Category Archives: Puerto Rican – Tipico

Té para Dos o Más- Tea for Two or More

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Arroz con Gandules y Chorizo – Rice with Pigeon Peas + Spanish Sausage

Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico.  It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil.  You will find this dish being served during the holidays and when having a party, it is sure to be the main attraction.  … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Rice/Risotto, Sofrito | 38 Comments


I hope your New Year was wonderful.  A happy, healthy and prosperous to you all. Everyone makes resolutions and very few are kept.  I know, I am one of those people…weak and lazy at times.  But this resolution I will … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Eggs, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico | 18 Comments

Carne Mechada – Puerto Rican Stuffed Pot Roast

Carne mechada is the national dish of Venezuela and also very popular in Puerto Rico and Cuba.  This version is  adaped from Wilo Benet’s cookbook, Puerto Rico – True flavors.  If you want to see Wilo’s creations, go to Foodalogue … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Meats, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 27 Comments


When we think of Puerto Rico we usually think of beautiful beaches, piña coladas, rum punch, great music and our Caribbean cuisine, of which mofongo is sometimes considered the star attraction.

Posted in Appetizers, Latin Traditional, Pictures of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Something Different | 23 Comments

Piñón – Puerto Rican Lasagna

My friend, Lulu, is very brave and a talented young woman.  She has asked a while back that I do a Piñón post.  You see Lulu fell in love and picked up her bags and moved from New York City to Kenya.  Hopefully, … Continue reading

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I finally left Puerto Rico, but was not able to connect due to problems caused by hurricane Irene and ended up in Ft. Lauderdale which was great.  Had a chance to see my son, his family and my friend, Joan of FOODalogue.  Now … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Something Different, Vegetarian | 27 Comments

Ladies of the Night Blue Plate Special – Plato de Puta – Fried Eggs, Rice and Sweet Plantains

I have no idea how this story started.   Since I could rememeber my Mom would make this dish.  As years passed I learned that they called it…

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Rice/Risotto, Something Different, Vegetarian | 32 Comments

Arroz Negro con Pulpo y Camarones a la Parrilla – Black Rice with Grilled Octopus and Shrimp

I remember the first time I saw my Mom make this dish I ran.  The way it’s made in Puerto Rico the rice is grey and it was not very appealing.  The squid comes in its own ink and it’s canned.  Not … Continue reading

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