Coconut Jasmine Rice

#coconutrice #jasminrice #coconut #ricedish #dininginparadise #islandgurlfoods Steamed Coconut Jasmine Rice Your family and friends will crave a second helping of this aromatic and nutty rice. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 cups (1 L) uncooked jasmine rice 3 Tbsp (45 mL) coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, diced 2 tsp (10 mL) minced ginger 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) salt 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) boiling hot water 1 cup (250 mL) coconut milk powder 1 Tbsp (15 mL) light brown sugar 1. In a medium bowl, cove

NATIVE SKILLET CORNBREAD

#cornbread #skilletcornbread #islandcornbread #catisland #bahamasindependence #dininginparadise #bahamastourism #johnnycake Native Skillet Cornbread Sour cream and coconut milk make this recipe the most luscious and decadent cornbread, baked on the grill. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250 mL) yellow cornmeal 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream 2 1/

DRUM "BEET" SALAD

#beets #drumbeetsalad #junkanoo #dininginparadise #beetsalad #earthmadekitchen #salad #goatcheese #bahamastourism #islandgurlfoods Drum “Beet” Salad I love the earthy flavor of beets as much as I enjoy the rhythm of the goat skin drums at The Bahamas world renowned Junkanoo Festivals. In this recipe, I use a combination of fresh red and naturally sweet golden beets complemented with Mango Passion Vinaigrette. Serves 10 INGREDIENTS 8 medium golden beets, stems removed 4 medium

ISLAND STUFFED CRAB

#stuffedcrab #androscrab #dungeonesscrab #bahamastourism #islandgurlfoods #dininginparadise #nationaloceanmonth #sustainableseafood Island Stuffed Crabs My grandmother originated from the Island of Andros (land of the crabs). She was very skillful at catching live crabs and cleaning out their guts before cooking them for her family. She fed the crabs a diet of coconut for several weeks, so their meat would take on the subtle sweet and nutty flavor. You may substitute with Dun

BEEF IN TAMARIND SAUCE

#tamarindsauce #beefribs #staysafestayhome #bahamastourism #bestribs #dininginparadise #islandgurlfoods Recipe coming soon

JERK CHICKEN THIN CRUST PIZZA

#pizza #jerkchickenpizza #thincrustpizza #pineapplepizza #bestpizza #islandgurlfoods #dininginparadise Jerk Chicken with Caramelize Onion and Pineapple Pizza Caramelized Onions 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced ½ tsp (2 mL) fine sea salt ¼ cup (60 mL) butter ¼ cup (60 mL) chicken stock 2 Tbsp (30 mL) heavy cream 1. Place a medium skillet over medium low heat and melt the butter. Add the onions, salt and sauté until the onions release fluids and appear brown in colour (10-15

NASSAU GROUPER FINGERS

#nassaugrouperfingers #fishfingers #bahamastourism #grouper #friedfish #bahamascuisine #bestfishfingers #dininginparadise #islandgurlfoods Nassau Grouper Fingers Grouper meat is lean and succulent with large flakes and a firm texture. The Nassau grouper is one of the most popular dish of The Bahamas, our spin on “Fish and Chips.” Grouper is related to the sea bass family so there’s a variety available at your local fishmonger. It’s imperative not to overcook this meaty and de

BAHAMIAN OXTAIL & LIMA BEANS

#alonetogether #stayhome #oxtail #bahamastourism #limabeans #bahamianfood #dininginparadise Braised Oxtails with Lima Beans Our traditional Sunday dinners would not be the same without a scrumptious, falling-off-the-bone oxtail dish. Serve over Steamed Coconut Jasmine Rice and Plantains…Yes please! Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Braised Oxtails 3 lbs (1.4 kg) oxtails 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine vinegar 1/4 cup (60 mL) Raquel’s Seasoned Salt (see recipe link)

BAHAMA GRILLED FISH

#grilledfish #bahamastourism #fish #grouper #grill #dininginparadise #islandgurlfoods Bahama Grilled Grouper in Parchment This delightful dish of grouper is sealed in parchment paper then wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill in citrus and its own juices for a robust flavor. In France, this process is called en papillote; Italians call it al cartoccio, and in The Bahamas we call it “cooking in foil.” Serves 4 Bahama Fish Seasoning Here’s a recipe for the traditional method

COCONUT CUSTARD PIE

#coconut #coconutcustardpie #sweets #dessert #custard #baking #ilovepie #islandgurlfoods #dininginparadise #bahamastourism Coconut Custard Pie Impress your family and friends with this simple but delectable dessert that will please even your most discerning guest. Serve with pistachio ice cream. Makes two 9-inch (23 cm) pies INGREDIENTS Two 9-inch (23 cm) store-bought pie crusts 1 cup (250 mL) frozen grated coconut, thawed 1 can (12 oz/354 mL) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz/396

JAMAICA'S STEW PEAS

#stewpeas #jamaica #jamaicanfood #dumplings #islandgurlfoods #dininginparadise Jamaica’s Stew Peas Soup I refer to this soup as Jamaica’s best kept secret. It may not be as popular as Jerk or Ackee & Saltfish but this recipe deserves “nuff respect”. It’s a rich and savoury soup with nuances of coconut, allspice and thyme…lip smacking good! Serves 10 Ingredients 3 cups (750 mL) dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight ¼ cup (60 mL) dark brown sugar 3 lbs. salted beef 3 lbs por

JAMAICA'S ACKEE & SALTFISH

#ackeeandsalfish #ackee #saltfish #jamaicanfood #dininginparadise Ackee & Saltfish Jamaica’s national dish is usually served up for breakfast or lunch as an appetizer with fried dumplings, and plantains. I enjoy this salutary meal for dinner as well, over steamed rice accompanied with sautéed callaloo. Serves 4 portions INGREDIENTS 2 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled ½ sweet onion diced 1/2 Scotch Bonnet pepper, diced (optional) 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 cl

BAHAMIAN STEAMED CHICKEN

#steamedchicken #bahamascuisine #islandgurlfoods #dininginparadise #bahamastourism #stayhome #isolationcooking #stayhomestaysafe In my opinion Steamed Chicken is hands down one of the world’s best tomato-based homestyle dishes. The sauce is native to The Bahamas and the method is perfect for achieving mouth-watering, falling of the bone chicken in half the time of braising. Serves 4 Ingredients 8 chicken thighs, bone-in 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine v