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How to Cook Cuban Food at Home

There are a number of easy recipes for anyone who is interested in making Cuban food. If you visited the Cuban Restaurants and sampled various Cuban dishes, you can make the same at the comfort of your own home. You can either choose the traditional Cuban food or simply make modern dishes as served in Cuban Restaurants.
A taste of Cuba would be incomplete without morosy cristianos, pernil, malanga fritters and yucca fingers. For those with a sweet tooth, you can try out the Cuba Libre granita. In the Cuban Restaurants are served medianoche, ropa vieja and mojo-marinated pork shoulder roast,aal of which easily make it your home menu. Let us sample some of them and see how they can be made at home.
The ropa vieja is one of the hot favurite, classic Cuban Food that one can make using braised and shredded flank, skirt steak and tomato sauce. Once ready, you can serve it with white rice that is fluffy. Other ingredients you would need include ground cumin, garlic cloves, and vinegar and adobo sauce.
The medianoche is favorite Cuban food that one can make at home as long as you have the right ingredients. The sandwich is made using a pork loin, black pepper, medianoche bread, yellow mustard and halved deli ham. You will also need Swiss cheese, pickles softened butter.
The first thing you need to do is to heat oven and then season the pork. After transferring the pork from oven, put it on cutting board and slice it.
The bread is cut into two and made into rolls and mustard added into each.The rest of the ingredients that is ham, cheese, pork and pickles are shared equally to the sandwiches.
Part of the butter is then heated in a skillet.Meanwhile; the two sandwiches are cooked till they turn brown. They are then cut diagonally on the cutting board. Your home-made medianoche is ready to be served.
Moving back to the traditional Cuban food, you will find the easier to make yucca fingers. They are actually roadside delicacies.The yucca is first thing you do is to heat oil over the skillet and then add the yucca fingers in batches and cook until they turn golden brown. Use paper towels to drain away the excess oil. The then sprinkle some salt and add sauce. You yucca fingers will be now ready to be served.
Still on the classic Cuban food, the Cuba Libre Granita is one easy recipe that one can make a home. You will need coca-cola, lime juice and rum at home. The three ingredients are first whisked together in shallow baking dish. They are then placed in freezer for around 4 hours. A form is then used to stir them every 20 or so minutes. While you stir the mixture, remember to scrape the edges and break up the mixture into chunks. In time, the whole freezer will be frozen.
There are of course many other dishes from Cuba that one can make as long as you have all the ingredients.

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How Your Food Items Are Prepared In the Cuban Restaurants

Cuban food is one of the best in the continental Americas, and once you have tasted some of these food items, you will want more food from  Cuba cuisines that is becoming hot and much sought after in many of the upstate Cuban restaurants. Some of the Cuban food items and how they are prepared is given below:
Let us start with a Cuban appetizer that you will find more delicious in any of the Cuban restaurants and one among them is the Cuban Chicken Spread with Pasta de Pollo. When you order Bocaditos in a Cuban restaurant, this is given with a chicken spread which takes about 20 minutes to prepare and serve. But it is no doubt that it is one of the simple yet tasty appetizers from your Cuban restaurant.
To make the chicken spread your Cuban chef takes one cup of a chicken meat, boil it and grind it to a fine paste,  a small cup of red pimentos,  a tablespoonful of sweet relish, cream cheese of 4 ounces, add two eggs that have been hard-boiled, and also half a cup of mayonnaise. To make the Chicken spread he mixes all the above to get a fine paste consistency. This paste is spread and placed on the bread slices. For attractive sandwiches in different shapes, a cookie cutter is used to cut the sandwiches and is served by Cuban restaurants as one of the best appetizers before your Cuban dinner.
Another tasty main dish in the Cuban cuisine is the Ajiaco Cubano a popular Cuban stew that is an exceptional choice for many of those who go to Cuban restaurants. The Ajioco seems to have been in the culinary list since the early 1500s and still it is one of the most favored dishes in the Cuban cuisine. This is a very hearty meal, and you need not have to take anything more than bread and light fruit dessert while taking the Ajiaco and is a favorite item in many Cuban restaurants.
This dish is made with a broad range of ingredients, which includes  water, beef or Navajo, cubed flank steak, cubed pork with spare ribs of pork, chicken cut and cleaned, cut alanga, green plantains, cut Yuca, Cuban boniato, cut pumpkin, white taro and grayish taro,  ripe plantain cut and peeled, limes for soaking the plantains, with salt and pepper for taste.
The preparation of this dish starts the previous day when the beef pieces are soaked in water and left in water overnight. This water is added with chicken meat, and the mixture is boiled for about an hour. To this flank steak and the pork, pieces are added. Also, the spare ribs are added, and this mixture is boiled well by removing the fat and froth that rises to the top.
Then sofrito is made with the peeled and cut verandas are added to the boiling meat except for the plantains and pumpkin, and this is cooked well. After this, the sofrito is also added to the meat while it is still left to boil. Then the plantains and pumpkin are added till they become tender. Then seasoning is adjusted for good taste. The resulting broth is rich in flavor and is very nutritious and hence this remains to be one of the most popular stews in the Cuban restaurants.
If you are a lover of shrimps then the Cuban restaurants can serve them to you as Caserola de Camarones Enchilados, and this is made with cooked and peeled prawns, crushed and canned tomatoes, onions, green pepper, garlic, butter, and salt. This is made with cooked white rice. With all these ingredients the Cuban restaurants prepare the shrimp bowl by sauteeing onion, garlic and green pepper in butter. To this, the shrimp salt and pepper are added with canned tomatoes. The cooked rice is then added and mixed well with the above mixture. Then it is placed in a casserole and baked at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Now you will be served with the best Cuban shrimp dish by your Cuban restaurant.
When you order a Cuban cocktail, you must be delighted to know that you are about to taste a traditional Cuban drink, that seems to have been made first during the early part of the 1900s. In its traditional form your Cuban restaurant makes it with Havana Club and the modern style of this cocktail uses light rum instead. This is prepared with cola, white Rum, and a lime juice. Ice is taken in a Collins or highball glass, and lime juice is poured over the ice. To this Rum is added with cold cola and the mixture is stirred well and is garnished with a wedge of lime and your cocktail is ready. This is one of the favorite drinks available in many of the upstate Cuban restaurants.

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