STEWED VEGETABLES

STEWED VEGETABLES

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BAHAMIAN CURRIED COCONUT KINDNEY BEAN

BAHAMIAN CURRIED COCONUT KINDNEY BEAN

This delectable Vegan/Vegetarian island dish is a favorite of even non-vegetarians. Though originally from India curry has long been apart of the Bahamian diet.

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BAHAMIAN HAM LOAF

BAHAMIAN HAM LOAF

This is a quick and easy ham recipe with an island flare. For you busy on the go chef’s this is perfect for you.

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BAHAMIAN CASTAWAY FRIZZLED HAM AND BANANAS

BAHAMIAN CASTAWAY FRIZZLED HAM AND BANANAS

This recipe and the story of its origin has passed down for generations and my grandma told me this story every time I said I could not find anything in the house to eat. “Way back during the days of Pirates in the Bahamas a number of African sailors washed up on a deserted island after a shipwreck. After days of hunger they venture from the beach to find food. They find coconuts, bananas, berries and wild boar. From the salvage of the wreck they found kegs of rum, gunpowder and other non-food items. So with what they had one of the men becomes designated cook and to conserve fire and supplies he creates this dish.”

This is a fun and easy dish that will light up your table. Make sure you add some fun dinner music to set the atmosphere. If you want some good Bahamian music let me know.

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BAHAMIAN CURRIED MUTTON

BAHAMIAN CURRIED MUTTON

Mutton is goat meat. On the Family Island of the Bahamas where sheep and goats are reared fresh mutton is a delicacy. For quicker more tender meat use a pressure cooker or crock-pot.

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BAHAMIAN STEAMED MUTTON

BAHAMIAN STEAMED MUTTON

 

Mutton is goat meat. On the Family Island of the Bahamas where sheep and goats are reared fresh mutton is a delicacy. For quicker more tender meat use a pressure cooker or crock-pot.

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CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE

When I was growing up on the island we used to call this dish “Fire Engine” and one day on our return from the beach, while I was in the kitchen preparing this dish my mom’s car caught on fire right at the front door of the house. So when I heard my cousin screaming “Fire Engine” I said to them, “I didn’t know you like this dish that much, clam down I’ll be finished in a minute”. This is a very quick, easy and economical meal that will make your mouth water.

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BAHAMIAN TURKEY AND STUFFING

BAHAMIAN TURKEY & STUFFING

Even a turkey knows it’s better in the Bahamas. Because of our close proximity to the United States and their influence through television. And of course we put our Bahamian Flavor to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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1 Turkey

2 cloves garlic

1 Box Salt

1 tablespoon Black pepper

1 tablespoon Thyme Cooking oil

½ lemon juice

1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning

 

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In order to have a succulent turkey that is season all the way to the bone preparation must begin at least a day in advance. Once thawed place turkey in a sink or container big enough to allow it to be covered completely with water Remember to remove entrails and neck from the inside. Add 1/4 cup of salt and ½ cup lemon juice to water don’t be alarmed it takes a lot to season a turkey. Cover the container and allow to sit for 4-6 hours. Dice and crush garlic add salt, Italian seasoning, thyme and black pepper into a small bowl and mix. Remove turkey from water drain and place in baking/roasting pan. Rub seasoning over turkey and inside allow to sit for 15 minutes.

 

Pre-heat oven at 425 degrees, bake turkey for 2 hours covered with foil wrap. Remove foil, baste with the juice from the pan and continue to bake another 30 – 45 minutes uncovered at 325 degrees. Auntie Rie would tell me to take foil and wrap the tips of the wing and the bottom of the drumstick. I pondered this for a while, and then I asked her why. She said,

 

“Child you don’t want to eat charcoal tips do you?” At this point she would add the stuffing if she decide to bake it in the turkey. Turkey is done when the thigh joint easily slips out of socket.

 

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There are so many items you can add to your table to compliment this succulent bird, here are just a few: Peas ‘n Rice, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, Crawfish (Lobster) stuffing, Avocado garden salad take your pick.

 

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BAHAMIAN CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

BAHAMIAN CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

Bahamians love chicken! They will eat chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also enjoy dumplings in their soups. So this combination is a delight to many. Eat Up!

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BAHAMIAN CHICKEN BREAST

BAHAMIAN CHICKEN BREAST

This is a healthy and easy dish full of flavor and goodness.

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