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Month: October 2018

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish; they’re a staple for sure on your holiday table and comfort food at its best! They’re pretty easy to make too, and in this recipe you’ll find simple tips to make the best mashed potatoes!

Cuban Pork Chops

Cuban Pork Chops

These Cuban pork chops or chuletas de cerdo in Spanish, make an easy, affordable and quick dinner. In this recipe, thin-cut pork chops are seasoned with garlic powder, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper. Then we squeeze some fresh lime juice over them and let them marinate for great flavor. Serve the pork chops with white rice and black beans or mashed potatoes for a filling and delicious meal.

Steak and Mushrooms

Steak and Mushrooms

This steak and mushrooms dinner comes together quickly, and it’s absolutely delicious. In this recipe, sirloin steak in cut into bite sized pieces and cooked in a flavorful mushroom sauce. We serve the steak and mushroom over a bed of mashed potatoes for a filling, comforting meal that is sure to please.

Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings

These grilled chicken wings are marinated in mojo for a tropical flair. In this recipe, whole wings are marinated in a homemade mojo that’s full of flavor thanks to sour orange juice, smashed garlic and a variety of spices. Mojo makes a great marinade for grilling. It’s just a little bit sweet, so that sour orange juice caramelizes on the chicken skin.

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo or garlic shrimp is just that, shrimp and a generous amount of garlic cooked in olive oil. Don’t worry, about all that garlic though, it’s gently sautéed in olive oil so it loses a lot of its kick. The rest of the ingredients are simple: spices, parsley and lime, that’s it. Serve camarones al ajillo with sliced, bread for dipping in the amazing garlic sauce.

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

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.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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.

Special Fried Rice

Special Fried Rice

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.

Cuban Roast Pork (Lechon Asado)

Cuban Roast Pork (Lechon Asado)

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 Marinade

Mojo Marinade

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.