Cuban

Cuban cuisine is a blend of African, Spanish, and other Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a blend of several different cultural influences. A small but noteworthy Chinese influence can also be accounted for, mainly in the Havana area. There is also some Italian influence. During colonial times, Cuba was an important port for trade, and many Spaniards who lived there brought their culinary traditions with them

Coffee Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Recipe Card

Cafecito Delight: Cuban Coffee Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Swirl

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Discover the luxurious fusion of Cuban coffee and dulce de leche in a creamy, homemade ice cream recipe. Perfectly balanced with notes of rum and vanilla, this dessert promises an unforgettable taste sensation.
Cuban Ropa Vieja: Shredded Beef in a Rich Tomato Sauce

Cuban Ropa Vieja: Shredded Beef in a Rich Tomato Sauce

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Dive deep into the heart of Cuban cuisine with the iconic Ropa Vieja - a luscious shredded beef dish simmered in a rich tomato sauce. Explore its roots, its variations, and its special connection to Santiago de Cuba in this captivating culinary journey.
Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales Recipe Card

Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales

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Similar to Mexican tamales, Pamonha Salgada are Brazilian Tamales made with fresh corn. The masa does not use a dried corn meal, it is made out of fresh grated corn.
Frita Cubana ~ Cuban Hamburger Recipe Card

The Frita Cubana: A Culinary Journey from Havana to Miami

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Frita Cubana (pronounced free-tah) was invented in Havana, Cuba sometime in the 1930s. This Cuban Hamburger recipe calls for ground beef, ground pork, garlic, yellow onion, ketchup, cumin, sweet Spanish paprika, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
Rice Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe Card

A Cuban Culinary Journey: Unrolling the Flavors of Rice & Beef...

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These Rice & Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a culinary delight from the island of Cuba. Rollos de Col Rellenos de Arroz Y Carne is a Cuban recipe
Culto a la Vida ~ Cult of Life Recipe Card

The Havana Highball: Delving into the Depths of Culto a la...

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Originating from Havana, Culto a la Vida is a classic Cuban cocktail consisting of dark rum, cranberry juice, lime juice, and sugar.
Medianoche Sandwich Recipe Card

Medianoche Sandwich at the Midnight Hour

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The Medianoche Sandwich is the Cuban sister of the famous Cubano Sandwich. This variation on the classic ham and cheese sandwich is made with thin slices of juicy roast pork, salty ham, sour dill pickles, tangy yellow mustard, and sharp Swiss cheese on a hoagie roll then grilled and pressed flat.
Bistec de Palomilla ~ Butterflied Sirloin Steak Recipe Card

Bistec de Palomilla ~ Butterflied Sirloin Steak

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Bistec de Palomilla is a traditional Cuban recipe for Butterflied Sirloin Steak. This culinary delight is made with top sirloin beef. The steak is cut super thin and marinated in garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil and then pan-fried.
Pizza Cubana Recipe Card

Pizza Cubana ~ Deep Dish Personal Pizza

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Pizza Cubana is a Cuban Pizza that is distinguished by the dough thickness and the simple sauce. This Cuban recipe makes the dough a little thicker than in other pizzas and the sauce is not seasoned. The Cuban Pizza is not generally a fancy pizza style but it's simple, comforting, and easy to make.
Huevos Habaneros ~ Habanero Eggs Recipe Card

Huevos Habaneros ~ Habanero Eggs

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Huevos Habaneros or Habanero Eggs in English is a traditional Cuban recipe originating from the city of Havana, Cuba. Although there are a few versions of the dish, it's most commonly prepared with eggs, onions, bell peppers, garlic, tomatoes, white wine, habanero peppers, paprika powder, cumin, and butter.
Pulled Pork and Plantain Breakfast Hash Recipe Card

Pulled Pork and Plantain Breakfast Hash

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This Pulled Pork and Plantain Breakfast Hash is a Cuban Recipe that is made with, you guessed it, pulled pork, plantains, and eggs. You can find ripe plantains at most grocery stores; choose plantains for this recipe that are ripe (yellow) with a bit of black spotting.
Pan con Bistec ~ Cuban Steak Sandwich Recipe Card

Pan con Bistec ~ Steak Sandwich

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Pan con Bistec or Steak Sandwich is a Cuban recipe that is made on a loaf of Cuban bread filled with steak, onions, potato fries, and topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Moros y Cristianos ~ Rice and Black Beans

Moros y Cristianos ~ Rice and Black Beans

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An iconic Cuban recipe of black beans and rice called Moros y Cristianos, or Arroz Congri, is made with long-grain rice, black beans, and fragrant spices.
Ropa Vieja ~ Shredded Beef

Ropa Vieja ~ Shredded Beef Recipe

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This Cuban recipe for Ropa Vieja, or Shredded Beef, is the national dish of Cuba, but is also popular in other areas of the region such as Puerto Rico and Panama, in Spain, and in the Philippines.
Pastelitos de Guayaba

Pastelitos de Guayaba Recipe

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This Cuban recipe for Pastelitos de Guayaba is a flakey, sweet, and delicious puff pastry filled with cream cheese and guava. Some other traditional fillings are pineapple, and coconut.
Crema de vie - Cream of life

Crème de Vie (Cuban Egg Nog) Recipe

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Raise your glass of Crème de Vie and toast with us "El año que viene estamos en Cuba" or "Next year we’ll be in Cuba" if you don't speak Spanish.
Havana Cafe' in Pasco Creates the Caribbean Sandwich

The Caribbean Sandwich

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For Leo Morales, Cuban food is a passion. When he thinks of new things for the menu his mind will go to a million places. "I love thinking about new things for the menu," said Morales with a smile.
5 Minute White Rice and Beans

Arroz Congri ~ White Rice and Beans, in 5 Minutes

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I've been chided by the traditionalist on the site for my love of Minute Rice and how I use it to make meals in minutes. I have to admit, I love the taste of this 5-minute white rice and bean recipe.
Cuban Style Grilled Salmon Recipe

Cuban Style Grilled Salmon Recipe

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A delicious salmon recipe marinated and grilled to perfection, Cuban-style. Give your next salmon a Cuban-style treatment. Cover it briefly in a citrusy, spiced up marinade, then grill it and serve it with mixed greens studded with hearts of palm and tomato.
Yuca Con Mojo

Yuca With Garlic Sauce (Yuca Con Mojo)

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For a Miami boy there's nothing better than some Yuca with your Pollo, white rice and beans. Yucca is one of those traditional Cuban dishes that seems to go with anything.

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