Product Description“Amazing!” When your dinner guests say that, well… that is music to any cook’s ear. Wouldn’t you love to hear that word every time you cook? Learn how to easily make Cuban food at home, just like a pro, or a Cuban mom.
Delicious meals are easy – once you know the simple secrets
“Probably the best all around guide to Authentic Cuban Cuisine, I can't wait for the 2nd DVD” — Andy Feinstein - Professor, Food and Beverage College UNLVDon’t worry. Many of us are stuck making the same old food day in and day out, so why not spice things up a little and bring a little of the islands into your home? Spend 60 days with our amazing DVD – FLAVORS OF CUBA and you can discover how easy it is to add a little zing to your menu. Truly authentic, FLAVORS OF CUBAwas filmed on location in Cuba and the USA. In this 50 minute DVD you will see step by step how to make many classic Cuban dishes exactly the way they would be prepared on the island. You will be surprised at how ordinary ingredients can make an average meal taste extraordinary. Go ahead…
- Learn the secrets of “sofrito” - your secret to making tasty, authentic, Cuban cuisine.
- Amaze your friends with Cuban Tamales - not your typical cornmeal dough filled with meat.
- Turn last nights black beans and rice into congrí – a staple in any Cuban household
More than a cooking DVD
The recipes were superb, but the tour of the "real" Havana was awesome. John Curtis — Pasadena, Maryland
You will get an insiders view of life as it really is for a typical family in Cuba …
- Go on a motorcycle sidecar tour of Buena Vista (yes the same city as the Buena Vista Social Club)
- Visit Havana on an insider’s tour
- Buy groceries at neighborhood coop
- See how simple Cuban cooking is when you know the tricks
- Go to a beach house and learn to make BBQ fish
Including this tamale recipe:
Unlike the more common Mexican tamales, these are made with fresh corn and no flour. They are also boiled and not steamed.
- 1 Diced Green or Red Pepper
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 1 cup Chopped Cooked Meat
- 1 can or box of Tomato Sauce
- All Purpose Seasoning
- 4 cups Freshly Ground Corn
- 24 corn husks soaked overnight
- Saute the onions, peppers, garlic and seasonings in oil. Add meat and tomato sauce and simmer.
- Pour the corn into a bowl and fold in meat and vegetable mixture.
- Fold the corn husks into a pocket shape, with a square closure at one end. It should look like a pocket with one end open.
- Fill the folded corn husks and fold the other pocket over.
- Wrap with string to hold together, or, like in Cuba, use a cornhusk strip. I find string easier.
Here are the recipes you will learn to make...
- Congrís – (Moros y Cristianos) — Made with last nights rice and beans. It is a staple in a Cuban household.
- Cabbage Salad — Lettuce is hard to come by in Cuba so Cabbage is used instead
- Cuban Pasta — This is a Cuban twist on this famous comfort food.
- Cuban Tamales — Unlike the more common Mexican tamales, these are made with fresh corn and no corn flour (masa).
- Fish Marinade – Version 1 — 2 different twists to marinate your fish
- Fish Marinade – Version 2
- Fried Pork Steaks — The lime juice really adds a freshness to the pork and makes them excellent for a hot, humid summer night in Havana.
- Luisa's Baked Chicken — Marinated in Orange juice, this chicken is very tender and tastes even better the next day.
- Malanga with Onion Sauce — This recipe can be used for all starchy root vegetables like Yuca and Ñame.
- Okra Salad — Here is another very refreshing salad for a hot Cuban night.
- Roast Pork — An excellent way to make cheaper cuts of Pork tasty.
- Black Beans — This is but one way of making the classic; Cuban black beans.