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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!

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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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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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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice by John Spottiswood

A Cuban classic, this goes perfectly with all pork dishes, and also with poultry and fish.

3 votes
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Cayman Johnnycake

Cayman Johnnycake by Parsley Sage

An old staple recipe in Cayman is the johnnycake. Oh man, they're good. They're also mix-and-matchable. You can go savory or sweet by serving it with something like garlic butter or even honey. Johnnycakes are pretty easy to make too which sparks a big thumbs up from me. Thumbs up from Mrs. Herb Garden too who is currently…

1 vote
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Arroz con Calamares

Arroz con Calamares by Sergio Hernandez

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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

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Papaya Pie

Papaya Pie by Parsley Sage

I've mentioned before that Clark Kent and I volunteer with Cayman Wildlife Rescue. Every few weeks, we drive out to Savannah to clean the cages, change out the toys, provide showering services and lavish with treats the six rescued Cayman Parrots that are currently in recovery. They love papayas! If they could eat it in pie, they…

1 vote
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Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo by Cuban Cuisine

This is a savoury...and sweet twist on your usual beef mince.

1 vote
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Grouper Escovitch

Grouper Escovitch by Parsley Sage

Steamed grouper with escovitch veggies and scotch bonnet vinegar

1 vote
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Cuban Picadillo Taco with Refried Black Beans and Avocado Mash

Cuban Picadillo Taco with Refried Black Beans and Avocado Mash by Cuban Cuisine

What makes a taco Cuban? Try filling your tortilla shells with Cuban Picadillo, topped with refried black beans and mashed avocado....mmmm

1 vote
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No-Bake Mango Pie

No-Bake Mango Pie by RecipeKing

No-Bake Mango Pie is an easy recipe for a takeoff on the popular Cuban Mojito drink. It combines the flavors of lime and rum, using fresh squeezed lime juice and rum extract. A delicious, creamy pie with vibrant flavor. A possible Cinco De Mayo dessert option. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium,…

1 vote
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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.

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Mojo Chicken Breast

Mojo Chicken Breast by Bob Vincent

This is a quick and tasty grilled chicken dish. The use of Cuban Mojo sauce perks up a boneless skinless chick breast. Use whatever spices you like to season the chicken before grilling. I chose a combination of Pasilla pepper, cumin, garlic pepper and salt. I served the chicken with a strawberry jicama salsa, baked plantains,…

1 vote
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