Oswald Rivera

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Category: pork (page 1 of 3)

ADOBO PORK

 This recipe is very similar to that Nuyorican favorite, Pernil, or roast pork shoulder. But it differs in terns if ingredients. It’s termed Pork Adobo or Adobo Pork, yet the adobo seasoning has a definite Asian motif—it includes  soy sauce, rice vinegar, and scallions.… 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...

SAUSAGE WITH MINT

Middle Eastern cuisine utilizes such savories mint as mint and rose water in their cooking. I always found this fascinating.  Here in the west, the only time we use mint in with the Eater lamb, if that. And forget about the rose water.… Read more...

PORK CHOPS HORTENSE

Back when I was a young man, a hundred years ago, I stared collecting recipes. Up to that time my purview had been Caribbean cooking. Then I started expanding my palate and repertoire. On of the earliest recipes I collected was the one given below.… Read more...

MEMORIES OF CONGEE

Back in my wild and misspent youth, one of the most memorable characters I use to hang out with was a beautiful person named Eddie. He was Chinese, and  was the center of a group whom we termed, The Gang of Four.… Read more...

JAMON AL VIDRIANO (Glazed Ham Steak)

Go online and you’ll find all kinds of recipes for cooking ham steak. Now, I’m not talking about a ham roast where you bake a canned boned ham; but a ham steak, which is just a slice from a whole piece of ham which is used for roasting.… Read more...

STEAMED PORK PATTY WITH WATER CHESTNUTS AND DRIED CHINESE MUSHROOMS

A while back I came across a book titled Daughters of Heaven—A Memoir with Earthy Recipes by Lesli Li (arcade Publishing, New York). The book reminded me a lot of my own tome, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America, in that it followed the same format: A family saga and coming of age story told through cooking.… Read more...

Croquetas – Spanish Croquettes

Croquetas is one of the most popular tapas dish in Spanish cuisine.  They are very common in bistros in Spain, where they are enjoyed as a tidbit with dry sherry. In my family we savored them, but not as tapas appetizers.… Read more...

Pork Tenderloin

 Pork tenderloin is perfect when roasted or slow cooked on the stove in a rich sauce. Since it’s still grilling season, I decided to try it that way. My fear was, how do I get juicy tender meat on a grill and not a charred slab with a raw interior?… Read more...

Chuletas A La Parrilla – Grilled Pork Chops

This is the Nuyorican way of grilling pork chops. Grilling season  inspires us in the myriad ways of cooking meat. In this one we use the spices traditional to criollo cooking.  For the recipe given you can use bone-in pork chops or loin pork chops.… Read more...

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