Category: Caribbean Cuisine and Recipes

Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese cuisine. These traditions were brought from many different countries when they came to the Caribbean. In addition, the population has created styles that are unique to the region.
Brown Stew Chicken

Brown Stew Chicken

Brown stew chicken, also referred to as stew chicken, is a dish typically eaten for dinner throughout the English speaking Caribbean islands.

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Soup Joumou

Soup Joumou – Haitian Beef and Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin based, packed with veggies, beef, and pasta, this soup holds a huge historical significance being a symbol of Haitian independence! It is traditionally eaten on January 1st and is usually called Haitian New Year’s Soup.

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Tajadas - Fried Sweet Plantain Chips

Tajadas – Fried Sweet Plantain Chips

Tajadas are a dish of fried plantains that are sliced diagonally. It is a typical food of Caribbean and South American countries

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Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni and usually prepared with mayonnaise. Much like potato salad or coleslaw in its use, it is often served as a side dish to barbecue, fried chicken, or other picnic style dishes.

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Arroz con Pollo – Chicken with Rice

Arroz con pollo (Spanish for rice with chicken) is a traditional dish of Spain and Latin America, closely related to paella.

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Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango

Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa

These flavourful tropical beef burgers have a mango and coriander salsa adding a tropical twist reminiscent of the Caribbean, and creamy lime mayonnaise adding decadence.

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Caribbean Spice Mix

Caribbean Spice Mix

Most jerk seasonings are wet mixtures that need to be refrigerated, but this dry mix will keep in an airtight container in the pantry.

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Avena

Avena Oatmeal Drink

Avena is a South American beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar.

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Pan de Agua - Puerto Rican Water Bread

Pan de Agua – Puerto Rican Water Bread

Similar to French or Italian bread, Puerto Rican water bread (pan de agua) uses the same basic ingredients, however the baking procedure is different. The dough is put in a cold oven, set above a pan of boiling water. The bread continues to rise as the oven heats causing the crust to become thin and crisp.

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Niños Envueltos - Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Niños Envueltos – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

These cabbage rolls are a mixture of rice and beef mince wrapped in cabbage leaves and slowly cooked in a tomato sauce. This healthy and delicious dish can be frozen, just like spring rolls, and reheated later.

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Antiguan and Barbudan Cuisine

Antiguan and Barbudan Cuisine

Antigua and Barbuda cuisine refers to the cuisines of the Caribbean islands Antigua and Barbuda. The national dish is fungie and pepper pot. Fungie is a dish that’s similar to Italian Polenta, made mostly with cornmeal. Other local dishes include ducana, seasoned rice, saltfish and lobster.

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Salada di Batata – Potato Salad

The Brazilian salada de batata are made with large cubes of steamed or boiled larger potatoes, generally peeled before cooking, either passed in the pan with garlic, chives and parsley, or some other herbs or vegetables, and covered with cream, or mixing mayonnaise, some olive oil, raw garlic, raw onion and other herbs and one more or various other ingredients.

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Atol de Platano – Hot Plantain Beverage

Plantains are firmer and lower in sugar than regular bananas, and while bananas are usually eaten raw, plantains are mostly cooked. You can use green plantain to make tostones, but the riper the fruit, the sweeter the taste of this Caribbean and Latin American cuisine staple. In the case of Atol de Platano, use ripe plantains. You’ll know they are ready to use when the peel turns black. This beverage can be served at any time of day.

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Barbados Pepperpot

Barbados Pepperpot

When you are in Barbados if you go to any restaurant that lays on a traditional Sunday Bajan buffet, you will find Bajan Pepperpot on the menu. Caribbean soups are often passed down from generation to generation and as with most Caribbean entities, the soup’s diversity is what makes it what it is. Various versions of the revered Pepperpot brew exist.

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Choripán Grilled Chorizo Sandwich

Choripán – Grilled Chorizo Sandwich

Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It’s a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll (chor for chorizo y pan for bread). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the barbecue.

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Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken parmigiana is a popular Australian and Italian-American dish consisting of a crumbed (breaded) chicken breast topped with pasta (tomato) sauce and mozzarella, Parmesan or provolone cheese.
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