Category Archives: Caribbean Meals

Black Cake Recipe

Caribbean Black Cake Recipe

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The smell of black cake at Christmas. Ahh boy.. Just make sure you don’t have too much! Below is a nice little recipe for two 5lb cakes that you can share. Ingredients: FOR THE CAKE 1 lb unsalted butter 1 lb sugar 8 eggs 1 tsp lemon essence 2 tsp lime rind (zested) 2 tsp almond […]

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken On The Grill

Jamaican Jerk Chicken On The Grill

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How to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken on the grill Jerk chicken recipe Method: Soak 8 leg quarters in salt water Remove fat Chop up 1 yellow onion, 8 scallions, and 5 scotch bonnet peppers into small pieces (use 9 scotch bonnet peppers if you like very spicy jerk chicken) and chop 2 limes in half […]

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Trinidadian Beef Pastelle Recipe

Trinidadian Beef Pastelle Recipe

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Pastelle, a local favorite brings out the sophistication of any local dish, is enjoyed by all. Originally, a meat dish that was introduced by the locals of “Spanish” (Latin American) heritage; it is now popular throughout the country and is synonymous with the Christmas season. Besides Christmas, this dish is also popular through out the […]

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5 Barbadian Dishes You Don’t Want to Miss

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Popularly known for its beaches and people, Barbados is also well known for its foods. Of the endless scrumptious options, here are 5 Barbadian dishes you don’t want to miss! 1.) Cou Cou & Flying Fish This delicacy is the national dish of Barbados. The cou cou is prepared using cornmeal and diced okras and […]

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Recipe – Caribbean beef patties

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Spice up beef mince with turmeric, thyme and hot pepper sauce before folding in shortcrust pastry for a tasty dinner or lunch. Ingredients: drizzle of oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g beef mince 1 potato, cut into 1cm/½ in cubes 2 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp tomato purée few thyme sprigs […]

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The Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken That You’ll Never Stop Eating

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Pineapple Chicken recipe. The sweet, tangy chicken compliments the pineapples in a way every tastebud truly deserves to experience. The pineapples are so juicy and flavorful from all the slow cooking — and the tender chicken gets more savory with each bite. However, my favorite part about this divine dish is still the flavor-soaked pineapple […]

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PUERTO RICAN RICE WITH PIGEON PEAS (ARROZ CON GANDULES)

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This satisfying rice dish is great served alongside roast pork or pasteles. This recipe first appeared in our December 2011 issue along with Kathleen Squires’s story Island Holiday. SERVES 6-8 Ingredients 3 tbsp. canola oil 2 oz. bacon, cut into 1⁄4″ cubes 1⁄2 cup sofrito 1⁄2 small yellow onion, minced 2 cups long-grain white rice […]

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Cow Foot and Beans Recipe

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In Jamaica during 1600-1700s, the rich would take the best parts of a cow for their meals, leaving the “fifth quarter” – head, tail, organs, feet, and skin – for their servants. Workers took what they could and created sumptuous slow-cooked meals like Cow Foot Stew. INGREDIENTS : 2 lbs Cow Foot 1 Can butter […]

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Ducuna – Creole Flavors

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Ducuna is very popular in St. Vincent and Antigua.  It is made with sweet potato, coconut, spices and tannia, wrapped and boiled in banana leaves. It is also steamed in banana leaves and has a finished look like paime, pastelles or conkies. Ingredients: Banana leaves 2 cups of sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper […]

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Bet You Didn’t Know: 10 surprising health benefits of Ackee

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Source: iLoveJamaicans Though native to Guinea in West Africa, Jamaicans have adopted the ackee fruit as our own. Since its journey to the island in the early 1700s, ackee’s versatility enchanted a nation, and led to its undisputed status as the National Fruit. Until our love affair with the fruit was widespread, the ackee was virtually unknown to […]

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