Author Archives: Platanos, Mangoes and Me!

FLANCOCHO = FLAN AND CHOCOLATE CAKE

Our Creative Cooking Crew challenge this month is “chocolate”.

Posted in Chocolate, Desserts, Flan, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico | 9 Comments

GALAKTOBOUREKO – GREEK CUSTARD PIE

 

Posted in Desserts, Greek, Uncategorized | Tagged | 13 Comments

BASQUE STYLE COD FISH – BACALAO A LA VIZCAINA

This is the Puerto Rican version that is a year-round favorite but mostly enjoyed during Lent.

Posted in Bacalao, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico | 9 Comments

BREAKFAST: HOME MADE GRAVLAX, ZUCCHINI PANCAKES, EGG SALAD WITH YOGURT, MUSTARD AND DILL

Our Creative Cooking Crew took the Summer off and now we are back to bring you many wonderful creative dishes.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Zucchini Pancackes | 11 Comments

WHEN JAPAN MEETS IRELAND – SAPPORO BEER BRAISED CORNED BEEF

When Sapporo Beer asked that I make a dish using their product I immediately thought of my husband.  He loves his Sapporo Beer and, being Irish, his corned beef.

Posted in Beer, Carrots, Corned Beef, International Dishes, Irish, Japan, Meats, Potatoes, Whiskey | 11 Comments

FISH N’ CHIPS PUERTO RICAN STYLE – BACALAITOS WITH BATATA AND LAVENDER YAUTIA CHIPS

The theme for our Creative Cooking Crew for May is:  Fish n’ Chips and take it some place it’s never been before and make it your own.

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Batata, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas, Uncategorized, Yautia Lila | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

GRILLED LOBSTER AND A BIRTHDAY PARTY

I hosted a celebration for a good friend at home with members of my family and the birthday guest.  Family, friends, a good meal, wine and laughter. You cannot ask for more.

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VODKA – SAKE – TINI + IRISH SMOKED SALMON – FLAVORED CREME FREICHE ATOP A TOASTED SESAME SUSHI CRACKER

Our Creative Cooking Crew April challenge was to pair a cocktail with a canapé.  Easier said than done as I like my wine and rarely touch strong liquor except for sake and vodka on occasions. Friends came to visit from … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Seafood, Smoked Salmon, Something Different, Sushi, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

“PUERQUITO” BURGER + PEPITA, CILANTRO, MANCHEGO PESTO + MANGO, SWEET PLANTAIN SALSA AND MORE

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge for February: “Let’s get creative with  “Not Your Mickey D Burger”. This is probably my shortest post ever as I have been quite crazy lately.

Posted in Chrorizo, Hamburger, Plantains, Pork | 17 Comments

SWEET POTATOES – THREE WAYS – SWEET POTATO FLAN INFUSED WITH COQUITO – TURKEY MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH SWEET POTATOES AND BAKED

Well the CCC is back and we are ready to start the new year with an interesting challenge suggested by our own Laura Lafata, La Diva Cucina! JANUARY CHALLENGE: Repurposing Leftovers or How Many Meals Can You Get From One.

Posted in Blogging, Desserts, Eggs, Holidays, Latin Contemporary, My recipes, Puerto Rico, Something Different, Turkey, Uncategorized | 12 Comments