We’re in the full swing of the holidays! Thanksgiving dinner is under our belt and Noche Buena and Christmas morning are in our sights. The tree is up, the lights are twinkling, the garland is strewn, and we’re headed back into the kitchen to cook up dish after dish of delicious classics. To keep us inspired, we’re putting a TLK twist on the classic song 12 Days of Christmas. You know the one with 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping...all the way down to the partridge in the pear tree!
We’ve already covered 12 Tasty Tacos, shared our 11 Favorite Flans, made 10 Types of Tamales, toasted with 9 Christmas Cocktails, dug into 8 Enchiladas, indulged with 7 Pasteles Dulces, cooked up 6 Pans of Paella, and snacked on 5 Cro-Que-Tas! (C’mon, sing it.) Today, it's 4 Perfect Pernils, the star of our holiday meal. So make some cocktails, invite over friends, and get ready to cook, taste test, and sing along!
Good things come to those who wait, and this Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg is no exception! Hours of marinating in dark beer and spices makes a juicy pernil that practically falls off the bone. This meal will make the whole family leap for joy. Merry Christmas to all, indeed!
This pork recipe, with its tangy apple cider vinegar and bright but smoky canned pimientos, is perfect for the fall and winter. This recipe comes from NYC's Havana Central restaurant. But now you don't have to brave the cold to get it. Make it at home, warm and cozy, and share with others - it is the holidays after all.
So you made a big pernil that left you with a huge amount of delicious leftover roasted pork shoulder. Fear not, arepas to the rescue! These small arepas are filled to the brim with crispy pernil and mixed with pepper jack cheese for a spicy, tangy flavor that is incredibly addictive. Lay out a huge platter for a holiday lunch or make them bite sized for cocktail parties!