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Pasteles Recipe

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Mom & Dad Chinea


4 green plantains
1 lb yuca
black pepper
garlic powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon juice
1 whole chicken (bones and skin removed and chopped into small pieces)
1 yellow onion (chopped finely)
1 green pepper (chopped finely)
4-6 culantro leaves (chopped)
4 oregano brujo leaves (chopped)
1 tsp paprika
2-3 tsp tomato paste
wax paper/banana leaves

Grate both green plantains and yuca together
Mix black pepper (to taste), garlic powder (2 tsp), 1 tsp salt and 2 tbl lemon juice all together

In large pot heat oil
Saute chicken, peppers, onion, culantro and oregano
after sauteed add 1 tsp paprika and tomato paste into saute pan (if needed add 2 oz water)
Cook over low heat for 15 minutes and let cool

Take either wax paper (for cooking) or banana leaves and place on table
Brush oil from saute pan onto wrapper
Spoon approximately 3 oz plantain & yuca mixture onto wrapper and flatten to 3" wide and 6-7" long
Add 2-3 oz chicken ix and fold into envelope style wrapper
Tie up with string both ends
Boil for 30 minutes

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Abuelita Lola's recipe and how I miss these. This brings me back to fond memories of visiting her in Puerto Rico on the farm. The simplicity of things and how beautiful the memories of her and those times with always be remembered in my heart. Te amo Abuelita bendicion.




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