Let’s get in the party mood with a Caribbean rum punch in Turks and Caicos. The word “punch” means a drink with five ingredients, as the Sanskrit word “paanch” is “five”. Main ingredients may include rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, passion fruit juice and grenadine syrup.
Sea moss, a species of red algae (Chondrus crispus), is believed to be an excellent reviver and energizer. This bottled drink is a blend of sea moss, sugar, milk and spices, believed to provide energy and vitality, especially for men.
Rice and peas is a popular dish in Caribbean countries include Anguilla. It is very flavorful of coconut milk, herbs and garlic, and it is very nutritious.
Pelau is a one-pot dish consisting of rice, onions, chili pepper, meat or chicken, peas. They are all cooked with coconut milk and herbs. The process of browning the meat in sugar for pelau refers to a African tradition.
Conch is a giant sea snail whose beautiful pink-white shell has been a symbol of the Caribbean islands for centuries. Conch salad, made from conch, pepper, onion, tomato, chili and citrus juice, is one of the most popular dish in Turks and Caicos.
Ginger beer is a very popular beverage in Jamaica. It is not a beer. It is made from boiled or extracted ginger juice from the root, aerated or regular tap water and sugar. Also common for Jamaicans to make at home.
The most popular types of cuisine in Saint Martin are traditional French and spicy West Indian Créole. Here I post shrimp creole kebab. Unexpected Flavor Combinations is often seen in its cuisine.
You will find the sweet and spicy flavors on most Caribbean islands. To prepare Jerked chicken (Jerk chicken), chicken meat is marinated with local spices mixture called “Jerk Seasoning” – gives an awesome flavor to meat. Then it is usually baked in oven or steel drum.
My favorite drink when I was in Jamaica island was a grapefruit soda prepared in Jamaica called “Ting”. Today Ting is popular beverage in wide region of Caribbean.
Rum has been in production since the 17th century in the Caribbean, where the majority of rum production. It has been traditionally made from sugarcane juice.
It would be delightful recipe for a soup person. This Corn soup is a traditional and classic soup made of sweetcorn, split peas and potatoes in stock. Split peas make the soup thicker. This is served as either family and festive dish.
Cow Heel Soup is a soup made with leg of cow from hoof to knee. It is a traditional soup found in the Caribbean, mainly Trinidad and Tobago. It contains cow heel, onion, dumpling, plantain and beans.
In some caribbean country, goat meat holds a privileged place in the national diet and is the base of the traditional stew “goat water”, the national dish. The ingredients besides meat include onion, brown seasoning, thyme, clove, dumpling, and others.
Carib Lager is a product from the Carib Brewery in Trinidad, as the brewing technique in Trinidad was inherited from the British. An advertising slogan in Trinidad is that “A beer is a Carib”.
Tap water is safe to drink in Aruba. Salty sea water is desalinated to produce fresh water by industrial method. Someone would say it’s the best tasting tap water in the world.
The Trini specialize in a number of meals based on the combination of spices. “Doubles” which consists of two fried “baras” (flat fluffy dumplings) and curried channa (chickpeas) is yummy street food.
The word “Roti” usually refers to an unleavened bread of the type made in/around India. Torinidadians seem to have learned to make Roti from immigrants of India. This unleavened bread is like a more fluffy tortilla, often wrapped around a filling of curried meat or vegetables. Here I post “Roti shrimp”.
The Jamaican Salt Fish Fritters, a popular snack made of salted cod fish, flour, tomato, garlic, chili and onion, has been a popular dish also in Other Caribbean cuisines. This fish fritter can also be eaten as part of an island breakfast.
Vino (wine) is your partner for Puerto rican cuisines. Variety of wines are Produced and they are excellent and tasty. One of famous Puerto rican wine regions is Guaynabo. Puerto Rico is a U.S. controlled tax haven, so they may have been sold at reasonable prices.
Puerto Rican culinary is influenced by Spanish, Cuban, Mexican and Americans, so that Locals call their cuisine “cocina criolla” meaning “creole cuisine”. Asopao is a kind of stew that is considered the most traditional Puerto Rican dish made with broth and rice. It is similar to Asian congee（粥） but more tasty and spicy because of its ingredients. A picture here I post is “Asopao de pollo” meaning “Chicken congee”.