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 direct descendant Spanish Crema Catalana, Puerto Rican natilla is a rich milk custard flavored with cinnamon & lemon. It’s decadent, creamy and delish!
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.
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.
There is nothing more quintessentially Puerto Rican than a deliciously tender, slow roasted pork shoulder, known as pernil. This pernil is tender, moist, juicy, aromatic, and shreds like pulled pork with no effort, just a slow cooker!
Coquito cookies have all the flavors of Puerto Rican coquito, like cinnamon, rum, vanilla, and coconut. They’re soft, chewy and totally delish!
This made from scratch Caribbean spiced rum cake recipe really makes you feel like you are somewhere in the tropics.
Making pasteles is an annual ritual in my household that symbolizes the start of the holiday season. This traditional Puerto Rican recipe features a yuca mash and a rich, savory chicken filling