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…

Bacalao a la Vizcaína is a traditional Cuban Easter Entrée

Bacalao a la Vizcaína (Spaniard style cod fish) has become a staple of Cuban cuisine due to the influence that the Spaniards had on the island. Its taste and texture are delicious, it is also very easy to prepare, although most of the preparation consists of desalting the cod. It is an ideal entrée to…

The Top 15 Cuban Dinner Entrees

Lechon Asado (Roast Pork) 2. Ropa Vieja (Cuban Meat Stew) 3. Palomilla Steak 4. Milanesa Steak 5. Masitas de Puerco  (Fried Pork Chunks) 6. Arroz con Pollo (Rice and Chicken) 7. Rabo Encendido (Oxtail Stew) 8. Picadillo (Hash) 9. Vaca Frita (Cuban Fried Beef) 10. Fricasse de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee) 11. Carne con Papas (Beef…

Ajiaco – The National Dish of Cuba

Ajiaco (Cuban Creole Stew) is considered the national dish of Cuba. The recipe began as a kind of stew in which all kinds of ingredients consisting of meats and vegetables from the three cultures that influenced Cuban cooking- European, African and Native Indian – were added to the pot, which made it uniquely Cuban. Many…

Chef Pepin – This Cuban American was the first Hispanic TV Chef

Chef Pepin never meant to be a celebrity chef. He can thank his daughter Anamaria for that. She was working at Univision when the show TV Mujer was looking for a chef. He had been working in the insurance industry for seventeen years and never thought about having a career in television. This was in…