9 Caribbean Dishes That Will Brighten Your Day

Ackee and Saltfish: A traditional Jamaican dish featuring salted codfish sautéed with ackee fruit, onions, tomatoes, and spices.

Roti: A popular dish in Trinidad and Tobago, roti consists of a soft, flatbread filled with curried vegetables, meat, or seafood.

Conch Fritters: A favorite in the Bahamas, conch fritters are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, made with diced conch meat, herbs, and spices.

Jerk Chicken: Originating from Jamaica, jerk chicken is marinated in a spicy blend of seasonings including scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, and thyme, then grilled to perfection.

Callaloo: A nutritious and flavorful dish made with leafy greens such as amaranth or taro leaves, cooked with coconut milk, onions, garlic, and often crab or salted meat.

Pepperpot: A hearty stew enjoyed in Guyana and other Caribbean countries, pepperpot is made with meat (often beef), cassava, peppers, and spices, simmered until tender and flavorful.

Rice and Beans: A staple dish throughout the Caribbean, rice and beans are cooked in coconut milk with spices, offering a delicious and satisfying accompaniment to many meals.

Ceviche: A refreshing seafood dish popular in the Caribbean, ceviche is made by marinating raw fish or seafood in citrus juice, then mixed with onions, peppers, and herbs for a burst of flavor.

Rum Cake: A sweet and decadent dessert enjoyed across the Caribbean, rum cake is made with moist sponge cake soaked in rum syrup and often topped with nuts or dried fruits.