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Puerto Rico: Recipes and Cuisine

Beach near Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is a lush, tropical jewel set in the middle of the sun-drenched Caribbean. This island nation, actually a self-governing territory of the United States, is home to a rich culinary tradition known to natives as cocina criolla. The popularity of Puerto Rican cooking reaches beyond the island's shores to a large Boricua immigrant population in New York and other American cities.

Recipes

Puerto Rican Recipes

Try these recipes from Puerto Rico.

Achiote

Achiote (annatto) seeds

(Puerto Rican annatto oil)

Adobo

Heads of garlic

(Latin garlic-pepper-vinegar marinade)

Coquito

Fresh coconut

(Puerto Rican coconut-rum beverage)

Mofongo

Mofongo Recipe (Puerto Rican mashed plantains and pork cracklings)

(Puerto Rican mashed plantains and pork cracklings)

Mojo

Heads of garlic

(Latin-Caribbean garlic sauce)

Pasteles

Pasteles Recipe (Puerto Rican savory cakes in banana leaves)

(Puerto Rican savory cakes in banana leaves)

Sazón

Sazón Recipe (Puerto Rican seasoning salt)

(Puerto Rican seasoning salt)