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Puerto Rico: Recipes and Cuisine

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.

Pasteles

Puerto Rican pasteles, wrapped and unwrapped

(Puerto Rican savory cakes in banana leaves)

Coquito

Fresh coconut

(Puerto Rican coconut-rum beverage)

Mofongo

Mofongo mashed plantains

(Puerto Rican, Dominican mashed plantains and pork cracklings)

Mojo

Heads of garlic

(Latin-Caribbean garlic sauce)

Sazón

(Puerto Rican seasoning salt)

Adobo

Heads of garlic

(Latin garlic-pepper-vinegar marinade)

Achiote

Achiote (annatto) seeds

(Puerto Rican annatto oil)