Oswald Rivera

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BASIC STEAMED CHICKEN – REDUX

Back on 06/04/10 I did a post on Basic Steamed Chicken. It was a recipe I had utilized for years in terms of preparing a good steamed fowl. That being said, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that may enhance or improve on the original.… Read more...

VEAL FRICASSEE

Back in Spanish Harlem, the family did not eat that much veal. Reason being, it was an expensive cut of meat. Thus, veal was a special occasion for us. And when we had it, Ternera en Fricasé was one of our most popular renditions.… Read more...

MISO-GLAZED EGGPLANT SLICES

I will say this unequivocally, this is the best eggplant recipe you’ll come across. And it’s a grill recipe. But, I’m sure you can also prepare it atop the stove  Anyway, it’s mighty big statement to make, and I stand by it.… Read more...

GRILLED GLAZED PORK CHOPS

Sill in the grillin’ mode. Might as well enjoy it while the season lasts. This time it’s Glazed Pork Chops. A common enough entry. But, when one thinks of glazed pork chops, grilled or not, it’s pork chops smothered with orange marmalade.… Read more...

GRILLED CHCKEN WINGS

Labor Day has passed. But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue grilling anymore. The weather is still hot in some parts; and the grill can still get some use. Like in this recipe for chicken wings. Normally, we make chicken wings Nuyorican style with the usual condiments: oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil, all crushed in a mortar and then used as seasoning.… Read more...

GRILLED STEAKS (Nuyorican Style)

The days are coming to precious few, but summer is still here. And grillin’ is still the norm. With that in mind, below are  two recipes for grilled steak (Biftec a la Parrilla). This is the Nuyorican way of doing it. … Read more...

TUNA BEAN SALAD

Ever since I was a youngster, I’ve always loved canned tuna fish. I can’t recall how many tuna fish sandwiches I’ve had throughout my long life. And always with lots of mayo on it. Unfortunately, my wife has a different view of canned tuna.… Read more...

ENSALADA DE REMOLACHA (Beet Salad)

Recently a friend gave us a bunch of fresh beets that she had just grown in her garden. So, the question was, What do we do with beets? I guess one could make Borscht. What else? There’s always beet salad.  But you really have to like beets to eat beet salad.… Read more...

LEMON-GARLIC GRILLED FISH FILLETS

With this spell of hot weather, grilling  has come to the fore. Here’s a recipe that is not your usual grilling scene. No steak, no burgers, no hotdogs. Instead we have fish fillets.  For the recipe given we used perch fillets.… Read more...

ONION-GARBANZO SALAD

I like chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. And I like eggplant. So why not combine the two in a luscious recipe during these dog days of summer? It is the easiest dish to prepare. And you don’t have to mess with a hot stove.… Read more...

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