Longostas Enchiladas

Lobster in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Lobsters are abundant in Cuban waters, but since the bulk of the catch is exported, they are a delicacy that seldom reaches the table of ordinary Cubans. Even in expensive government tourist restaurants and paladares (private restaurants), where the prices are in convertible pesos, lobster is not officially on the menu, though it is often offered verbally as a special. One of the most traditional Cuban recipes for both lobster and shrimp is this simple preparation with a sofrito of o