THE AMERICAS

Welcome to the next stop on our journey Around the Globe with Dole. On this leg of the tour we will explore the flavors of the Americas, focusing on three distinct regions - Cuba, Southern Alabama and Northeast Brazil. We hope you enjoy your food journey and look forward to seeing you at our next destination, coming in October 2020.

Americas Map

FLAVOR INSPIRATIONS FROM NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL

Brazil is home to one of the most diverse populations in the world. From the indigenous tribes who first settled here to the Portuguese, Africans, Germans, Italians and Japanese who have all come to live in this country, each of these groups has influenced the rich food culture of Brazil.

Despite all these cultural influences, the Northeast region of Brazil remains predominantly representative of the native tribes and earliest settlers of the area, being the Amerindian, Portuguese and Africans. Here you will find heavy use of fruits, beans and rice to create classic dishes such as queijo coalho (roasted cheese skewers) pamonha (Brazilian tamale) and the national drink of Brazil, caipirinha.

Brazilian Cheese Skewer (Queijo Halloumi)

Halloumi cheese brushed with a sweet pineapple syrup and grilled to caramelized perfection, served with a refreshing pineapple mango salsa.

DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits in 100% Pineapple Juice DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes GO TO THE RECIPE

Brazilian Sweet Corn and Pineapple Dessert

A sweet take on a traditional Bralizian pamonha, filled with a bright and tropical fruit filling and dusted with powdered sugar.

DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits in 100% Pineapple Juice Frozen DOLE Papaya Chunks GO TO THE RECIPE

Blended Fruit Caipirinha

A unique twist on Brazil’s national drink featuring a blend of pineapple juice, mandarin juice and mango purée with a touch of fresh lime juice for acidity.

DOLE® Pineapple Tidbits in 100% Pineapple Juice DOLE Mandarin Oranges in 100% Fruit Juice DOLE Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée GO TO THE RECIPE

FLAVOR INSPIRATIONS FROM HAVANA

Cuban cuisine represents a blend of Spanish, African and Caribbean influences with just a dash of Chinese that will entice your taste buds with fresh root vegetables, bright tropical fruits and savory meats.

One of the most widely known dishes, the Cuban sandwich, is said to have originated with the native Taino tribe but has since adapted unique variations including the combination of pork and ham. While Cuban cuisine uses many common ingredients, the combination of flavors and spices result in dishes that are simple, yet robust in flavor.

Havana

Empanada Cubano

A savory empanada reminiscent of the flavors of a traditional Cuban sandwich, filled with pork, ham, Swiss cheese and mustard. Served with a sweet and spicy pineapple mango mojo sauce.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes DOLE 100% Pineapple Juice GO TO THE RECIPE

Vegetarian Empanada Cubano

A vegetarian take on a Cuban empanada featuring a savory jackfruit filling. Served with a sweet and spicy pineapple mango mojo sauce.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes GO TO THE RECIPE

Cuban Black-Eyed Pea Fritter

A crispy golden brown fritter made with black eyed peas, topped with cotija cheese and served with a spicy mango habanero jam.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes DOLE Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée GO TO THE RECIPE

Cuban Pork Sandwich (Pan con Lechón)

A fresh take on a traditional Cuban sandwich filled with asado pork, spicy pickled pineapple and mango mojo sauce atop a French baguette that has been toasted to perfection.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes DOLE Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes DOLE 100% Pineapple Juice GO TO THE RECIPE

Cuban Mushroom Sandwich (Pan con Hongos)

A vegetarian twist on a traditional Cuban sandwich featuring marinated portobello mushrooms, spicy pickled pineapple and mango mojo sauce atop a French baguette that has been toasted to perfection.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes DOLE Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes GO TO THE RECIPE

FLAVOR INSPIRATIONS FROM SOUTHERN ALABAMA

The ingredients and cooking styles used in Southern Alabama’s cuisine reveals a glimpse into the history of this region. While the native population of Alabama has significantly declined, their influence lives on in the cooking techniques we see today, such as barbecuing meat. The influx of African slaves has also led Southerners to adapt many ingredients indicative of Africa including okra, sesame, peanuts and black-eyed peas.

The cuisine we see in Alabama today represents the region’s history with a deep appreciation for homegrown foods and traditional cooking techniques. From the simple and savory succotash to the decadent and sweet Chess pie, Alabama is known for a variety of humble yet delicious dishes.

Ambrosia Ombré Smoothie

A dairy free smoothie with layers of luscious banana, pineapple and dark sweet cherries, topped with toasted coconut.

DOLE® Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Sliced Bananas Frozen DOLE Dark Sweet Cherries GO TO THE RECIPE

Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich with Okra & Mango Succotash

A sandwich full of classic southern flavors with a vegetarian twist, featuring peach BBQ glazed pulled jackfruit and a crispy red cabbage slaw served with a flavorful mango and okra succotash.

Frozen DOLE® Sliced Peaches DOLE Chef-Ready Peach Frozen Purée DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes GO TO THE RECIPE

Chess Pie with Grilled Peaches

A warm and flaky crust with a decadent and creamy filling, topped with juicy, grilled peach slices.

Frozen DOLE® Sliced Peaches GO TO THE RECIPE

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