All Latin American Make-ahead

  • Two Glasses of Coquito
    40 min
    Think of Coquito as the Puerto Rican version of eggnog! It's made with a blend of coconut ingredients, cinnamon, and rum. One batch makes plenty for a party.
  • Caramelized mojo marinated pork roast with four juicy slices cut from it. A small white bowl of marinade rests next to a larger bowl of red rice.
    3 hrs, 45 min
    Low Carb, Paleo
    Cuban-style roast pork is marinated in a garlicky-citrus mojo sauce to deliver flavorful, succulent meat. Cuban pork is easy to make, and the best part is you can use the leftovers to make Cuban sandwiches. Go ahead—wow your family two nights in a row!
  • Horizontal view of rimmed grey plate with heaping portion of Puerto Rican Cod Fish. White rice and sliced avocado are on the plate along with a fork. Another plate is to the upper right and a dutch oven is partially in view in the upper center. A blue casserole dish is heaped with white rice and is above the plate to the left. A pink and blue patterened linen is under the plate and rice dish.
    1 hr, 25 min
    Dairy-Free
    Bacalao Guisado is a traditional Puerto Rican stew of salt cod in a rich tomato broth with bright, vibrant herbs, potatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. Serve it over a bed of white rice with a few slices of avocado. A favorite for Lent!
  • A large mason jar of easy homemade horchata with a cinnamon stick inside is in front of a similar glass and a pitcher of homemade horchata. A small bowl of rice and cinnamon sticks are to the left.
    3 hrs, 20 min
    Horchata is a classic agua fresca (fresh water) drink made from rice, a smooch of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla. Enjoy this cool and refreshing drink as it is or hype it up with a shot of rum to create a unique adult beverage.
  • Homemade bundt shaped templeque is on a coral plate with a gold spoon set to the left. The tembleque has toasted, shredded coconut mounded in the center. Behind the plate is a striped dish towel, small white container and yellowl plate all in partial view.
    20 min
    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Simple desserts are sometimes best. Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding, or tembleque, is a simple dessert made from ingredients you probably have on hand – coconut milk, sugar, and cornstarch. You can dress it up with lime, orange, or cinnamon. It only takes 20 minutes of hands-on time!