So, I finally broke down and paid a little extra for the video upgrade. That means you can expect to see a lot more videos on Heavenly Springs since I am determined to get my money’s worth!
With Christmas approaching, I thought I’d post on a few traditional Puerto Rican classics. The first is pernil (pronounced per-neel). Pernil is a “pork shoulder picnic” that is slow roasted and seasoned to perfection with spices like garlic, oregano, sazon, adobo, olive oil and sofrito. Sofrito, by the way, is the base for most Puerto Rican dishes. It is very simple to make and it will mean the difference if you truly want to cook authentic Puerto Rican food.
One of the best things about the pernil is the crunchy skin that Puerto Ricans refer to as chicharrones. Yes, I realize that this is terribly unhealthy but that’s really not a concern for most Puerto Ricans! As Elba, who I am about to introduce to you explains, family members in Puerto Rican households will literally fight over these crusty pieces!
Now, I’d like to introduce you to Elba. I discovered her on You Tube. Not that she was waiting for me to discover her, but you understand what I mean. At any rate, I think she is pretty wonderful!
In the first video, Elba will teach you how to make pernil. But remember, you must make the sofrito first! The second video will teach you how to do that!
Buen provecho! Next week I will post on arroz con gandules!