Puerto Rican Coquito | ethnicspoon.com

Coquito

Coquito is a creamy coconut milk beverage native to Puerto Rico. Literally translated it means “little coconut,” however there is nothing little about this drink. Its taste is rich, creamy and accented with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.  Coquito is traditionally served at Christmas time, but in my opinion it should be enjoyed at… 

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Spanish chorizo in red wine sauce | Ethnicspoon.com

Chorizo in Wine Sauce

Chorizo: Spanish vs. Mexican. So, what’s the difference? Is it taste, texture, smell? Well… how about all of the above.  The word chorizo means sausage in Spanish. Pretty plain huh? Well, not really! Whether you choose the Mexican or the Spanish variety, they are both full of rich, robust flavors. So, let’s get back to… 

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Thai pork loin with peanut sauce

Thai Style Pork Loin with Peanut Sauce

Thai Style Pork Loin with Peanut Sauce brings together a multitude of flavors. The contrast that is present in Thai food is what makes me love it so much. Thai cuisine is full of contrasts, not only in flavors but also in presentation, colors and textures.  My Thai style pork loin brings you such contrast…. 

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pastelitos de guava turnovers

Pastelitos de Guava

Pastelitos de Guava are a typical Latin American/Caribbean dessert made with cream cheese and guava paste encased in puff pastry and baked to golden perfection.  In the US they are extremely popular in Southern Florida and other areas with large Hispanic populations.  These sweet pastelitos de guava are a close cousin to the savory pastelitos… 

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bistec encebollado

Bistec Encebollado

Bistec Encebollado is simply steak and onions. But there is nothing simple about this favorite Puerto Rican dish which is not only outstanding in flavor but also incredibly easy to make.  Although I had already decided on using flank steak, I emailed a couple of Latin American friends to see what cut of meat they… 

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