S: Puerto Rico
FC: Puerto Rico | Foods B2 Leslie Sanchez
1: Geography | Puerto Rico has a lot of hills and mountains. It is always hot. It's pretty much summer year round. Some foods that are grown are mango, quenepas, avacdo, beans, and more.
2: Main agricultural products
3: Size, main language & religion | Its coast measures approximately 580km | SPANISH is the main language spoken in Puerto Rico | Catholic is the main religion in Puerto Rico.
4: Old San Juan | Historical Information | is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and it is the historic colonial section of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
5: Puerto Ricans do not generally differentiate between official Catholicism and their rituals and beliefs and give little credit to African and Latin American influence on their religion. | Beliefs
6: Holiday Celebrations | This is a Commonwealth of Puerto Rico official holiday, as well as a religious holiday. It celebrates the Three Wise Men's visit to see the newborn Christ by exchanging gifts. Traditionally, children stack bundles of hay in boxes under their beds for each Wisemen's camel, to then find their boxes exchanged for gifts. | 3 KINGS DAY Jan.6
7: Exotic Foods blood sausage- | the food takes the form of a link sausage made from pork or other meats mixed with blood, which gives the blood sausage a distinctive dark color.
8: Sofrito | Spices and Herbs | Adobo | Sazon | green peppers
9: 3 cups rice 3 tbsp. sofrito (see the sofrito recipe) 2 small packets sazón 2 5 oz. cans vienna sausages (save the liquid for the rice) 2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce 1 envelope onion soup (MY SECRET INGREDIENT) 2 tsp. salt (omit salt if onion soup is used) 1/4 cup canola oil (to avoid high cholesterol) 4 3/4 cups hot water 15 olives (pimiento stuffed) 2 tsp. alcaparras (capers) | Arroz con Salchichas
12: Arroz con Gandules | 1 lb. raw medium or long grain rice 1 15 oz. can gandules (pigeon peas) 2 1/2 tbsp. sofrito* 2 envelopes sazón seasoning with achiote 2 tbsp. Manzanilla olives 1 1/2 tsp. capers 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 1 envelope onion soup* (my secret) 16 oz. water
13: * 1/4 cup vegetable oil * 3 green plantains, peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces * 1 pinch garlic powder * salt to taste | TOSTONES
14: ARROZ CON POLLO | * Chicken, cut into serving pieces -- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds * Lemon or lime, juice only -- 1 * Garlic, minced -- 3 to 5 cloves * Salt and pepper -- to season * Olive oil -- 3 tablespoons * Onion, chopped -- 1 * Green or red bell pepper, chopped --1 * Garlic, minced -- 3 to 5 cloves * Ham (optional), chopped -- 1 cup * Rice -- 3 cups * Tomato, seeded and chopped -- 1 cup * Chicken stock or water -- 3 1/2 cups * Green olives -- 10 to 15 * Peas -- 1 cup * Oregano -- 2 teaspoons * Salt and pepper -- to taste * Cilantro chopped -- 1/2 bunch
15: * STUFFING * 2 pounds diced pork * 4 ajíces dulces (small sweet peppers) * 1 small onion * 2 tablesoons recaito * 4 cloves garlic * 1 tablespoon adobo * 1 tablespoons oregano (dry flakes) * 1 bay leaf * MASA DOUGH * 4 pounds yautía * 6 green bananas * 1 tablespoon of salt * achiote oil * WRAPPING * 40 banana leaves (cut into approx. 10 in X 5 in rectangles) * 20 Pieces parchment paper (cut into approx. 8 in X 4 in rectangles) * 20 Pieces of kitchen string (Cut into 18 inch. lengths) | PASTELES
16: 1 3/4 c. milk or water 1 c. oats salt as needed 1 tbsp. margarine small cinammon stick 1 envelope "Sweet and Low"(optional) or sugar to taste ground cinammon | BREAKFAST
17: GOYA | LARGEST Hispanic-Food Company
18: El Yunque Rain Forest | The forest hosts a number of unique plant and animal species such as the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot ( very rarely seen) and the tiny coquis (indigenous tree frogs)