With all of the recent talk of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, my memory takes me back to several deliveries when I had stopped in Cuba while en route to Latin America. I have always found the officials and people of Cuba warm and inviting. But what I remember most about my stops in Cuba is the food. Luckily, living in South Florida affords me the opportunity to revisit this style of cooking. Here is one of my favorite dishes.
It is important to cook this with lard, which is rendered from pork and
thus enhances the flavor of the Masitas. Enjoy, JW
20 garlic cloves (yes, I said 20!) pealed
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp black peppercorn
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp salt