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Hector Rodriguez

Updated Articles and Resources

By Hector Rodriguez

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Jamaican Style Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe Created: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Recipe for a delicious chicken and rice soup with an island twist.
    • Top 10 Essential West Indian Ingredients Created: Thursday, September 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here is a handy list of necessary pantry items to prepare Caribbean food. These ingredients give the cuisine its unique flavor.
    • Casabe - Cassava (Yuca) Bread Created: Monday, October 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The recipe requires only two ingredients (one of you are on a no salt diet). It seems simple enough, but mastering the technique may take practice.
    • Empanada Recipe Created: Friday, February 16, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Nothing beats the taste of made-from-scratch empanadas. Follow this pictorial step-by-step guide to make homemade pizza empanadas from start to finish.
    • Top Caribbean Desserts Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Inspiration for Caribbean desserts comes from tropical fruits, the sugarcane industry and European colonialism.
    • Types of Caribbean Roti Created: Friday, July 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A guide to Caribbean / West Indian Roti. Learn the types of roti consumed in the Caribbean, whether pan-fried or stuffed with delicious ingredients.
    • Caribbean Tripe Soup Created: Sunday, December 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tripe, Cowheel and Beef are among the many thick soups made in the Caribbean. Here's a recipe that uses cow's tripe.
    • Colombo Powder Created: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      What is Colombo Powder? Which spices are used in Colombo powder and how it's used in Caribbean cuisine.
    • Rum Drinks and Cocktail Recipes Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Rum drinks and cocktails are popular throughout the Caribbean. Here are some cocktail recipes you might know. Please obey your local laws and drink responsibly.
    • Caribbean Coconut Bread Pudding Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Recipe for bread pudding with a tropical twist.
    • Hallacas Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Hallacas - a savory dish from Venezuela's Caribbean coast. It's become popular across many of the islands.
    • Guyanese Cheese Pie Created: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Simple recipe for Guyanese cheese pies, which are similar to mini quiches.
    • Watchman - Spicy Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Delicious Spicy Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe sometimes called Watchman.
    • West Indian Stewed Chicken in Pepper Sauce Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Recipe for West Indian Stewed Chicken in Pepper Sauce. This recipe will turn an old tough bird into a very tender, yummy dish that goes well with any rice side dish.
    • Conch Chowder Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
      Recipe for a Bahamian favorite - delicious, mildly spicy, conch chowder.
    • Yuca with Garlic Sauce (Yuca con Mojo) Created: Saturday, June 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014
      Yuca con mojo is a Cuban recipe that pairs the bright flavors of citris, pungent taste of onions and garlic with the mild yuca root (cassava).
    • Cheese Filled Plantain Fritters (Piononos) Created: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014
      Recipe for piononos - ripe plantains battered, fried, and stuffed with cheese.
    • Hearts of Palm Fritters (Acrats de Chou Palmiste) Created: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014
      Recipe for Hearts of Palm Fritters (Acrats de Chou Palmiste) : a delicious and popular fried fritter in the French Caribbean
    • Féroce d’Avocat – Spicy Avocado and Salt Cod Created: Friday, November 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
      Originally from the French Caribbean, this spicy avocado and salt cod dish is well known in Martinique and Guadalupe.
    • Seafood Paella Recipe Created: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
      Recipe for seafood paella - one of those iconic Spanish recipes. It was so beloved by the Spanish colonists in the Caribbean that the dish has become a favorite throughout the islands.
    • Arroz con Dulce – Puerto Rican Rice Pudding Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
      Recipe for arroz con dulce - a sweet rice pudding with coconut, raisins, and warm spices. Preparing this dish at Christmas time is a Puerto Rican tradition, but you can make it any time of the year.
    • Coquito Recipe (Puerto Rican Rum No Eggs Eggnog) Created: Sunday, December 31, 2006 Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013
      Coquito is a traditional punch served at Christmas and New Years celebrations. The drink is similar to eggnog with rum.
    • Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanada Filling - Pastelito de Pollo Picante Created: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013
      Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanadas are a great way to use up left over chicken. You can leave out the jalapeño if you don't like spicy food.
    • Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013
      Recipe for making a classic Pina Colada cocktail.
    • Papas Rellenas - Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe Created: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      Recipe for fried potato balls stuffed with seasoned ground beef - a favorite Caribbean street food.
    • Green Plantain Turkey Stuffing Created: Sunday, November 05, 2006 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      A mouthwatering turkey stuffing recipe made from green, unripe plantains, bacon, garlic, and ajíces dulces (sweet chili peppers).
    • Caribbean Cooking Gift Guide Created: Friday, November 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
      Finding the perfect gift for a Caribbean cuisine foodie can be challenging. Here’s a list of great gifts which are sure to please.
    • What is Salt Fish? Created: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      About salt fish and its origins in Caribbean cuisine. Learn about the use of salt fish in Caribbean cuisine, how salt fish is sold in the Caribbean, and the varieties of salt fish."
    • Yam Fufu Created: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      Traditional and delicious recipe for yam fufu (dumplings) modernized with the use of a food processor.
    • Cassava (Yuca) Recipes Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      List of the best recipes for different ways in which to cook, eat and enjoy cassava (yuca).
    • Top Thanksgiving Recipes from the Latin Caribbean Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      A menu of recipes that highlights the foods commonly served at Thanksgiving, but with an island flare. I hope you enjoy the recipes enough to start a new tradition of your own.
    • Pavochòn - Roasted Turkey Created: Sunday, November 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      Pavochon is roasted turkey con sabor (lots of flavor). This flavor intensive recipe will go over well with the most discriminating of tastes.

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