Cuban grillAre you tired of serving the same dishes every night? Are your kids already wishing you’ll just order pizza? Give your dinner a new twist tonight by cooking these easy-to-do recipes on your La Caja China. What’s even better is that these are delicious Cuban dishes — they’re not part of your menu every evening! Here are some delectable suggestions we compiled from different online recipe sites.


1. Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich


If you have leftover Cuban roast pork from the weekend, you can use it to make a mouthwatering Cuban sandwich. Otherwise, you can simply grill a new chunk of meat that’s marinated in mojo criollo. Make sure that it’s just enough for the family. Butter two slices of bread and then spread the mustard on the other side, too. Put them in a pan that’s heated over medium heat. Make sure that the sides with the butter are faced down on the pan. Top one slice with half a slice of cheese then add the roast pork, a slice of ham, a pickle or two, another half a slice of cheese and then cover with the other slice of bread. Grill them until they turn brown or until the cheese has melted.


2. Cuban Grilled Chicken With Salsa Fresca


Marinate the chicken in a mixture of grapefruit juice, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, red pepper and olive oil. Put the chicken breast in a large re-sealable bag and leave it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. While waiting, you can make your salsa by combining chopped jalapeno peppers, grapefruit segments, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped red onions, cubed jicama, grapefruit juice and olive oil. Grill the chicken on your La Caja China for about 6 to 8 minutes per side and serve with the salsa.


3. Cuban-Style Burgers


Yummmm! Make burger patties measuring a quarter of an inch thick. Just season them with salt and pepper and then cook on the grill. Once done, combine mustard and mayonnaise in a bowl and then add salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and spread them on the sides of a bun. Put your cheese and ham slices, follow up with the cooked burger patty; add another layer of cheese and then top with the pickles.


4. Cuban Grilled Salmon


You can also grill salmon Cuban-style. To make the marinade, combine olive oil, shallots, garlic, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, cumin, cilantro and salt. Marinade the fish in this mixture for 15 minutes or more. Grill the salmon for about 4 minutes on one side and another 2 to 3 minutes on the other side.


5. Lechon Asado / Cuban Grilled Pork


Lechon asado is a unique Cuban dish that involves marinating a pig’s shoulder in a mojo sauce. The mojo criollo is made by combining orange juice, sherry, garlic, onion heads, black pepper, oregano, salt, cumin, olive oil and bay leaf. After injecting the meat with the sauce, it will be roasted for about an hour until its internal temperature reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit.


We hope that you loved these Cuban grill dishes we shared with you today. If you want to give your lunch and dinners a Cuban twist, don’t forget to use the delicious adobo seasoning and mojo criollo recipes. And to ensure that you’ll serve the tastiest dishes, don’t forget to use only the best barbecue grill in town. We also have our own line of barbecue grill accessories and grill replacement parts should you need any! Visit our website or call us now at 1-800-338-1323 to order your La Caja China!


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