Category caribbean

guava cake

Guava Cake (Puerto Rico)

10 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 pound guava paste*, cut into 16 slices

* Available in finer supermarkets and Hispanic specialty shops.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy...

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puerto rican cheese fritters

Puerto Rican Cheese Fritters

1/2 pound Gouda, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Bread crumbs (for coating)
Vegetable oil for (deep-frying)

Combine the cheese, egg, cornstarch and cayenne in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed until well blended. Roll into small balls using 1 teaspoon of mixture...

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black bean and bacon dip

Black Bean and Bacon Dip (Frijoles Molidos ? Puerto Rico)

10 ounces dried black beans
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely minced yellow onion
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3 tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro
1/3 cup sour cream
5 bacon strips, fried and crumbled

Remove any p...

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jamaican rice and peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas

This is known in Jamaica as "Jamaican Coat of Arms." It is used as a side dish or as an entr?e.

1 cup dried small red beans
2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups long-grain rice
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely diced
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1 whole Scotch bonnet chile, or a 1-inch long whole
    haba?ero or any other very hot whole chile pepper
1/2 teasp...

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green olive mojo

Green Olive Mojo

Posted by Cookin’Mom at

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Cubans use a mojo (MO-ho) to kick up the flavors of everything, especially roasted pork and grilled meats. Similar to salsas, mojos usually feature citrus juice, olive oil, garlic and an herb, and the variations are endless...

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