A delicious dish with the most unappetizing name.
Chili isn't a Cuban dish. The closest dish would be picadillo, a ground beef dish cooked in a tomato base and served over rice. However, my father in law makes a really awesome chili using traditional Cuban flavors that we all love and my kids often beg me to make. So of course I… Continue reading Instant Pot Black and White Turkey Chili (Chili a la Santiago)
When I thought about what recipe I should start this blog with, it took me less than 2 seconds to come up with my grandmother's Matzo Ball Soup. It started off every meal during the Jewish High Holidays. It kicked off family Thanksgiving dinner. My grandmother even kept a stash of matzo ball soup in… Continue reading IP Matzo Ball Soup
This recipe is one of my favorite family dishes. It's comforting, flavorful, filling, inexpensive, and the leftovers are even better. The Cuban way to eat this is served over white rice. Now, you might be put off with the idea of having 2 starches on a plate. I've had non-Cuban friends who were perplexed with… Continue reading IP Cuban Chicken and Potato Stew (Fricase de Pollo)
If I had to choose one food that is the exact opposite of fast, easy, and uses readily available ingredients, it would be Tamales. Just about every Hispanic and Latin culture has a form of tamales, but most people are most familiar with the delicious Mexican Tamales which are a corn mixture stuffed with a… Continue reading Instant Pot Easy Cuban Tamales with Pork
Arroz con Pollo, or Chicken with Rice, is a common dish among most Spanish speaking cultures. Obviously all of them include rice and chicken, after that, the variations are endless. It really is a versatile dish and once you have the flavorful base down, you can add really anything you want from peas to asparagus… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)