Latin Twist to Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is an American holiday, through and through. My parents may have never celebrated it in Cuba, but since living stateside, my family has taken the holiday and made it our own—especially when it comes to the food!
While the turkey may be the star of a traditional Thanksgiving, we Cubans love to add a leg of pork to our table. My family even makes the stuffing with pork. I love to flavor it with nutmeg, garlic and sherry and sprinkle it with raisins and slivered almonds.
Then there are the sides. There may be some mashed potatoes, but we prefer plantains and lots of them! Sweet plantain casserole is our answer to sweet potato casserole. And we prefer black beans and rice to green bean casserole. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it…
Try some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, below. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and friends do.
Buen Provecho and Happy Thanksgiving!
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