Our 10 Best Puerto Rican Recipes For Your Next Latin-American Feast

There's more to these Puerto Rican recipes than mofongo

Puerto Rico: The land of plantains, pork, and sofrito. While the island is United States territory, its food pulls influences from Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to create a cuisine that is uniquely its own. From fried cheese to french toast, find out how Puerto Ricans put their own spin on these familiar dishes. From twists on holiday favorites like eggnog, to mallorcas, a ham and egg sandwich topped with powdered sugar, our best Puerto Rican recipes bring the flavors and aromas of Puerto Rico right to the comfort of your kitchen.

Puerto Rican Spicy Vinegar (Pique)
Pique sauce
Puerto Rican pique is a seasoned vinegar, a simple blend of chilies, garlic, and spices (with pineapple usually added for sweetness) that gets better the longer it sits. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Spicy Vinegar (Pique) »Matt Taylor-Gross
Escalivada Catalana
Escalivada Catalana
Akin to Puerto Rican escabeche, roasted, tender vegetables are marinated in a simple sherry vinegar dressing for an easy side dish to grilled fish, roast pork, or tender rib eye steak. Get the recipe for Escalivada Catalana »Farideh Sadeghin
Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)
Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)
Fluffy, eggy, buttery, sweet, coiled like a snail's shell and generously dusted with powdered sugar, Pan de Mallorca is named for its land of origin, in Spain. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas) »Penny De Los Santos
Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder (Pernil Asado)
Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder (Pernil Asado)
We adapted the recipe for lechon, a roasted whole pig, for pork shoulder. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder (Pernil Asado) »Penny De Los Santos
Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho)
Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho)
This Puerto Rican chicken soup is hearty with starchy vegetables. Get the recipe for Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho) »Joseph De Leo
Cheese Fritters (Almojábanas)
Cheese Fritters (Almojábanas)
These fritters are a popular snack in Puerto Rico. Get the recipe for Cheese Fritters (Almojábanas) »Penny de los Santos
Jose Enrique's Ramp Escabeche
Jose Enrique's Ramp Escabeche
Garlicky grilled ramps soak up the vinegary tang of the escabeche sauce, and because of the light pickling, can keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to two months. Get the recipe for Jose Enrique's Ramp Escabeche »Matt Taylor-Gross
Coquito French Toast
Coquito French Toast
Rich with coconut flavor and spiked with rum, this recipe falls somewhere between a decadent French toast and bread pudding. Get the recipe for Coquito French Toast »Ana Pelaez
Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)
Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)
This satisfying rice dish is great served alongside roast pork or pasteles. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules) »Penny de los Santos
Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito)
Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito)
Coconut and rum flavor this tropical eggnog. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito) »Penny De Los Santos