This year I’m trading my laptop for a stovetop to prepare for another epic Thanksgiving Day meal. If you’re anything like me, you’re looking to impress your guests with a new recipe. Why not add a little spice to your tabletop?
Inspired by Miami.
This year I’ll be cooking some of my favorite recipes inspired by the delicious flavors found in Miami.
They are a great twist to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Check out these 5 Delicious Holiday Recipes!
5 Easy Holiday Recipes Inspired by Miami Spice and Carribean Flavors
TAP 42’s FAMOUS SALMON TOSTONES
Chef Andrew Balick’s Salmon Tostone recipe is hands down a crowd favorite. My gals and I absolutely crave this dish. Having Chef Andrew in my kitchen was a treat and stealing this coveted recipe for all of you is icing on the cake.
The Salmon Tostone dish is easy to make and tastes like absolute PERFECTION! Serve it for dinner or during your next holiday party – it will certainly leave your guests raving.
GLUTEN-FREE SPAGHETTI SQUASH QUICHE
I am not going to pretend that I’m a Suzie Homemaker, after all I used my oven as shoe storage until last year! But when I do find something I love, I became a creepy evangelist about it. Ala my latest discovery of this low-fat gluten-free quiche. I love normal person quiche, the problem is that it’s usually loaded with a buttery crust (yum) and heavy cream (double yum). However, big girl is on a diet, so I needed to cut back and find healthy alternatives to my favorite dishes.
I found a recipe on Pinterest buuuuttttt I modified that shit because I wanted to make it even healthier (and I love goat cheese).
PUMPKIN + MARUDO PLANTAIN MUFFINS
These Pumpkin + Maduro Plantain Muffins are far from basic! They’re a delicious combination of two classics – pumpkin muffins and delicious ripe plantains. These are perfect for adding a little Miami spice to the very trendy “pumpkin everything” trend.
I love plantains in every way, shape, and form. Fried plantains – yes please! Tostones? Well of course yo soy Puertoriqueña! So it just made sense to add pumpkin to my plantain obsession!
These muffins are so easy and delicious with just the right balance of both flavors, neither one overpowering the other. The ripe plantain keeps these muffins moist and delicious while the pumpkin gives them a beautiful color. Best part is they aren’t overly sweet so you can enjoy during any season.
Miami Style Picadillo Gluten-Free Stuffing Alternative
I love bread stuffing but this meat stuffing is addicting. This is a staple at our family’s table so I thought it would be awesome to share something from my family to yours!
This isn’t a secret family recipe because when I asked my mom for the recipe for the blog – she coughed it up pretty quickly. I guess the idea of her Brickellista becoming a domestic goddess is reason enough for her.
Iced Crack Cafecito: A Cafe Con Leche Recipe
My friends will literally call me and ask me if I am making some that day, so they can come over. It’s THAT good. I make the best iced coffee. Hands down.
My recipe is so addicting and very Miami. And I wanted to share it with you because summer is here and iced coffee is where it’s at.
They recipes are all inspired by the delicious Caribbean cuisines found in Miami which gives them a special flavor. And while they’re made from scratch, the recipe comes together quickly and easily.
These easy to make recipes taste amazing! But more importantly they are an easy way to add a little Miami spice to your daily life.