We will meet up at the kitchen at 2pm where I will have snacks and cold drinks for us to share. After brief intros we will wash up and get busy!
Each student will have knives and tools on their workstation and I will demo each step, sharing my kitchen hacks and chef tips along the way. I would encourage you to ask me any questions you may have about cooking technique, recipe ideas, plating tips, etc. during class time..the goal is for us all to learn and walk away with some excellent recipes.
The menu can and will change, depending on the seasons but I will focus on* traditional and local flavors*. Please note that most Puerto Rican cuisine is dairy and gluten free and I can provide strictly vegetarian/vegan classes for groups of 4 upon request.
In our three hours, we will prepare a main course, side dish, and a specialty item (fresh drinks, dessert, appetizers) and enjoy them together at the end of class. Here are some of my favorites that we may cover:
Flaky empanada dough stuffed with seasoned ground beef or crab
AGUACATE RELLENO CON BACALAO -
Avocado stuffed with cool and refreshing salt cod fish salad (peppers, onion, tomato, lime, herbs, root vegetables)
ASOPAO DE GANDULES-
Rice and pigeon pea stew with pumpkin and coconut milk
SOPA DE POLLO CON MOFONGO-
Super traditional, all healing Puerto Rican chicken soup with bright herbs,