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Caribbean Recipes

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

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This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!

Florida Strawberry Muffins

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These are moist and delicious despite the fact that there is no liquid other than the berry juice.
Chicken Breasts

Key West Chicken

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This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.
American Cookies

Miami Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies are moist and very tasty. My kids' favorites!
Key Lime Pie

Florida Key Lime Pie

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No bake Key Lime pie - easy and sooo goood! Vanilla extract may be substituted with lemon extract.
Side Dishes

Key West Penne

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A deliciously rich medley of scallops, shrimp, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and pasta! Plus it's quick and easy!
Seafood Appetizers

Smoked Fish Dip

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This recipe for smoked fish dip is world class, puts most others to shame, and is served in several prominent restaurants on the gulf coast of Florida. We used smoked whitefish, well boned, but any other smoked fish should work. Serve with crackers, lemon or lime wedges, and capers.

Panhandle Grits

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What's more Southern than grits? My own version of a dish that is a house specialty at a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle. I've tweaked the original recipe, and I think this version is even better than the original! You can use either yellow or white grits, but the yellow ones make a more attractive presentation.
Caribbean Recipes

The Real Mojito

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This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.
Caribbean Recipes

Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

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Here is a classic Cuban recipe for ground beef that is typically eaten over white rice. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas. It's delicious with fried ripe plantains.
Vegetable Soup

Mushroom Soup Without Cream

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A delicious broth-based soup that can be modified to your taste! It's close to a Mushroom Soup that I had at a great deli in Florida--I've been trying to duplicate it ever since! I finally found a basic recipe that I was able to modify and this is the result. Great with salad or a sandwich. I hope that you enjoy it! Recommended mushrooms: Shitake, Baby Portobellos & White/Button Mushrooms.
Nuts and Seeds Appetizers

Rachael's Superheated Cajun Boiled Peanuts

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This is the real deal that is found in the heart of Florida. I made this recipe to resemble the taste of my favorite boiled peanuts found in the Ocala National Forest. My family agreed this recipe was one of the best!

Inspiration and Ideas

Rick's Key West Pink Coleslaw Dressing

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This recipe was inspired from the time that I lived in Key West while I was in the Air Force; will make enough for a bag of pre-shredded tri-colored coleslaw.

Tropical Grilled Chicken Breast

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Living in South Florida, I get to enjoy a diverse culture, from all the Latin and Caribbean influence down here. Friends and family all enjoy this simple recipe, hope you do to . . .

Key West Shrimp Boil with Key Lime Mustard Sauce

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Absolutely the last shrimp boil recipe you'll ever need! These can be served immediately or chilled and served cold.