The Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the bounty of Puerto Rican cuisine. If you've ever had Latin food from the Caribbean, you know just how delectable traditional dishes can be, and you just might find something familiar here to re-create in your home kitchen.
From rich holiday foods like roasted pork shoulder (pernil) and the eggnog-like coquito cocktail, to lighter, summer-inspired dishes like Puerto Rican potato salad or asopao with shrimp and vegetables, to modern takes on dessert classics like mango vanilla cream piraguas and coquito cupcakes, we've found some of the best Puerto Rican recipes that you're sure to enjoy. Here's 18 irresistible dishes to help you wave the flag -- from the streets of New York City and beyond.
The 18 Puerto Rican Recipes continue on page 2. To see the full list, visit TheLatinKitchen.com.