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Puerto Rico: Pastelon de Platano Maduro (ripe plantain lasagna)

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INGREDIENTS:

4 Yellow Plantain, ripe 3 Eggs 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef 1 can Tomato Sauce 3 tbsps Sofrito 1 packet Sazon with Achiote 2 cups Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup Pimiento, diced 2 cups Cheese, shredded Adobo Seasoning, to taste

METHOD:

1. Start by cooking together the sofrito, 1/3 […]

Puerto Rico: Turkey Stuffing

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INGREDIENTS:

(The following recipe is for a turkey weighing between 12 and 14 pounds.)

1 ½ lb. ground beef Liver, heart & gizzard of bird, ground or chopped very small (optional) ½ cup chopped onion ½ seedless raisins (optional) 1 teaspoonful alcaparras/capers 8 olives stuffed with peppers/aceitunas con pimientos […]

Puerto Rico: Pollo Guisado

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INGREDIENTS:

4 portions of boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 medium potatos 2 teaspoons of salt 3 tablespoons of sofrito 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce 5 olives 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 ounce green bell pepper 2 cups of water

METHOD:

Place the chicken in […]

Puerto Rico: Pastelles

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Ingredients for pastelles:

2 cups cornmeal 1 oz butter 2 tablespoon cooking oil 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon granulated sugar 4 cups boiling water

Ingredients for beef fillings:

2 lb lean meat, finely cut or minced 6 red and green cooking peppers cut into small pieces 1 clove garlic […]

Puerto Rico: Habichuelas

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of pink beans 3 teaspoons of salt 1 medium potato 2 tablespoons of sofrito 1 ounce green bell pepper 2 bay leaves 5 green olives 2 ounces of smoked ham 1 teaspoon of olive oil 6 ounces of tomato sauce 3 1/2 quarts of water 2 […]

Puerto Rico: Habichuelas

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of pink beans 3 teaspoons of salt 1 medium potato 2 tablespoons of sofrito 1 ounce green bell pepper 2 bay leaves 5 green olives 2 ounces of smoked ham 1 teaspoon of olive oil 6 ounces of tomato sauce 3 1/2 quarts of water 2 […]

Puerto Rico: Arroz con Pollo

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INGREDIENTS:

Arroz Con Pollo 3 cups of short or long grain rice (rinsed) 2 lb’s of chicken parts (skinned) 4 1/2 onces of tomato sauce 2 tablespoons of alcaparrado 2 teaspoons of salt or to taste 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper 2 tablespoons of Sofrito 2 tablespoons of vegetable […]

Puerto Rico: Arroz con Gandules

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups long or short grain rice (rinsed) 3 cups of water 2 Tablespoons of sofrito 16 ounce can of gandules (pigeon peas) 2 tablespoons of alcaparrado without liquid 1 packet of Sazon with achiote 1 ounces of tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons of oil Salt to taste

METHOD:

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Puerto Rico: Arroz Blanco

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INGREDIENTS:

3 cups long grain white rice 3 3/4 cup of water 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil

METHOD:

Place the water and salt in a pan over moderate heat. Mix until the salt has dissolved completely.

Add the oil to the water. Rinse […]

Puerto Rico: Adobo (Marinade / Seasoning)

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INGREDIENTS:

5 cloves garlic 1 tsp. dried oregano 2 tbs. olive oil 1/2 cup wine vinegar

METHOD:

Peel and mince the garlic.

Mix the garlic, oregano, olive oil, and wine vinegar together in a small jar. You can use the adobo as a marinade for steak or for other […]