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.
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.