Yearly Archives: 2013

Pastelón de Platano Maduros (amarillos) – Sweet Plantain Puerto Rican Lasagna

NOT YOUR MOM’S LASAGNA! Here is a great recipe for a Puerto Rican Pastelon made from platno maduros (sweet plantains)  My grandmother’s recipe to be exact.  Whenever we visited my abuelita in Philly, she would make this dish and have

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Authentic Old World Puerto Rican Sofrito

What is Sofrito? First, you must understand that Puerto Rican food came from it mix of its Spaniard conquistadors, African slaves, and native Taíno roots. And while it’s quite similar to other Hispanic cuisines, Puerto Rican food still has unique

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Encebollado de Atún con Curtido – Tuna and Yuca Stew w/Onion Citrus Salsa

Hi Everyone! I have been BEGGING my mom to make her DEE-Licious encebollado for a couple of years now.  I’ve come to the conclusion that her stove may have run away from home and afraid she might be living on

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NBC LATINO Blog Feature

NBC LATINO Blog Feaure   I want to send an enormous thank you to to Nina Terrero and the producers of NBC for choosing me this week for their segment; “Food Blogs We Love” This means so much to me

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Ceviche de Camarones – Shrimp Ceviche

Ceviche… Just the word alone does things to me. Childhood memories take over my mind, my mouth starts to water, I can immediately taste and smell without the dish being in front of me.  The word Ceviche is just as

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Salsa De Guacamole – Guacamole Sauce

Salsa De Guacamole – Guacamole Sauce There is so much I can say about Guacamole Sauce. If your think your coming here to find an actual ‘Guacamole Dip” then you were wrong (maybe I’ll add it later on during my

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Curtido De Cebolla y Tomate – Red Onion and Tomato Salsa

Some of my dishes will be served with this onion and tomato curtido, pico de gallo or a lime marinated based salsa. The most basic form of curtido is a basic onion curtido. It’s a nice and fresh form of

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