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18 Traditional Puerto Rican Recipes

The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the bounty of Puerto Rican cuisine. If you've ever had Latin food from the Caribbean, you know just how delectable traditional dishes can be, and you just might find something familiar here to re-create in your home kitchen.


Puerto Rican Style Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

Puerto Rican Style Whole Roasted Chicken


Jamaican grilled fish

John Torode's authentic Caribbean marinade of beer, paprika and onion powder is put to best use on sustainable snapper or bream


Pollo Guisada starts with sofrito, the base of Puerto Rican cuisine. Sofrito is to Puerto Rican food what a mirepoix is to French cooking or the trinity is to Cajun/Creole Cuisine. The Guisada was full of pieces of chicken on the bone, peppers, garlic, onions, herbs, tomato sauce, potatoes, and cilantro. Delicious!!! The recipe follows and I heartily recommend that you try this one. Your family will love it.

Island Bites: Empanadas de Yuca (Cassava Fritters)

Island Bites: Puerto Rican Pasteles de Yuca

Puerto Rican Sancocho; A Centuries-Old Stew Still a Classic Today


Brooke came home last week from 19 months in sunny Puerto Rico and is already missing some of the food.  Puerto Rican cuisine has its roots...


Puerto Rican Pasteles Recipe

Island Bites: Puerto Rican Pasteles de Yuca