One of the things I love most about travel is all the exotic flavors I get to try. It’s so exciting to leave the States and to tempt my palate with new flavors and ingredients. It’s also super fun to be able to bring these explorations back to you guys! As a globetrotter, one of the most important things to me is learning about local cuisines and figuring out the restaurants I’m going to visit. While on our Carnival Cruise Eastern Caribbean adventure, one of the ports of call was Amber Cove of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. My honey and I decided to tour the area, tasting the many wonderful things it had to offer. One of our favorites was this Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken) dish.
The terrain here is lush and green, situated right on the water. There are markets everywhere with the most beautiful, fresh ingredients. I wanted to cook so badly with these peppers!
How gorgeous are these cherries? We purchased a bunch and snacked on them throughout the day.
My kids love green olives, so this chicken dish was thankfully gobbled up! Dominican Pollo Guisado is perfect for weeknight family meals and also for entertaining guests. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Dominican Cooking
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