'Latin Grilling' on Serious Eats

Cook the Book: Arugula, Garlic and Green Onion Stuffed Flank Steak

While serving up this Arugula, Garlic & Green Onion Stuffed Flank Steak last weekend, a friend of mine dubbed it an Argentine braciole. It was an astute observation considering the sizable Italian contingent in Argentina and after some research, the Argentine-Italian connection was even more apparent. Just like an Italian-American braciole, stuffed flank steak or matambre (that's hunger killer en español) can be filled with everything from rice to eggs, beans or veggies. More

Grilled Cuban Sandwich

On paper the ingredients for a Cuban sandwich are fairly run of the mill—ham, Swiss, roast pork, mustard, and pickles—but when pressed and grilled together within a loaf of Cuban bread, sandwich magic happens. Coming from Cuban roots, Lourdes Castro, author of Latin Grilling, knows a thing or two about this particular sandwich. She's adapted an authentic version for those of us who don't have the luxury of living in prime Cuban sandwich territory, i.e., South Florida. More

Cook the Book: Achiote-Marinated Chicken Wrapped in Banana Leaves

These Achiote-Marinated Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Banana Leaves from Lourdes Castro's Latin Grilling take inspiration from cochonita pibil, a Yucatecan dish of marinated suckling pig slow roasted in a banana leaf, preferably buried underground. Since hole digging and piglet obtaining are not exactly standard backyard barbecue activities for most of us, Castro has created a friendlier version using chicken breasts and a grill. More

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