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Cono Que Rico #9 & #10! Cuban sides that you cannot live without.

SIDES Black Beans and White Rice 1 pound dried black beans 4 cups of water 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped ¼ pound salt pork, chopped 1 pound smoked ham hocks, cut in … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #7! Ropa Vieja

So, I know I said that Cuban and Media Noche sandwiches were ‘hands down’ my favorite Cuban food, but I’m also going to have to make an exception for Ropa Vieja too. Ropa Vieja, when prepared with lots of love … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #4 & #5! Let’s get this Cuban kitchen started. Sofrito and Mojo

In Cuban cuisine, sofrito is prepared in a similar fashion, but the main components are onions, garlic, and green bell peppers. It is a base for beans, stews, rices, and other dishes, including ropa vieja and picadillo. Other secondary components include, but are not limited to: tomato sauce, dry white wine, cumin, bay leaf and cilantro (coriander). Continue reading

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