February 26, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Ajiaco...A Stew Cuban-Country Style!!!

Hola!  For this weeks recipe I want to share a traditional Cuban stew....Ajiaco.  It consists of various meats and an array of root vegetables.  This dish brings back memories of my childhood.  Memories of my Mother in the kitchen and the aroma of deliciousness roaming in the air.  My mom made it the best!  Ajiaco is one of my favorite stews or soups.  I prepared the stew once many years ago and enjoyed it very much.  These days I try to stay away from meat but I wanted to share it with y'all nonetheless.  I found the recipe at Miami Culinary Tours.
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½ chicken
1 pound mince
1 pound pork meat
1 pound pork loin
8 liters of water

2 corncobs
½ pound of yellow malanga
1 pound yucca root
1 pound sweet potato
½  pound white malanga
2 sour oranges
1 pumpkin

2 tablespoons of oil or spread butter
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 pepper
1 cup of tomato purèe
2 tablespoons oregano
3 teaspoons salt
7 bay leafs
3 egg whites

Ajiaco Preparation
In a large casserole put together the chicken, water and bay leafs until it is boiling.  When it has softened, take out the chicken and chop it in cubes. 
Prepare dough made of mince, egg white, tomato and salt, place it in a saucepan where you wil have later the Ajiaco.
Add carefully the chicken stock and let it cook on medium flame until it boils slightly.  Then lower the flame to the minimum and let it cook for 1 to 2 hours approximately.  While you start preparing the stock, begin making the sofrito (by adding chopped pork pieces, chicken and spices), the meals should be peeled and chopped into medium size cubes, some may be added according to the texture and consistency in a saucepan with vegetables stock and pork loin.
Once the stock is ready, strain it and put it on the flame again to add the sofrito and meals already cooked.  Leave it  for at least 20-30 minutes.

A delicious bonus if served with warm Cuban bread!

D e l i c i o s o !



  1. Ouuhhhh idk about this one. Don't really likey the taste. Kind of taste like the name sounds, lol I think I like caldo gallego better. Love you

  2. It sounds delicious!! I love "childhood recipes", thank you for sharing yours. Lots of love sweetie!

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