Caribbean starters

    For summer garden parties or your very own Carnival celebration, our Caribbean starters make any gathering a little bit more festive. We have fried plantains, Caribbean ribs, salt cod fritters and more.

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    36 reviews

    A gorgeous seafood souffle with a Caribbean twist. Serve as a starter to a special meal, or for a light lunch with a green salad.

    Recipe by: Esmee

    1 review

    These chicken wings are delicious and perfect as a starter or for a picnic. Colombo is a Caribbean curry powder, very typical of Martinique and Guadeloupe, which can be found online or in Caribbean markets.

    Recipe by: Valeriel

    36 reviews

    This is a traditional Bahamian recipe made with conch, a wonderful but hard-to-find Caribbean treat. These fritters are great as an starter, party nibble or as a very tasty canapé to accompany your favourite tropical drink!

    Recipe by: Cynthia Russell

    23 reviews

    A delicous fish appetiser, which is simple to make. They are crispy, well-flavoured and go well with a spicy dipping sauce.

    Recipe by: Monique C.

    20 reviews

    This mango, pineapple and papaya salsa gets its kick from green chilli and is finished off with fresh mint. A lovely addition to a jerk chicken barbecue, or simply serve on its own with tortilla chips.

    Recipe by: sweethunibabi

    112 reviews

    These refreshing prawn bites are a welcome change from heavy canapes. Skewer these spicy marinated prawns and serve on a platter. Or they are just as good tossed with greens for a delicious salad.

    Recipe by: Sue

    32 reviews

    Delicious ribs with a spicy crust. The ultimate finger food!

    Recipe by: MICHELLE0011

    36 reviews

    King prawns are marinated in a sweet and spicy marinade before being barbecued to perfection. Serve these Caribbean-inspired kebabs with a side salad or on a bed of rice.

    Recipe by: lisascooking

    No reviews

    This is my favourite street food. You can find it at every expresso corner in the city - a real Cuban classic! This time of year, it is perfect for summer picnics or the beach!

    Recipe by: Cubanita

    81 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Lymari

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