What do you think of when I say ‘Cuba’. Classic cars? Jazz snaking through the dark alleys? The whisper of the ocean breeze through palm fronds? How about black bean soup? No? Well it should. It’s your ticket to a trip down memory lane if you’ve ever dined at one of Cuba’s restaurants, paladares or hotels. But if Havana is still on your list of places to visit, why don’t you put on some Cuban music and salsa your way around the kitchen to create this traditional Cuban dish in your own home.
This version is very easy, requires little preparation and is ideal when you are in a hurry. If you would like to make the soup ‘from scratch’ I can recommend the recipe by Goldberg, Huhn and Eddy from their book ‘Cuba!‘.