Tag Archives: tostones

Carmen’s Cuban Cafe and Lounge

Sunday night we went down to the North Carolina Museum of Art to see Afrocubism, a group of internationally renowned music artists from Cuba and the impoverished West Afican country of Mali. As our last foray into African food was a near disaster (cold food, the cook and hostess embroiled in a domestic dispute, etc.) we […]

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Picadilla Burger and Tostones

“Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground meat (usually beef), tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region.” My burger was based off the Puerto Rican version […]

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Bistec Encebollao (Puerto Rican Steak and Onions)

  This is a great meat dish full of vinegar flavor with a tasty gravy and could not be any easier to make. Serve over plain white rice, the salt was slapped from hand as I was about to season the rice and I found out why once I tasted this dish.     Bistec Encebollao   2 pounds beef steak, […]

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If you like garlic you will love this sauce used mainly to dip yucca or tostones, but it taste great on anything, even simply dipping bread. MOJO DE AJO 1 cup olive oil 1 head of garlic (minced in food pressor 1 tablespoon of white vinegar juice from half of a lime salt to taste […]

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Tostones – from the Spanish verb tostar which means “to toast, also called Patacones, are a side dish that is popular in many Latin American countries. 3 green plantains oil for  frying 3 cups of warm salted water salt     Slice the peeled plantains diagonally into 1″ slices. Fry the slices over medium heat until […]

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