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    • Bake and Shark Created: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is Bake and Shark? Bake and shark explained. A guide to how to buy bake and shark. Bake and shark is Trinidad street food." itemprop="description">
    • Puerto Rican Water Bread (Pan de Agua) Created: Saturday, December 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Puerto Rican Water Bread recipe. Pan de Agua receta. Step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make water bread.
    • Plantain Created: Sunday, April 22, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Plantains are a close cousin of bananas. Plantains are bigger and cab be firmer than bananas and lower in sugar content.
    • Shrimp Empanada Filling (Empanadas de Camarones) Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      These shrimp empanadas are stuffed with a delicious combination of shrimp, cheese, and Spanish style tomato sauce.
    • Cornmeal Cou-cou Created: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Cornmeal Cou-cou is cornmeal cooked with okra and water, low and slow until all the liquid is absorbed and the mixture comes away easily from the sides of the pot. Refer to this recipe for Barbadia...
    • Cassava (Yuca) Recipes Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      List of the best recipes for different ways in which to cook, eat and enjoy cassava (yuca).
    • How to Make Tostones Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      If you need step-by-step guidance on preparing tostones, follow this photographic how-to guide on how to make twice fried green plantains.
    • Fried (Sauteed) Salt Fish Created: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Recipe for fried salt fish. Learn how to cook fried salt fish. There are many ways in which salt fish is prepared in the Caribbean but the most popular way is pan-fried. Serve with rice, roti, or g...
    • Trinidadian Callaloo Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Trinidad Callaloo Recipe for Callaloo Soup. Learn how to make trinidadian callaloo. Trinidadian callaloo made easy.
    • Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanada Filling - Pastelito de Pollo Picante Created: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanadas are a great way to use up left over chicken. You can leave out the jalapeño if you don't like spicy food.
    • Cuban Food Profile Created: Thursday, May 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Cuban food still has strong ties to Spanish influences because it was the first and last Spanish colony in the Caribbean.
    • Top Caribbean Desserts Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Inspiration for Caribbean desserts comes from tropical fruits, the sugarcane industry and European colonialism.
    • Alcapurrias Created: Monday, November 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Alcapurrias are fried, gound beef filled, fritters from the Caribbean made from a mixture of grated yautia (taro root) and green banana.
    • Rice Pudding Recipe (Arroz con Leche) Created: Sunday, April 01, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Rice pudding is dessert sweetened up with cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and evaporated milk.
    • Papas Rellenas - Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe Created: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Recipe for fried potato balls stuffed with seasoned ground beef - a favorite Caribbean street food.
    • Garlic Dipping Sauce Created: Saturday, September 30, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Mojito is the recommended garlic dipping sauce to serve with tostones (twice fried green plantains).
    • Adobo Seasoning Created: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What is adobo seasoning? - Definition: Adobo is a common all-purpose seasoning and spice mixture used to flavor...
    • Cassava (Yuca) Created: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Cassava is tuberous starchy root, high in carbohydrates, essential to Caribbean and other tropical diets. It is also called manioc, mandioca, yucca, yucca root, casabe, and tapioca, Manihot esculen...
    • Sofrito and Seasoning Sauce Recipes Created: Friday, September 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Here are the top sofrito recipes in Caribbean Cuisine - recaito, sazon, sofrito, etc.
    • Adobo Seasoning Dry Rub (Adobo Seco) Created: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      This is an easy recipe for a dry spice mix called adobo seasoning used to season meat, poultry and fish in the caribbean. You can customize the recipe to suit your taste buds. How to Make Adobo Sea...
    • Traditional Mofongo Recipe Created: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Here is a traditional mofongo recipe from Puerto Rico. This delicious side dish is made with fried, mashed green plantains and seasoned with garlic and pork rinds.
    • Trini Pelau Created: Thursday, September 02, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Recipe for Trini Pelau. Learn how to make Trinidad Pelau with these easy instructions for making Trini Pelau. This is a one-pot Trinidadian rice dish.
    • Trinidadian Corn Pie Created: Monday, October 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Trinidadian corn pie. Corn Pies show up on dining tables across the Caribbean, particularly on Sundays and holidays. Each country and cook has its own recipe. This recipe has a Trinidadian influenc...
    • What is Achiote or Annatto? Created: Friday, November 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      This Caribbean ingredient has many uses beyond culinary. So, what exactly is Achiote? Native to the new world, it was used medicinally, as a culinary spice, and a natural dye. Other names it goes b...
    • Yuca Fries Created: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Yuca fries are a good substitute for french fries. Yucca fries and french fries look alike and taste similar, too.
    • How to Fry Ripe Plantains Created: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      For the tastiest sweet fried ripe plantains, follow this pictorial step-by-step instruction guide to frying ripe plantains.
    • Potato Wedges Created: Thursday, April 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      How to make baked potato wedges. Learn to make potato wedges. Recipe for baked potato wedges.
    • Jamaican Escoveitched Fish Created: Thursday, March 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Recipe for Jamaican escoveitched fish - traditional weekend breakfast fare. This dish is fried red snapper marinated in vinegar, allspice, onions and chile peppers.
    • Tostones Created: Thursday, September 21, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Plantains are a staple in the Latin Caribbean diet. They are prepared many different ways, but tostones is the quickest and easiest. It’s a perfect recipe for beginners. You can serve tostone...
    • Yellow Rice and Pink Beans Created: Saturday, February 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Rice and beans is the "go to" dish in Caribbean Cuisine. My recipe combines yellow rice with canned pink beans for convenience, but you can use type of bean you like.
    • How to Make Sofrito Created: Saturday, February 16, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Step 1 of How to make sofrito tutorial - gathering the indgredients.
    • Baked Eggs Created: Saturday, February 26, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Baked eggs made easy. Learn how to to bake eggs for breakfast or anytime.

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