|I made a friend|
|Medical and Dental Offices at Monkey Jungle|
|Sandro's Cafe in Cabarete|
Of course, Dominican cuisine really starts with rice and beans. We had plenty of puffy white rice and beautiful black beans to pass around the table. The pollo guisado dish consists of chicken that has been braised in a mixture of tomatoes and garlic, as well as some other flavoring vegetables and spices. It comes out juicy and tender. The fried plantains are sliced and smashed into discs of fruit ready to be fried. Somewhere between a banana and a potato in consistency, the fried plantains hit the spot as a great snack when sprinkled with a little sea salt. We also had some fried chicken, or pollo frito, to pass around. I truthfully liked the guisado better, but it is hard to pass up a crispy piece of fried chicken! I could eat this meal over and over again. In fact, perhaps it is time to try to make it for myself. Any volunteers to be taste testers?
|Dominican Pollo Guisado, a Braised/Stewed Chicken Dish|
|A Platter of Fried Plantains|
|A Complete Plate with Rice, Beans, Pollo Guisado, Pollo Frito, and Fried Plantains|