Ham Croquetas

Croquetas (croquettes) are the main appetizer for Cubans and Cuban Americans. The most popular ones are the ham croquetas. Croquetas are served at birthday parties, weddings, and other special events. You can eat them at any time of the day, and many like to enjoy them with a Cuban coffee or a café con leche….

Rabo Encendido – Oxtail Stew (Tail on Fire)

Rabo Encendido Oxtail Stew (Tail on Fire) is a traditional Cuban entrée that is served on special occasions and it’s a favorite in most Cuban restaurants in Miami. It is served hot and it has a sharp, peppery taste, and that is why it was given that name.  Here is a classic recipe from the…

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops are an excellent choice for Memorial Day celebrations. Here is a simple and unique recipe for you to try on this Memorial Day.  Ingredients Cuban Rub 2tablespoons grated lime peel 1tablespoon cumin seed 1tablespoon cracked black pepper 1/2teaspoon salt 2tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1clove garlic, finely chopped Pork Chops 4 boneless…

Chicken Fricasse — Fricasé de Pollo

The French had an influence on Cuban cuisine and Chicken Fricassee is a classic dish that is still very popular today. This recipe by Three Guys From Miami Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 50 minutesTotal time: 1 hourYield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup sour orange juice (or use 2 parts orange to one part lemon and one part lime juice)6 cloves garlic, peeled…

Vaca Frita – Fried Beef

Vaca Frita is a very traditional Cuban entrée that is easy and fast to prepare. And it is very delicious too. Here is the recipe from Three Guys from Miami. Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 30 minutesYield: 4-6 servings Tender beef shredded and crisped in the frying pan for a unique taste treat. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2…

Roast Pork – Miami Cuban Style – Lechón Asado

Recipe By Three Guys From Miami Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 4 to 8 hoursTotal time: 5 hours 15 minutesYield: 8 servings Cook this roast slowly to make it tender and flavorful. INGREDIENTS: 6-pound fresh ham or pork shoulder roast 20 cloves garlic2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon black peppercorns1 and 1/2 cups sour orange juice (If you can’t get sour orange juice in your area, use two parts…

Cuban Palomilla Steak — Bistec de Palomilla Cubano

The Palomilla steak (Bistec de Palomilla) is the most typical steak served in Cuban restaurants and the one that is most prepared in Cuban American households. This traditional Cuban entrée typically uses an extra thin slice of steak that has been marinated in garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper before being fried on the…

Cuban Breaded Steak – Bistec Empanizado estilo cubano

Cuban Breaded Steak or better known as Bistec Empanizado in Spanish is a very classic Cuban entrée. It is one of the most popular items ordered in every Cuban restaurant in Miami. I remember the first time I ordered one and I was kicking myself for never having had it before. In my family, the…

Cuban Garlic Roasted Chicken — Pollo Asado al Ajillo Cubano

Who doesn’t love a Cuban Garlic Roasted Chicken together with black beans and rice and with sweet plantains or tostones? This is certainly a classic Cuban dish. I am getting hungry now. How about you? Here is the recipe by Three Guys from Miami. Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 hourYield: 4 servings The supreme garlic…

The Cuban Churrasco Steak

The churrasco steak is attributed to the cuisine of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Argentina is known as the land of the churrasco, while in Paraguay and Uruguay they have their own version which could be a tender beef fillet grilled to perfection. Churrasco refers to any boneless cut of beef that is sliced slightly thin as…