The cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico and a symbol of the culture's holiday traditions, which include music and food. It's a program of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. Jose Allende, Executive Chef and Owner of Coco Restaurant, and Juan Quiñones, Head Chef, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to tell us about the 15th Anniversary Cuatro Festival and to give us a taste of Puerto Rico.
15th Anniversary Cuatro Festival at Harris Theater
November 9, 2013
Harris Theater at Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph Dr.
Admission/ Ticket Prices: $25, $50, $75, $100
Buy online www.harristheaterchicago.org or in person at the Harris Theater box office.
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Chef Juan's Recipe:
Monfongo Relleno de Bistec en Salsa
1 1/2 Plantains
1/2 - Olive Oil
1 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic
1 1/2 Teaspoon Butter
Toppings: Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mayonnaise, American cheese
Preparation: Peel a Green Plantain.
Slice in two pieces, then fry for 7-10 mins. at 350 degrees in a fryer. In a pot fryer, just make sure it's as high as you can get french fries to a crispy state.
Remove plantain, and then smash down on a large plate to get the plantain flattened (such as bread six inches long)
Add steak and toppings.