These fried sweet plantains, or maduros in Spanish, are plantains in a ripe state that are sliced and fried until they’re tender in the middle and crispy and caramelized around the edges. Plantains are a staple in the Caribbean and are used in an array of food. From savory to sweet recipes, their applications are varied and delicious.
Browse through a collection of Cuban food recipes all in one place! From favorites like Cuban roast pork and fricase de pollo to hearty soups, like ajiaco and sopa de pollo there’s something that’s sure to please. So take a look around and find your new favorite Cuban dish!
A medianoche is a popular sandwich typically eaten as a snack, lunch or after a night of partying. Medianoche translates to midnight and this sandwich can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. Some call it the Cuban sandwich’s cousin because they’re almost identical.
Pan con lechon is a roast pork sandwich that’s really popular in South Florida and it’s a delicious way to use leftover roast pork. Pan con lechon translates to bread with roast pork, which is appropriate because those are the star ingredients. Add some sliced onions and mojo sauce to top it off.
A Cuban sandwich, also called simply “Cubano” or Sandwich Cubano, is made with ham, roast pork, pickles and swiss cheese all generously stacked on Cuban bread. The sandwich is then lightly buttered and heated on a plancha (sandwich press) until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted. It’s one of the best sandwiches ever!
Carne con papas is a popular Cuban dish that’s on regular rotation in many Cuban households. It’s a home-cooked comfort food favorite! In English carne con papas translates to beef with potatoes. The ingredients are similar to what you’d put in a beef stew, but it’s saucy instead of soupy.
This turkey picadillo is just as good as a traditional beef picadillo. Don’t worry all the flavor is still there. A combination of vegetables and spices make sure of that. Maybe you’re trying to cut down on red meat or save a few calories, either way making Cuban picadillo with ground turkey delicious is very doable!
Cuban cuisine is simple. There are no fancy ingredients – on the contrary there are lots of beans, rice, cheap cuts of meat and root vegetables. Here we’ve put together a list of pantry items and ingredients common in Cuban food, along with a collection of classic recipes to use them in.