Mojo Criollo is a staple in all Cuban households. It can be used for a variety of different things including to marinade your pork roast or used as a dipping sauce for your plantains or yuca. The strong garlic mixed with the sour citrus is a powerful and delicious combination.
This is another influence we can trace back to the Arabs into Spain. They brought the flavors of the Sour Orange with them. When Spain colonized Cuba, they brought with them that flavor. Once in Cuba, the Garlic was added.
Give it a try! You will not be disappointed.
Here we have a traditional Cuban dipping sauce and marinade. It is used in pretty much every Cuban dish and goes great as a dipping sauce for Plantains and Yuca.
Peel and mash the garlic cloves using a garlic press and combine with all the other ingredients.
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches are King. There I said it… I have had my fair share of chicken sandwiches and I can honestly say that out of all the fast food chain chicken sandwiches (notice I said fast food chain chicken sandwiches), Chick-Fil-A has to be the absolute king. The only problem is, they are closed on Sunday. Now we can make the recipe at home!
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Have you ever wanted your chicken to taste like the heavenly goodness that is Chick-Fil-A? Or is it Sunday and you can't get into your local Chick-Fil-A? Well, look no further! We have the recipe here.
Let me know in the comments below how that worked out for you.
Take your chicken and split it into equal portions.
Pound the chicken flat (with a meat tenderizer or hammer, whichever floats your boat)
Put the chicken into a large ziplock with the pickle juice for 1 hour (longer if you wanted)
Combine all dry ingredients.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Get pan ready on Medium-High heat with your peanut oil.
Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Drop into the frying pan.
Cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side)
Serve on Hamburger Buns and Pickle (add lettuce, jack cheese, and tomato to make it a deluxe)
HEY MAN, YOU KNOW I’M HALF CUBAN RIGHT?
You should see the looks I get. I am probably one of the whitest Latinos you have ever seen. I guess my 1/4 Irish and 1/4 English heritage won out on the looks department. THAT BEING SAID…Let us take a look at one of the staple appetizers in the Cuban household.
They can be served with anything for any occasion. Being that they take a long time to make, it isn’t something that you can whip up in a few minutes. You need to plan to make them.
Cuban Ham Croquettes
A classic Cuban appetizer that is a staple for any Cuban dish or party.
Throw the ham in a blender or food processor. Keep going until you get a total of 2 cups of pureed ham.
Combine milk, flour, salt and pepper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a 2 qt. pot and saute onions over medium heat until translucent.
Add the milk mixture and stir constantly over med-hi heat until the mixture begins to thicken into a dough-like consistency.
Remove from the heat, add the minced ham to the mixture and combined until it is thoroughly mixed.
At this stage, you will want to transfer the “masa” to a bowl and put in the fridge to chill for several hours or put in the freezer until the masa is firm but not frozen.
When the masa is firm enough, take a tablespoon of meat in your hands and roll it like a small hot dog and continue until you’ve made approximately 16 croquettes. If you make them small/party size, you’ll end up with roughly 30-35 of them. Place the croquettes in a container that will fit in your freezer, using a sheet of wax paper in between the stacks.