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

    37 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

    2 reviews

    Roast veg take on a spicy persona in this quick version of roast vegetables. This dish is perfect with fish or chicken.

    Recipe by: Raven

    25 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

    114 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

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