Originally Posted by taxlady
Is that a traditional Xmas dinner?
Being from a Cuban, Italian family, this meal is served as a Sunday meal. But could and is served at Christmas too.
Traditional Christmas dinners for Cuban people are usually suckling pig roasted over coals or in the ground similar to Hawaiian pig digs.
Black beans and rice are the staple dish in the Cuban home with red beans coming in second.
Chick peas are also very popular in this culture.
In addition to the above, the Cuban people will make Yucca and a very greasy topping we called Mojito Malanga. (check spelling). My dad would call it yucca malanga. We knew what he meant......lol
I for one loved this dish. But, I don't care for the yucca without the mojito malanga.
Tostones are required at the table. But the Cubans usually make baked or fried sweet ripe plantains. Tostones are green plantains and are treated differently.
Mt dad always told me tostones were Puerto Rican. Not sure how accurate that statement was.