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Cuban

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    Rambutan Mojito

    A simple syrup blended with rambutans gives this cocktail a refreshing fruity flavor. You’ll have enough syrup to make at least eight cocktails, which is a good thing because you’re…

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    Yuca Hervida (Boiled Yuca with Mojo)

    Yuca, like potatoes in other cultures, is almost always part of a celebratory Cuban meal. It's usually prepared simply, as in this recipe: boiled and topped with a red-onion mojo.…

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    Congri (Cuban Black Beans & Rice)

    Congri is enjoyed all over Cuba, but it’s prepared a little differently from town to town. My mother’s family is originally from Oriente, where it’s made using red beans. But…

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    Ensalada de Aguacate y Piña (Avocado and Pineapple Salad)

    The bright, fresh flavors of this colorful Cuban salad beautifully counter the richness of grill-roasted pork. Since they grow there, Florida avocados are favored in Cuba, but Hass avocados work…

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    Lechon Asado con Mojo (Cuban Grilled Pork with Mojo)

    This is the garlicky and grand centerpiece of the Cuban celebration. The pork needs at least 8 hours to marinate in the mojo and about that long to cook, but…

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    Hemingway Special

    Created for the daiquiri-loving expat Ernest Hemingway at El Floridita in Havana, this cocktail (also called a Papa Doble) was originally made without any sugar and with twice the rum.…

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    Cream Cheese & Guava Swirl Ice Cream

    Guava and cream cheese is a classic Cuban combination. Guava’s pear-strawberry personality pairs so well with the tangy cheese that it’s easy to see why. Here, the cream cheese is…

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    Sofrito Scallops with Saffron Rice

    Used with everything from beans to meat to fish, the versatile tomato-based sauce called sofrito is the soul of Latin American and Caribbean food. In this Cuban-inspired dish, bay scallops…

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    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    The name of this traditional Caribbean dish means old clothes, partly because of the way the beef shreds into tatters. You’ll get the right texture by cooking the beef until…

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    Bunk’s Pork Belly Cubano Sandwich

    At first glance, this sandwich from Portland’s Bunk Sandwiches looks like a straight-up reprise of the Cuban working man’s ham and cheese sandwich. But one substitution alone earned it national…