Dominican Potluck

23 Sep

It´s no myth that Latino families are loud,large and love to cook, my family is no exception… In my case I just love to eat.

It was my grandmother’s 90th birthday so I think that’s reason enough to celebrate! On occasions like these and special holidays like Christmas it´s traditional to get together and and eat a delicious meal prepared by my mom,aunts and uncle(yes just 1 of them cooks).Everyone has a signature dish so it´s pretty simple when it comes to figuring out who is bringing what.

Although the menu varies there are a few dishes that remain standard:

  • Rice
  • Salad
  • Meat (pork,chicken and/or beef)

This menu was pretty much simple and traditional, after all the menu was though for my grandmas liking.

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First of all white rice of course, and right next to the rice is the locrio  very similar to paella but better because it´s not as smooshy. Also you can see our green leaf salad with raw cabbage.Red beans and red meat, avocado and Concón.

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The Concón  is as important as the rice itself, even though it´s the crust that´s created by the rice cooked in an cast iron , I hope you give it a chance and try it when you visit, you’ll be hooked.

Dominican Food

perfection 🙂

Now I know you see a peek of the banana in there, but don’t be mistaken, it´s not for dessert. It´s very common for Dominicans to eat rice, specially white rice with a banana. I know , I know sound odd but some reason it just works!trust me, rice will never be the same.

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Baked ripe plantains were also on the menu.It´s pretty delicious and easy to make since you just throw them in the oven with a little sugar for about 30 minutes.this creates a really sweet soft banana with a light caramel which .

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