Had a chef over for dinner on Monday night. It was my first time cooking food in my house for a chef so it was a really nice experience. I started the party off with salt cod fritters with a trio of sauces. The sauce on the left is the first sauce I ever made…..mayo-ketchup. […]Read more "Dinner, my place: Puerto Rican Food"
And it’s even served in a coconut shell. How cool! EricRead more "Braised Plantain Maduros with Coconut Cilantro/Lime Rice and Avocado"
Oh hi, don’t mind this it’s just a work in progress. I have been experimenting with dehydrating things in my oven. I tried black olives after seeing Michel Bras do them…..he is a f’ing genius. My ratio of black olives to olive oil was off because I just wanted to test how it would work […]Read more "Black Olive Poached Black Cod with Braised Plantains and Asparagus"
Go to Puerto Rico, eat plantains, and eat mayo-ketchup. It’s pretty hard to stay away from mayo-ketchup sauce in Puerto Rico because it’s pretty much served with everything. Well, I’m going to make an admission that will make me sound like a complete snob……I won’t eat ketchup anymore that has high fructose corn syrup. Also, […]Read more "Fried Plantain Cups with Sofrito Stuffing and a Fancy Mayo-Ketchup Sauce"
(Click each picture to make it larger) While I was at the Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali Show at the Paramount, Mario was asked, “How do you cook from the heart”? He responded, “Cook like mom”. Here is a recipe inspired from my mom. She does almost the same soup with shrimp instead of crab. […]Read more "Crab and Plantain Sofrito Soup"
(Click each picture to make it larger) I made this on the final evening for my parents in Puerto Rico. Instead of using a green plantain I used a yellow plantain for a much sweeter taste. Also, I used the leftover meat from the pork pinchos recipe from the day before which turned out to […]Read more "Deviled Ham Plantain Cups with a Mango Pineapple Sauce"
(Click each picture to make it larger) Jenn from Bread + Butter made me get a little nostalgic with her recipe/post. The first sauce I ever learned how to make was Mayoketchup. Yes, Mayoketchup. My mom just mixes 1 tbsp. mayo with 2 tbsp. ketchup then ta-da mayoketchup. It tastes like thousand island and when […]Read more "Fried Plantain Cups Stuffed with an Avocado Tomato Salad"