Red Snapper Creole is a uniquely Haitian way of preparing fish. The blend of spices, ingredients and textures are absolutely marvelous.
Stewed Creole Fish can be found throughout the Caribbean Islands in a number of variations. This Saint Lucian Stewed Creole Fish is, however, unique to the little country, with big, robust, spicy flavor.
Stewed Creole Fish Saint Lucian Style Recipe-
Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi is a classic Caribbean dish featuring lamb meat, and it is a national favorite. You can fricassee poultry, pork, seafood, and other red meats also. But my favorite is this particular recipe for truly traditional and authentic Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi.
(Note: this recipe is just one of many, taken from our Caribbean Islands Cuisine pages!)
Puerto Rican Fricassee de Lambi Recipe-
Bahamian Johnycakes are as staple to Bahamian cuisine as bread is to America and tortillas to Mexico. Sometimes called Johny Bread, Bahamian Johnycakes are easy to prepare. They make a great accompaniment to any Caribbean stew or curry meal. Not only are they delicious, they are super easy and inexpensive to make. Eat them while nice and warm with some butter spread on – yummy!
Bahamian Johnycakes Recipe-
Authentic Bajan Beef Stew is a true “comfort food”. In Barbados, it is traditionally served as the main entree, accompanied by peas, rice, pickled cucumbers, and sweet potato pie. Bajan cooks, however will usually have multiple variations on the meal. Oftentimes the extra ingredients are comprised of whatever is available in the kitchen. They get included into the pot, but always the mainstay ingredients and seasonings are the same.
You can, after trying out this very traditional, mainstream version of authentic Bajan Beef Stew, to improvise in your kitchen. Once you get the basics down, you can get creative and customize it even further toward you and your family’s personal tastes.
Authentic Bajan Beef Stew Supreme Recipe-
Immensely popular in Belize is this Coconut Chicken Curry dish. It can be served by itself as a mid-day lunch meal, or as one of the entrees in a larger, supper repast. The subtle blending of curry, spices, coconut milk is absolutely marvelous. Also, the dash of hot chili pepper sauce adds just the right “kick” to this delightful dish.
Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe-
Trini style Chana Masala is Trinidadian cuisine at its fines. Chana Masala is originally from South India, but the Trinidadians developed a love for the dish and made some ethnic adaptions of their own. The special blend of spices and herbs are what make Trini style Chana Masala so special.
Trini Style Chana Masala Recipe-
Barbadian Guava Cheese is a nationwide favorite sweet delicacy in Barbados. It is also popular in other regions, perhaps mostly in Southwest India, Goa, where is is also known as “perad”. Guava cheese was brought to Goa by the Portuguese, and its popularity spread into the Caribbean Islands as well.
In the United States, it has other names, such as: Pasta de guayaba, Guayabate, or Guava Paste. With a texture much the same as fudge, Bajans eat it by itself as a dessert, or it can be used as a filling in pastries of pies. It is also wonderful as a spread over toast. There are several variations of this delicacy, but this is the basic, authentic, traditional version, and why I call it Barbadian Guava Cheese Supreme!
Barbadian Guava Cheese Supreme Recipe-
These authentic Bajan Salt Fish cakes are traditionally served in Barbados for breakfast. They are often served with sweet breads or pastries, but they are also just eaten by themselves. Another preferred method of eating them, a sort of Barbadian “fast food” is to pick them up at a restaurant in sandwich form – known on the island as having a “bread and two”.
Bajan Salt Fish cakes are also considered a great finger food at parties, and are served in many restaurants as an appetizer.
Authentic Bajan Salt Fish Cakes Recipe-
Callaloo Soup shows up in many Caribbean cuisines, and can be made with or without meat. This Saint Kitts and Nevis Callaloo Soup with Crab, can also be made with scallops, mussels or clams, and either crab in the shell or just the fresh crab meat.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Callaloo Soup with Crab Recipe-
This Grenadian Stuffed Breadfruit recipe is taken from our Smallest Countries Worldwide Cuisines page. For more delicious recipes like this one, with huge palate appeal from tiny countries, click here.
Grenadian Stuffed Breadfruit is a national specialty dish in this little country. Breadfruits (sometimes called “Jackfruits”) are huge, averaging about the same size as an American football. They can be eaten raw as fruits, but also can be stuffed – with many different kinds of foods, most often, in Grenada, some kind of meat – and cooked for a main course dish. This recipe calls for stuffing the breadfruit with meat, but, if you are vegetarian, feel free to substitute cooked beans, rice, soy-based foods, etc.
Grenadian Stuffed Breadfruit Recipe-
This Cuban Ropa Vieja recipe is taken from our Caribbean Islands Cuisine/Cuban Cuisine page. For more delicious dishes from the Caribbean Islands, please check those pages out. There are many offerings for you.
Cuban Ropa Vieja (basically, seasoned, slow-cooked and shredded beef) is a classic Cuban dish, a national favorite. Similar to the pulled pork so popular in the Americas, but of course very uniquely Cuban in its spices and flavors.
Cuban Ropa Vieja Recipe-
Pikliz is Haiti’s version of pickled vegetables. But believe you me, Pikliz is much more hot and spicy than the pickles you may be familiar with! Haitian Pikliz are super tasty, and they are often served as condiments with many Haitian dishes. Some Haitian meals even call for Pikliz as one of the entree ingredients.
You can find lots more of authentic Haitian recipes on our page titled, Haitian Cuisine. And if you like Caribbean foods in general, you will find recipes from several Caribbean countries on our page, Caribbean Islands Cuisine.
But after trying this one out myself, I found it to be so delightful, I though I would share it here on the Home page as a special post.
Please help yourself to this incredible Haitian twist on the age-old pickled vegetables recipe, and let me know what you think in the comments section, okay?