Posted on May 21, 2013 under Uncategorized |
When you think about visiting the Caribbean region, one of the first things that you think about is the food. The food of the Caribbean islands combines flavors, techniques and ingredients from all over the world. Thanks to the real melting pot of cultures, which include European, African, East Indian, American Indian and Chinese, the local cuisine is amazing flavorful.
When you are thinking about learning to cook Caribbean food, one of the first things that you need to consider is that you should have some basic cooking knowledge. Make Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Mar 22, 2013 under Uncategorized |
The Caribbean offers healthy cuisine that is low in calories and fat. American cuisine tends to be high in fat and calories resulting in the possibility of weight gain. Most American cuisine consists of cheeseburgers, fast food and other unhealthy foods. Caribbean cuisine usually includes fish, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Favorite Caribbean seafood includes lobster, fish and crab. The Caribbean spices sets the seafood apart from American cuisine. Spices include coriander, curry and ginger. These spices are delicious when sprinkled Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Apr 26, 2012 under Uncategorized |
Jerk seasoning has been used for years as part of the curing process for chicken and beef in Jamaica. It is also used as a dry rub or marinade in Jamaican cuisine. More recently jerk seasoning has been used with pork and even tofu.
Jerk seasoning can be purchased at the local grocery store or you can make it at home. The â€œjerkâ€ part of the seasoning comes from charqui which is a Quecha word for jerky. The Spanish explorers were first introduced to this dried meat by the Native Americans. The Spaniards then took Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Apr 24, 2012 under Uncategorized |
Caribbean cuisine is one of the most popular types of food among families and individuals. This food not only provides you with delicious taste, but also a variety of flavors. Because Caribbean cuisine is unique in flavor, it is no surprise that the spices and seasonings are also different, compared to other types of cuisines.
Some of the most popular ingredients used for seasoning are papaya, peppers, lime, and coconut. These spices give the Caribbean cuisines a distinctive flavor and a unique style than any other type of food.Never Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Apr 23, 2012 under Uncategorized |
Caribbean cooking is actually a melting pot of American Indian, British, Chinese, Dutch, French, Indian and Spanish cuisine. There are some commonly used spices found in virtually all Caribbean dishes, all of which combine to give Caribbean cuisine its unique flavor and vibrant colors.
The most commonly used spices include: allspice, annatto seeds, cinnamon, clove, garlic, ginger, habanero peppers, lime, mace, nutmeg, onion, peppers, scallions, tamarind and thyme. These seasonings blended together create vibrant, delectable dishes.
Caribbean food is sweet and savory tasting. It is common to Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Apr 21, 2012 under Uncategorized |
To those with an English background, nothing embodies the holidays more than the traditional Christmas Pudding. While every English household likely has a unique recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, each recipe likely includes traditional ingredients, such as liquor and fruit.
The Caribbean nations, influenced by the English tradition of Christmas Pudding, have created their own traditional holiday offering, known as Black Cake. Black cake is typically made for both Christmas and weddings. This rich, sweet, and very decedent treat embodies many of the unique and wonderful traits of the Caribbean culture. Read the rest of this entry »