Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Bacalao

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Dinner | 0 comments

Bacalao

Bacalao is one of my favorite Puerto Rican dishes. I hope you love it too! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Bacalao (salted cod fish, frozen) *You can use any combination of these root vegetables, the amount is dependent upon the number of people you’re serving. yucca yautia taro Purple yam (not traditional, but yummy) green bananas red OR white onion (I use red) olive oil Kosher and iodized salt pepper 12 eggs sea salt for garnish (you can use Kosher salt if you don’t have any) cilantro (for garnish) Instructions 1. The bacalao needs to soak overnight. You also have to change the...

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Pasteles

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Dinner | 0 comments

Pasteles

Hi everyone, this is the recipe for pasteles. I will add the pictures and such later, but I’ve had a lot of people contact me for this one and I want to get it out for everyone before Christmas. This recipe should be made in advance and it is better if you have helpers. Enjoy! This recipe makes 60 pasteles but can easily be divided into thirds (20 or 40 pasteles). Ingredients for the Filling 6 1/2 pounds pork shoulder 2 Tablespoons achiote oil 6 cups sofrito (my fresh sofrito recipe) 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 Tablespoons capers 45 chopped olives (I used Spanish...

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Pastelon

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Dinner, Food Journal | 0 comments

Pastelon

Pastelon – (recipe and video tutorial follow) – This recipe is one that I had a ton of fun making because we had family in town from Puerto Rico (Tia Lucy and Joey). I had never actually had Pastelon until we made it together, I had only heard how delicious it was. I have also had quite a few requests for this recipe to my site and to my YouTube channel. So, I’m really glad that I was finally able to make it. Tia Lucy and Joey are super fun to cook with too. And it’s extra cool because Tia Lucy was a professional cook in Puerto Rico for almost 35 years –...

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Fried Pickles

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Appetizers, Food Journal | 0 comments

Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles – (recipe and video tutorial follow) – About a year ago, I tried my first fried pickle. My husband had went out to this restaurant for a work meeting that day and brought home his left overs. He was super excited and said “you’ve got to try these, they are so good!” So I was like OK, I like trying new things and I took a big ole’ bite of my first fried pickle. And, it was delicious. A couple of bites in though, it was a little too spicy for me (yes, I’m a baby when it comes to spicy stuff). So, I decided to make my own recipe that would...

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Alcapurrias

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Appetizers, Food Journal | 0 comments

Alcapurrias

Alcapurrias – (alcapurrias recipe and video follow) – OK, I have been getting a lot of requests for this one so I’m going to do it….. although I was totally going to do it anyway :) because I love alcapurrias. This is yet another one of those delicious Puerto Rican foods that I am hopelessly addicted to. I think one of the things that I really love about them is all of the memories that I have associated with them. My awesome mother-in-law makes them every Christmas and then at some of the random family gatherings too. When we show up at the house, we are always...

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