BAHAMIAN COCONUT CREAM SOUP

BAHAMIAN COCONUT CREAM SOUP

This soup has a pleasant surprise and a burst of flavor. The coconut adds character and a tropical flair that warms the heart on a cool Caribbean night.

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BAHAMAS FETTUCCINE NASSAU

BAHAMAS FETTUCCINE NASSAU

As the waters around our islands are teaming with seafood so is this pasta dish. The olive oil makes this meal a light and delicious meal.

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BAHAMIAN GRILLED RED SNAPPER

BAHAMIAN GRILLED RED SNAPPER

If you should happen to get stranded on a deserted Bahama island in your back yard, throw a line and haul in a couple of Red Snappers, set up the grill and call some friends over, turn on some Junkanoo music and have yourself a party.

Preparation Time: 15 Min.

Cooking Time: 10-15 Min.

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BAHAMAS HERB CRUSTED FISH

BAHAMAS HERB CRUSTED FISH

THIS DISH IS JUST DELICIOUS! EXPECT THE TASTE BUDS TO DANCE THE JUNKANOO.

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STEAM FISH

STEAM FISH

The type of fish use will cause preparation to vary slightly, but nothing you cannot handle. To a Bahamian steam fish means something totally different from the rest of the world so pay close attention.

Ingredients:

3-4 whole                    Fish/ 4 – 6oz pieces Grouper

Salt and black pepper

2                                  Lemons

1                                  Hot pepper

½ cup                          Cooking oil

1 med                          Tomato (diced)

1 med                          Onion – (thin slice)

1 teaspoon                   Thyme

Water

½ cup                          Flour

 

Preparation:

For whole fish – clean and ensure excess scales are removed. With a sharp knife score fish diagonally from the head across the body toward the tail on both sides.

For all fish – Squeeze lemon juice over fish both inside and out. Sprinkle salt and pepper over fish on both sides. Chop hot pepper and smear into score of fish and over body.

Allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Heat oil in a medium frying pan, coat fish with flour and fry to a golden brown. Pour off ¾ of oil. Add onion and thyme cook until onions are tender. Add tomatoes and allow to fry until thicken. Add about 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Add fish, reduce heat and adjust seasoning. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the pan and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Serving suggestion:

This dish can be served over white rice, peas ‘ n rice or peas ‘n grits add some macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or plantains on the side and eat to your heart’s content.

 

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BAHAMIAN HOT TUNA WITH STEAMED CALLALOO

BAHAMIAN HOT TUNA WITH STEAMED CALLALOO

 

 

 

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BAHAMIAN TUNA STEAKS AND SALSA

BAHAMIAN TUNA STEAKS AND SALSA

It is a tradition that after the men have returned from a fishing tournament all week for the women to take the catch and prepare their special recipe for the celebration party out on the beach under the moonlight. So on an open fire these steaks are grilled.

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STEAM TUNA

STEAM TUNA

Yes! Another fish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is quick, easy and economic recipe. We in the island have a knack for making the simples ingredients taste like a gourmet meal. You can add this to the list of things you can do with a tin of tuna.

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NASSAU LOBSTER THERMIDOR

NASSAU LOBSTER THERMIDOR

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BAHAMIAN MINCED CRAWFISH

BAHAMIAN MINCED CRAWFISH

Oh man! After a plate of this you will feel like you have died and gone to heaven. I tell you Bahamian home cooked meals are truly a delight.

I remember growing up when we would have this meal. My mom and my grandmother would call on the whole house to share in the chore. We utilize the whole crawfish in this instance.

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