Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cuba - Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja means Old Clothes in Spanish and is a steak dish often served with rice.

Ingredients:

* 1lb of steak
* 3 tablespoons oil
* 3 cloves of garlic
* 1 onion
* 1 green pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 5 tablespoons of tomato puree
* 1 cup water
* 1 jar of cherry tomato sauce



Cut the steak into strips and cook in 1 tablespoon of oil.



Remove the steak and set aside. Cook the chopped onion and green pepper in the remaining oil.



Add, the water, pepper, tomato puree, cherry tomato sauce and the steak. Stir well and simmer for 1 hour.



Serve on top of some boiled rice.



It tasted really good. I enjoyed the flavours and how tender the steak was after the simmering. I was disappointed though because Ropa Vieja is supposed to be a shredded beef dish but my steak was cut into strips like the recipe I used said to. It'd have been much better to leave the steaks whole and to cook them for longer so I could've shredded them easier. It was still good though.

No comments:

Post a Comment