Flavors of Cuba

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Here's how to easily make Cuban food at home, just like a pro, or a Cuban mom.

Delicious meals are easy – once you know the simple secrets

Tired Of The Same Old Meals?

Many of us are stuck making the same old food day in and day out, so why not spice things up a little and bring a little touch of the islands into your home?

In this 50 minute DVD you will see step by step how to make many classic Cuban dishes exactly the way they would be prepared on the island. You will be surprised at how ordinary ingredients can make an average meal taste extraordinary. Go ahead…

Learn the secrets of “sofrito” - your secret to making tasty, authentic, Cuban cuisine.

Amaze your friends with Cuban Tamales - not your typical cornmeal dough filled with meat.

Turn last nights black beans and rice into congrí – a staple in any Cuban household

Probably the best all around guide to Authentic Cuban Cuisine, I can't wait for the 2nd DVD. Andy Feinstein - Professor, Food and Beverage College UNLV

All The Recipes Are Included here: https://gum.co/fjlXw

Black Beans

This is but one way of making Cuban black beans. Notice that the onions, garlic, cumin and peppers are not added to the cooking beans, but rather made into a sofrito (sauce) and then added to the cooked beans.

1 lb cleaned black beans

1 chopped onion

10-12 cloves garlic

1 green or red pepper

1 Tsp cumin

salt

1. Soak beans for 1 hour and pressure cook for 45 minutes until almost tender.

2. Saute the onions, peppers, garlic and cumin in oil until tender (sofrito).

3. Add the sofrito to the beans

4. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

5. Serve with steamed rice

These are even better the next day, and can also be used for the Congris recipe above.

Here are the recipes you will learn to make...

Congrí – (Moros y Cristianos) — Made with last nights rice and beans. It is a staple in a Cuban household.

Cabbage Salad — Lettuce is hard to come by in Cuba so Cabbage is used instead

Cuban Pasta — This is a Cuban twist on this famous comfort food.

Cuban Tamales — Unlike the more common Mexican tamales, these are not made with fresh corn and no flour.

Fish Marinade – Version 1 — 2 different twists to marinate your fish

Fish Marindae – Version 2

Fried Pork Steaks — The lime juice really adds a freshness to the pork and makes them excellent for a hot, humid summer night in Havana.

Luisa's Baked Chicken — Marinated in Orange juice, this chicken is very tender and tastes even better the next day.

Malanga with Onion Sauce — This recipe can be used for all starchy root vegetables like Yuca and Ñame.

Okra Salad — Here is another very refreshing salad for a hot Cuban night.

Roast Pork Chunks — An excellent way to make cheaper cuts of Pork tasty.

Black Beans — This is but one way of making the classic; Cuban black beans.

More than a cooking DVD

The recipes were superb, but the tour of the "real" Havana was awesome. John Curtis - Pasadena, Maryland

You will get an insiders view of life as it really is for a typical family in Cuba …

  • Go on a motorcycle sidecar tour of Buena Vista (yes the same city as the Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Visit Havana on an insider’s tour
  • Buy groceries at neighborhood coop
  • See how simple Cuban cooking is when you know the tricks
  • Go to a beach house and learn to make BBQ fish


  • Size
    572 MB
  • Duration
    45 minutes
  • Resolution
    708 x 480 px
  • Size572 MB
  • Duration45 minutes
  • Resolution708 x 480 px
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