Category: Puerto Rican

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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada is a beef dish slowly braised in tomato based sauce spiced with cumin, chili powder and jalapenos. Usually this is served with Mexican rice, beans, salad and/or tortillas. It’s the Latin Americans take on the classic beef stew. Having said that is also commonly served in nearby regions like...

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Escabeche

Escabeche, the sweet and sour version of the Western World, introduced by the Spanish to the Philippines during the 1500′s. It is a typical Mediterranean cuisine and which made out of poached or fried fish then marinated in an acidic mixture like vinegar or any citric juice before serving. Having...

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Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo

I was cooking this dish for a long time already and do not have a name for it. I tried this delicious dish in a Latin American themed restaurant before but totally forgot the name so since then I am preparing this dish which I don’t know how to call...

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Chicken Empanada

Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how...

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a dessert or snack item made out of stale bread mixed with milk, eggs, spices and dried fruits. A popular dish in several European countries like France, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium as well as Latin and South American countries such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Argentina. There...

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Skinless Longaniza

Longaniza is a type of Spanish sausage popular in countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Spain, this sausage is nearly similar to chorizo but each country mentioned prepares it differently according to available local ingredients. Longaniza can also be prepared with different types of meat unlike chorizo;...

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Chicharon

Chicharon, one of the best yet deadly snacks in the Philippines. Now why deadly? Because this dish/snack is made out of deep fried pork rinds but sometimes beef, Buffalo or chicken skin can be used, which means its high in cholesterol.  Now why best? Because it tastes so good, it’s...

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Chinks (Chicken Skin Chicharon)

Chinks or Chicken Skin Chicharon is one of the guilty pleasure snacks in the Philippines, I said guilty pleasure as this snack is very high in cholesterol and fat. The word Chicharon came from a popular Spanish snack called Chicharron (double r) which is made of fried pork skin.  Due...