Pulled Pork

Slow-roasted meats are not only super easy, they're excellent make-ahead dishes that can certainly feed a crowd.  On a recent episode of HiB, we got the low-down on all things Pork Butt.  Use this easy and delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches, serve alongside mashed potatoes, or make BBQ pork tacos - just a few … [Read more...]

Beer-Braised Brisket

This is an excellent make-ahead dish. In fact, it gets better and better the longer it sits. Braise the day before and pop it back in the oven when you want to serve it for maximum flavor. I served mine over Pureed Parsnips, the perfect sweet accompaniment to this salty and zesty beef.  It's important to use beer that's … [Read more...]

Mojo – A Cuban Marinade

Despite what many people think, Cuban food is never spicy. Instead, it’s tangy from citrus and pungent from loads of garlic. That combination is the quintessential sabor cubano, and it comes from their signature sauce: Mojo. Before you make Mojo, you have to first find Sour Oranges. They’re local to the tropics and are … [Read more...]

Piccadillo

I take Cuban food very seriously, and have been trying for the past six years to make the perfect picadillo. Picadillo is essentially Cuban peasant food - ground beef cooked slowly with sofrito, tomatoes and olives. A dash of cumin here, a pinch of oregano there, and you’re on your way to a picadillo party. But no matter … [Read more...]