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CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style by Amos Miller

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless tales of trying ceviche, which is seafoods 'cooked' in nothing but citrus juice. Ed always said that the ceviche he would eat by the gallon, if he could get it, was that he had in Costa…

7 votes
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Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe. This recipe takes some short cuts and uses a rice cooker, but I still think the results are delicious. Try this under any caribbean grilled meat, fish or stew and you won't be disappointed!

5 votes
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Cuban-style Steaks in Garlic-Lime Marinade

Cuban-style Steaks in Garlic-Lime Marinade by John Spottiswood

These steaks are a treat and a great way to make an inexpensive cut of meat memorable. You can use bottom round (best), top round, or a thin cut sirloin for this dish. The steaks should be cut about a 1/2 thick. Mine were a little thicker, so I pounded them with a mallet to thin them. In Cuban restaurants, this recipe is called…

5 votes
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Caribbean Turkey Wings

Caribbean Turkey Wings by Bob Towlson

2 votes
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Arroz Congrí

Arroz Congrí by Sergio Hernandez

Arroz Congrí or Moros y Cristianos as it's also known is the national dish of Cuba, their version of the rice and beans. The "Moors" refer to the black beans, and "Christianos" to the white rice - a reference to the early settlers of Cuba for whom the Reconquista of Spain was a recent memory.

4 votes
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Honey and Sea Salt Plantains

Honey and Sea Salt Plantains by Sean Kervin

The humble plantain seems to be one of the most misunderstood fruits in the grocery aisle. Most people pass over these green bananas in favor of their more popular yellow cousins, yet they are wonderful to cook with. Treat them just like a potato and boil, fry, or mash them for a slightly unique experience. This recipe is very…

3 votes
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Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from a very popular cuban pork recipe on Allrecipes. I used boneless country style ribs instead of pork roast, because they were on sale and easier! I also boiled instead of roasting, because I find it makes the pork even more tender. I was very happy with the results. Incredibly flavorful and wonderful over…

3 votes
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Mojo-Cuban Citrus Garlic Sauce

Mojo-Cuban Citrus Garlic Sauce by Bob Vincent

This is an adaped from a recipe by Steven Raichlen. Mojo is a traditional sauce for Cuban pit-roasted pork and palomilla (a thin steak cut from the round and grilled). It is made with lots of garlic and a sour orange tropical fruit called naranjo agria, or sour orange. In my area sour orange is not available so I used orange and…

4 votes
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Grilled Pork Chops with Caribbean Wet Rub

Grilled Pork Chops with Caribbean Wet Rub by John Spottiswood

We served these pork chops over black beans and rice. It was a great combination. We took the wet rub from a recipe for pork tenderloin in Cooks Illustrated. I'm not sure it's powerful enough for a tenderloin unless it's butterflied, but it was wonderful on the pork chops. Normally we brine our pork chops before putting on the rub.…

4 votes
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Caribbean Colombo Roasted Pork

Caribbean Colombo Roasted Pork by Rosemarie

Like the islands themselves, this wonderful pork dish lingers a bit in the oven, giving you plenty of time to sit back, relax and listen to the sounds of steel drum music. Now would be the perfect time to whip up a batch of tropical drinks, close your eyes and imagine far away places.

1 vote
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Dutch West Indies Chicken Kebabs - Boka Dushi

Dutch West Indies Chicken Kebabs - Boka Dushi by John Spottiswood

This dish offers an amazing collage of flavors blending Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish and West African flavors. Personally, I prefer the marinade and dipping sauce on these kebabs to traditional Indonesian satay. The heavy sweetness of the Indonesian peanut sauce is replaced by a tangy, spicy and slightly sweet mixture of peanuts,…

3 votes
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Hawaiian Chicken and Rice

Hawaiian Chicken and Rice by myra byanka

Easy prep chicken thighs baked in orange pineapple sauce. Serve over your favorite rice.

3 votes
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Banana Glazed Butterflied Pork Tenderloin

Banana Glazed Butterflied Pork Tenderloin by Bob Vincent

This is a recipe adapted from Cheryl & Bill Jamison's book "Born To Grill." The original used pork chops but I had a tenderloin on hand that worked nicely. I added some ingredients in the form of rum, honey and garlic to the glaze. I used red onion instead of shallots as well. The dish is easy to make. Butterflying the pork…

3 votes
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Cayman Style Fish

Cayman Style Fish by Parsley Sage

Traditional Caymanian style fried fish

1 vote
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Caribbean Curry Chicken

Caribbean Curry Chicken by Parsley Sage

Caribbean Curry Chicken

1 vote
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