5 Caribbean Dishes You Must Try?
Caribbean cuisine is not only colorful but filled with flavors that engage all of your senses. With travel and migration between the islands a way of life, it has become a bit more of a challenge to define what are indigenous dishes, and with integration comes the blending of old recipes into new ones. How many of these Caribbean national dishes have you experienced?
Ackee and Salt Fish , Jamaica
Ackee and Salt-fish is the national dish of Jamaica, a delightful dish. This dish is served mainly as a breakfast meal and with some breadfruit on the side, it can go a very long way. The salt fish is boiled to extract most of the saltiness, then fried up with green peppers, and onions. Ackee is a pear-sized fruit, when prepared it resembles scrambled eggs. Be careful though as the fruit,Ackee, can be toxic, they must be ripe before harvesting.
Cou Cou and Flying Fish, Barbados
Cou cou and flying fish is a recipe made with corn meal, okra, flying fish and topped with an aromatic sauce of tomato, onion, chives, thyme, fresh pepper, garlic and other herbs. Flying Fish which is found in abundance around Barbados is added on the side either steamed or fried.