If you could associate home with one taste, what would it be? What makes your memory get back in the past, in the wonderful years of your childhood, filled with joy and happiness? What special meal or snack would your mum prepare on special occasions or just for a lovely breakfast? Or what was, and maybe still is, the special meal you would have at family reunions?

To make more vivid these memories, we made a short list of the most famous Cuban recipes.

  • Cuban sandwich

    There are only good parts about it: it only takes 10 minutes to prepare it, it’s fresh, crusty and de-li-cious. You’ll need: 4 slices of ham, 4 slices roast pork, 3 slices of Swiss cheese, 3 or 4 pickle slices, yellow mustard and 1/3 cut Cuban bread hard crust. And, of course, a great appetite.

  • Cuban spiced pork chops

    If you love the flavors of a classic Cuban pork roast, then  this  is the perfect meal. You just marinate the pork chops in a sauce made up of lime juice, ground cumin, garlic cloves, onion powder, fresh pepper and olive oil. Then grill or broil the chops for 8-10 minutes and your exquisite Cuban meal is ready.

  • Moros y cristianos

    Or black beans and rice. Cuban tradition says that the black beans represent the Moors and the white rice represents the Christians. Equally important is the soul-satisfying taste of this Cuban side dish. You need black beans, white rice, sofrito casero, cumin, oregano, apple cider vinegar, garlic, beer, tomato sauce and, of course, salt and pepper.

  • Vaca frita

    Yes, the fried cow. We know you like this savory Cuban dish. What ingredients do you need? Beef flank steak, vegetable oil, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, ground cumin, fresh cilantro, olive oil, and white vinegar.

  • Cuban flan

    What about dessert? Let’s try the traditional Cuban flan. Eggs, milk, water, sugar, vanilla, lemon peel and cinnamon stick. And here is your delicious, very sweet and rich dessert.

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