11 (Puerto Rican)

List by: itisclaudio, created: 06 Jul 2020, updated: 06 Jul 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

This is a list of traditional dishes from Puerto Rico you must have.

1. Pastelon

Pastelón (Puerto Rican)

Pastelon is a traditional Puerto Rican dish made of layers of sliced plantains, ground beef and cheese.

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2. Alcapurria

(Puerto Rican)

Alcapurria is a Puertorican fritter, the masa is made of a mix of green bananas and yautia (taro root) and stuffed with meat and spices. There are also version where the masa is made with yucca (cassava root). They are sold in the roadside kiosks and cuchifritos of Puerto Rico.

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3. Pernil

Roast Pork Butt (Puerto Rican)

Pernil (pernil asado, pernil al horno, roast pork butt), a slow-roasted marinated pork shoulder, In Puerto Rico the dish is commonly shared during Christmas, typically accompanied by arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas). The pork shoulder is used as a whole piece, with skin and bone. It is marinated the day prior to roasting with sofrito, salt, pepper plus possibly additional spices (oregano, adobo). Sofrito are placed deeply within the meat through small cuts. After marination the covered meat is slowly roasted initially in the oven for several hours, and, in the final phase, at a higher temperature with …

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4. Arroz Con Gandules

(Puerto Rican)

Arroz Con Gandules could be the most quintessential Puerto Rican dish. It is sofrito seasoned rice of a yelloish color cooked with Gandules (pigeon peas) and pork.

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5. Bacalaitos

Bacalaítos (Puerto Rican)

Bacalaítos are salt codfish pancake like fritters from Puerto Rico

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6. Coquito

(Puerto Rican)

Coquito is an coconut-based alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is generally made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coquito

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7. Empanadillas

Pastelillos (Puerto Rican)

Empanadillas is a type of Empanada but in the smaller side and it is deep-friend instead of baked. It has a more crispy texture.

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8. Medalla Beer

(Puerto Rican)

Beer of the Light Lager style with a 4% alcohol by volume (ABV). Brewed by Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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9. Mofongo

(Dominican) (Puerto Rican)

Afro-Puerto Rican dish with fried plantains as its main ingredient. Plantains are picked green and mashed with salt and water in a wooden pilón, a kitchen device also known as mortar and pestle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mofongo

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10. Pina Colada

Piña Colada (Puerto Rican)

Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. The piña colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico.

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11. Pitorro

(Puerto Rican)

Pertorican moonshine

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