Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Captain Tim loves to cook- this is a grouping of the best Caribbean recipes- some use Caribbean Trading ingredients; some are just typical Caribbean. But all are delicious!

Pastelle Recipe

Pastelles made with corn meal and fig leaves

Yum There are a few variations of pastelles. Below is the typical recipe for a traditional Trinidadian dish. Making pastelles can be quite the under taking and many people opt to make these Caribbean cornmeal concoctions in bulk and preserve the rest by freezing them for future consumption. The pastelle process primarily consists of several […]

Captain’s Caribbean Swiss Griller

Yum This easy vegetarian sandwich can be maid- to-order or pre-prepped for grilling while out and about. Step One: Prepping the Mango Salsa Ingredients 1/2 mango, 1/4-inch diced 1/4 red onion, 1/4-inch diced 1/4 red bell pepper, 1/4-inch diced 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Pinch sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper In […]

Tostones a’la Caribbean Trading Company


Yum Directions Ingredients Cooking oil for frying 3 plantains Caribbean Trading Company Sauces and Seasonings Preheat oil to 350 degrees F Step One: Cut and Fry Cut plantains down the middle; peel away skin and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Add plantains to the hot oil and fry until golden; about 2 to 3 minutes. […]

Adobo Seasoned Chicken and Rice

Yum Directions Step One:  Prepping the Chicken Ingredients Caribbean Trading Company Gourmet Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning 2 tablespoons kosher salt 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano leaves 4 chicken thighs, with skin, cut […]

Captain’s Crunchy Catfish

Yum When ready to fry, fill a large heavy pot with enough vegetable oil to measure 1 1/2 inches up the side of the pan and heat to 350 degrees F. Step One: Prepping the Fish Ingredients 2 catfish fillets (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into roughly 2.5” by 1” strips 1.5 cups buttermilk 2 […]

Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

Caribbean Grilled Shrimp

Yum Step One: Prepping the Marinade Ingredients 2 tablespoons dark rum 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon Caribbean Trading Company Gourmet Lively Up Lime Jerk Seasoning In a small bowl, whisk together rum, oil, and Caribbean Trading Company Lively Up Lime Jerk Seasoning. Pour marinade over skewers, and turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. […]

Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Yum Ingredients 1/2 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon dark rum 1/2 teaspoon Caribbean Trading Company Lively Up Lime Jerk Seasoning One Step! In a blender, puree cilantro leaves, reduced-fat mayonnaise, fresh lime juice, dark rum, and Caribbean Trading Company Lively Up Lime Jerk Seasoning

Caribbean Dipping Sauce

Caribbean Dipping Sauce

Yum Ingredients 3/4 tablespoon butter 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 7 oz jars of your choice of Chali Jams* 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Pinch of salt (to taste) *For this recipe, you may choose any combination of Chali Jams. Combine flavors or stick with one. As long […]

Caribbean Recipes – Taste the Tropics at home on your island!

"Caribbean Market"

One of the best things about living in the Caribbean is the amazing variety of foods that are abundant, delicious and quite often growing in the back yard. Caribbean recipes combine African, Amerindian, French, East Indian, and Spanish styles of cooking. These traditions are a reflection of the early settlers of the region. Rice is […]