Caribbean Recipes

The Real Mojito
The Real Mojito

The Real Mojito

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Considered Cuba's national drink, this lime and rum cocktail is a favorite with pirates, swashbucklers, and colorful characters in the Caribbean and beyond.
Jerk Chicken Wings
Jerk Chicken Wings

Jerk Chicken Wings

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These amazing jerk chicken wings are a perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy.
Cuban-Style Roast Pork
Cuban-Style Roast Pork

Cuban-Style Roast Pork

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This Cuban-inspired recipe delivers a fragrant, savory, and succulent pork roast to your table the whole family will love.
Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich
Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

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This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!
Cuban Marinated Steak
Cuban Marinated Steak

Cuban Marinated Steak

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Rib eye steaks marinate in orange juice, toasted cumin seeds, and a few other seasonings before hitting the grill briefly for delicious, flavorful seared meat.
Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans
Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans

Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans

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This is a traditional Jamaican dish I was taught to cook by my grandmother.
Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef
Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef

Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef

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This Cuban-inspired mojo marinade would work great as an all-purpose marinade for just about anything destined for the grill, but skirt steak is Chef John's top choice.
Chef John's Cuban Sandwich
Chef John's Cuban Sandwich

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich

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Chef John builds a Cuban sandwich with Swiss cheese, ham, hot pulled pork, pickles, and zesty sauce on tender, crusty Cuban bread.
Dominican Style Oatmeal
Dominican Style Oatmeal

Dominican Style Oatmeal

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After living in the Dominican Republic for many years, I came to appreciate their tasty and easy way of making oatmeal. The texture is more creamy and liquidy, and the flavor is comforting in the morning.
Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)
Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

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Crispy fried plantains. A plantain is a very firm banana. Serve as side dish with your meal or as appetizers.
Chef John's Picadillo
Chef John's Picadillo

Chef John's Picadillo

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A Cuban creation, picadillo is one of the world's great ground meat dishes. Chef John uses beef, but you can add pork and/or chorizo. Serve with rice.
Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)
Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)

Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)

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Soaked salt cod is layered with potatoes, eggs, golden raisins, capers, and roasted red peppers, then simmered in a white wine-tomato sauce.
Coquito II
Coquito II

Coquito II

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This a traditional Puerto Rican eggnog. I am Crucian-Puerto Rican (from St. Croix, VI) and we enjoy this made with our own Cruzan Rum. So, kick up your feet and enjoy!
Cuban Ropa Vieja
Cuban Ropa Vieja

Cuban Ropa Vieja

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This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side.
Jamaican Fried Snapper
Jamaican Fried Snapper

Jamaican Fried Snapper

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Chef Robert Simpson learned how to cook during his childhood in Jamaica. His grandmother made this traditional fried snapper dish, topped with spicy, lightly pickled vegetables, known as escovitch.
Cuban Mojito
Cuban Mojito

Cuban Mojito

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Enjoy Cuba's traditional cocktail that blends lime juice, mint sprigs, rum, and club soda in a refreshing drink. Serve with a straw and a decorative stir stick to keep the different flavors well mixed together.
Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa
Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

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Mahi mahi is broiled to perfection and served on a bed of fragrant jasmine rice with a warm mango sauce.
Caribbean Zucchini Bread
Caribbean Zucchini Bread

Caribbean Zucchini Bread

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This version of zucchini bread adds a Caribbean flair with the inclusion of coconut.
Chef John's Cuban Bread
Chef John's Cuban Bread

Chef John's Cuban Bread

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The secret to great Cuban sandwiches is in the lightness and crispness of the bread. Chef John tells you how. Hint: the secret is the lard!
Toasted Cuban Sandwich
Toasted Cuban Sandwich

Toasted Cuban Sandwich

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This Cuban sandwich is piled high with ham, roast pork loin, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles, then toasted to warm and crunchy perfection.
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