Asopao de Gandules

This is another Puerto Rican dish that I grew up eating and love to make for my family.  So hearty and flavorful.  It is also extremely easy and quick to make, especially on a rainy day. Gandules are pigeon peas, small beans that are part of the traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. INGREDIENTS 1 cup gandulesContinue reading “Asopao de Gandules”

Mofongo

WHAT IS MOFONGO? Mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish, fried green plantains filled with meat and/or vegetables. INGREDIENTS 2 green plantains, unripe Avocado oil for frying 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder INSTRUCTIONS Peel the plantains and cut them inContinue reading “Mofongo”

Arroz Con Gandules

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup Jasmin rice 1/4 cup gandules (I use the brand Goya) (canned) 1 3/4 cups water 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 1 tablespoon sofrito (see my recipe here https://wp.me/scOthW-sofrito) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon adobo (Goya) Of course, if you want to feed a larger crowd, go ahead and doubleContinue reading “Arroz Con Gandules”

Sofrito

I am from Puerto Rico. I grew up opening the freezer and seeing many small containers full of sofrito.  Every time we ran out, there was still more in the freezer.  My mother added sofrito to stews, soups, rice, and many other dishes.  Sofrito adds so much flavor to the food that, now as aContinue reading “Sofrito”

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