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!

MayoKetchup: The Puerto Rican Condiment

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MayoKetchup is the quintessential Puerto Rican condiment. It is used both for dipping tostones, and Puerto Rican fritters, French fries, chicken tenders – just about anything you would use ketchup for.  Use it as a spread on a hamburger or sandwich.. The possibilities are endless! Ingredients 1 part ketchup 3 parts mayonnaise Dash of Sofrito, […]

Plantain Soup: A Healthy and Easy Recipe

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Yum Plantain soups are found in many cuisines around the world, and is particularly popular in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Plantains, part of the banana family, is full of good vitamins and can be prepared many ways, but today we are thinking all about soup! There are several varieties of plantain soups that can […]

Summer Chickpea Salad

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Yum This summer chickpea salad is a favorite among the crew. It is perfect for those sultry tropical days. We use it as a main dish for a light lunch or dinner, but it is also great to bring for a potluck barbecues. Sure to please the vegetarians among you! And the carnivores will love […]

Mango Chow: An Easy Refreshing Summer Recipe

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Yum Mango Chow is popular and can be found in many Caribbean islands, but in particular Trinidad &Tobago. This is a really easy recipe that is perfect for a hot summer afternoon. The pairing of the sweet mangos with the heat of the hot sauce make for a great combination. Servings 2 Units 1 green […]

Steak with Hot Butter Sauce

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Yum This recipe for hot butter sauce takes your steak and bumps it up a notch!  The heat and the buttery yumminess take steak to the next level! ·         Grill a big steak ·         Make the Hot Sauce butter by mashing 1/2 stick room-temperature unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro. ·         Add some salt […]

Puerto Rico Food Must Have: Adobo Seasoning

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If you are a fan of Puerto Rican food, or you would like to start cooking Puerto Rican typical food, you will definitely need Adobo in your pantry. It is a must have for any Puerto Rican cook. Adobo simply means “seasoning mix” and every spanish speaking country has their own. You can put it […]

New Caribbean Candies from Caribbean Trading

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We are so excited to announce our new line of Caribbean candies. Offering a mix of tropical salt water taffy, gummies, and hard candies, there is a tropical flavor for for every palate. They are available in small and large sizes. The large size are for sharing, and the small sizes are perfect as part […]

Puerto Rican Pinchos: A Quick and Easy BBQ Recipe

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If you have ever visited Puerto Rico, you will have seen lots of roadside stands advertising “Pinchos”. What is a Pincho? It is a Shish kebob! And Puerto Rico knows how to do them right…. Pinchos, Spanish for “spikes,” is a simple and versatile dish and are commonly made with pork or chicken and a […]

Caribbean Honey Chicken Bites

caribbean chicken honey bites

Yum These yummy chicken bites make for a great appetizer for any party or event! The combination of ginger and papaya, scotch bonnet heat and honey, this Caribbean twist on the ingredients packs some awesome flavor. Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tablespoons Papaya Passion Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 garlic clove, […]