25 June, 2014
Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)
I Love Dishes that just transports you to a place, where every bite you take is like a vacation but your in your own home~and I feel like cooking transports you with its dishes~and I love to cook dishes from different countries, it also helps to get our of that routine daily dinners or lunches that can make cooking very mundane and boring~especially in my household were white meat chicken and pork chops are mainly the staple of every day dinner meals (I know you have notice) it is a welcome relief, a breath of fresh are to make something different and exotic. My Ropa Vieja does just that~it transports you to Cuba with its flavors~Slightly sweet from the tomatoes~brininess from the Olives and capers and then off course the tender and buttery fall of the bone shredded beef~Its a dish that totally warrants a passport into Cuba but in your kitchen~I think that is the best kind of vacation~when a food just with its aroma and textures and flavors just calls and reminds you of its origin and it where it comes from. Serve this delicious meal with a side of Fried plantains~black beans and some cilantro rice~you have a meal that makes you feel like your in Cuba and a food that make you feel like your on vacation when your at home is a win win in my book certainly a stand out dish for a crowd or family gathering~have them bring cilantro rice, some black beans and Fried plantains~and There you go~a dish that’s exotic and delicious and required not leaving the country and going to the airport and waiting in line and and flying because lets face it~travel is a BITCH LOL.
I served mine with some Refried beans flour tortillas and the left overs I just made Enchiladas~made a big batch so I can have two dinners out of this exotic~out of this world dish and seriously my husband and I just loved them~and you will to~