Oswald Rivera

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Category: pork (page 1 of 5)

ORZO WITH BEANS AND SAUSAGE

This is another take on that famous Italian entry known as pasta fazool. In more renowned circle, it’s Pasta e Fagioli, or pasta with beans. In the post of 04/26/20 I gave my version of this classic dish. In my family, we prefer white kidney beans when we’re making this recipe.… Read more...

CINNAMON-APPLE PORK CHOPS

I tend to believe that this recipe is either Turkish or Middle eastern in origin. It’s pork chops cooked with a mix of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Yes, apples. It gives the lowly pork chop a new and piquant flavor.… Read more...

BLACK-EYED PEAS WITH SAUSAGE

About the only time we have black-eyed peas is on New Year’s Day when we cook them with rice. It’s a dish called Hoppin’ John, and it’s a southern favorite. Other than that, we seldom cook these suckers. Well, I recently found some on hand. … Read more...

CHULETAS RELLENAS (Stuffed Pork Chops)

A family favorite down memory lane. This was a singular dish for us in the Rivera household. It’s one of the prominent beauties featured in my first cookbook, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America (Running Press). Think of a fabulous Sunday dinner. … Read more...

ARROZ CON CHORIZO (Rice and Sausage)

One of our favorite dishes is Arroz con Chorizo, or Rice and Sausage. The sausage usually entails chorizo, the Spanish pork sausage most common to Puerto Rican cuisine. But for this dish you can use any preferred sausage be it beef, pork, chicken or turkey.… Read more...

ARISTA OF PORK AND BEANS

Arista of Pork and Beans is the classic dish of Tuscany. It is made, traditionally, with pork loin. One can also use pork shoulder. My version is made with pork shank. In fact, there’s a theory that arista, in Latin, means upper part, possibly referring to pork shank, or upper part of the pig.… Read more...

GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH GARLICKY FRUIT SAUCE

This is my favorite grilled pork chop dish. Why? Simply because it can include a fruit spread, jelly or jam—whatever you have in the fridge to give it a sweet touch. That, combined with the garlic (and we love garlic), makes it divine.… Read more...

HERBED PORK CHOPS

This is the easiest  pork chop recipe I know. Preparation is quick. It’s the braising/steaming factor that takes time, about 45  minutes. In the interim you can be busy making a side dish such as rice or potatoes, or a vegetable.… Read more...

ROAST PORK WITH FENNEL

 

I’m always on the lookout for particular ingredients that can enhance my cooking. This recipe falls under that category. I’ve always been curious about fennel, an aromatic and flavorful herb, very similar to anise, from which comes that popular cordial, anisette.… Read more...

CHULETAS CON LIMON (Lemon Pork Chops)

This recipe came about because my wife made a batch of cornbread, and it was delicious: “Splenfiferous” as Zorba the Greek would say. When I ventured down south, corn bread and pork chops was a natural combo. My wife’s singular cornbread made me hark back to those great gustatory memories.… Read more...

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