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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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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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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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Jamaican Chicken

Jamaican Chicken by John Spottiswood

Jerk chicken (and pork) is so famous in Jamaica, it's easy to forget that the island has other barbecued dishes. Among them is this incredibly flavorful, fall-off-the-bone-tender chicken. It's probably best cooked with a whole chicken, but I've only done it with chicken pieces. Also, if you're in a rush you can skip the marinade…

5 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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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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Cayman Style Fish

Cayman Style Fish by Parsley Sage

Traditional Caymanian style fried fish

1 vote
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Arroz con Calamares

Arroz con Calamares by Sergio Hernandez

1 vote
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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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Cuban Style Curried Turkey

Cuban Style Curried Turkey by Denise Sherin

I got this from a Crockpot Cookbook, its low fat and easy to prepare. Serve over rice, couscous or noodles. Leftovers are good mixed with scrambled eggs and served in flour tortilla for a quick breakfast burrito.

1 vote
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Jerk Pork Chops

Jerk Pork Chops by Parsley Sage

Cayman style jerk pork chops

1 vote
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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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Caribbean Citrus Pork Roast

Caribbean Citrus Pork Roast by Robyn Savoie

Take a vacation from the ordinary marinated pork loin. This exciting blend of island flavors makes an extraordinary roast. This recipe used a rolled roast, composed of 2 boneless loins tied together. If a single loin roast is used, the cooking time will be about 25 minutes per pound. Heavy, resealable, plastic…

1 vote
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