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Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken & Rice) Recipe

Arroz con pollo is a popular, traditional Latin American dish that combines chicken and rice with onions, bell peppers, garlic, and various seasonings such as cumin, paprika, and oregano. It is popular in many Latin American countries including Cuba, Peru, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina and Costa Rica. The …

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Sancocho Recipe

Sancocho is a soup made using many ingredients which includes, meat, vegetables, herbs, seasonings and root vegetables. It is eaten regularly in many Latin American and Spanish Caribbean countries including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador and Trinidad. Some common meats used in its preparation include beef, pork, chicken and …

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Guarapo (Sugarcane Juice) Recipe

Guarapo is a traditional Latin American drink made from sugarcane juice. It is a refreshing beverage that is popular in Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Brazil.  To make guarapo, fresh sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract the juice. The juice is then served as a natural, …

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Caribbean Arroz Moro (Moros y Cristianos) Recipe

Arroz Moro is a traditional dish from the Caribbean region, consisting of rice and black beans combined in one pot, along with various seasonings and spices. It is particularly popular in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. To prepare Arroz Moro, first the black beans are cooked with garlic, onions and bell peppers. Then …

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Cuban Bistec Empanizado Recipe

Bistec Empanizado, also known as breaded steak, is a popular Cuban dish consisting of a seasoned, thin steak (usually beef or chicken) marinated in a tangy marinade and covered in cracker meal. It is then fried until it turns golden brown. The dish is generally accompanied by lime wedges, fries, green salad, onion rings, tostones, …

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Cuban Fricase de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee) Recipe

Fricase de Pollo is a Cuban style, stewed chicken dish. The chicken, along with potatoes, peas, olives, capers and spices are slow cooked in a tomato and wine-based sauce until the meat is tender enough to fall apart. It’s typically served with white rice and other sides like fried plantains. Fricase de Pollo along with …

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Traditional Churrasco Recipe

Churrasco is a traditional Latin American barbecue technique where chops of beef, veal, lamb, pork and chicken are skewered and then grilled over a wood fire. It is a very popular dish in Brazil but is also a widely followed cooking method in many other countries, like Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba …

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Stinking Toe Fruit (West Indian Locust Fruit)

Stinking Toe Fruit, also known as locust fruit or jatobá, is the fruit of the West Indian Locust, the largest tree in the Caribbean. A popular fruit throughout Latin America, it is known as Stinking Toe Fruit as its shape is similar to a big toe and its pungent smell is like a sweaty foot. …

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Cuban Food: 20 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Cuba

Cuban cuisine is heavily influenced by Spanish gastronomy, the fruit of colonization; of African foods, a result of slavery, and of Caribbean food, due to indigenous groups that populated the islands of the Antilles. The African influences in Cuban food come mainly from the sugar cane that the slaves cultivated and the forms of cooking …

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Traditional Lechon Recipe (Suckling Pig)

Lechon is a pork dish, typically cooked using a whole pig on a spit roast, that is popular in the Philippines, Spain, Cuba, Dominican Republic and other former Spanish colonies. After spinning slowly around a fire for hours, the meat of a Lechon is perfectly tender with a crispy (albeit slightly chewy) skin. What Does …

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