The Ultimate Caribbean Holiday Feast

Want to serve up some Caribbean food for the upcoming holidays? Here is a colossal list of Caribbean foods that will help you transport your guest to the Caribbean. From breakfast ideas to entrees, beverages, and dessert. You will definitely impress your guests.
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Soothing Turmeric Ginger Lemon Tea

Turmeric ginger lemon tea is both soothing and refreshing, just the thing to pick you up on a miserable day. Plus, this tea is perfect to clear your head if you have a headache or a cold! This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. In Caribbean culture drinking tea is like a cure-all for any kind of ailment. We use a lot of natural remedies to help combat illness. So drinking "bush tea" is well-known because of its medicinal properties. Different bushes, vegetables, or even fruit skins are known to cure health conditions, aid in fighting off ailments or just help to boost immune systems. This turmeric ginger lemon tea is another favorite for me. If you need cheering up, this turmeric ginger lemon tea will do the trick - and it’s a healthier alternative than reaching for the sweets! The zesty lemon and spicy ginger complement the earthy flavors of turmeric, and it’s eve
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17 Caribbean Side Dishes That Will Turn Any Meal Into A Feast!

I’m often asked what Caribbean side dishes people can make that will complement their main dish, impress their guests, and generally turn dinner time into something special!   I have too many favorites to name just one or two, so I thought I’d create a list for you. The list I’ve compiled here includes some of my favorite Caribbean side dishes to make, which I’ve taken from right here on HomeMadeZagat, as well as delicious recipes from friends who are as passionate about food as I am. In traditional Caribbean cooking, it’s common to have a lot of different dishes on the table so that people can experience a variety of different flavors. So if you want to make a Caribbean feast, I’d recommend making a few of these and seeing which ones you like the best.  
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Coconut Ponche De Creme

This creamy milk-based alcohol drink is wonderfully flavored with delicious coconut and spices. Coconut ponche de creme, also called ponche crema, is another great variation of the popular Caribbean Christmas drink that your guests will enjoy.   It's almost that season again called Christmas. And you know we have some staples in the Caribbean for this time of the year. And though we love to always stick to tradition with most things, we have started to venture away and create some intriguing flavors for some of our favorites. Ponche de creme (punch ah creme) has come a long way from just the traditional plain original flavor . We now have a plethora of Caribbean flavors. There are delicious flavors like pumpkin , peanut, chocolate, sorrel, ginger. And now I bring to you another festive drink version.   
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Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese

There’s no better comfort food on a rainy day than a steaming bowl of creamy broccoli cheddar mac and cheese. This simple recipe uses ingredients that you’re almost guaranteed to have in your cupboard, so why not treat yourself!   This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I love how creamy and cheesy the Panera broccoli mac and cheese is, so I’ve created this recipe so that it’s as close to it as possible. This recipe is a firm favorite in our household because it’s so comforting and decadent, and it’s also super quick and easy to make. You can have it on your table in less than fifteen minutes. My broccoli cheddar mac & cheese is also a real crowd-pleaser. Smothering broccoli in yummy cheese sauce is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies! Plus, this recipe is entirely vegetarian, so it’s great if you have a vegetarian over for dinner, or you just want to skip the meat yourself. T
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Bahamian Conch Salad

Zesty, a little spicy, and made with soft and delicately flavored white conch meat, Bahamian conch salad is a must-try. Crunchy peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, and citrus juices work together to create a refreshing dish, perfect for a lighter bite on a warm afternoon. It's like ceviche with conch.    This is one of my favorite ingredients to use! The years I spent living at home, freshly caught conch meat was always easy to get hold of from a roadside seller, so cooking with it always brings back fond memories of that time. It’s so popular in the Bahamas that it even features on the coat of arms! Conch is delicately flavored, similar to crab meat, and if you prepare it correctly, it’s tender and soft. Perfect when paired with colorful, crunchy veggies in a tropical conch salad. Watching experts prepare a conch salad is a feast for the eyes and something I recommend if you’re ever in the Bahamas! You’ll see that chefs at the seafood stalls by the harbor are genuine artists, choppi
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Calypso Rice

Let me transport you to the Caribbean with this vibrant and flavorful Calypso rice. A variation of the plain white rice but packed full of crunchy veggies and flavored with onion and garlic. Incredibly quick and simple to make; it’s a great alternative to plain white rice.    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Calypso rice is the perfect way to up your rice game without having to spend a lot of extra time in the kitchen. It’s simple to make, and it will transform your plate, adding a pop of color that will wow your guests! I like it as a delicious way to get some extra veggies in, too. We eat a lot of rice with our food. It is important to have a lot of variations so that we don't get too bored of the same plain white rice. If you are looking for some more tasty rice recipes check out rice and peas , saffron rice , ochro and rice .   
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