P.R. FOOD

 

TROPICAL FRUITS
& VEGETABLES    

Tropical Fruits

Bananas, pineapple, papaya (lechoza), avocados, mangos, soursop (guanábanas), passion fruits (parchas),  pomegranate (granada), coconut,  oranges, etc. 


 Reference:  photo provided  by Aurye from a Greeting Card

 

Sugar Field (Central Azucarera) 

This was a Sugar Field many years ago, when Puerto Rico used to plant sugar cane.


Reference: 
http://www.carts.org/artist_rosa3.html


Pineapples


Reference: 
http://prboriken.com/food.htm


Green Banana Plant (Mata de guineos)


Reference:  photo by Aurye from my oldest sister backyard in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

 

Cooffee Plant

(Before being processed)


Reference:  photo took from a Calendar



Coconut (Coco)



Reference: 
http://www.ricansrecipes.com/recipes/detail.php?category_id=11&id=50

 

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
&  DRINKS


Rotisserie Pork (Lechón asado)


Reference:  photo by Aurye from a  fast food restaurant (Lechonera) in Guavate, Puerto Rico.

 

Blood Sausage (Morcillas)
(Stuff with the pork blood and white rice) 

Reference:  photo by Aurye from a fast food restaurant (Lechonera) in Guavate, Puerto Rico.

 

Coquito (Our traditional Christmas drink)

Made of of a mix of coconut milk, cream of coconut, evaporated milk, condensed milk, eggnog, ground cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract and white rum.  We usually drink it at Christmas time.


Reference: 
http://www.ricanrecipes.com/recipes/detail.php?category_id=11&id=50

 

Typical Christmas Dinner

(Típica Cena de Navidad)

Our typical dinner for Christmas Eve includes rice with green pegeons peas (arroz con gandúles), "pasteles", rotisserie pork (perníl de cerdo asado), blood sausage (morcillas), accompanied by our typical dessert rice puddin (arroz con dulce) and our christmas typical drink, "coquito" made with a mix of coconut milk, eggnog and rum


Reference:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Puerto-Rican-PASTELES-MACHINE-food-from-Puerto-Rico

 

These vegetables are used to make our delicious "Pasteles" in Christmas. 


Reference:   http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/5217/pasteles.htm


Puerto Rican savory cakes (in banana leaves) 


Reference:  http://www.whats4eats.com/recipes/r_st_pasteles.html

Rice with green pegeons peas
(Arroz con Gandúles)

 On Christmas time we eat rice with green pigeons peas (arroz con gandúles), blood sausages (morcillas), rotisserie pork (lechón o pernil asado), dumpling (pasteles) made with ground green bananas, yautías, yuca, calabaza and green plantain stuffed with pork meat, and other seasonings then wrapped with a special paper or green banana leaves.  Some people use chicken meat instead of pork.  The rice with green pigeon peas is one of our  favorite christmas typical food . 


Reference: 
http://www.houseofpuertorico.com

 Rice with green pigeons peas (Arroz con Gandúles), Puerto Rican savory cakes (Pasteles) and salad.

Reference:  http://www.houseofpuertorico.com

 

 FRIED FAST FOOD

Fried Fast Food
(Alcapurrias  y Bacalaítos Fritos)



Reference: 
www.jíbaros.com

 

A man frying Bacalaítos and Alcapurrias at Piñones, Isla Verde


Reference:  Photo provided by Aurye



Fried Green Plantains 
(Tostones)


Reference: 
www.houseofpuertorico.com


Bacalaítos Fritos


Reference: 
www.houseofpuertorico.com

 

Carne  Al Picnho (Shishkabob Puertorican style)