What kind of food does barbados eat?
Firstly I would like to clear up a popular myth about food in
I have had many visitors ask me if food from Barbados is
extremely hot and spicy. This is far from the truth.
Not all Barbados food is hot and spicy!
I personally believe that the association between Caribbean food
and the word "Jerk" has caused many to think this way.
Although jerk dishes are available in Barbados they are NOT
native to Barbados cuisine.
Each Caribbean island has its own seasonings and spices creating
flavours specific to their respective islands. Food in Barbados is
therefore very unique and cannot be compared with any other.
The special flavours of most Barbados food is due to our blend
of herbs and spices known as Barbados seasoning or Bajan Seasoning.
This blend includes thyme, marjoram, green onions and parsley to
name a few.
Barbados rum is also a popular cooking ingredient
"What_is_the_Barbados_National_Dish?">What is the Barbados National
The national dish of Barbados is Cou Cou and Flying Fish.
Cou cou is a unique blend of cornmeal and okra mixed with salt,
peppers and Bajan hot sauce. Flying fish is the most commonly found
fish in the warm waters surrounding Barbados and is usually served
fried or steamed.
These two combined have formed a dish Barbados has become famous
for, so let Cou Cou and Flying Fish be your first meal!
Most Bajan dishes have unique names you will over hear and will
most likely be unfamiliar to you.
During your Barbados vacation you should make sure to try a few.
Here is some food in Barbados I recommend, and their respective
"•_Bajan_Macaroni_Pie_&_Fried_Flying_Fish">• Bajan Macaroni Pie
& Fried Flying Fish
Bajan Macaroni Pie and Flying Fish , referred to as just "Pie
and Fish", is our version of macaroni and cheese served with a
fillet of fried flying fish. Flying fish is often exchanged for a
variety of other tropical Barbados fish such as Mahi Mahi and Blue
"•_Bajan_Black_Eye_Peas_and_Rice">• Bajan Black Eye Peas and
"Rice N' Peas" as it is referred to, is the most popular rice dish
in Barbados and is a common substitute for Macaroni Pie. These
native African peas have become a major part of Barbadian family
meals. This dish is sometimes made with kidney beans and parsley.
These sweet potatoes are made with lots of Barbados brown sugar.
If served mashed they are sometimes topped with sweet pineapples
Plantain is a close relative to the sweet banana and makes a
delicious addition to any meal when fried and topped with cinnamon.
Fried plantains are often diced and individually wrapped in
bacon making an amazing hors d'oeuvre.
This is a very special Barbados meal. The pudding is made of pig
intestines stuffed with sweet potatoes and the souse is boiled down
pig head and trotters. A great dish for the adventurous!
Conkies are made of a mixture of cornmeal, coconut, pumpkin,
sweet potatoes and cornflour wrapped in a banana leaf. These are
usually made in November to celebrate Barbados' independence.
Our version of a tasty bun.
These deep fried fish balls are made of salted cod fish and herbs.
It is common to find these being sold on the side of the road.
Two Bajan salt fish cakes in a salt bread bun.
A fillet of fried flying fish in a salt bread bun.
A bright red, tastey Barbados fruit that is often turned in to
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