A self-taught Kentucky cook, addicted to her slow cooker, who learned to cook Puerto Rican food for her husband and loves to read between meals.
RECAITO & BOOK GIVEAWAY
It occurs to me that in all the time that I have been writing this blog, I have never explained how to make one of the basic necessities for Puerto Rican cooking. Most of the recipes that I use on here call for recaito, and yes, I usually buy it in the store, but if you can’t find it in your area supermarkets, you really need to know how to make it yourself. It’s not difficult; I promise.
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch culantro
2 lg onions
2 heads of garlic
3 green bell peppers
Chop and mix in food processor until well blended. Freeze or refrigerate immediately.
Many of you may be unfamiliar with culantro. It is NOT an alternative to cilantro or just another spelling of cilantro, although those are common misconceptions. They look completely different, although some supermarkets may label it “Spiny Cilantro”. It is not found in all supermarkets, so be prepared to ask around before finding it. Your best bet is usually ethnic food markets, as they offer the best variety of herbs and produce.
MUSIC TO COOK BY
Elegia a Ruben Gonzalez, (HD), Juan de Marcos
Until next time, Happy Cooking! : )
Work while others are wishing. - Thomas A. Edison
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