A Taste of Cuba: Recipes From the Cuban-American Community

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Despite the widespread popularity of Caribbean food, there are few books devoted solely to Cuban food, and it is not well represented in the Caribbean cookbooks that have appeared in the last few years. Creen's welcome contribution includes both traditional dishes such as Ropa Vieja and innovative Cuban-American creations such as Conch Fritters with Cilantro Dipping Sauce. The recipes are fairly simple to prepare, and most of the ingredients are readily available. This unique book is recommended for most collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452270893
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 699,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

A Taste of CubaForeword, by Felipe Rojas-Lambardi
The Elements of Cuban Cuisine
Special Ingredients

AppetizersShrimp in Garlic Wine Sauce
Sausage Empanadas with Pimento Salsa
Plantain Croquettes with Tomato-Cilantro Vinaigrette
Sweet Rum Shrimp
Spicy Crab Cakes with Papaya Chutney
Papaya Chutney
Fried Shrimp with Coconut-Beer Batter and Orange Cocktail Sauce
Conch Fritters with Cilantro Dipping Sauce
Fruit Salad with Lemon-Lime Dressing

Fish Stock
Chicken Stock
Beef Stock
Sweet Plantain Soup
Traditional Black Bean Soup
Chilled Yuca Soup
Cream of Garlic Soup with Cilantro
Garlic-Tomato Soup
Galician Potage
Cold Cucomber and Avacado Soup
Shrimp, Corn, and Potato Soup
White Bean and Tomato Soup
Conch Chowder
Chicken and Rice Soup
Red Bean Soup
Sweet and Spicy Calabaza Soup
Vegetable Soup with Lentils and Rice

Fruits and Vegetables
Fried Sweet Plantains
Mashed Green Plantains
Yuca with Garlic Sauce
Calabaza Fritters
Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Tamales
Peppers Stuffed with Spanish Sausage, Rice, and Tomato
Vegetable and Cheese Omelet
Avocados with Vinaigrette

Rice and Beans
Long-Grain White Rice
Black Beans
Black Beans and Rice
Yellow Rice
Yellow Rice and Peas
Rum-Flavored Black Beans and Rice
Marinated Black Bean Salad
Spicy Black Beans with Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers
Red Beans and Rice
Sweet Baked White Beans and Pork
Tri-Colored Bean Salad with Bacon Dressing
Chilled Lentil Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette
Honey-Rum Baked Black Beans
Black Bean Flan
Black Bean Chili
Mold of Yellow RIce with Shrimp, Scallops, and Red Pepper

Ropa Vieja
Achiote Oil
Oxtail Stew
Palomilla Steak
Baked Yuca Stuffed with Shredded Beef
Cuban Pot Roast
Tamale Pie with Sweet and Spicy Meat Filling
Spicy Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce
Meat-and-Onion-Stuffed Turnovers
Flank Steak with Port Wine Marinade
Rolled Stuffed Steak

Braised Loin of Pork with Papaya
Pork Tenderloin Sauteed with Bitter Orange and Garlic
Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Papaya Sauce
Homemade Spanish Sausage
Cider-and-Mango-Roasted Ham
Roast Pork with Peppered Black Bean Sauce
Spicy Ham and Potato Croquettes
Pork Tails
Pork Chops in Wine Sauce
Fried Pork and Onion Patties
Grilled Garlic Pork
Cornmeal-and-Raisin-Stuffed Pork Chops
Hot Pepper Pork Chops with Creamy Gravy
Sweet and Sour Papaya Pork
Cuban-Chinese Roast Loin of Pork

Chicken and Rice
Chicken and Rice Stew
Breast of Chicken Al Ajillo
Spicy Chicken Sauté with Vegetables and Papaya
Coconut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Light Cream Sauce
Country Baked Chicken
Chicken Croquettes with Sautéed Onions and Peppers
Roasted Chicken with Papaya Glaze
Roasted Game Hens with Bitter Orange Glaze
Sweet and Spicy Cilantro Chicken
Golden Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers
Crispy Fried Marinated Chicken
Garlic-Marinated Roasted Chicken
Pastel de Maíz
Sofrito Grilled Chicken
Sofrito Sauce

Pan-Fried Grouper with Almonds
Salt Cod, Island Style
Baked Salt Cod
Black-Bean-Steamed Snapper
Tuna Steak with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce
Snapper in Coconut Sauce
Lobster and Red Peppers in a Rice Mold
Broiled Dolphin with Sweet Red Pepper and Papaya Chutney
Shrimp Creole
Marinated Conch Salad
Seafood Stew
Breaded Shrimp with Tomato-Caper Salsa
Snapper with Saffron Sauce
Pompano with Shrimp Sauce
Spicy Grilled Tuna
Snapper Grilled in Foil with Cilantro, Tomato, and Onion
Poached Pompano with Orange-Rum Sauce
Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce

Cassava Bread
Cuban Bread
Tomato-Pimento Bread
Cheese Bread
Cassava Rolls
Sweet Plantain Bread
Papaya and Raisin Bread
Almond-Raisin Bread
Orange Bread
Spicy Cornbread with Green Chilies
Sweet Cornbread
Cornmeal Bread
Coconut Muffins
Spicy Red Pepper Muffins
Garlic-Onion Dinner Muffins
Mango Butter

Diplomatic Pudding
Tradtional Flan
Coconut-Rum Flan
Country-Baked Almond Flan
Plantain Custard
Frozen Rum Mousse
Baked Rum-Raisin Pudding
Classic Rice Pudding
Old-Fashioned Cornmeal Pudding
Bacon from Heaven
Fried Yuca Dough with Almond Syrup
Almond Cookies
Fresh Coconut and Banana Melt Cream Pie
Sponge Caked with Rum
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Flaming Banana Custard
Coconut Ice Cream
Mango Ice Cream
Pineapple Ice Cream
Guava Ice Cream

Cuban Coffee
Cuban Coffee with Milk
Iced Cuban Coffee
Hot Chocolate Coffee
Rum-Spiked Coffee
Papaya-Banana Batido
Guava Batido
Papaya-Manog Batido
Spiced Calypso Punch
Coconut Milk
Coconut Water
Cuba Libre
Rum Cocktail
Cuban Cocktail
Cuban Special
Rum Swizzle
Super Rum Swizzle
Lime Daiquiri
Mango Daiquiri
Peach Daiquiri
Pineapple Daiquiri
Banana Daiquiri
Piña COlada
Yellow Bird
Rum and Coconut Water
Cold Rum Toddy
Hot Rum Toddy
Rum Punch
Planter's Punch
Milk Punch

A Holliday Feast
Roast Suckling Pig
Roasted Boniatos
Roasted Sweet Onions
Orange-Raisin Cornmeal Stuffing
Sautéed Butter-Rum Plantains
Rum Rice Pudding


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Love this book. My husband is Dominican & Cuban. The first t

    Love this book. My husband is Dominican & Cuban. The first time I ever cooked for him it was the Sweet & Spicy Cilantro Chicken & he said he could smell it walking up to my apt & it smelt like his grandmas cooking. Needless to say almost 5 years later I still make that dish for him every couple weeks & a couple other great recipes out of this cookbook. Can't go wrong w/ the Shrimp in a Black Bean Sauce either.

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