Puerto Rican Christmas Recipes

Cheese Fritters (Almojábanas)
Cheese Fritters (Almojábanas)
These fritters are a popular snack in Puerto Rico.Penny de los Santos
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.Penny de los Santos
Bacalaítos Fritos con Bacalao Guisado (Salt Cod Fritters)
Salt cod does double duty in this fritter topped with piquant cod salsa.Penny de los Santos
Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito)
Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito)
Coconut and rum flavor this tropical eggnog.Penny De Los Santos
Pickled Bananas (Guineos en Escabechea)
Pickled Bananas (Guineos en Escabechea)
Unripe, green bananas pickled in a garlicky brine make a refreshing condiment alongside the roast pork shoulder.Penny de los Santos
Mashed Plantains with Tomato Sauce (Mofongo con Salsa de Tomate)
Mashed Plantains with Tomato Sauce (Mofongo con Salsa de Tomate)
Mashed with bacon and garlic, this plantain dish is served with a quick tomato sauce.Penny De Los Santos
Pasteles
These flavorful tamales are sold from street stands during the holidays in Puerto Rico. See the recipe for Pasteles » Back to Puerto Rican Christmas »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.Penny De Los Santos
Piononos (Meat Pies)
These fried pies are stuffed with classic picadillo. See the recipe for Piononos » Back to Puerto Rican Christmas »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.Penny De Los Santos
Sofrito
Sofrito
This multipurpose seasoning base forms the foundation of numerous Puerto Rican dishes.Penny De Los Santos
Tostones
Tostones con Camarones Guisados (Plantain Fritters with Stewed Shrimp)
In this recipe, simple fried plantains are topped with a bright shrimp and tomato sauce. Get the recipe for Tostones con Camarones Guisados »Penny de los Santos