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Feast from "King of Cuban Cuisine"

Douglas Rodriguez has earned two flattering nicknames in Miami -- "The King of Cuban Cuisine" and "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine."

By any name, he offers delicious Cuban dishes in the heart of South Beach, at his new restaurant, D. Rodriguez Cuba. It's one of the only upscale, authentic Cuban eateries in Miami, offering a menu filled with traditional dishes with Rodriguez's signature South Beach flair.

He served up several as "The Early Show" visited South Beach for pre-Super Bowl festivities.

On the menu:

Fritta Sliders
Passion Fruit Mojito
Plantains and Sofritos
Shrimp Enchilados
Cuban Malanga Tacos
Arroz con Pollo
Tuna Cassabe Flat Bread

"Early Show" recipes galore!


Fritta Slider

Yield: 24 patties of 2 ounces each

3 pounds pork
3 red bell pepper small diced
1 white onion small diced
3 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp cumin ground
1 tbsp oregano ground

In a sauté pan add oil and cook in medium heat and sauté peppers and
onions for 3 minutes. Add paprika, cumin, and oregano and cook for 3
more minutes.
Let it cool down and add the pork, mix it and form into small patties.
Then after patties are form refrigerate for one hour and cook over high
heat on the grill for about 2 minutes per side.
Serve on a soft potato roll with ball park mustard.

Passion Fruit Mojito

1/4 cup fresh sugar cane juice or 1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon passion fruit concentrate
1-1/2 ounces light rum
4 or 5 mint leaves
Crushed Ice
7-Up, to taste
1 sticks sugar cane for garnish
1 slice lime for garnish

Place sugar cane juice, passion fruit, rum and mint leaves in
cocktail shaker and stir. If using sugar shake vigorously until
sugar dissolves.
Fill a tall rock glass with crushed ice and pour the cocktail over
ice. Add the 7-up and stir gently. Garnish with sugar cane stick
and serve

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