My husband is cuban and I make:
Arroz con pollo,(chicken and yellow rice),
Chicken fricasee ( chicken in a wine sauce and tomato sauce with many spices)
Ropa vieja / translated: "old clothes" (shredded beef over white rice ; also in a red tomato sauce and spices a lot of garlic and onion),
Picadillo ( ground beef, tomato sauce, potatos onion and pepper and spices)
and my favorite, empanadas or as we call them , empanadillas. Dough made with wine, butter, crisco, eggs, sugar and four/ and the meat mixture; ground beef, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, pepper, olives and spices all ground up. The dough is rolled out into small circles and the meat mixture is spooned into the center. The dough is then folded over and pinched together with a fork. They are then fried in oil until light brown and they are the BEST tasting thing ever in the world, IMHO. They look like little turnovers!!
So those are my ethnic dishes. I'm inviting you all over to dinner at my house!! Come on come all and please, come as you are. PJ's are ok! That's what I live in.
I have the week off from babysitting so I plan to make empanadillas this week. It's been a long time.
Thanks for letting me share.
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