Oswald Rivera

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Category: Beef (page 1 of 4)

(plus a couple of rabbits)

GRILLED MAPLE-SPICED STEAKS

Grilling season again, in full flower. One of my favorites is grilled steaks; and since I have some maple syrup on hand, why not maple-spiced grilled steaks? In terms of the meat used, it could be boneless rib-eye, strip steak, T-bone, flank steak, skirt steak, or even filet mignon.… Read more...

15-MINUTE MEAT LOAF

“When I can’t write, I read. When I can’t read, I cook.”
—M.F.K. Fisher

This is a recipe that I cut out years ago from some newspaper. I still have it, yellowed paper and all. It comes from one of my heroes, M.F.K.… Read more...

PIMIENTOS RELLENOS REDUX

I posted a stuff peppers (pimientos rellenos) dish back on 09/18/13.  I got remarks back about the whole scenario of crushing peppercorns, garlic, oregano, salt and other ingredients in a mortar. What I was told was, Is there an easier way of doing it?… Read more...

BIFTEC AL SARTEN (Skillet Steak)

Back on 11/10/17 I posted a dish, Higado al Sarten (Sauteéd Liver).  It was just liver (which I like—but many people do not) sautéed in a skillet. Hence the “al sartén” appellation.  This time, it’s Biftec al Sartén or, simply, Skillet Streak.… Read more...

BIFTEC CON ADOBO (STEAK WITH ADOBO)

I don’t eat that much red meat. I’m more into seafood, poultry and veggies. But I do love a good steak once in a while, and that’s why I love this recipe. Also, It was very common in our family to marinate meat in order to make it more flavorful.… Read more...

Steak With Asian Sauce

This recipe is a variation on a common concept: steak with sauce. The great American steak has always been paired with Worcestershire, A1 sauce, barbecue sauce, horseradish, Tabasco sauce, and even Ketchup. So why not an Asian sauce? We have Asian sauces with almost everything: noodles, chicken, rice, veggies.… Read more...

Steak Salad

Summertime is salad time. But one gets tired of the usual greens topped with dressing. So, how ’bout a steal salad? That’s right: a Steak Salad. If you like steak and who doesn’t? (Unless your a vegan). And if you like salads, this is tailor-made.… Read more...

Biftec con Romero y Límon

 A reader of ours, Yvonne Ortiz, recently sent me an email, “What happened to the Rican recipes???” Good question. She has a point. As of late I haven’t posted that many “‘rican” recipes.” Apart from my novels, I wrote one of the first Puerto Rican cookbooks of the modern era, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America.… Read more...

Cast-Iron Steak

To this day, my favorite cooking utensil is cast iron. I know, it has fallen out of favor in recent times due to the proliferation of Teflon and other non-stick appliances. I can understand the convenience of quick cleaning of a pot or pan.… Read more...

Biftec Estofado

This is a simple, no frills way to prepare beefsteak; and it comes from my cookbook Puerto Rican Cuisine in America (Perseus Books). The recipe calls for traditional spices and onions and not much else. However, it’s ingredients include sofrito and aji dulce, or sweet chili peppers.… Read more...

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