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5 Puerto Rican Christmas Recipes You Must Try At Least Once

5 Puerto Rican Christmas Recipes You Must Try At Least Once
From Fine Dining Lovers - December 6, 2017

Christmas time in Puerto Rico means lots of family, music and fun. What's on the holiday menu? An array of festive rice dishes, roasted pork and tropical drinks spiked with rum produced on the island.

The myriad of dishes are a testament to the island's historic blend of Spanish, African and Tano cultures (Tanos were the native inhabitants of the Caribbean island).

If you ca not make it to the Island of Enchantment this season here are five traditional Puerto Rican Christmas recipes you can prepare at home. You will have to try them all!

5 Must-Try Puerto Rican Christmas Recipes

Arroz con Gandules

This flavorful rice dish features pigeon peas, which are beloved in Puerto Rico. To give it a special touch some cooks cover the rice with a plantain leaf so it can capture its aroma while it cooks.

Get this Puerto Rican Christmas recipe here.

Pasteles

Pasteles are similar to Mexican tamales but they are prepared with plantains instead of corn. They are filled with a blend of pork and potatoes (sometimes chickpeas) and are wrapped in plantain leaves.

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Coquito

Pernil

Arroz Con Dulce

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