This recipe is from Vegetarian Times.. To speed up preparation, use pre-grated carrots, available in most supermarkets. You can make fresh breadcrumbs by trimming and discarding crusts from firm, fresh sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and whirl in a food processor or blender until crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/2 cup. The salsa can be made up to 2 days ahead and kept in the refrigerator.
This is a traditional and spicy side dish. The "peas" in Jamaica refer to beans, kidney beans in this recipe. Scotch bonnet is one of the hottest peppers. If you don't want this to be quite as spicy, you could use habanero or jalapeno peppers. From Food & Wine. Enjoy!
From Epicurious...Sofrito, a sautéed vegetable mixture that typically contains garlic, onion, and bell pepper, is used as a seasoning in much of Latin America and the Caribbean. Here, it flavors yellow rice. The color comes from annatto seeds—which have an astringent, slightly peppery flavor—heated in oil until bright red-orange.
This was a highly rated recipe that I found on the Safeway website, posted by Kiki Hahn (though the allrecipes site is credited for the photo). It's a recipe for sea bass simmered in a delicious tomato and white wine sauce with onions and capers for a little flavor kick. The posting chef suggests serving it with rice pilaf.
Easy recipe for a weeknight meal. Throw everything in crock pot in the morning and your meal's ready when you arrive home from work or school. Serve with hot cooked rice; tossed salad on the side. Source unknown. Vegetarian friendly! *Update* February 2009: I used this recipe: Recipe #100408 to replace the ham.
Taken from chilicheesefries.net; posted for ZWT 5.
"This recipe is fantastic for any time you want to cook out with Caribbean inspired flavors such as rum, allspice, citrus, cinnamon, Scotch bonnet peppers and cilantro. While not quite jerk, the influence is definitely there. I love to serve these freakishly good tasting grilled shrimp over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes topped with fresh grilled pineapple slices that have been marinated in dark brown sugar.
Serve all this up with a few pitchers of mojitos and you may think you are on vacation or at least just wished you were. Pass the rum please."
I tried Kashi black beans and mango salsa, and have thought about making some ever since. So here is a Caribbean version. To be really healthy, saute vegetables in water or other liquid, or you may use the olive oil. Your choice! Enjoy! Recipe is from Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
This recipe makes delicious use of the 'so good for you' sweet potato. Yams are a white version of sweet potato and can be used equally well. Try serving this with steamed rice, mixed with cooked peas ad sweetcorn.
Taken from "Hot And Spicy Cooking": Colour Library
From "Carribbean Carnival", Good Food Magazine, February 1987. These fritters can be served hot or at room temperature. A lighter oil will have a more neutral taste. Peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil might overpower the mayonnaise.
This is from whats4eats.com. Moros y Christianos is made in different ways throughout the Caribbean. What follows is the Haitian version. The butter plays off really well against the creaminess of the kidney beans. Instead of a scotch bonnet, you could use Tabasco's chipotle sauce.