Review of The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook

The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook

Tony Rican

May 12, 2020

Rockridge Press


Blurb: Master the melting pot of Puerto Rican cooking with 100 classic recipes

Puerto Rican cooking is rich with diverse flavors and textures that come together to create a unique culinary experience you could only find on the Island of Enchantment―until now. The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook is packed with 100 classic recipes made simple, so you can create mouthwatering meals in your own kitchen with ease.

Discover dozens of weeknight-friendly recipes, including a number of dishes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare and serve. Simplify your routine with recipes containing five ingredients or fewer, one-pot meals, slow-cooker dinners, and more. The authentic recipes in this Puerto Rican cookbook focus on whole foods, so you get all of the incredible flavors of traditional cuisine without the salt, fat, and processed ingredients.

The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook includes:

  • 100 delectable recipes―Get a true taste of the island with delicious recipes for every meal, from cocktails and small plates to entrees, desserts, and beyond.
  • Staples from scratch―Try 16 staple recipes like Chicharrón de Cerdo (Fried Pork Belly), Mojo Criollo (Garlic Marinade), and Pique (Puerto Rican Hot Sauce).
  • Your Puerto Rican pantry―This beautifully designed Puerto Rican cookbook offers a guide to stocking your kitchen with essentials like annatto seeds, guava paste, and more.

If you’ve been searching for a Puerto Rican cookbook that simplifies traditional recipes without sacrificing flavor, look no further―The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook has everything you need.

Purchase Link:
Amazon Paperback | free in Kindle Unlimited

I don’t have a lot of experience with Puerto Rican cuisine so it was a great experience to open The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook and see so many recipes that are accessible and look tasty. As it calls itself a melting pot cuisine, I could see that from the influence of Spanish, African, and Caribbean (other Caribbean islands than Puerto Rico.)

The cookbook is laid out very nicely in chapters of “Drinks and No Cook,” “30 Minutes or Less,” and “5 Ingredients or Less” to name just a few. The other element I really liked is that above the name of each recipe, you can quickly see whether it’s gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc. And, for me, seeing so many vegetarian recipes was extremely welcome.

The recipes are clearly written with a short, informative introduction before each from the author. Many of them have very flavorful ingredients and I’d be interested in using cassava (yucca) in recipes because I never have before.

The number of pictures might be the one downside for many of you, but I suspect that also makes this cookbook more budget-friendly.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


rating:

4-and-a-half

4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies


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