Ropa Vieja is a beef hash considered one of the national dishes of Cuba. The dish is a tasty combination of shredded meat, peppers and spices. It’s great for special occasions and also for family dinner on weekends.
Croquettes are a very popular dish around the world. They are originally from France. They are famous as a delicacy, as well, as fast food.
Flan de leche is a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top. A legacy of the Spanish, this dessert is very popular not only in the Philippines and Cuba, but throughout the world. It’s also known as leche flan, creme caramel, caramel pudding, custard pudding and many other names.
“Picadillo” means savory ground beef. It seems every Cuban cook has a it’s own special way of making picadillo. Tia Esther, my husband’s aunt, taught me how to cook this dish during one of our visits to Florida. Here’s my own version of this Cuban delight.
This Spanish dish is everyone’s favorite in our family. It’s very tasty and the chicken is tender and juicy. The salty taste of the olives nicely complements the sweeter taste of the dried apricots.