Serve a meal that's sure to make you feel the beat of the steel drums.
September 29, 2010
1 of 8Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Pork-and-Black Bean Power Lunch
Pork-and-Black Bean Power Lunch Recipe Rice and beans act as staples for many island menus, so introduce the fiber and protein rich combo into your diet with this hearty meal. Add cooked pork roast and salsa verde to the whole grain rice and black beans. It's perfect for a working lunch–simply microwave and enjoy.
2 of 8Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Connie Formby
Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp in Fruit Sauce
Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp in Fruit Sauce Recipe Spice up dinner with a tangy shrimp dish loaded with fresh fruit and herbs. Pineapple, papaya, and orange juice add a bright freshness to the dish and are perfectly complemented by the white wine vinegar and cilantro sauce.
3 of 8Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Island Fruit Punch
Island Fruit Punch Recipe Serve a beach-inspired cocktail guaranteed to get the party started. Mix orange, pineapple, and lime juice with light rum. Chill for a few hours, then add a splash of grenadine. To make a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and up the amounts of orange and pineapple juice.
4 of 8Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Caribbean Crabmeat Salad With Creamy Gingered Dressing
Caribbean Crabmeat Salad With Creamy Gingered Dressing Recipe Nothing brings the flavor of the Caribbean to the table like the taste of fresh seafood. Mix crabmeat with diced tomatoes and cucumbers, then toss with a gingered Dijon dressing and serve with sliced fruits and veggies. Try this in place of your usual chicken or tuna salad.
5 of 8Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Montego Bay Grilled Fish with Caribbean Salsa
Montego Bay Grilled Fish with Caribbean Salsa Recipe Grill a firm fish spiced with cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice, then top with a festive Caribbean salsa. Packed with chopped banana, bell pepper, cilantro, and brown sugar, the spicy-sweet salsa is the perfect foil to the smoky filet.
6 of 8Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris
Pineapple-Rum Slush Recipe Freeze this fruity drink for at least four hours before serving at your next pool-side party. Golden or dark rum adds a rich flavor to the sweet cocktail. If you'd prefer a non-alcoholic version, substitute orange juice for the rum.
7 of 8Photo: Jean Allsopp
Caribbean Spice Cake
Caribbean Spice Cake Recipe A cooking style that adds spice to everything from rice to chicken wouldn't let cake escape as simply sweet. This dynamic dessert relies on cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and tamarind to pack its spicy-sweet flavor into the dessert course.
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Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs
Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs
Recipe Coat meaty chicken thighs in a jerk-inspired marinade made from jalapeño, allspice, cinder vinegar, and minced red onion. The chicken thighs cook for about ten minutes and emerge with a smoky-sweet taste and a tangy, slightly crisp exterior.