Chicken Stew Grenadian Style is a fine example of classic Caribbean poultry dishes. Lots of spices really make it a culinary treat. Oh, and be sure to serve some Sorrel Juice with it – the perfect accompaniment.
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!
Jamaicans will “jerk” just about any kind of meat, and this Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin is an outstanding taste treat. The taste treat you will receive is far more pleasurable than the small amount of work it takes. Making a juicy, spicy slab of Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin is very easy.
Fried Chicken traditional Bajan Style is beloved by the natives of Barbados. “Bajans” (which they call themselves) favor this kind of super spicy hot way of preparing fried chicken. Bajans refer to this kind of preparation as “seasoning up” a dish. For the best results, after seasoning the chicken, refrigerate it for a couple hours before the deep frying. This will allow the flavors to meld and blend deeply into the meat.
Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is as wonderful and special as any meat eating and grilling enthusiast could ever hope for. Many countries and cultures have grilled steaks in their cuisines, of course, but Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is unique. This is because of the specific marination ingredients and preparation method – and it is very Cuban!
Trini Style Curried Duck is curried duck like you’ve never had before, trust me. The combination of special spices and curries – unique to their cuisine – is what makes Trini Style Curried Duck a meal to long remember.
Cassava Root Pasties (“Empanaditas de Catibias” in Spanish) is the Dominican Republic’s version of the globally popular meat pie. The cassava root (also called yucca) pastry makes it uniquely Dominican. Together with the ground beef with veggies and spices, Cassava Root Pasties is a remarkable culinary treat.
Dominican Bejenjenas Guisadas con Cerdo (Braised Pork and Eggplants) is a nationwide popular meal in that country. Try some, you will see why!
Puerto Rican Rice and Beans, the real authentic version, is a standout dish. Many countries have a beans and rice dish (or several) in their cuisines – Mexico especially comes to mind. The Southern Soul foods of America also have wonderful beans and rice dishes. However, properly prepared, with the traditional ingredients and methods, a good bowl of authentic Puerto Rican rice and beans just can’t be beat!
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Puerto Rican Habichuelas Rosadas (Puerto Rican rice and beans) is the perfect compliment side dish to just about any Caribbean main entree. In fact, it is so tasty and filling, Puerto Rican Habichuelas Rosadas can be taken by itself as a full meal.
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!