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Caribbean: Bacalao Fritters

Half pound of Bacalao (salted cod) Vegetable oil for frying Small onion finely diced ½ cup milk 1 egg Chili pepper minced to desired heat level! 1 tablespoon of butter Pinch of salt Pinch of baking powder 1 cup of flour 1 teaspoon annatto or saffron infused water


Soak cod in fresh cold water […]

Caribbean: Caribbean Smoked Ribs

4 full racks of pork side ribs with this Caribbean smoked ribs recipe you can adjust the number of racks of ribs as needed. 1 pound of wood smoking chips 1 tablespoon of salt Caribbean Spice Rub

2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chili powder ½ tablespoon thyme ½ tablespoon oregano ½ […]

Caribbean Sausage Cheese Triangles

1 pound ground pork sausage

1 cup minced sweet onion

3 large garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced

1/2 pound (8 ounces) mushrooms, chopped into 1/2-inch dice

1 scotch bonnet chile pepper, finely minced (optional)

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

8 ounces cream […]

Caribbean: St. John Crab Dip

1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese ¾ cup mayonnaise ½ lb. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated 1 pkg. frozen crab meat, or 2 cans 1 small onion, chopped 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped ¼ tsp. dry mustard ½ tsp. paprika parsley, for color

Method: Drain crabmeat. Mix cheeses with mayonnaise until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. May […]

Caribbean: Cuban-Style Picadillo

1/4 cup olive oil 1 large white onion, chopped 8 garlic cloves, minced 6 Turkish bay leaves 2 pounds ground beef (15 to 20 percent fat) 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice 3/4 cup raisins 3/4 cup sliced drained pimiento-stuffed green olives (from 5-ounce jar) 1/4 cup tomato paste 1 1/2 teaspoons red […]

Caribbean: Cuban Black Bean Dip

1 cup Dried black beans, (or 16 oz. can of black beans) 2 tbl Chopped red onion 2 tbl balsamic vinegar 1 tbl Fresh orange juice 1 med clove of garlic, crushed salt and pepper to taste


Serve this low-fat pate with toasted pita triangles and sliced veggies. The dip can be stored in […]

Caribbean: Croquetas De Jamon (Ham Croquettes

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup finely minced onions 1/4 cup flour 1 1/2 cups hot milk Salt and black pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 12 ounces finely chopped Spanish ham (Jamon Serrano) 2 eggs, mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons flour Olive oil for frying (not extra […]

Caribbean: Empanada de Queso receta

1 pound flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 pound butter, chilled and cut into small cubes, plus 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 scant cup ice water 1 medium white onion, small dice 1 bunch spinach, chiffonade 3 cups coarsely grated manchego cheese 1 cup chopped hazelnuts 1 cup dark raisins […]

Caribbean: Boniatos Fritos

Vegetable or peanut oil for frying 4 med Boniatos or American sweet potatoes or yams, peeled And cut into ¼-inch rounds salt to taste


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat ½ inch of oil to 375°F, or until a piece of potato sizzles when it touches the oil. Add as many potato […]

Caribbean: Boliche Asado (Cuban Stuffed Pot Roast)

1 eye of round roast excess fat trimmed 4-5 lbs, about 4 x 9″ 1 cup sour orange juice **see note 1 tbl chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp chopped fresh oregano 4 garlic cloves, peeled finely minced 1/2 lb smoked slab Bacon 3 oz chorizo Sausage 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed manzanilla olives 3 tbl olive oil […]