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Bollos

7/14/2004 meps 2

Cuban/Key West fritters, similar to Brazilian Acaraje. Pronounced “BOY-oes.” 1 lb black eye peas 1 t salt 3 cloves garlic 2 bird peppers (small extremely hot peppers) Soak beans overnight and in the morning, slip […]

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Cuban Black Beans

7/14/2004 meps 0

(From my 1940’s Key West Cookbook, I think) 1 pound black beans 3 cloves garlic 1 sweet pepper 2/3 C olive oil 2 bay leaves salt 1 T vinegar Soak beans overnight. Wash and place […]

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Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just […]

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Cuban Sandwich

12/2/2005 meps 0

I always wondered how they made these…the secret must be the weight on top when you bake them. Makes 2 (but I could eat ’em both). 1 loaf Cuban or Italian bread 2 T mayonnaise […]

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Linda’s Cuban-Style Pork

5/6/2006 meps 0

(Note from Meps: As of this writing, in May 2006, I’ve heard that people who live in Cuba are not allowed to eat beef. They raise cattle and serve the beef to tourists, but Cubans […]

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Margaret’s Sausage and Rice Dish

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is my low-fat version of arroz con chorizo, a well-known Cuban dish. 2 jars pimientos 1 lb smoked turkey sausage 16 oz basmati rice 28 oz water 2 onions Oil 1/2 tsp bijol (Cuban […]

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Beverages

Mojito (Cuban cocktail)

4/28/2006 meps 0

This is the appropriate cocktail to serve with Cuban meals such as picadillo (also called Cuban Dinner), black beans and rice, or arroz con pollo. For a non-alcoholic choice, try a Virgin Cuba Libre: Coke […]

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Picadillo (Cuban Recipe — Pre-Castro)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner. 1. Make small meatballs. Use 1 lb lean ground beef. Small amount of […]