Saturday, October 15, 2022

                                                            Recipe from: Bestest Recipes

                                                            Picture from: Bestest Recipes


"Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail. Normally, it consists of five main ingredients:  rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous mint flavors is intended to complement the rum and has made the mojito a popular summer drink." Maria



1 oz Fresh lime juice,

2 teaspoons Sugar,

6 leaves of Mint,

Soda Water to fill,


Mint sprigs muddled with sugar and lime juice.

 Rum added and topped with soda water.

 Garnished with sprig of mint leaves.

 Served with a straw.

 ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice

 Standard garnishSprig of mint (Yerba Buena)

 DrinkwareCollins’s glass

 Country:  Havana, Cuba


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Carne Asada Totchos

Carne Asada Totchos
Recipe from: blogchef
Picture: Bobby

Carne Asada Totchos

“This recipe for carne asada totchos will allow you to really step up your nacho game for parties”. Bobby


1 (30 ounce) bag frozen tater tots

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend


Pico de gallo

Carne Asada steak-

1.5 Lbs. Flank Steak or Flap Meat

¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar

¼ Cup Water

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons Orange Juice

2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro

1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic

¾ Tablespoons Garlic Salt

½ Tablespoon White Pepper

½ Tablespoon Cumin

½ Tablespoon Chili Powder

½ Tablespoon Mexican Oregano

⅛ Ground Cloves

1 Orange (Sliced)

Chipotle Aioli-

6 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon cumin

4 teaspoons fresh lime juice

salt and pepper, to taste


Add all of the ingredients for the carne asada except for the steak and orange slices to a 
medium sized bowl and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a ziplock bag.

Add the steak and shake to coat with the marinade.

Add the orange slices directly to the meat, half on the top and half on the bottom.

Seal the bag and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

Before grilling remove from the refrigerator up to an hour in advance.

Preheat the grill to medium high heat.

Place the steak directly on to a greased grill grate for 10 minutes.

Flip and grill for an additional 7-8 minutes until the steak has reached your desired 

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

 Slice into bite sized pieces.

Combine all of the ingredients for the chipotle aioli in a blender and process until smooth.

Cook the tater tots according to package directions on a baking sheet.

Remove from the oven and top with shredded Mexican cheese blend.

Return to the oven and bake until the cheese has melted.

Top tater tots with carne asada, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Read more and enjoy this amazing recipe and many more when visiting blogchef

Friday, March 1, 2019

Mahi-Mahi a la plancha con Lemon Dill Sauce

Mahi-Mahi a la plancha con Lemon Dill Sauce
Recipe from: Bestest Recipes
Picture from: Bestest Recipes

Mahi-Mahi a la plancha con Lemon Dill Sauce


16 ounces Mahi-Mahi

Half lemon juice

Garlic & Parsley to taste Badia®

Lemon Pepper Badia®


Baby Carrots

4 Medium red potatoes

2 Slices Sharp cheddar cheese

2 spoon Olive oil

2 spoon Lemon Dill Sauce

16 ounces crab salad from Publix®


In a plate sparkle the fish with the lemon juice, the garlic and parsley, the lemon and pepper

Cover and set aside.

Cook the broccoli and carrots no more than 1 minute in pressure cooker and set aside.

Cook the potatoes 5 minutes or till they are soft.

Mash the potatoes, mixing with sharp cheddar cheese.

Cook the fish no more than 4 minutes each side using the Olive oil.

Serve and enjoy.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Chinese Buffet Broccoli Chicken

Chinese Buffet Broccoli Chicken
Image credit: Bobby
Recipe from: blogchef

Chinese Buffet Broccoli Chicken

“This dish that is often found at the buffet and at Chinese takeout restaurants consists of thinly sliced chicken and broccoli florets in a brown sauce.” Bobby


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into thin strips)

2 garlic cloves

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large egg white

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 tablespoon of water)

½ lb broccoli florets

4 tablespoons chicken broth


In a bowl mix egg white, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and salt.

Add the chicken to the egg white mixture and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, and water.

Heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat.

Add the broccoli and 4 tablespoons chicken broth and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Remove from the wok.

Add the chicken and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Return the broccoli to the wok.

Add the sauce and the cornstarch and water mixture.

Cook until the sauce has thickened.

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Camarones al Ajillo: Garlic Shrimp

Camarones al Ajillo Garlic Shrimp
Image credit: Ivonne
Recipe from: cubaninthemidwest

Camarones al Ajillo: Garlic Shrimp

“I'm not writing it as a diet post, but I did eat a little of it” Ivonne


1 lb shrimp de-veined, tail off

3-4 cloves garlic, pressed or chopped

olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of your pan and then some)

1 tsp paprika

sprinkling of cilantro

salt and pepper to taste


This is so simple, it's almost silly to post it.

Heat your olive oil in a skillet with your pressed garlic until it becomes fragrant.

Add your paprika and shrimp.

 Add your cilantro (I was going to originally use parsley which would have been the more 
"obvious" choice, but I only had cilantro and it was marvelous),

Add salt and pepper.

Toss back and forth.

The shrimp cook rather quickly.

Serve on a layer of rice or as in my case fettuccini.

Accompany with a salad.

Read more and enjoy this amazing recipe and many more when visiting cubaninthemidwest

Fried Pork Chunks: Masitas de Puerco

Fried Pork Chunks: Masitas de Puerco
Image credit: cubaninthemidwest
Recipe from: cubaninthemidwest

Fried Pork Chunks: Masitas de Puerco


2 1/2 lb. fresh pork loin

12 garlic cloves peeled and crushed

1 large onion chopped

1/2 cup sour orange juice (or 1/4 cup unsweetened orange juice & 1/4 cup lime juice)

2 cups water

1 cup pure Spanish olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 fresh onion sliced into rings

lime wedges

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon cumin


Cut pork into 2 inch chunks.

To prepare marinade: mix together garlic, chopped onion, orange juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 
oregano, cumin and salt.

Pour over pork chunks and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove meat from marinade.

Place in pot with two cups of water and 1/2 cup olive oil. (I did not remove the meat from the marinade; I placed all of it in the pot)

Simmer, uncovered until all water boils away -- about 30 to 45 minutes.

The pork became very tender during this process.

Brown the pork in the oil until crispy on the outside.

Add onion slices and saute briefly.

Garnish with lime wedges.

I skipped these last two directions since I placed the pork in the pot with the chopped onions from the marinade and it already had lime juice.

Tip: If in the end your masitas are pale in color, you can quick-fry them in a non-stick skillet 
with some olive oil on high, for a couple of minutes

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

New York Sour

New York Sour
Image credit: hamptonroadshappyhour
Recipe from: hamptonroadshappyhour

New York Sour

As the days get warmer, the cocktails should be getting colder.  This cool and tasty thirst quencher is sort of a Whiskey Sour with a twist.  With the savory taste of bourbon, the bite of Lemon, and the subtle touch of wine, we hope that you'll enjoy our featured cocktail... New York Sour.  Cheers!  (Glass provided by Jon Margeaux.  Thanks!) hamptonroadshappyhour


2 oz. Whiskey

1 oz. Fruity Red Wine (Malbec)

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1 oz. Simple Syrup

Lemon wedge to garnish


Combine the Whiskey, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup in an ice filled cocktail shaker. 

Cover, shake well, and pour into an ice filled Rocks glass. 

Slowly pour the Wine over the back of a spoon along the side of your glass. 

The Wine should float on top of your cocktail.

Garnish with a Lemon wedge, insert a couple of sipping straws, and get ready to pucker up 
with your delicious... New York Sour.  Enjoy!

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