Tracing its roots to Europe particularly Spain, Africa and nativeTainos, Puerto Rican cuisines are the world’s finest. In fact Puerto Rican dish can now be found in places all over, gaining recognition from a lot of food critics, enthusiasts, every people. Typical ingredients used are grains, legumes, herbs and spices, vegetables, meat and poultry.
Its desserts are a must try. Common Puerto Rican dessert includes some form of custard. From Taino influence, it has the cracker like casaba bread. A lot of its ingredients include peanuts, fruits such as guavas and pineapples, and cocoplum, and calabazas (tropical pumpkin). While Spanish influence is found in chicpeas, capers and the use of olives, black pepper, garlic oregano and other spices. See list below and maybe you could try out some recipe.
PANETELAA DE GUAYABA
A traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban dessert filled with melted, creamy butter. See recipe found in http://foodielady.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/panetela-de-guayaba-guava-torte-masareal/.
A traditional Puerto Rican dessert, it’s a tasty dish. Recipe can be found in http://onwardcyclops.com/2010/01/02/bienmesabe-puerto-rican-dessert/.
PUERTO RICAN PASTELES
It’s a traditional Puerto Rican food but this time it’s made gluten free, just right for a vegetarian yet can pass any foodies’ taste. Recipe can be found in http://www.glutenfreebakingbear.com/2012/12/vegan-gluten-free-puerto-rican-pasteles.html.
It looks like a pot filled with dirt and mud but it’s actually a tasty treat adults and kid would love. Recipe can be found in http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/dessert-tierrita-postre-tierrita-puerto-rican-dessert.
A Portuguese coconut eggnog, it’s filled with refreshing coconut. Check http://www.alwaysorderdessert.com/2011/12/coquito-puerto-rican-coconut-eggnog.html for recipe.
FRIED CORNMEAL STICKS
It’s crispy outside and the inside is kept soft and moist. Mixed it up with garlicy ketchup, you’ll have one scrumptious dish. Recipe’s found in http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/05/surullitos-cheese-corn-sticks/.
It’s a light and tasteful dish to finish up any meal. Read on http://www.girlichef.com/2010/08/my-big-fat-puerto-rican-meal-pavochon.html for recipe.
This Puerto Rican Lasagna with plantains would have you swooning by its looks. How much more when you taste it. For recipe, see http://thisissogood.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/pastelon-puerto-rican-lasagna-with-plantains/.
PUMPKIN DATE BREAD PUDDING
Tasty and soft, it’s a treat that sure could fill your stomach and craving for dessert. Try recipe found in http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/pumpkin-date-bread-pudding-versatile-picky-eaters/.
Here’s a Puerto Rican coconut dessert. Have some and enjoy its refreshing, sweet taste. See recipe in http://www.quericavida.com/en/recipes/tembleque-coconut-dessert/#.