Some form of broth is used in cuisines from just about every culture around the world. In my family recipes I use broth or stock in everything from my Matzo Ball soup to my Chili. Usually the original recipes use cubitos (bouillon cubes) or store bought broth. I still like to use cubitos when I… Continue reading Instant Pot Vegetable Broth from Scraps
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)
Rule of thumb for Cuban food....the crazier the name, the more delicious the dish. Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes), delicious! Fufu (mashed plantains), fabulous! Rabo Encendido (Flaming Tail), heavenly! But my very favorite side dish not only has an insane name, but is probably one of the staples of Cuban cuisine. Moros y Cristianos which literally… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)
This is one of the few recipes on my blog that aren't necessarily a "family" recipe. While I did use my family's flan de leche recipe, as far as I know, this is not a family tradition. Until now that is. The idea of this amazing cake was so intriguing to me that I had… Continue reading Instant Pot Easy Magic Flan Cake (Chocoflan)
Baking has become a new hobby of mine. Years ago I couldn't bake a tray of ready made cookies without burning them. Now, my friends and family look forward to what new cake or confection I am going to try next. This past Noche Buena dinner (that's what Cubans call the celebration on Christmas Eve)… Continue reading Instant Pot 7- Minute Frosting
Even if you have never been to a Cuban restaurant or tried Cuban food in your entire life (which is really sad and I want to give you a virtual hug) you probably have heard of flan. Flan is a dessert found in many countries, but in Spanish cultures it's the quintessential dessert. Flan can… Continue reading IP Cheesecake Flan (Flan de Queso)
A is for Authentic The recipes you will find here are about being as authentic as possible. Actually, it's the reason I started this whole thing to begin with. I went looking online for Cuban recipes for the Instant Pot, and kept seeing ingredients that were not only nontraditional, but changed the dish into something… Continue reading The Instant Pot A B C’s of this Blog.