Your Puerto Rican Kitchen


Picture the following scenario: it's Wednesday night around 5 p.m. and it's time to start thinking about dinner. You're sick of pasta, casseroles and take-out, but you see no end in sight. Instead of calling for pizza or bribing a friend into going out for an expensive meal of mediocre food, why not try something new?

While there are several alternatives out there to the same old mid-week meal, one in particular is hearty, delicious and maybe even reminiscent of your last Caribbean cruise or summer vacation: Puerto Rican cuisine. Pescado con mojo isleno, or fish with creole sauce, served with arroz con gandules, or rice with pigeon peas, is a traditional Puerto Rican meal that is perfect for curing the dreaded food rut. Followed by tembleque, a traditional Puerto Rican coconut custard, you're gauranteed to not walk away hungry.

It's true that new, unfamiliar things such as a Puerto Rican recipe can be intimidating, but there's no need to be shy. Puerto Rican food is fun to prepare and even more fun to eat. Everything from its history to its ingredients are a breath of fresh air for the bored cook. It's time to take your first step into your new Puerto Rican Kitchen.