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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

Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales Recipe Card

Cheese Filled Brazilian Tamales

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

Frita Cubana, A Cuban Hamburger Like No Other

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

Rice & Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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

Culto a la Vida ~ Cult of Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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