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Caribbean: A Knockout Punch: Sorrel

4 hibiscus tea bags or 1 cup sorrel petals (available in Caribbean markets)

2 whole cloves

1 2 inch cinnamon stick

½ slice ginger, peeled

½ cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

In a large saucepan, combine tea bags or sorrel flowers, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger and sugar with 4 cups water. […]

Caribbean: Sweet and Dandy: Black Cake

For the fruit mixture:

1 pound raisins

1 pound currants

1 pound prunes

1/2 pound candied cherries

1/4 pound mixed fruit peel

4 cups cherry brandy or cherry wine

4 cups dark rum

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise pods

1/2 vanilla bean

For the cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup dark brown sugar


Caribbean Egg Nog Punch De Creme

6 eggs 1.4 litres (6 cups) evaporated milk 1-1/2 cans (397g/14 fl oz each) sweetened condensed milk 0.2 litres (3/4 cup) rum (Use Caribbean rum, NB Bacardi is not rum, in my opinion) 1/2 whole nutmeg grated 1 lime zest 8ml (1/2 tbs) Angostura bitters

Directions Place the eggs and lime zest in a bowl […]

Caribbean Mahi Mahi Holiday Soup

2 pounds boneless Mahi Mahi, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 2 medium Onions, sliced ¼ cup Chives, chopped ¼ cup Cilantro, chopped 2 large Tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme 2 tablespoons fresh Lime Juice 1 tablespoon Golden Sun Tommy Bahama Rum 2 tablespoons Butter 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Sugar 1 tablespoon […]

Caribbean Holiday Shrimp

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 2 limes, juiced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 pounds large cooked shrimp, peeled, tails on 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to make Caribbean Holiday Shrimp In a large bowl combine […]

Traditional Caribbean Holiday Eggnog

4 egg yorlks 1 green lime rind ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons brandy 4 cup fresh milk 1 small piece vanilla bean 1 small piece cinnamon stick

Caribbean Eggnog Recipe Method: Beat the egg yolks with the lime rind adding the sugar gradually until well mixed. Remove lime rind and set egg mixture […]

Caribbean Christmas Pudding

½ lb raisins ½ lb currants ½ lb prunes (cut) ½ lb mixed peel ¼ lb flour 1 gill milk ½ lb sugar 6 ozs. cherries ½ lb butter 2 gills brandy 6 eggs ½ lb white bread crumbs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon almond essence 2 ozs. ground cashew […]

Caribbean Christmas Ring

3 tablespoons vegetable shortening 2 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup softened butter 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 tablespoons orange liqueur […]

Caribbean: Coquito (Puerto Rican Rum Eggnog)

2 15-ounce cans cream of coconut 2 14-ounce cans condensed milk 6 ounces white rum (use less if you like) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon coconut (or vanilla) extract


1. Mix all ingredients in a blender. 2. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving. Serve […]

Caribbean: Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan)

1/4 pound stale bread 2 cups hot milk 2 eggs (beaten) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter (melted) pinch of salt 1/2 cup raisins 4 1/2 teaspoons flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan and set aside. Remove and discard crusts from the bread. […]