Updated: Jan 24, 2022
Studies show 89% of young people are looking for new culinary experiences, and Caribbean food is continuing to grow in popularity.
If you're keen to try making some Caribbean food recipes yourself, don't be shy. There's a huge variety of different recipes to appeal to all palates. And many of them are inexpensive and simple to make.
Why not enjoy a meal which will take your taste buds out of your mouth and on a trip to a tropical island? Check out our list of simple and delicious Caribbean food delights, then get cooking!
Saltfish is one of the staples of Caribbean cuisine. Forming the basis of some of the best Caribbean food around, it tastes especially good when made into fritters.
The core of the dish is dried Atlantic saltfish. You'll need to soak the fish in water for two or three days before cooking. Once it's ready, finely shred the fish, before coating it in flour, adding garlic, onion, and spices as you please.
Although this dish can take a little while to prepare, the steps are easy, and it's worth making the time investment to enjoy something so delicious. If you want to save a little time, you might be able to find pre-prepared fish at certain grocers or fishmongers.
Pigeon Peas and Rice
This famous Bahamian dish is just as delicious to eat as it is simple to prepare. One of the most beloved dishes from the small island nation, it's comforting and flavorsome, working well as either a main course or side dish.
Fry bacon in a pan, then add rice, corn, tomatoes, and the pigeon peas themselves to the pot. These delicious peas can be a little hard to find, but their flavor and texture make the search worthwhile.
Be sure to add plenty of spices, peppers, or broth to suit your palate. You can get creative with this dish, spicing it up however you like. You could even cook this simple recipe on a camping trip. If you're looking for more delicious recipes to make when you're out and about, Camping Forge has got you covered with all kinds of creative and fun recipe ideas.
Caribbean food isn't all hot and spicy. The cuisine also features plenty of hearty desserts, which hit the spot at any time, whether you're sitting out on the deck enjoying the sun, or cuddling up on the couch during a stormy winter night.
Bread pudding is a classic Caribbean dessert. Not only is it easy to make and delicious to eat, but it's also a great way to use up not-so-fresh ingredients, like slightly stale bread or brown bananas.
Mix cubes of bread with milk, eggs, and seasoning, before baking the mixture in a pan for about 40 minutes. Be sure to add rum-soaked raisins for a dash of tropical flavor.
More Tasty Caribbean Food
Caribbean food is wide and varied, so be sure to try lots of different recipes to find your favorites.
If you like the sound of these recipes, then good news! There are plenty more where that came from on our website. Check out our blogs for more culinary creations!