Cuban Sandwich-Cubano

Often times when we make pernil, we have leftover. The perfect recipe ro prepare with leftover pernil is “Un sandwich Cubano” a Cuban Sandwich. Ingredients 1-pound loaf Cuban or Italian bread 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 small clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons yellow mustard 8 ounces thinly sliced Swiss cheese, about 10 slices 1…

Black Bean Rice-Moro de Habichuelas Negras

Moro (rice mixed with….) of habichuelas negras (black beans) is a staple around my family. For gatherings, birthdays, holidays..Its requested by young and old. There is something special about and one “secret” ingredients that will have wondering. Try it this way and see what you think. Chefs note: many people use canned beans. You can…however…

Mami’s Potato Salad

This potato salad is egg free. For some odd reason, my mami used to leave them out. Truth be told, when I had it with eggs, it was out of the norm. Now lets be clear there is two other ingredients that will make your pallet happy Ingredients 6-8 russet potatoes 2-3 carrots 1/2 Tbs…

Chayote…. Did You Know?

To many chayotes are boring and tasteless but it all depends on how you prepare it. The key about this vegetable is the many benefits it has. Good for your heart Source of folate Great source of vitamin c Helps the body produce energy Helps prevent constipation Helps prevent acne Helps reduce blood pressure Helps…

Different Types of Salami

As a family that consists of Latinos, we know a thing or two about salami, one of our cultures’ most popular types of meat. There are over hundreds of different types and qualities of salami, ranging from genoa to Felino. But the salami we tend to use are far more common in your average supermarket,…

Codfish & Chayote Salad

lb of salted codfish (bacalao), 2 tayotas (chayote) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 eggs, hardboiled and sliced ½ teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper, (or more, to taste) 3 Tbs of apple cider vinegar 2 Tbs of olive oil Directions Boiling tayota and codfish: Rinse bacalao…

Salami Guisao-Stewed Salami

Some times we don’t feel like having fried salami. So what do we do? We cook it in a yummy sauce and let them simmer to perfection. The salami I am referring to is “Dominican Salami”, often had with plantains (mashed-mangu or fried-tostones) This time we have it with boiled yucca (cassava roots). It is…

Mami’s Meatballs

Ingredients 1/2 lb of ground beef 1/2 lb of ground turkey 1/2 sliced white onion 1/2 green and red bell pepper 2 Tbs of tomato paste 1/2 tsp of salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 Tsp of cumin and garlic 1/2 tsp of oregano 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 Tbs of olive…

Pernil

Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 3 tablespoons white vinegar 10 cloves garlic, or more to taste 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper 5 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat You can also use 2 cups of sofrito Directions Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper…