Timba Frita/ Spanglish, Miami

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The Chef: Giorgio Rapacavoli
The Restaurant: Spanglish, Miami
The Dish: Timba Frita

Ingredients for the guava sauce:

15 – 20 oz. guava paste
4 oz. Coca-Cola (or other sweetened juice or soda)
Pinch of salt

Ingredients for fried cheese:

1 block queso (preferably queso para freir – about 10 ounces)
Oil for frying

Ingredients for Adobo spice:

(Mix to taste, make enough to season queso cubes)
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Complete Seasoning
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Ingredients for garnish:

Fried minced garlic
Lime Wedges

Method of Preparation

  • In a blender, combine guava paste, Coca Cola and salt until creamy.
  • Set aside.
  • Cut queso into one-inch cubes and fry in oil until crispy on outside.
  • Queso inside will remain creamy, but will not melt.
  • Drain, then toss with Adobo seasoning.
  • Top queso with blended guava sauce.
  • Finish with fried garlic, salt, chives and lemon wedges.

Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar & Kitchen
2808 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Check out Spanglish at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Get tickets at www.sobewff.org.

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