Aussie ‘Solomon Gundy’

Aussie Solomon Gundy Get More Caribbean Inspiration Here! Solomon Gundy is a classic Jamaican spread (also called solomon-a-gundy) made from heavily salted herring so strongly smoked that the flesh turns a reddish brown (thus ‘red herrings’). The rather odd sounding name comes from the old-fashioned English term salmagundi, referring to a highly-seasoned dish made from […]

Jamaican Coconut Drops

Jamaican Coconut Drops Get More Caribbean Inspiration Here! Also called simply ‘drops’, Jamaican Coconut Drops are a favourite sweet treat of Jamaicans everywhere. I love the punch the ginger adds to cut through the sweetness of these chewy toffees. Don’t be tempted to take the mixture off the stove too soon or it won’t set; […]

Caribbean Flan

Caribbean Flan Get More Caribbean Inspiration Here! Caribbean flan is a simple dessert similar to a French crème caramel or Spanish flan, except it’s a bit denser. The traditional Caribbean version is based on condensed and evaporated milk as fresh milk wasn’t always readily available in the past. Caribbean flan made with coconut milk is […]

Bajan Corn Soup

Bajan Corn Soup Get More Caribbean Inspiration Here! Hearty corn soup is popular in many parts of the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados. This is my take on the Barbadian version inspired by a recipe Paul Carmichael gave me – I love the three different textures of corn. Bajan corn soup often contains pumpkin […]

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