Bring the sun-drenched spice of island life into your home with fresh, seafood-based recipes from the Caribbean Islands. From curries and rice to jerk chicken, every meal will feel like a party with these Caribbean favorites.
Fried plantains are a popular side dish in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. To reduce calories, oven-fry them and serve with a dipping sauce made with reduced-fat sour cream.
Ground pepper and spices give this rub a Caribbean kick. Use it on chicken before grilling.
Until recently, plantains and yucca were produce items found only in Latino markets and American border towns. With the exploding interest in foods of Central and South America, these wonderful starches are in many supermarkets. Pork and vegetables star in this dinner, which is made in a pressure cooker or the stovetop.
Fresh mint and pepper jelly provide the right balance of "cool" and "hot" in this salsa. It's the perfect accent to the jerk-seasoned pork.
Jerk seasoning, pineapple, and black beans give juicy bone-in pork ribs island flavor. While this dinner simmers in the slow cooker, take some time to lounge in your hammock (or on your couch).
Pickapeppa sauce and a fruit salsa give this meat and potatoes dinner recipe a Caribbean kick.
Panna Cotta, the classic Italian custard, goes on a tropical voyage in this inspired dessert. The subtle sweetness of coconut complements, but never overpowers, the bright flavors of your favorite island fruits. Top with a drizzle of your favorite dark rum for a rich finishing touch, and you'll feel like your on the beach in no time.
Jamaica meets Italy in this pork entree. The jerk-marinated pork roast is served with sweet-pepper polenta.
Cut the prep time for your Cuban Sandwich by using rotisserie chicken in place of traditional pork roast. Don't worry: This recipe keeps all the signature flavors, like mustard, onion and pickles.