FoodTV's "Roker on the Road" (episode "On a Roll"). According to the Borinquen website, these sandwiches are known as "emparedado de platano" in Puerto Rico.
"A great party salsa. For a different twist, serve with malanga, plantain, or yuca chips". That is the description as it appears on the email my friend sent with this recipe. Haven't tried it yet but you can't go wrong with Avocado!
One of Puerto Rico's signature dishes. It can be main, side dish or just an appetizer. The Cod is finely chopped, therefore, the flavor is not so strong. Very high in calories but worth having at least two once a year!
In Puerto Rico pinchos are grilled pork or chicken kabobs. They are just to die for! They are served with a slice of bread at the very tip. If you don't have a pilón (mortar and pestle) you can mix your marinade in a food processor or blender. From about.com.
I found this one at a Puerto Rican website (El Boricua.com) when I was not able to get a hold of GMa to tell me how to make them. :)
It makes the process way much simple than the traditional. Yummy yummy!