Cuban Summer Fiesta!

Aprie Allen


This meal was inspired by my Cuban heritage. When you prepare this meal, it will take you to a place as if you were on a Tropical Island, bathing in the sun. This meal has a great authentic Cuban taste to it. Your friends and family would enjoy. My friends and family loves when I make this dish, because it brings us back home to our roots. ENJOY!

★★★★★ 7 votes
20 Min
45 Min
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I developed a taste for Cuban food back when I was a flight attendant and traveling all the time. This recipe really takes me back to my layovers in Miami where I got to enjoy all the authentic flavors of the city's varied cultures. So delicious!

Back then I couldn't wait to go through Miami so I could grab some good food... and now I can't wait to make this again right at home!


1 c
white rice
1 1/3 c
boiling water
1 1/2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 tsp
dill weed
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1/2 tsp
coarse ground pepper
1/4 tsp
thyme, leaves
1 pkg
sazon goya (con azafran)
1 medium
onions, small white
1 medium
green bell pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin each for rice & shrimp
2 Tbsp
butter, melted each for rice & shrimp
3 1/2 lb
flounder filets
2 pinch
lawry's seasoning salt
2 pinch
black pepper
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
2 3/4 c
canola oil
1 box
mccormick fish fry seafood fry mix
1 jar(s)
mango chutney (ready made)


fresh mint
fresh strawberries

How to Make Cuban Summer Fiesta!


  • 1white rice: Place water into medium size pot. Bring water to a boil and put the package of sazon goya into water along with salt and butter.
  • 2shrimp: Season shrimp with dill wee, garlic, ground pepper, thyme leaves. Place into skillet with butter and olive oil. Simmer on medium heat and add chopped onions, green peppers and mango chutney.
  • 3mint strawberry and cucumber slices: Just slice cucumbers into wedges and strawberries as well and sprinkle powdered sugar and mint.
  • 4flounder: season flounder with black pepper, Lowery's seasoning salt & Cayenne pepper. Place into batter heat 2 3/4 cups of canola oil in a deep fryer or iron skillet and fry for 10 minutes on each side.

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About Cuban Summer Fiesta!

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cuban
Collection: Rice Reinventions
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Meal, #Style, #authentic, #Cuban