Quick Chicken Spaghettis or Salmon Recipe

2- chicken breast or 1/2 pound of smoked salmon
1- cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce, I like tomato basil, but for salmon I just add 1/2 cup of wine
1- pound of spaghettis or pasta of your choice
2- tablespoon olive oil
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

In a water pan boil chicken breast with salt and oil. Set aside until cool. For the smoked salmon just skip the boiling part. Slice chicken breast into thin stringy pieces. Cook chicken with spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper for 10 minutes. Boil spaghettis or pasta of your choice until done and drain. Mix with sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and serve


Meatballs Puertorrican style

1 pound 90% ground meat or turkey
1/2 pound ground ham or ground pork
1 onion dice into tiny pieces
1 piece of whole wheat bread
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. *This is my secret spice when I cook any ground meat.
2 teaspoon garlic salt or salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
2/3 cup salt cracker crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
olive oil

Mix all of the ingredients one by one. Preheat oven 350d. With a tablespoon make balls and place them on a cooking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. COQUI!

*A traditional must in every party in Puerto Rico!

Sonia's Moms Party Coconut Upside-Down Bread Pudding

1 1/2 cup french bread
1 15.5oz can coconut milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 beaten eggs
4 round pieces of can pineapple
5 cherries

Preheat oven 350d, Mix all ingredients but the pineapple and cherries. In a round buttered baking pan place the cherries and pinaples on the bottom then pour the mix on top. Cook for 1 hour or until brown on top. Turn and serve warm. COQUI!

Sonia's Sauteed Shrimps and Scallops with Lime and Cilantro Sauce – Recipe

1 pound sea scallops
1 pound shrimp
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 tablespoon white wine
salt and pepper

In a frying pan heat oil over medium high. Season the seafood with salt and pepper. Add garlic and butter to the pan and place the scallops and shrimp until done, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and mix the seafood with the other ingredients. Serves 8 COQUI!

Sonia's Avocado and Tomato salad

2 avocados cut in 1/4″ half moons
2 big tomatoes cut 1/4″ round
1/4 red onion cut in very thin half moons
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

In a shallow salad plate arrange one piece of avocado follow by a piece of tomato until finish. In a small bowl mix the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Place the onion on top of tomatoes and avocados. Pour the mix and serve. You can make the mix 20 minutes before and chill in the refrigerator before serving. Serves 4 . COQUI!

*OMG! soooo caribbean! Yummy!

FYI- Avocados not only contain the best kind of fat (monounsaturated oleic acid) but also help your body block the absorption of bad fats (cholesterol). They’re high in lutein, which aids eyesight, and in potassium and folate, which may reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. And they’re low in pesticides.

Warm Spinach Recipe

1 1/2 pound baby spinach
1/2 white onion chopped into very small pieces
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 cups warm milk
2 tablespoon fresh grated parmesan cheese
pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoon flour

Boil spinach for 2 minutes and drain. In a sauce pan cook the onion and butter over low heat for 4 minutes. Wisk flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add milk stirring at the same time, cook for 3 minutes. Whisk parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Add spinach stirring small portions at a time. Cook for 1 minute. Serve as a side for poultry, meats or fish. Serves 4