Latin Food

Caribbean

Spices of the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, food is a fusion of foods from around the globe. Because of its central location during the spice trade, the Caribbean islands...(more)

Add Annatto Oil for a Colorful Dinner

Sometimes, cooking the same old food every night can become a chore rather than enjoyable. Without ingredients to literally and figuratively spice up your cooking,...(more)

Rum Punch is Jamaica's Treat

Rum is an alcohol that is made with sugar cane juice. The juice is fermented and distilled, and then left to age in Oak barrels...(more)

Seasonings

Important Caribbean Spices and Herbs

Most people are amazed when they first start cooking Latin food. This style of cuisine is known for its many seasonings that greatly add to the dining experience. Many Caribbean dishes are spicy, but balance the spiciness with flavor and sweetness. You can get all of this flavor with just a few Caribbean spices and herbs. These are the basics of any Latin cuisine chef....(more)

Spicy Adobo Chicken and Rice

Adobo seasoning is popular in Latin countries and is often used to season meat. Adobo is also used as a dry rub for poultry and fish, as well. Adobo seasoning is easy to make and can give a bit of Latin flair to any dish. Follow this simple adobo seasoning recipe for chicken and rice if you want to give your family a delicious dinner that will leave them wanting more....(more)

Traditional Spices Used in Mexican Rice Dish Recipes

From seasoning brought by European settlers to those that date back to the Mayans and Aztecs, there are many spices that flavor traditional Mexican rice dishes. In modern Mexico, traditional rice recipes vary from region to region, such as the yellow rice of the Yucatan and the red rice of northern Mexico....(more)

Sandwiches

Pulled Pork with Habanero BBQ Sauce

More adventurous eaters are experimenting with the scorching hot habanero pepper. In this article you will learn a simple and spicy recipe for Habanero BBQ pulled pork. ...(more)

Cuban Sandwich with Coleslaw Recipe

The Cuban sandwich has been around for a long time. This sandwich is extremely popular in the southern portions of the United States. Many people think a Cuban sandwich is a very similar to a classic ham and cheese sandwich, but it does feature an additional ingredient. The ingredient that makes a traditional Cuban sandwich so special is roasted pork. You can jazz up your Cuban sandwich by adding some cole slaw on the sandwich and tantalize your taste buds. Use this recipe for a Cuban sandwich the next time you want a tasty lunch or late night snack....(more)

Authentic Cuban Sandwich

Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida recently fought over the rights to claiming the Cuban Sandwich as the city's official sandwich. Tampa won, and has the history to back it up. Ybor City cigar workers in Tampa's Latin Quarter fed their hunger with a sandwich called the "mixto (ham, roast pork, mustard, and Swiss cheese)." When workers of other nationalities (namely Italians) joined the cigar factory workers...other items were added to the sandwich, and it was made on Cuban bread. The world's largest Cuban sandwich was 36 feet long and was made in 2012. The Cuban sandwich can be served hot as a main dish, or cold as a late evening snack....(more)

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