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Cuban Spiced Pork Chops
Cuban Spiced Pork Chops

A typical dish found in most paladares, these tender and flavorful chops use many of the island’s most common ingredients in a lean, easy-to-cook dish: cumin, garlic, and lime.


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Roast Chicken
Roast Chicken

Like so many ingredients in Cuba, the availability of something as seemingly normal as chicken cannot be taken for granted.


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Yellow Rice and Shrimp
Yellow Rice and Shrimp

Bijol, known as “achiote” or “annatto” powder, is a condiment used to color rice. Saffron is rarely available in Cuba, and Bijol is a common substitute, mainly for the vibrant yellow that it produces.


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Campesino Salad
Campesino Salad

Another throwback to the 1950s, this mayonnaise-based salad is a Cuban party favorite.  


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Plátanos en Tentación
Caramel-Glazed Plantains

My favorite side dish or Cuban dessert, caramelized plantains can be paired with sweet or savory meals. If you serve it as a side with meat and rice, the sweetness of the caramelization brings a roundness of flavors to the experience.


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Coconut Cucumber Mojito
Coconut Cucumber Mojito

This cocktail is the perfect summer drink. The combination of cucumbers and the fresh mint with coconut rum makes it delicious and dangerously smooth. Sip it slowly and savor the flavor.


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Spicy Ancho Chile and Cilantro Short Ribs
Spicy Ancho Chile and Cilantro Short Ribs

You will love this delicious and easy to make short ribs recipe. The ancho chile powder adds a remarkable smokiness, while the cilantro beautifully brightens it up. Choose the best-quality short ribs you can find, it makes a nice difference in flavor and fat content. 


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Island Oxtails, Yuca and Swiss Chard
Island Oxtails with Yuca and Swiss Chard

Combining Swiss chard with oxtails and yuca is a trio inspired by the popularity each has on its own: three delicious things in one even more delicious dish. Juicy oxtails and starchy yuca are countered with a sweetly bitter green.


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Roasted Plantains and Poblano Pepper with Guava Sauce
Roasted Plantains and Poblano Pepper with Guava Sauce

Roasted Plantains and Poblano Pepper with Guava Sauce are the perfect side to bright out at your next get together.


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Seared Scallops with Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Seared Scallops with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Seared Scallops with Roasted Grape Tomatoes is light, delicious and perfect for the summer, allowing you to enjoy the flavors of Cuba with every bite.


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