Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

Pastelon | Layers of ripe sweet plantains, savory meat filling and cheese. | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery

There are a lot of dishes that make me think of home, but, there is not doubt that my favorite is Pastelón. It’s one of those dishes that I don’t get to enjoy often so when I do its a real treat. If you’re not familiar with pastelón, your life is incomplete. It’s basically a lasagna but,… 

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Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)

Sancocho

It’s crazy cold outside right now. I never thought that when I moved to Texas the temperatures would dip below 25 degrees!   Cold weather like this calls for a warm hearty stew.  Something to warm the soul and fill the belly. Without a doubt my favorite stew is Sancocho, which translates as stew.   In… 

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Arroz con Gandules (Rice & Pigeon Peas) | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery

We arrived in Florida on Friday night to spend Christmas with OB’s family.  While having lunch, there was mention that there may not be arroz con gandules for Christmas Eve dinner. A resounding exclamation of “WHAT!” came out of OB’s and my mouth. This cannot be permitted! You must understand that Christmas isn’t Christmas without arroz… 

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Pasteles de Yucca

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***This post was originally published December 2011. But, since it’s Christmas time and I though it was time to republish! Enjoy some pasteles this Christmas!   It’s Christmas time and Christmas for Puerto Ricans means it’s time for pasteles! If you know what pasteles are you are dancing in your seat.  If you don’t know,… 

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Thanksgiving Turkey: Pavochon

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Turkey season has arrived!  So let’s talk turkey! I am going to share with you my absolute favorite turkey recipe.  This is honestly the most delicious and moist turkey ever!  Scouts honor!  You will be the Thanksgiving turkey jive queen or king. My technique is a little different, so you’re not going to end up… 

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Flan de Calabaza (Pumpkin Flan)

Flan de Calabasa (Pumpkin Flan) | TheNoshery.com

The Thanksgiving table is a parade of sides, and the grand marshall is the turkey, but what about dessert? The Thanksgiving dessert table many times is a collection of pies, pecan and pumpkin being the most popular but, have you ever tried flan for Thanksgiving?  Every Thanksgiving of my life, flan has made an appearance…. 

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Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Meat Turnovers)

Pastelillos de Carne

You may be looking at these little treats and think, OH! Empanadas! but they are not empanadas they are pastelillos (pas-te-lee-joes). Take that confused look off your face and allow me to explain. In Puerto Rico what you may call empanadas we call empanadillas, because empanadas normally references something that is breaded and fried, think… 

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Sofrito Salsa & Tostones

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Many times the simplest pleasures in life can be the most rewarding and the same theory can be applied to food.  There have been many times in my creative impulses that a dish may require about 20 ingredients, 4 bowls, a small kitchen appliance, every gadget in my arsenal and hours of my time. Although these recipes are amazing… 

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