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Updated: May 15

If you have read our previous article, you must be knowing that Caribbean cuisine is unique since it is a blend of flavors of a wide range of cultures: African, Indian, Creole, European, Amerindian, Cajun, Chinese, and Middle-East Flavors. You also know that traditional foods in this region are treasured and are not viewed as just a meal rather as a culture that brings people together.

Common dishes in Caribbean cuisine include rice, beans, sweet potatoes, cassava, chickpeas, plantains, coconut, and bell peppers. Meat dishes comprise beef, pork, poultry, and fish. Most dishes are seasoned with traditional spices for a mouthwatering experience. However, it is worth noticing that the dishes and their way of preparation may vary from one region to another.

If you are asking which signature dishes of the Caribbean dishes you should taste, here is a list of top Afro-Caribbean dishes:

1. Grilled Deboned Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is one of the treasured dishes, especially in Jamaica. No party is complete without this dish. It is one of the best marinade recipes you will ever try. A glance at the ingredient may suggest a strange combination of ingredients but together, they create an incredible, well balanced fresh flavor.

You may choose to be a little creative with the recipe but the common ingredients include scotch bonnet, thyme and allspice, and chicken. Other spices include cinnamon, bouillon cubes, green onions, brown sugar, maggi, and nutmeg.

2. Callaloo

This is a vegetable dish that originated in West Africa. It is believed to be brought to the Caribbean by slaves. It still forms a vital part of diets in Caribbean regions such as Jamaica, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago. It consists of leafy greens often from taro, Dasheen, or eddo leaves, which are slowly cooked with coconut milk, peppers, and okra. The thick stew may also include all manner of meats and seafood. Callaloo delicacy is one of the national dishes in Trinidad and Tobago countries. It is also one of the must-have weekend dishes in most Caribbean homes.

This dish is perfectly spiced for a mouthwatering experience. Every sip will give your taste buds a refreshing experience.

3. Curry Goat

This is a classic dish, which boasts of its vibrant and tasty flavor. Curry goat is usually prepared with goat meat and traditional spices that give the dish a mouthwatering experience. Many Caribbean people love this dish with the majority arguing that the dish is best enjoyed with rice and peas. If you are looking to experience the island delicacy at your dinner table, you should serve the classical dish with peas and rice.

Are you a fan of Caribbean delicacies? Do you agree with our selection? Did we miss your favorite dish? Share your thoughts.

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