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8 foods Dominicans enjoy eating for Christmas Eve dinner

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Without a doubt, one of the favorite days for Dominicans is dinner on December 24 or Christmas Eve Dinner, a night to spend with family, share with friends and enjoy a variety of food that have become traditional at the table. Dominican.

Although the citizens of this Caribbean nation are not rich, they are rich in Christmas spirit. It is so rich that they pour their hearts and souls into the preparation of the dishes for this special night.

We had previously shared 10 emblematic foods that dominicans love to eat during the holidays, but there are different customs in each region. These are some of the other dishes that Dominicans enjoy at a Dominican Christmas party:

1. Moro de Guandules con coco

Its preparation is based on rice, pigeon peas, and coconut milk; commonly seasoned with chili peppers, vegetables, garlic, pepper, oregano, and salt to taste.

2. Pastelón

It is made from ripe bananas, potato or eggplant slices, ground beef or chicken, cheese, butter, chili peppers, among other ingredients.

3. Yuca (Mandioca) y/o green bananas with onions

As any Dominican would say for those who do not eat rice, these foods are boiled with salt and an onion marinated only with vinegar is prepared, oregano can also be included, it is to add juiciness to the food

4. Pastas

Usually the most common pasta is spaghetti in red sauce with cheese, you can also find spirals, they are accompanied by corn, peppers and seasoned to taste.

5. Lasagna

Although it is not a typical Dominican dish, this has become part of the Christmas Eve dinner of many families in the country.

6. Pasta Salad

Which can be elbow or spiral pasta with mayonnaise, prickly pear, corn, carrot, peppers, olive oil, salt, ham or cheese.

7. Pudin de pan (bread pudding)

It is made from old or stale bread (but not damaged), sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, cinnamon, vanilla essence, zest of a lemon or orange

8. Sweet potato bread

It is made from sweet potato, also known as sweet potato or sweet potato, the other ingredients that make up this dessert are butter, condensed milk, grated coconut, grated ginger, cinnamon powder, evaporated milk, coconut milk, salt, and vanilla essence.

10 foods Dominicans love to eat during the holidays!

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