Friday, January 29, 2016


Hey guys I'm back and ready to teach you all how to eat! Well if you're ready to eat you must be ready to cook! Todays recipe is called "Arroz con Pollo" (yellow rice with chicken). Arroz con Pollo is a traditional dish for latin America. The Arroz con Pollo is very similar looking as a paella. Many hispanics debate where with delicious dish originates from. The largest debate is between spain and Dominican Republic. So we will never know. Dominicans call this deliciousness "Cocrio de Pollo". The most exciting part about making this Arroz con Pollo is that every culture can put their own Sazon (seasoning) to make their own taste like home. Honestly no one has yet to beat my Abuela's Arroz con Pollo.
For the sofrito:
    • 1 large tomato
    • 1 small or half a large poblano pepper
    • 1 small jalapeno
    • Half of a small onion
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1 small batch cilantro and/or culantro
Coarsely chop the tomato, peppers and onion.  Place all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse to a rough puree.

For the chicken and rice:
    • 1 tablespoon achiote (annatto) seeds
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
    • Goya adobo, or garlic salt, as needed
    • Ground black pepper, as needed
    • 1 link chorizo sausage, diced
    • 1 link Italian sausage, diced
    • 1 batch scallions, greens and whites separated, chopped
    • 1 shallot, chopped
    • 1 small poblano pepper, chopped
    • 1 small jalapeno, chopped
    • Goya adobo, or garlic salt, as needed
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 6 oz. dry white wine
    • 2 cups long grain rice
    • 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth
    • Sofrito from above recipe
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 small batch cilantro, chopped
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Friday, January 22, 2016


     The original Cuban sandwich is also known to be called "Pan Cubano" originated in Havana,Cuba in the the early 20th century. The Cuban sandwich consists of many delicious condiments.
Starting with
- Cuban bread loaf
- 4 dill pickles
- 5 Slices of ham
- 2 Slices of pork
- 1 slice of Swiss cheese
- 1 ounce of butter
     The final touch to this masterpiece is the finally. This sandwich is put under a placha that heats the bread up to a perfect crunch. This creation can not just be created with any bread, crazy to know that the bread is what makes the sandwich. Wouldn't you imagine it to be otherwise? Many imagine that the condiments are what make the " Pan Cubano" but you my friend are totally wrong!
     This beauty is actually very difficult to find in many parts of our country. It is usually found in larger Hispanic population such as Miami, and Tampa Florida. Many people say that it is not a real or original "Pan Cubano" if it is not found in these locations.
For a many this delicious meal can be accompanied by a nice cup of "cafe con leche" (coffee, milk, and sugar). Devouring this scrumptious bread consists of a nice crunchy texture on the inside accompanied by a dry array of flavors.