Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja. Translates to old clothes or old rags – gosh that name just does not do this lovely meal justice! Slowly simmered beef, simmered until it’s all but fallen apart, with garlic and cumin and aromatics. And peppers. Oh my. Advertisements

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Cumin Dusted Pork Chops with Citrus Glaze

You can have a plain old pork chop any day of the week, but why, when in about 10 minutes you could pull of this gorgeous little dish and look like a hero? Napped in a garlicky, citrusy glaze tempered by the earthy cumin, the flavors just pop. This is so good, you’ll seriously want to…

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Cubano (Cuban) Sandwiches

The Cuban sandwich – such a classic and so American, from what I understand! And like many classics, the Cubano sandwich sparks heated debate. There are those who say the bread makes the sandwich and it’s impossible to have a great one outside of Miami  – I disagree. I think you will, too, after your…

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Cuban Lechon Asado, Cuban Roast Pork

Can you believe we have snow, in Minnesota, in April? Really, our weather has been unpredictable with a few days in the 70’s but mostly just cold and dreary. None of that matters coz I’ve gone to Miami. In my mind, at least. Here’s a glorious dish: Cuban Lechon Asado – Cuban Pork Roast. You…

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Cuban Black Bean Soup with Rice . $3.40

Cuban Black Bean soup is simply one of the most wonderful meals – the soft, flavorful beans, the smoky ham, the rich broth, the indescribable warmth of the cumin.

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