Pasteles de yuca are a classic Puerto Rican holiday staple that involves some work, but it’s definitely worth it.
Coquito means “Little Coconut” in Spanish, and is a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico. If you like coconut and rum, you’ll love Puerto Rican Coquito! This egg free creamy coconut-based alcoholic beverage is a staple during the holiday season.
A direct descendant Spanish Crema Catalana, Puerto Rican natilla is a rich milk custard flavored with cinnamon & lemon. It’s decadent, creamy and delish!
Cornish Hens are perfect for the holidays. They feel luxurious, but are budget friendly and quick cooking. Pair them with a chorizo cornbread stuffing for a holiday feast filled with an explosion of Latin flavors!
Budin, or Puerto Rican Bread Pudding is a bread dessert that’s very popular in Puerto Rico, especially during the holidays. Unlike American bread pudding, Puerto Rican budin is served at room temperature or preferably cold. It is delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make!
This coconut cream cheese flan (flan de coco) recipe is out of this world. And I don’t even like flan like that. But this…THIS! The cream cheese is the key…
Mantecaditos are classic Puerto Rican shortbread cookies that feature a guava paste center, and are especially popular for Christmas!
Pastelón is a classic Puerto Rican dish made with layers of thinly-sliced sweet plantains, ground meat, and cheese! Think of it as a Puerto Rican version of lasagna. It’s the perfect casserole to make for a potluck or family gathering.
A traditional Puerto Rican delicacy, ensalada de pulpo (octopus salad) is a vibrant, fresh seafood salad that is perfect for Lent or Easter celebrations. I love octopus! Actually, I love…
Pollo En Escabeche is a classic Puerto Rican appetizer with distinctly Spanish roots. Shredded poached chicken is “pickled” with a mouthwatering olive oil and vinegar mixture that is flavored with classic Spanish ingredients like garlic, onion, black pepper and bay leaves.