Much like its sister Caribbean cuisine, Cuban foods harnesses the sunny tastes of Spain, the tropical sweetness of citrus, and slow-roasted meats that are falling-off-the-bone tender. Cuban sofrito sauces of onion, green pepper, garlic, oregano, and black pepper tie everything together.
Stacey’s Cuban Black Beans
These are so easy – and you can use canned or dried, though dried are definitely better. I typically like to serve them as a side with Cuban pork loin and warm tortillas.
Sofrito and Beef—Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes)
This authentic Cuban dish gets it’s name from the Spanish phrase for “old clothes,” but don’t let the name throw you off. Savory slow-cooked peppers and shredded brisket star in this dish everyone can enjoy.
Nuevo Cubano Chicken Roast
In small bowl, mix together chopped cilantro, poultry seasoning, garlic salt, paprika, black pepper, red pepper flakes and olive oil. Rub mixture on each…
Spicy Cuban Rotisserie Chicken
Truss chicken or tie drumsticks together. In large glass bowl, mix together lime juice, olive oil, shallot, garlic, lime peel, oregano, salt, cumin and pepper….
Ancho Rubbed Chicken
Rub: 2 tablespoons Ancho powder, 2 teaspoons Paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon caynne pepper. Chicken: Pat dry Rub with rub, roll in olive oil, re…
Cubano Pork Appetizer Skewers and Cilantro-Citrus Dip
In small bowl, combine ingredients for rub. Spread on both sides of pork chops. Grill chops or broil 4 inches from heat source 3 to…
Cuban-Style Braised Chicken
In large resealable plastic bag, combine salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic, orange juice, lime juice and onion slices. Seal bag and shake to mix well….
Grilled Chicken Plantain and Pineapple Skewers
A sweet pineapple dipping sauce dresses us grilled chicken skewers.
Jerk Pork Bites
Place pork in 1/2-gallon self-sealing plastic bag. Combine oil, lime juice and vinegar; add sugar, seasons, onion and garlic. Mix until blended. Pour over pork….
Ensalada with Jicama, Corn and Beans
A super fresh and refreshing salad from Chicago’s Mundial Cocina Mestiza features lots of sweet crunch from jicama and tortilla strips.
Chunky Black Bean Soup
A hearty vegetarian black bean soup with plenty of flavor and stick-to-your-ribs comfort.
Gulf Ceviche with Tequila and Lime
Ceviche is sublime party food and a light, fresh-tasting seafood appetizer.
Cuban Chicken Rum Raisin
Marinate chicken in rum 30 minutes in plastic bag, massaging to cover all surfaces. In medium bowl blend coconut, green onions, tomatoes, jalapeno, 2 teaspoons…