Watercress & Tomato Salad is dish that my grandmother used to always serve us when we were kids. She called it “Berro” in Spanish, said that it was good for us & to eat it all. It IS an extremely healthy popular green salad that drizzled with some extra virgin olive oil & vinegar is delicious!
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.
Roasted Spinach & Prosciutto Turkey Roulade is a great alternative to cooking a whole turkey at Thanksgiving or for your special event.
This Mojo Prime Rib recipe is a Cuban twist on the traditional ways of cooking this fabulous dish. Choose a good cut of meat, slather it in Mojo, roast it slowly and enjoy.
This Easy Homemade Hummus recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes, tastes delicious and is very nutritious.
This Creole Mustard Aïoli recipe is delicious, can be made very quickly and is great as a dipping sauce or dressing for your favorite sandwiches or burgers.
Cuban Caldo Gallego Soup is delicious and healthy… Serve it with some Cuban bread and enjoy!
These Crispy Potato Skins are very easy to prepare and make an excellent appetizer. Crispy skins with gooey cheese, topped with bacon, sour cream and green onions… Prep the potatoes in advance and you can enjoy them any day of the week.
The key to this Nachos de Queso recipe is its simplicity. Good cheeses and tortilla chips baked in the oven with pickled jalapenos, served hot with a healthy portion of shredded lettuce tossed in olive oil and salted tomatoes on top.
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.
Lemon Garlic and Onion Pork Chops are one of our favorite recipes and one that we have been making practically forever. Simple, quick, great-tasting pork chops that we seem to make at least a couple times a month and everyone seems to love. They go well with all kinds of sides and can be made any day of the week.
Rotisserie Mojo Chicken Enchiladas are one of my favorite meals because they taste great and can be eaten any day of the week. If you make the sauce and shred the chicken in advance, you can literally have these on the table in less than an hour.
Pollo e Formaggio (Chicken Spinach Tomato Artichoke and Cheese Pizza) is by far one of my favorite pizzas of all time. This recipe will make (2) 10 inch personal pizzas that you can share with your favorite people.
Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef Stew) is a very popular Cuban meat stew that is traditionally served with white rice. Many say the dish originated in the Canary Islands (where one of my Abuelas was from) and literally means “old clothes”.
This Rich and Meaty Chili recipe is for anyone who loves Wendy’s Chili as much as I do. Very easy to make and tastes just like the real thing.
This Artichoke, Red Onion and Tomato Salad recipe is very healthy, combines a good balance of flavors and extremely simple to make.
This Sliced Tomato Salad celebrates the tomato and all of it’s deliciousness. Makes a wonderful starter or side to any 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.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos are sweet, spicy and easy to make any day of the week. Serve with Mexican rice & black beans to make it a complete meal.
Pollo Asado (Mojo Baked Chicken) is great with mashed potatoes and corn, but you can also serve it with the more conventional sides – white or yellow rice. Easy to make and can definitely be a great weekday meal.