About.com has a large section on Latin/Caribbean cooking.
"Cuban tossed salad is a simple yet delicious salad. Serve the tossed salad for a light lunch or with dinner. This recipe is very versatile; you can substitute any variety of tomato, onion, lettuce or radish. The fresh dressing is worth the extra effort to make, but if you don't have time you can use bottled vinaigrette."
Pigeon peas and coconut originated from the Samaná region of the Dominican Republic. It is a savory dish with a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk. Serve over white rice.
Swiped shamelessly from the 'net for ZWT9. I personally will leave the cilantro out! You can get pigeon peas (gandules) dried, frozen or canned.
A good sangría typically consists of red wine, fresh fruit, a small amount of liquor spirits, a sweetener, and sometimes carbonated water.
I found this yummy version on a website for Caribbean food and developed by Hector Rodriguez.
Please understand it's Rosé wine. Fooddotcom isn't allowing 'Rosé' through.
Swiped shamelessly from About.com's section on Latin/Caribbean Food.
"When the temperatures climb, cool off with a cold peach and mango smoothie. It's a great way to enjoy local peaches when they are in season."
Coconut rice pudding is a popular dessert in the Caribbean. It's so popular that it is sometimes served for BREAKFAST! My kind of people! Here's a simple recipe for a tasty, creamy coconut rice pudding that starts with cooked rice.
I'm not sure who Chef Don Clark is, but I will pass along the credit. The original title to this recipe is 'Chef Don Clark's Coconut Chicken Toston Cup Filling' where you use this recipe as a filling for toston cups which are fried plantain cups made with a plantain press. Served in toston cups, you will have a smashng appetizer! Otherwise, you'll just have a tasty dish!
Invented for the Caribbean Grilling Challenge Zaar World Tour 3 by the Whine & Cheese Gang.
This is a sweet-hot, spicy salad but the dressing is cooling to the tongue while still being perky from the lime. An adventure for your palate!
Feel free to swap fruits around to suit yourself.
This is a very simple & satisfying soup with a lot of flavors & textures. I knew I had to enter it into RSC#8 when my usually picky 9yo dd requested the leftovers for breakfast!!! Cook time *does* include coconut prep time for which instructions are included below.
Marinated & grilled chicken topped with a refreshing tropical salsa developed for RSC#8. Cook time does not include marinating time. Papaya contains papain which helps digestion and is used to tenderize meat.