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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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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


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

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 Curried Goat

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

Author: Roxy

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

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

Sharon's Jamaican Fruit Cake


Author: Sharon

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

Cuban Black Beans I

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

Author: Dick

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

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

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

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 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

Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa

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

Author: SYRAH4689

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

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

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.

Citrus Spice Caribbean/Cuban Marinade for Pork, Beef, Chicken

The perfect blend of citrus and spice for a taste straight from the islands. Prep time doesn't include marinating time.

Author: LizzyGirl09

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

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

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.


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

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

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

Asopao de Pollo

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

Author: The Gruntled Gourmand

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

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

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 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

Tembleque Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding

My husband is Puerto Rican and wanted me to make this! 'Tembleque,' which means 'wiggly,' is a creamy coconut pudding.

Author: Joanne Guzman

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

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

Trinidad Pelau

Pelau is a stew from Trinidad made with either beef or chicken. The unique flavor comes from searing the meat in caramelized sugar then simmering with rice, coconut milk, and pigeon peas. Serve accompanied...


Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Make and share this Jamaican Jerk Seasoning recipe from Food.com.

Author: Rita1652

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

Easy Chicken Empanadas

A definite party pleaser, these easy chicken empanadas (pastelillos as Puerto Ricans call them) are so delicious! I promise that you will receive rave reviews. They are so tasty with the right amount of...

Author: Elvita

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