Thanksgiving or Accion de Gracias at my family was a major event when we were kids. My dad’s family is pretty big so anything with them was big. We celebrated at my Abuela’s house for many years. We used to have turkeys from almost every household – about 10 to 15 turkeys. All turkeys were […]
Thanksgiving – My Mom’s Stuffing
With Thanksgiving just a mere 2 weeks away, we all need to start preparing for it. I have decided to split my Thanksgiving post in two. I want the stuffing to get as much attention as the whole meal. This stuffing was made while my mom visited shortly before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. I […]
Puerto Rican Chicken Stew – A Life to Remember
As I mentioned in my previous post about Beef Stew, I love fricase de pollo or chicken stew. It has a savory and sweet mix that I find very comforting. I loved eating this at home in Puerto Rico and used to add tostones and avocado slices to my plate. [ultimate-recipe-jump id=”309″ text=”Jump to Recipe”] […]
Puerto Rico… Going Back
This week I am working to get a chicken stew recipe my mom and I did before she left to go back home to Puerto Rico. Before I finish that post, I wanted to share today a bit of my experience letting my mom go to a Puerto Rico we no longer know what to […]
Puerto Rican Beef Stew
While Puerto Rico continues dealing with so much, I decided to finally publish my carne guisada. It’s very simple recipe and the variations of it are many depending on the cook. The one I like is the kind I can throw in the instant pot and 30-40 minutes later the smell takes me back home.
During the devastation of this hurricane season, I find comfort on maduros. I boiled them until the peel is easy to take off and they are soft and sweet, fried them either deep or pan-fry or saute them with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for sweet dessert. I even do mofongo with ripe plantains. The […]
A Comfort Food Named Mofongo
I feel nothing says Puerto Rico to me like a good mofongo. I love it! It’s comforting and flavorful, if done right. It goes well with just about anything from seafood to creole style chicken.
Sofrito – Puerto Rico’s Fifth Flavor
Sofrito and I go way back… I have memories of my mom, grandma and aunties making sofrito. Sofrito is the fabric in which Puerto Rican cuisine is sown. It gives Puerto Rican food a three dimensional effect that I don’t normally find in just regular food.
Platanutres and Arañitas
If you are a fan of tostones, platanutres are going to be another favorite. It’s easier to prepare than tostones and work great as corn chips replacement… and I don’t mean the bags of plantain chips at the store. I like platanutres to be a bit meaty, but not paper thin like the bags at […]
Plantains: The Basics
What are plantains or plátanos? Well, they are not bananas for starters. Bananas are guineos and in some countries they call plátanos the bananas, but not in Puerto Rico. I wouldn’t eat a plantain like a banana when it is ripe or yellow. The green plantains are as versatile as potatoes. Unfortunately, I keep seeing […]