Cuban BBQ: Giddy Gator Florida-Cuba Cuisine


When you prepare a Cuban BBQ party you can transport your guests not only to the island, but to Florida where Cuban culture has influenced the food. The mix of Florida and Cuba can be tasted in every bite.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Cuban BBQ Flavor Profile:
Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine


So, you want to throw a Cuban BBQ party? Simply head to the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to transport you to the Florida where the food is inspired by Cuban flavors.

Flavor Profile: Cuban inspired dishes, Florida BBQ, citrus juices, cumin, cilantro and plenty of garlic.

Inspiration: There is so much Cuban influence in Florida, the Miami area is commonly referred to as “North Cuba”. Northern Florida is influenced by southern dishes and BBQ, while Southern Florida is influenced by a large population of first and second generation Cubans. This makes for a delicious combination of classic American flavors blended with Cuban seasonings.

Think southern barbecue spiked with citrus and cumin as well as Cuban inspired dishes flavored with Mojo Criollo.

My Take: Barbecued pork and chicken spiked with citrus, Mojo flavored beef, pork and chicken and sides with a lot of citrus, cumin and garlic.

Cuban BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Cuban BBQ party.

This video exemplifies the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile… Cuban style BBQ in Miami.



Here is an interesting video. Lots of Cuban meats being grilled in Italy on Pyramid Grills.



And once more, here is a sampling of Cuban food in Miami.



OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a mouth watering Cuban BBQ menu.

Cuban BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs) Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Cuban food… you are ready for one delicious Cuban BBQ experience.

Cuban BBQ Menu Example

Here is just ONE Cuban inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile.



The main event...

Grilled Rib Eye Steak
slathered with Mojo BBQ Sauce

Spicy Green Mojo Marinated Pork Chops served with Avocado Mojo Dipping Sauce

Sofrito Marinated Chicken Breasts
served with Mojo Mayonnaise

And on the side, your choice of…

Cuban Potato Salad, Rice and Black Beans and Red Cabbage Mojo Slaw


Don't forget, by using the recipes found in the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile, you can create this Cuban BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Cuban BBQ Recipes

Included in the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Cuban BBQ party…

      • 4 Cuban inspired spice mix recipes
      • 3 Cuban inspired flavored butters
      • 5 Cuban inspired brine and marinade recipes
      • 2 Cuban inspired BBQ sauce recipes
      • 3 Cuban inspired condiment recipes
      • 9 Cuban inspired side dish recipes

Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Cuban BBQ menus that will have your guests anxiously waiting for their next backyard BBQ invitation.

Easiest Way To Plan A Cuban BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Cuban BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Cuban BBQ:

      1. Choose the Giddy Gator Florida Cuba Cuisine flavor profile
      2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
      3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
      4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
      5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
      6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
      7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
      8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
      9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
      10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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