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!

Slow Cooker Mango Mustard Kielbasa Bites

mango mustard bites

This is a super simple and easy appetizer that will get rave reviews from all of your guests. The Habanero Mango Mustard gives a nice twist to a classic recipe! 1 (14-oz.) pkg. kielbasa, sliced (use your favorite, or could even use lower fat chicken summer sausage) 1/3 cup Spicy Mango Mustard 3 Tbsp. honey […]

Iced Hibiscus Sparkler

iced hibiscus drink

There is nothing more Caribbean than Iced Hibiscus Tea aka Flor de Jamaica.  This sparkler drink is a cool and refreshing option. 1  qt-size bag of Caribbean Trading’s Iced Hibiscus iced tea brew bag Sparkling Water Brew the Iced Hibiscus tea pouch  blend for at least 5 minutes,  using about 1/3 less water. Sweeten to […]

Jerk Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

bacon tater tots

This yummy little app hits all of the right spots to make for a WOW appetizer.  The jerk barbecue sauce pairs perfectly with the bacon to put a Caribbean twist to this classic comfort food appetizer. Serves: 40 appetizers Ingredients 16 oz Hickory Smoked Bacon 40 frozen tater tots (deep fried or baked) ¾ cup […]

Island Magic Citrus Marinade for Steak

citrus marinade

This yummy citrus marinade with steak pairs so nicely with rice or with vegetables.  We tried this recipe on steak that we put on the barbecue along with some grilled zucchini and baked potatoes.  It was fantastic!  The citrus marinade gives it a nice summery flavor.  Serves 6. Ingredients ¼ cup Orange Juice Juice of […]

Tequila Lime Burgers

burgers

Sometimes you get bored of the same tired old hamburger and you need to spice it up a bit.  These Tequila Lime Burgers offer just the right creative twist to get you excited about your burger again.  Tried these for a recent BBQ with friends and everyone found the combination of flavors to be really […]

Easy Jerk Chicken Soup Recipe

It is National Soup Month! We are celebrating with this awesome recipe using Jerk. This jerk chicken soup recipe is perfect for that cold winter night while you are dreaming of the Caribbean. It offers a slightly different take that will break the routine of those basic chicken soups. The sweet and heat of the […]

Celebrate Hot Tea Month with Caribbean Flavors!

hot tea month

In an ode to another wacky, random holiday this month we are celebrating Hot Tea Month! Nothing is quite as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea. Hot Tea Month encourages you to branch out and try new types of tea to fit different moods, tastes and environments; English breakfast tea is […]

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

cauliflower

These spicy cauliflower bites are a fun and easy vegetarian alternative to a chicken wing. You can either bake or fry according to your preferences.   Ingredients serves 2-4 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup flour* 1 tsp. ground, dried garlic (or garlic powder) small head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup hot […]

Sancocho: Puerto Rican Stew Recipe

sancocho

Sancocho is a Puerto Rican stew that is hearty. It is perfect for colder days and is a popular meal to make for a large group. Like any good stew, what goes into varies and everyone has their own favorite recipes. However, what sets Sancocho apart from any regular beef stew is that it includes […]

Island Magic Grilled Steak Recipe

We recently launched a new seasoning called Island Magic. It is a perfect seasoning for any meats, but especially on red meats. Here is a simple recipe on how to use it to dress up your steak and make is magic. Serves: Makes 8 servings. • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup soy sauce […]