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.
Green Banana Plant (Mata de guineos)
(Before being processed)
Reference: photo took from a Calendar
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.
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
These vegetables are used to make our delicious "Pasteles" in Christmas.
Puerto Rican savory cakes (in banana leaves)
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 .
Rice with green pigeons peas (Arroz con Gandúles), Puerto Rican savory cakes (Pasteles) and salad.
FRIED FAST FOOD
Fried Fast Food
(Alcapurrias y Bacalaítos Fritos)
A man frying Bacalaítos and Alcapurrias at Piñones, Isla Verde
Reference: Photo provided by Aurye
Fried Green Plantains
Carne Al Picnho (Shishkabob Puertorican style)