Very Good Recipes of Puerto Rican from The Self-Taught Cook

There are 25 Puerto Rican recipes on the blog The Self-Taught Cook. (30 on all the blogs)

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Swiss steak puerto rican style Swiss steak puerto rican style By The Self-Taught Cook 11/12/12 14:00 Aiyyeee!!! It's muy fria outside! Okay, it's really not that cold; probably in the 60s. But my system hasn't quite adjusted to the Kentucky climate yet, so I think it's cold. Worse, it looks cold when I look out my kitchen window. Saturday was a beautiful...
Happy hispanic heritage month!  repost: carne guisada (puerto rican style beef stew) Happy hispanic heritage month! repost: carne guisada (puerto rican style beef stew) By The Self-Taught Cook 10/02/12 13:00 ¡Hola, mis amigos! It's Hispanic Heritage Month! If you've been following this blog, you know we cook, eat, and love Puerto Rican food. Since we're still in the process of moving, and my kitchen is packed in boxes, I'm going to repost some of our favorite...
September is national rice month-puerto rican yellow rice (arroz amarillo) September is national rice month-puerto rican yellow rice (arroz amarillo) By The Self-Taught Cook 09/25/12 13:00 Celebrate National Rice Month! America has been celebrating the contributions of the U.S. rice industry for 19 years through the National Rice Month program sponsored by the USA Rice Federation. Initiated by an act of Congress in 1991, National Rice Month...
Puerto rican cajun smoked pork ribs Puerto rican cajun smoked pork ribs By The Self-Taught Cook 07/06/12 13:19 Hickory wood chips for smoker 2-3 lb. pkg pork ribs 1 Tbsp Adobo 1 Tbsp BBQ seasoning 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp amarillo 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1/2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 1/2 C soy sauce Great Value Original Style Barbecue Sauce Place ribs in...
Puerto rican basics:  annatto oil (& book giveaway reminders) Puerto rican basics: annatto oil (& book giveaway reminders) By The Self-Taught Cook 06/05/12 12:00 R ecently I posted my recipe for recaito. Another one of the basics for Puerto Rican cooking is annatto oil. As far as I know, this is not something you can buy in the store. You can buy the seeds, but not the ready-made oil. If I am wrong, please feel...
Aack!  my refrigerator doesn't work! (repost:puerto rican roasted chicken (pollo asado puertorriqueño) Aack! my refrigerator doesn't work! (repost:puerto rican roasted chicken (pollo asado puertorriqueño) By The Self-Taught Cook 03/10/12 00:03 So, this is why they tell you to have blog posts written up in advance. For those little unforeseen events when a blog post may be difficult. This is also why you should have someone ready and willing to write a guest post if necessary. And I have been...
Carne guisada improvisada (or How i Made Carne Guisada in Kentucky) Carne guisada improvisada (or How i Made Carne Guisada in Kentucky) By The Self-Taught Cook 01/14/12 04:17 For the last few days (and for the next few days), I have been visiting my parents in Kentucky. Jorge and I came up to celebrate my father's 70th birthday, and I stayed on for a few more days. My father and I at his 70th birthday party Yesterday, my mom...
Sopa de vegetales y carnes de res (beef vegetable soup) Sopa de vegetales y carnes de res (beef vegetable soup) By The Self-Taught Cook 01/06/12 01:34 Ah, Central Florida weather! This morning when we awoke, it was freezing. Literally. That doesn't happen very often down here and everyone gets excited when it does. Not only do they make the most of it during the weather report, last night they continually...
Pollo ajillo - garlic chicken (and rethinking my focus) Pollo ajillo - garlic chicken (and rethinking my focus) By The Self-Taught Cook 12/31/11 21:23 For Christmas, Jorge bought me an excellent book titled "Will Write for Food" by Dianne Jacob. I haven't even finished the book, but I've already learned so much from her. While reading her book, I have come to realize that I may need to rethink my focus...
Arroz Con Habichuelas Negras (rice with black beans) Arroz Con Habichuelas Negras (rice with black beans) By The Self-Taught Cook 12/29/11 02:20 There must be as many variations on rice as there are cooks. It all depends on the cook, personal taste, and ingredients on hand. We're still entertaining out-of-town guests, so it's time to start using the ol' imagination. Tonight's variation was Arroz...
Coquito- feliz navidad Coquito- feliz navidad By The Self-Taught Cook 12/11/11 01:36 We finally got around to putting up our Christmas tree today, and at our house Christmas means coquito. For those of you who are unfamiliar with coquito, as I was before I met Jorge, the best explanation is that coquito is Puerto Rico's answer to eggnog....
Black bean soup (how to use leftover black beans) Black bean soup (how to use leftover black beans) By The Self-Taught Cook 11/05/11 22:47 Recently, my daughter-in-law shared her Black Bean Soup recipe with me. I was planning on trying it today, but didn't have any cans of black beans. What I did have, however, was leftover black beans. Since I may be the queen of substitutions (that would...
Black beans Black beans By The Self-Taught Cook 11/03/11 11:26 Yesterday's post was Mojo Pork, and what goes with Mojo Pork? Black beans and rice, that's what! This is one of those things that has as many methods as there are cooks. This just happens to be mine. Jorge always said he didn't like them, and I decided...
Mojo pork Mojo pork By The Self-Taught Cook 11/03/11 00:52 Ok. Tonight's dinner was sooo yummy! I couldn't sleep last night, so I laid awake and thought about how to cook this boneless pork roast I had in the refrigerator. Sometimes, insomnia pays off. This dish probably has more of a Cuban influence than Puerto...
Puerto rican pot roast (carne mechada) Puerto rican pot roast (carne mechada) By The Self-Taught Cook 10/28/11 03:13 Don't you just love comfort foods? It's that time of the year when people start setting the table with mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, or soup. All of those things are good, but oh! a good pot roast. At least, that's it for me. But not some ol' bland,...
Carne guisada de daisy (adaptation of daisy martinez's puerto rican beef stew) Carne guisada de daisy (adaptation of daisy martinez's puerto rican beef stew) By The Self-Taught Cook 10/21/11 00:26 A few months ago, I posted my recipe for Carne Guisada. This was the one I have used for several years, and we really liked it. But a few weeks ago, I was looking through “Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World" by Daisy Martinez (Yay, Daisy!...
Habichuelas (puerto rican pinto beans) Habichuelas (puerto rican pinto beans) By The Self-Taught Cook 06/16/11 01:45 People like to talk about "culture clash" and the differences between ethnic groups, but if there's one thing I've learned in eight years of marriage with Jorge is that people are all the same. The girl raised in Kentucky (hey, y'all!) and the Puerto Rican...
Crab meat filling for empanadas Crab meat filling for empanadas By The Self-Taught Cook 05/02/11 04:09 You may remember the baby shower held recently for our son and daughter-in-law. We served a light luncheon menu consisting of finger foods and appetizers. Raquel loves empanadas (or pastelillos), so we had three different types: beef, crab, and guava with...
Pastelillos de carne (beef epmanadas with picadillo filling) Pastelillos de carne (beef epmanadas with picadillo filling) By The Self-Taught Cook 05/02/11 04:07 In recent posts, I have talked about my quest for recipes for empanada fillings. First, just let me say that some people call these empanadas, and some people call them pastelillos. Jorge says that these smaller ones are pastelillos, so that's what I will...
Pernil (roast pork shoulder) Pernil (roast pork shoulder) By The Self-Taught Cook 04/27/11 03:37 During the Christmas season, one of the most popular traditional dishes served in a Puerto Rican home is pernil. Pernil is a pork shoulder that has been marinated and roasted in the oven for several hours. Some people prefer the pork butt for this, but...
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