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The Real Mojito

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...

Author: Brandy

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Hot, succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a tropical treat. You'll love the heat and flavor of this fiery marinade.

Author: Yardie

Classic Cuban Style Picadillo

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.

Author: Amalloch

Cuban Style Roast Pork

Fragrant, savory, and succulent pork roast the whole family will love. Serve with cumin scented black beans, and mashed sweet potatoes.

Author: Michele Kerr Fielding

Jamaican Beef Patties

These are delicious curry-flavored beef pastries that can be found in Jamaica and other Caribbean islands. Try serving them with some Peas and Rice, or just have them as a snack.


Daddy Eddie's Roast Pork (Pernil), Puerto Rican Style

Pernil is roasted pork shoulder, seasoned to the max. It is served with rice and beans, salad, or sweet plantains.

Author: Daddy Eddie

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich


Author: Chef John

Authentic Chicken Empanadas (Empanadas de Pollo)

My husband and I returned recently from a wonderful trip to Puerto Rico. While there we fell in love with "empanadas de pollo" (chicken pies), that we found at roadside stands along Route 3. Here is a...

Author: NatalieC

Jamaican Rice and Peas

This quick one-pot version of Jamaican rice and peas opts for kidney beans, with a kick from Scotch bonnet peppers and red pepper flakes.

Author: In the Kitchen with Iesha

Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

This is from an authentic Cuban recipe site, although I couldn't tell you how "authentic" it is, considering I have never been to Cuba. Serve with black beans and rice. Authentic or not, however, this...

Author: duetfreak

Jamaican Curry Chicken

I couldn't find a recipe I liked, so here is my family's version of 'curried' chicken. It brings back memories of a childhood spent enjoying food there, where there were very few dishes I wouldn't eat,...

Author: camsmum

Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

This Puerto Rican rice with chicken recipe is a classic island-cuisine dish filled with the savory flavors of ham, pork, capers, olives, and tomatoes.

Author: Cheri Raxter

Cuban Black Beans I

Serve these flavorful beans over rice, as a sauce for pasta or with a good loaf of bread.

Author: Dick


This is a copycat version of sazon, which I always use in Puerto Rican dishes. Other versions of this recipe call for only paprika or turmeric. I find adding both achieves the reddish-orange color without...

Author: SZYQ1

Homemade Adobo All Purpose Seasoning

This seasoning is a staple to have in a Puerto Rican kitchen, but sometimes hard to find where I live. So I started making my own and it's good! Great seasoning for just about anything; my boys love to...

Author: PR Punisher

Jamaican Curried Goat

He likes it hot, I like it good. We compromise on jalapeno peppers.

Author: Roxy

Sharon's Jamaican Fruit Cake


Author: Sharon

Pollo Guisado (Dominican Stewed Chicken)

After spending many years living in the Dominican Republic, nothing takes me back more than making a big batch of pollo guisado, the most tender, flavorful chicken you'll ever eat. Serve this with Dominican...

Author: Pepita

Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

A Caribbean-inspired dish with dimensions of sweet, spice and tanginess. Delicious!

Author: SYRAH4689

Caribbean Fish Soup

Not just a healthy soup, it's very tasty too. I always loved this soup while growing up in the Caribbean. To my surprise it turned out to be a good warm-up drink too. Long story short, as I waited for...

Author: Toney P

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

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...

Author: Pretty Pink Bullets

Cuban Ropa Vieja

This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side.

Author: Kate Phillips Masterson

Gourmet Pastelillos (Meat Pies)

The unique flavor of Puerto Rican seasonings, green olives, and lean beef combine in a deep-fried pastry for a deliciously spicy turnover. Can be served small as appetizers or meal size.

Author: Joanna

Puerto Rican Coquito

Coquito is a coconut tasting beverage originating from Puerto Rico, popular during the Christmas season. My grandmother and my mother use to prepare it as I was growing up, and the tradition has stayed...

Author: Ben S.

Jamaican Fried Snapper

We cooked this traditional 'escovitch' dish of fried fish with my grandmother the night before church, so we could serve it after the service the next day at a large communal meal.

Author: Chef Robert

Arroz con Leche

This Arroz con Leche is the Cuban version of rice pudding. It's richer and sweeter than regular rice pudding. Being Cuban myself, I prefer this version of this delicious dessert to any other. Before serving,...

Author: gator10

Caribbean Fish With Mango Salsa

Now for something completely different, how about a little Caribbean/Creole feel? This can be done with fish or with scallops and will wake up the little taste buds. Please forgive me, I am not a real...

Author: Michaelc

Bahamian Chicken Souse

This traditional Bahamian dish is served with a side of grits and bread or Johnny cake. Add lime and hot pepper to spice it up to your individual taste. It's delicious and surprisingly simple!

Author: Kristal

Cuban Mojito

This is a traditional mojito recipe, very similar to the drinks I enjoyed in Varadero, Cuba. The muddling and the order of the ingredients helps ensure that all the flavors are well blended. Serve with...

Author: TealaB

Mojo Roast Chicken (Pollo Asado)

Mojo-marinated roast chicken, just like grandma used to make! Serve with white rice, which is the traditional way. It's also great with mashed potatoes or in sandwiches with Cuban bread or fresh rolls....

Author: karmicflower

Best Pernil Ever

This is the traditional Puerto Rican holiday meal. My Grandma's recipe is unique because she marinates the meat in wine overnight. This pork roast is the most tender, flavorful meat you'll ever taste....

Author: Dinica

Asopao de Pollo

This traditional Puerto Rican chicken and rice stew is filling and flavorful.

Author: The Gruntled Gourmand

Easy Mojitos

It's hard to find mojitos at any of the restaurants in the small town I'm stationed in, and when I tried to make my own using club soda, they never seemed to turn out right. Using lemon-lime soda also...

Author: Jennifer

Cuban Chicken

An unusual combination of ingredients. Yummy! Serve over rice. You can put rice into the pot to cook with everything else, but add 2 cups chicken broth and simmer 20 minutes until the rice is done. One...

Author: MJodyH

Cuban Marinated Steak

This Latin-inspired steak pairs perfectly with rice and beans. Slice leftovers really thin and serve on crusty day-old rolls for an amazing lunch or snack afterwards.

Author: Michael Batt

Cuban Pork Roast I

Black beans and rice are the logical accompaniment to this hearty pork roast. A salad of orange slices, red onion and arugula dressed with a tangy cilantro vinaigrette would be refreshing. If there are...

Author: Ann

Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktail

Popular within the sailing community, the dark 'n' stormy is also the national drink of Bermuda. The simple mixture of dark rum and ginger beer makes for a great cocktail in any weather.

Author: Allrecipes

Pastelon de Platano Maduro (Dominican Style Yellow Plantain Pie)

This is a typical dish from the Dominican Republic. It can be used as the main dish, with a salad on the side. You can also have it as a side. It's a healthy and delicious meal. It's an easy to make recipe....

Author: Mirelly

Budin (Puerto Rican Bread Pudding)

Budin is a traditional Puerto Rican bread pudding, this recipe was provide to me by a friend and I thought I share it with you all. Enjoy!

Author: Nande

Cuban Picadillo

I received this wonderful recipe of beef, olives, and sweet peppers from my son's Cuban grandmother. We serve it over black beans and rice with fried plantain on the side, it's amazing!

Author: booghierbaby

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops

Caribbean-style pork chops marinated overnight in a lemon juice and oil marinade with a variety of spices. Use more cayenne pepper to make it really hot!


Caribbean Chicken

Chicken breast is coated in a delicately spiced, and slightly sweet breading, then baked with grapefruit juice and nectarine.

Author: KS

Miami Guava Pastries (Pastelitos)

This is the recipe for traditional Cuban/Puerto Rican pastries that can only be found in some places. Our family goes crazy for them! Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Author: geekchic99

Pastelon (Puerto Rican Layered Casserole)

This typical Puerto Rican dish is made up of an interesting mix of ingredients but somehow they all work together. There is a little bit of salty, sweet, and savory all in one bite.

Author: Jenna M.

Slow Cooker Mojo Pork

A Cuban-style pork roast marinated and cooked low and slow. Normally bitter oranges are used but they can be hard to find. To make it easy I subbed limes and oranges, using both the juices and the zest....

Author: Yoly

Carne Con Papas

An old fashioned Cuban dish, with tender succulent meat and potatoes bursting with flavors. It is definitely a pleaser for any meat and potatoes fan.


Limber de Coco (Coconut Ice)

A Puerto Rican frozen treat. I looked forward to it every time I visited my grandmother as a child. Delicious and refreshing! Easy to make too.

Author: Mightymiri

Trinidad Stewed Chicken

Tender golden brown chicken that goes great with anything.


Slow Cooker Pernil Pork

Puerto Rican style pork roast, but done in the slow cooker. It's so tender and flavorful. Best of all, it's so easy to make!

Author: Country Cook

Cuban Chicken Sandwich

I'm fortunate to live in an area where I can buy fresh Cuban bread from Cuban bakeries. The loaf typically is about 36 inches long, which makes four big sandwiches. Cuban bread has a palmetto leaf placed...

Author: lutzflcat