The Cuisine of Puerto Rico

Apr 22, 2011 Full story: 130

Officially Puerto Rico is known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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Anaheim, CA

#122 Jul 30, 2012
--- Pimientos rellenos de carne.----


- 12 pimientos del piquillo
- 200g de carne magra de cerdo picada
- 200g de carne de ternera picada
...- 1 cucharadita de pimentón dulce
- 150g de bechamel
- 1 cebolla grande
- Aceite de oliva
- Sal
- Tomate frito
- 1 pastilla de carne
- Pimienta

*** Preparación:

Cortamos la cebolla muy finita y la ponemos a freír con poco aceite.

Dejamos que se poche y le añadimos la carne de ternera, después la de cerdo, 1 cucharadita de pimentón dulce y lo dejamos cocer durante 10 minutos a fuego lento.

Cuando pasen los 10 min. añadimos la bechamel y se mezcla todo bien. Rectificamos en sal si es necesario.

Se rellenan los pimientos con la mezcla. En una sartén rehogamos cebolla picada a fuego lento, añadimos tomate frito, 1 pastilla de carne, sal y pimienta. Para terminar lo dejamos hervir unos minutos y se lo añadimos a los pimientos.

(La receta es de el forum Cuba por Leon Zaragoza Madrid.)

Anaheim, CA

#123 Jul 30, 2012
--"Croquetas de legumbres"---


1 taza de leguminosas bien cocidas (garbanzos o lentejas son ideales)

1 cebolla

... 1 zanahoria.

Comino en polvo


Huevo o harina, salsa de soja y agua.


*** Preparación:

Pelamos la cebolla y los ajos, los troceamos y los salteamos con un poco de aceite y sal durante 3 minutos.

Machacamos las legumbres previamente cocidas. Añadimos el ajo y la cebolla, la zanahoria rallada finita, el perejil y el comino.

Lo mezclamos todo hasta tener una mezcla consistente y compacta. Si estuviera blanda, le podemos añadir harina.

Damos la forma a las croquetas de legumbres y las pasamos por el huevo, las rebozamos con pan rallado.

Las freímos y ya se pueden comer.¡Rico Rico!

(La receta es de el forum Cuba por Leon Zaragoza Madrid.)

Anaheim, CA

#124 Jul 30, 2012
---- receta del Bacalao al Pil Pil ,un plano tipico de la Cocina Vasca!------

Bacalao al pil pil

**** Ingredientes para 4 personas:

8 trozos de lomo de bacalao desalado que no sea demasiado grueso
3 dl. de aceite de oliva
5 dientes de ajo
unas anillas de guindilla

**** Preparación:(Tiempo de realización 30 minutos)

1. Desalar previamente el bacalao. Escamar, quitar las espinas y secar con un paño limpio.

2. Poner una cazuela a fuego medio y verter el aceite. Añadir los dientes de ajo en láminas y las anillas de guindilla. Cuando empiecen a tomar color, se retiran y reservan.

3. Se quita la cazuela del fuego y se deja templar. Se introducen en el aceite los trozos de bacalao, con la piel hacia arriba. Es muy importante que el bacalao esté seco, en caso contrario empezará a saltar el aceite. Se pone nuevamente al fuego la cazuela. El bacalao se cocerá suavemente,-nunca freír-, durante unos cinco minutos.

4. Se retira la cazuela del fuego y se pasa el bacalao a otra cazuela, siempre con la piel hacia arriba. Se añaden dos cucharadas del aceite en el que acabamos de cocer- freír el bacalao. Se deja fuera del fuego unos 3 minutos para que sude el bacalao.

5. Se pone a fuego suave la cazuela con el bacalao y antes de que empiece a hervir se retira fuera del fuego. Movemos constantemente en círculo la cazuela para que empiece a ligar la salsa. Ha de hacerse sin brusquedades. A medida que se va ligando la salsa se va añadiendo cucharadas del aceite en el hemos cocido-freído el bacalao. Siempre fuera del fuego, si se enfriara, se acerca sólo para que conserve la temperatura templada, a la que se ha de montar. La salsa se cortaría si hirviera.

6. Servir con la piel de los lomos hacia arriba y cubierto parcialmente de la salsa. Encima de cada lomo se colocan una láminas y anillas de guindilla que teníamos reservadas.
(La receta es de el forum Cuba por nuestro amigo WJDC.)

Anaheim, CA

#125 Aug 25, 2012


1 small can Deviled ham (4.25 oz)
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz)
1 bottle chopped pimentos (2 oz)
(Pickle relish optional)
2 dozen soft dinner rolls, or potato rolls.


If you are making them for a large group, go ahead and double the recipe.
Use the larger can of Deviled ham and 4 oz bottle of pimentos, you will be glad you did!

Mix the first 3 ingredients well till you have a smooth paste.
Cut the rolls in half and spread with the paste to make the little sandwiches.


(create by Gordon Robinson of Cuban Forum.)

Anaheim, CA

#126 Jan 3, 2013
** Quimbombó Guisado **

(Puerto Rican stewed okra)

4 to 6 servings

-- Ingredients:

•Oil, vegetable or olive -- 2 to 3 tablespoons
•Onion, chopped finely -- 1
•Green bell pepper, finely chopped -- 1
•Garlic, minced -- 2 to 4 cloves
•Ham (optional), diced -- 1/4 cup
•Tomatoes, seeded and chopped -- 3
•Okra, destemmed, cut into 1-inch rounds -- 1 pound
•Water or stock -- 2 cups
•Salt and pepper -- to taste

-- Method:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium flame. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the ham and stir to heat through. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to cook the tomatoes down somewhat.

2. Add the okra, water or stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the okra is cooked through and tender. Adjust seasoning and serve as a side dish.

-- Variations:

•Garnish the finished dish with chopped cilantro.

•To turn into a full meal, add 1 cup diced potatoes, green plantain or calabaza squash at the same time you add the okra. Cook until tender and serve over rice.

•Sauté 1/2 cup of chopped chorizo along with the ham if you like.


( Okra, or "quimbombó," was introduced to Puerto Rican cooking by African slaves. This easy dish makes excellent use of these green pods with their unique texture and taste.)

Anaheim, CA

#127 Jul 7, 2013
*** Puerto Rican Sangria ***


- 1 1/2 cups passion fruit (frozen, pulp, thawed, I can't get this here so I use frozen mangoes in a blender with some canned mango juice)

-2 cups red wine

-6 ozs mandarin oranges

-2 cups pineapple juice

-2 cups lemon lime beverage (carbonated)

- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup white rum

ice (cubes)


1) Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, chill for at least an hour and enjoy.

Anaheim, CA

#128 Jul 7, 2013
****Tropical Gazpacho Fruit Soup ****
(Puerto Rico)

Servings: 8


.3 cups fresh raspberries (or frozen)

3 cups sparkling water

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 lemon, juice of

1 papaya, peeled, chopped small

1 medium mango, peeled, seeded, diced small

2 kiwi fruits, peeled, diced small

1 cup fresh pineapple, diced small

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, shredded, to taste

1) Puree raspberries in a blender or food processor, then pass the puree through a sieve to remove the seeds.

2) In a non-reactive bowl, combine raspberry puree with sparkling water & sugar, then add lemon juice, papaya, mango, kiwi & pineapple.

3) Refrigerate 1 hour before serving, garnished with the ginger.

receipe By Sydney Mike.


Anaheim, CA

#129 Dec 6, 2013
Comidas de Borinquen para las Navidad.

Images of Foods for Chrsitmas in Puerto Rico.

Anaheim, CA

#130 Dec 22, 2013
Coquito time.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#131 Dec 22, 2013

In Puerto Rico piononos are prepared using yellow, or sweet plantain as the "bread" around a savory filling. It is usually stuffed with a meat filling called picadillo with cheese, the whole sandwich is then deep-fried.


Piononos may refer to several varieties of pastry popular in Spain, South America, and Philippines.

Piononos are small pastries traditional in Santa Fe, a small town adjacent to the city of Granada, Spain. A pionono has two parts: a thin layer of pastry rolled into a cylinder, fermented with different kinds of syrup which give the pionono a sweet and pleasant texture, crowned with toasted cream. It is typically eaten in one or two bites.

In various South American countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru, piononos are prepared using a dough made of flour, eggs, and sugar, which is baked in a thin sheet then rolled around a filling of dulce de leche sometimes with walnuts, or fruits like strawberries with chantilly cream, or in the case of savoury piononos with York ham, cheese, tomato and mayonnaise, or a savory salad, such as chicken salad or even tuna.

In The Philippines, piononos, or pianonos, are similar to jelly rolls. It is made up of a layer of pastry that consists of eggs, sugar, and sifted flour. It is usually baked as a sheet. Once cooled, jelly or other fillings are spread over the pastry. Then it is rolled from one end to the next. Fillings can range from anything sweet to savory.

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