From jerk chicken recipes to rum cakes - transport yourself to the Caribbean without leaving the kitchen with recipes from Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas and more.
These spicy, zesty chicken skewers are inspired by the hot, tropical nights in Barbados.
Popular in many Latin American countries, fried green plantains make an utterly delicious side dish or snack. Known by many names, such as patacones or tostones, green plantains are sliced and fried till golden, for a crispy outside and tender interior.
This is my favourite Caribbean dish which is very well seasoned (a trademark of Caribbean food) and have always enjoyed it as a child. The sauce should not be as thick as a curry and not too watery if that makes any sense. There are many varieties of this dish and is always best served with rice and peas and West Indian pepper sauce.
I just love patties and here's a traditional recipe that beats the commercial stuff you buy from most West Indian takeaways or the stuff you buy in packets that gives you next to no amount of meat. This recipe depends on the amount of heat that you like. I personally would add 5 Scotch bonnet peppers to my mixture but typically you should add 1 to 2 Scotch bonnet peppers.
This is a Jamaican ginger cake. It attracted rave reviews at my latest tea party.