Cooking in the Islands
The heart of cooking in the islands
involves understanding the Cuisine of the Islands,
with the focus on the BVI as an instance of Caribbean
We begin by using universal foodstuffs
and then substituting fresh local provisions and unique
seasoning combinations characteristic of island cooking.
It is the Caribbean experience that we
Start by developing a flavorful repertoire
from the Caribbean pantry
such as peanut and annatto oil, seasonings and seasoned
salt, curry powder and chutneys, hot pepper sauces,
and West Indian sauces and salsas.
These can also be derived from this
cooking series of articles, such as Jerk Barbecue on the
Grill, that form the basis of daily menus. Remember, if
there are four vacationers or crew on a week's trip, then
the cook, or each member if the cooking is shared, may
have the chance to plan only a single dinner, since half
the dinners will be eaten out.
Expect to have some fun!
Individual preferences rule. Some may not
want to cook, and others may be vegetarians or have
special food needs.
Low-fat cooking ends up being emphasized
with fresh fish and grilling popular, and considering
that the new nutrition emphasizes protein-rich lean meat.
In general, Caribbean spices and seasonings, especially
curries, impart high flavor and crowd out traditional
This cooking series is based on resources
combining basic, charter and restaurant influences,
especially the"text books" that follow.
Sky Juice and
Flying Fish covers the whole Caribbean
especially from "down home" indigenous
Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook features upscale
restaurant cuisine in a local setting and ingredients on
Sea Fare brings the practical needs of a
charterboat chef in "getting it done" in a
confined space while celebrating the essence of the
Boat cooking has an undeniable appeal.
What if you could take your familiar backyard patio and
grill setting to exotic places, with means of cooking and
basic entertaining at your side?
That's what it's like to swing on a hook
in a new water neighborhood. In a harbour or beside a
beach, each dinner offers a new experience.
Enjoy some new food adventures with this