This month is flying by and I hope along with it winter. Winters are tough in the Midwest and having a week of delicious meals to look forward to makes it more tolerable. Another fun way to add some warmth is seeking out recipes from warner regions of the planet and this week I was definitely inspired by Latin flavors. If you’ve never experienced a Jibarito then you’re in for a treat! They do take a little more time to make but it’s totally worth the little extra work.
MONDAY: Skirt Steak Jibarito Sandwiches
The Jibarito is a sandwich made with green plantains instead of bread and it is a very popular meal in the Puerto Rican and Cuban community in Chicago. The recipe calls for chicken but I’m going to use skirt steak for our sandwiches. You can pile them with whatever your family enjoys.
TUESDAY: Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken
This recipe looks so good! Citrus Salsa, Potatoes, and chicken…you can’t go wrong.
THURSDAY: Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli
It’s Valentines Day and Nathan has been asking me for crab cakes and these look super delicious.
FRIDAY: Dill Pickle Wings
I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a couple weeks now and I also have an empty jar of pickles full of brine to marinade these wings. Just a heads up to plan ahead with these so that the wings get lots of time to marinade.