Pan con Bistec (Cuban Palomilla Steak Sandwich) is by far one of my favorite sandwiches. Thinly sliced steak that is tenderized, marinated, fried in olive oil and then topped with sauteed onions and pressed to a buttery golden brown. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
To make Bistec de Palomilla (Cuban Palomilla Steak), pick a good cut of meat, tenderize it, marinate it and fry it in some olive oil, splashed with some Vino Seco towards the end. A definite staple in Cuban cuisine, usually served with some sauteed onions, white rice, platanos and buttered Cuban bread.
Arroz con Pollo (Yellow Rice and Chicken) is a traditional dish of Spain and Latin America, closely related to paella. This recipe is based on a recipe handed down by my Abuela Mima and brings back memories of all the delicious flavors that were commonplace in her kitchen.
Frijoles Colorados (Cuban Red Beans) are usually served over white rice and can be eaten with just about any meat, chicken or seafood. They also freeze very well so you can make a big pot and even enjoy them as a weekday meal.
Fricasé de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassee) is a hearty chicken stew dish with potatoes, olives, raisins, capers and more. Served it over white rice with crusty bread on the side.
Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans) have always been a staple in my family. Nutritious and delicious! Make a pot for dinner on Sunday and eat them with a variety of meals during the week or freeze them for a future meal.
Herb-Crusted Prime Rib is a fabulous main dish for just about any occasion and much easier than many think it is. Choose a good cut of meat, prepare it properly, roast it slowly and you too can enjoy this great meal at home.
Making a good Pan con Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak Sandwich) is really easy if you pick a good cut of meat, tenderize it, marinate it, bread it with good ingredients and lightly fry them with care. Serve it on some fresh Cuban Bread, with fried onions and Mayo and you will be in heaven. YUM!!
This Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup (Caldo de Pollo con Fideos) has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember. Seems like every time I wasn’t feeling well, this is what I got and somehow, it made me feel better.
This Puerco Asado (Cuban-style Oven Roasted Pork) recipe is a great alternative when you can’t cook a full pig out on the BBQ pit.