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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kid friendly Picadillo

Kid friendly Picadillo by Healthy Mamma

Picadillo is a classic Cuban dish of gound beef, onions, peppers and green olives. You can make it kid friendly and a little healthier by adding kid favored veggies and brown rice.

1 vote
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Coconut Blondies

Coconut Blondies by Parsley Sage

So there's a tropical wave disrupting my ever-flowing sun. 'Variable cloudiness and showers can be expected through tonight.' I got soaked sprinting to my spinning class. Aren't wet socks the worst? Despite the soggy socks, I'm actually happy to see the rain. My poor aloe vera plants have curled up, my hibiscus blossoms are droopy…

1 vote
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Spicy Cuban Ropa Vieja

Spicy Cuban Ropa Vieja by John Spottiswood

I wanted to serve a slightly more flavorful version of Ropa Vieja, the classic cuban beef dish, over black beans and rice for a friends' pre-christmas dinner. I paired it with a pork stew and both were hugely popular. I used tri-tip and it shredded wonderfully. This can be made with a cheaper, tougher piece of meat, but when Tri-tip…

1 vote
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