Top 10 Caribbean Recipes of 2016
It’s the final week of the year, and a riveting year it’s been! Politics, celebrities, technology have all been disruptive. But we can always find comfort in food.
Many of our visitors have found solace in the recipes from Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas and elsewhere in the Caribbean that remind them of home, or of a favorite holiday vacation. Now it’s time for us to tell you what those most popular recipes are. So let’s do one last run down sharing your Top 10 Caribbean Recipes of 2016.
Oxtail is one of Jamaica’s most revered types of soul food. Jamaican Oxtail is well seasoned and cooked for multiple hours until the tender meat falls off the bone. Try the recipe for Jamaican Oxtail.
Jamaican Fried Dumplings are a popular bread-style side. They are fit to accompany any meal throughout the day, but they’re usually enjoyed with breakfast. The dough is made with flour, baking powder and butter, and it’s easy to prep and fry up. There are other versions of these called “Bakes” found elsewhere in the Caribbean, but for Jamaicans, it’s all about the fried dumplings. Try the recipe for Jamaican Fried Dumplings.
Caribbean Brown Stewed Chicken or “Brown Stew Chicken”, an extremely well-seasoned dish is often fall-off-the-bone tender. It is served for brunch, lunch or dinner as Jamaicans like to have a meal that “holds you” for hours. Try it with Rice and Peas or Fried Dumplings. And get the recipe for Caribbean Brown Stew Chicken here.
Rich and decadent, Jamaican Red Peas Soup (actually made with Red Kidney Beans) is thick, creamy and full of meat, dumplings and ground provisions, making it perfect for a summer starter or a warming winter meal. The traditional recipe calls for stewing beef along with salted pig tails or ham hocks. Get the recipe for Jamaican Red Peas Soup.
When you’ve got overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter, use them to make these delightful little ripe banana fritters. These sweet bites are a traditional brunch item served in Jamaica, and are an interesting alternative to your regular old pancakes. Get the recipe for Jamaican Banana Fritters.