Delicious Dominican Cuisine

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Category: Meat Dishes

Dominican style Stewed Beef/Carne de Res Guisada

I must say that this recipe is not only a staple dish in Dominican culture, but it is also by far one of the favorites in my home.  The beef always comes out really tender, succulent and so flavorful!  It is a bit time consuming to make, but worth every second, trust me! There is [...]

Dominican Style Beef with Peppers and Onions/Bistec Encebollado Dominicano

Without a doubt this is one of my favorite Dominican style meat dishes since it’s so easy to make and it always comes out really flavorful and tender. The trick is to monitor the cooking time because it is important not to overcook the beef so it doesn’t become tough and rubbery. This dish is [...]

Dominican style Whole Roasted Chicken/Pollo Horneado Entero Dominicano

Whether it’s for regular family meals, parties or holidays, there is no doubt that roasted is one of the main dishes that is usually on the menu.  I like to use a method called “sudar” which means “sweating” to pre-cook the chicken.  It’s a wonderful method that infuses the bird with lots of flavor from [...]

Dominican style Roasted Turkey/Pavo Horneado Dominicano

This recipe is very special to me because it’s one of my Grandpa’s special dishes!  He would make this roasted turkey for Christmas every year when I was a little girl in Dominican Republic and it was a real treat!  He taught me how to make it and now I make it for Thanksgiving and [...]

Plantain Dumplings with Salami/Bollitos de Platanos con Salami

If you’re a lover of plantains and salami (platano con salami) like myself, then brace yourself because this dish will knock your socks off!  This recipe really brings “platanos con salami” to a whole new level of delicious! I usually make plantain dumplings to add to Sancocho (meat stew) and I love fishing them out [...]

Dominican Style Stewed Pork with Eggplant/Carne de Cerdo Guisada con Berenjena

First, I must admit that I am not a lover of eggplant at all.  There are very few eggplant dishes that I enjoy eating and this is one of them.  I also enjoy them fried, but that will be a whole other post. Pork chops is usually the popular cut of meat that is used [...]

Dominican style Sweet Plantain Casserole/Pastelon de Platano Maduro

Pastelon is a type of casserole that can be made in many different ways.  For this dish, some people use mashed plantains or fried plantains, others add raisins and boiled eggs to the ground beef.  I prefer to omit the raisins and boiled eggs and use a combination of mashed and fried.  The end result [...]

Dominican style Fried Chicken/Pica Pollo (Pollo Frito) Dominicano

There is a list with a select number of dishes that remind me of my country and this is definitely on the top of it! Every time I make this chicken and bite into a piece, I feel like I’m hanging out in a “fritura”with some friends or family enjoying some authentic DR style comfort [...]

Dominican style Chicken with Vegetables/Pollo con Vegetales

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy and flavor packed Dominican style chicken dish, then this recipe will fit the bill!  You can always add any vegetables that you enjoy, I usually prefer to keep it simple though. This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I am going through a “diet” phase [...]

Dominican style Pork Roast/Cerdo Asado estilo Dominicano

Making a pork roast is a great alternative to making a roasted pork leg (pernil horneado) with the bone in, since it cooks faster.  This roast is packed with alot of flavor and it always comes out really tender and juicy.  It’s one of my go to (and most requested) menu items when I have [...]