Menu: Dominican Republic

What would you serve if a special guest was coming to your house? Someone who you desperately want to impress? I’ll tell you what: serve them something simple, flavorful and – most importantly – something that practically cooks itself. You know, so you have time to brush your hair and change your clothes. Our Dominican menu is the exact menu I would suggest – after all, it was good enough to tempt the taste buds of Natalie Mikles, from a little paper that starts with Tulsa and ends with World!

NOTE: The beans and chicken, when served with a side of rice make up “La Bandera” or “The Flag,” which is one of the national dishes of the Dominican Republic!


Sazon/Sofrito [Recipe]
Every cook in the Dominican Republic has a batch of Sazon or Sofrito – a traditional seasoning base – ready to go. Our version is made with peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, tomatillos, parsley, garlic, red onion, and more.

Dominican Stew Chicken (Pollo Guisado) [Recipe]
Tender chicken sautéed in a teaspoon of sugar, then slowly simmered with sofrito, lemon juice, and stock.

Stewed Kidney Beans (Habichuelas Guisadas) [Recipe]
Beans cooked with sofrito for a brothy side dish, perfect with rice.

Caribbean Tres Leches Cake [Recipe]
This popular Latino cake is thirsty – it soaks up three cups of liquid overnight! Moist, yet delicate, our version gets a Caribbean spin with a splash of coconut milk and a shot of rum.

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Comments

  1. Yay! A stew simmered with sofrito! Sooo Dominican, and soooo good!

  2. Yum. Yum. And yum.

  3. I’ve read so much about tres leches cake in the last twelve months! Maybe it’s a sign that I have to try the recipe! :)

  4. Ricardo Ramirez Saad says:

    Real recipes of Dominican food!!! Thanks for giving my countries food some importance, makes me really happy to see that.

    As a chef and dominican makes there is no better complement what you have done.

    Thanks
    Ricardo

  5. I was so happy to read this post about my beautiful Dominican Republic.. I am glad you loved the food.

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