Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban dish that’s easy to make and delicious. The literal translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, odd I know. It’s called this because the shredded beef resembles tattered, old clothes. What it actually is: Steak, usually flank, that’s boiled, shredded and cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce.
This broccoli cheese casserole is easy to make and perfect for Sunday dinner or a holiday feast. We use, a simple, steam-in-the-bag broccoli and pair it with a homemade cheese sauce. Then, it’s topped with buttery breadcrumbs and baked until golden and bubbly.
This special fried rice recipe is so quick and easy to make that you can drop the take out menu. The rice is loaded with delicious ingredients: chicken, ham, shrimp, onions, and bean sprouts making it a satisfying meal. We keep the spices simple, a bit of ginger and garlic, and of course, soy sauce. That’s it, really easy.
In Cuban Culture, roast pork (lechon asado) is the meal served on all special occasions. Christmas, Weddings, New Year’s… roast pork is on the menu. This is a traditional recipe using a homemade mojo marinade. Roast pork is a two-day event. The pork needs to marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Then you roast it, low and slow for hours.
Mojo is a popular marinade and sauce in Cuban cuisine. A mojo marinade is a simple combination of garlic, spices and citrus juice. It injects wonderful flavor to meat. Mojo is used most commonly to flavor pork, but it works great on chicken and root vegetables, like yuca and malanga. However you use it, this marinade will add a tropical flair to your meal.
This creamy chicken and rice casserole is the perfect comfort food. Chicken, rice and vegetables are combined with a creamy sauce, topped with buttery, crunchy breadcrumbs and baked until golden and bubbly. It’s really easy to make and great for Sunday dinner.
In this recipe, the Italian sausage adds a ton of flavor to the meatballs already, so you only need a few ingredients to put them together. The Italian sausage meatballs are cooked in a light tomato sauce, made with chopped tomatoes, garlic, onions and olive oil, really simple. Pair the Italian sausage meatballs with your family’s favorite pasta and watch everyone rush to the table.
Saucy and a little bit spicy, enchilado de camarones is a Cuban dish similar to a shrimp creole. Enchilado de camarones translates roughly to spicy shrimp. The sauce comes together quickly and you can make it as hot as you like, just add more or less hot sauce. This exotic dish is really easy to make, and will spice up your weeknight dinner.
This French onion soup is easy to make, but it takes time and patience. You can’t rush caramelizing onions. If you crank up the heat, the onions will burn and become bitter. Don’t do it! Stirring is a must as well. This delicious soup is best made with a partner, serve up your favorite beverage, and take it slow. Your patience will be rewarded with a delicious soup that’s worthy of a special occasion.
This Cuban chicken sandwich can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami, or you can make it at home. It’s easy to make and a deliciously-different take on a standard chicken sandwich. Thin chicken breasts are seasoned with a combination of spices. They’re quickly fried, served on Cuban bread and topped with lettuce, tomatoes and potato sticks. See, really easy!