Travel to Miami not required. Make Cuban croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes) at home with this easy to follow recipe. You can even make them in advance and cook from frozen! Croquetas are a perfect afternoon snack paired with Cuban coffee, light lunch, appetizer, or party food idea. * GoodieGodmother.com
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When past you gives present you leftover Cuban roast pork, first you drink a toast to past you for the generosity and forethought (a mojito is both thematically and gustatorily appropriate), then you pay it forward by making a Cubano sandwich for future you.
Mojo - While living in Cuba, historian, author and chef Maricel Presilla crushed the garlic for this sauce with a mortar and pestle that had belonged to her great-grandmother. This preparation can be used as a marinade and/or sauce for shrimp, pork or chicken.