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  • Recipe

    Plátanos Maduros Fritos (Fried Sweet Plantains)

    Sliced ripe plantains retain a sweet, creamy center and become caramelized around the edges when fried. This tasty side dish makes a good accompaniment to rice and beans, roasted pork,…

  • Recipe

    Goat Mole Rojo

    Red mole is not necessarily as complex as the black stuff--no chocolate and no blend of chiles--but it's also made with oregano and thyme for a more herbaceous finish.

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    Tostones (Pan-Fried Green Plantains)

    Tostones, or pan-fried green plantains, are practically the Cuban national dish. Soaking the tostones in salt water before the final fry makes them crunchier outside and moister inside, but you can skip…

  • Recipe

    Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar & Rum

    These beg to be served with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream on top.

  • Article

    Plantains, A Cuban Favorite

    Plantains didn't originate in Cuba, but this large banana-like fruit has come to be a signature Cuban ingredient. Get recipes for a baked plantain dessert and a pan-fried green plantain side…

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