THE BARE NECESSITIES - THE SPICES YOU NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN
Cooking a hearty, delicious meal for your family requires some basic kitchen necessities that go beyond your collection of utensils, pots, pans, and other kitchen gadgets. For food that really packs a punch, you’ll also need a selection of herbs, spices, seasoning blends, and more to give each dish its unique authenticity that will make your family sing your praises and ask for a second helping.
One type of food that every household should know to make is something unique from their own culture. For some this could be French cuisine, and others might prefer spicy Thai dishes. But if you are of Afro-Caribbean descent, you might take pride to know how to bring some of the most-loved dishes to your very own kitchen – and we know that you can’t find the brands and the spices that you love to use to create them just anywhere.
What Is Typical Afro-Caribbean Food?
Today, a typical Afro-Caribbean home’s menu is composed mainly of yam, cassava, green banana or plantain, sweet potatoes, cocoyam, bread, coconut, lentil, rice, fish, and meat. You might also find a blend of European, African Indian or American influenced recipes depending on location, availability of ingredients, and personal favourites. If you are trying to learn how to cook authentic Afro-Caribbean food such as Ackee, Rice And Peas, Yam Rissoles, Jamaican Goat Curry, or Callaloo, there are some spices you should always have on hand in your kitchen.
Traditional Afro-Caribbean spices, seasonings, and more that you will need to cook authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine:
AF’s Obe Ata Seasoning
Africa’s Finest Jollof Seasoning
Badia Complete Seasoning
Dunn’s River Chicken Seasoning
Dunn’s River Fish Seasoning
Jamaica Valley Pimento & Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Maggie Hot Liquid Seasoning
Mr Browns Curry Seasoning
Rajah Barbecue Seasoning
Spurtree Brown Stew Seasoning
Tropical Sun Cajun Seasoning
The Afro-Caribbean cooking style is similar to many traditional African cooking styles. With ancestry hailing from the continent, many families often pass their cooking techniques on from one generation to the next. This is why you will see the same theme, and many of the same ingredient including yam, cassava, plantain, cocoyam, coconut, and lentils in both cultures.
Popular Afro-Caribbean dishes you should try making today:
· Rice And Pea
· Yam Rissoles
· Pumpkin Soup
· Corn Porridge
· Goat Curry
· Jerk Chicken
To learn more, contact Montego’s today and shop a wide selection of high-quality foods.
If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share it on your favourite social media sites.