Three Guys From Miami: Cuban and Spanish Food Recipes

How to Make the Best Cuban and Spanish Side Dishes

Side Dishes

Arroz Azafran

Delicately flavored saffron rice.


A nice way to develop a taste for this Cuban treat is to prepare some on the grill!


Our "Cubanized" version of this Argentinean sauce, uses cilantro instead of parsley.


The traditional Congri of Cuba Oriente made with red beans.

Frijoles Negros

In Cuba, you'd NEVER see a meal served without black beans and rice!

Frijoles Negros Rápidos

The express train to beautiful black beans and rice.

Frijoles del Cordón

Green beans make a rare appearance in the Cuban diet.


Delicate mashed plantain infused with crispy chunks of fried pork to create a garlicky side dish or entree.

LA Garlic Sauce

Just about every Cuban restaurant in L.A. provides this mojo sauce for dipping or roast chicken.


The signature marinade of Cuba that finds its way into many different dishes.

Moros y Cristianos

Rice and black beans are cooked together in a wonderfully appetizing dish.

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Pan Cubano

A warm, fresh-baked loaf of Cuban bread is the next best thing to heaven.

ALSO: Pan Cubano Sourdough -- The sourdough version of the original Cuban bread loaf.

Pan Medianoche

A sweet, eggy bread roll that complements the salty tang of ham and cheese.

Papas Aplastadas

We came, we saw, we smashed -- to make a delicious potato side dish.

Papas Asadas con Queso

Cheesy potatoes that are so good you'll want to eat them skin and all.

Papas Bravas

An old Spanish recipe for potatoes -- great in the morning with breakfast eggs.

Papas con Tocino

Raúl's favorite way to do potatoes on the grill -- with bacon!

Plátanos Dulce

Sweet plaintains drenched in rum and brown sugar.

Plátanos Maduros

If you have ever eaten in a Cuban restaurant, you have eaten these sweet plantains.


The tradition of these crispy fried plantains comes from African slaves.


A favorite at parties and holiday gatherings, the humble tuber all dressed out in garlic and citrus.

Yuca Frita

Yuca fries are a delicious change of pace from the every-day french fry.

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