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St. Martin / St. Maarten: St. Martin’s Spare Ribs

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INGREDIENTS:

– 1 kg of pork ribs, chopped – Wash the pieces with the lime and cider vinegar – Marinate 2 hours – 1 onion – 6 garlic cloves

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare the sauce in a container: Prepare a marinade with a good amount of BBQ sauce, onion and 6 […]

St. Martin / St. Maarten: Planteur’s Punch

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INGREDIENTS:

– 150ml white rum or old rum – 300ml of orange juice – 300ml of pineapple juice – 300ml of guava juice, – sugar cane syrup – angostura bitters – nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the fruit juices, the rum and the sugar cane syrup. Add a pinch of […]

St. Martin / St. Maarten: Butter Cookies (St. Martin – Caribbean)

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 lb unsalted butter , room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar along with the vanilla extract, until mixture […]

St. Martin / St. Maarten: Bakes (Johnny Cakes)

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1 lb. flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon white sugar 1 cup vegetable oil warm water

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add enough warm water to make a stiff dough. Knead well until dough is smooth and all […]

St. Martin St. Maarten: Crab Backs (Crabmeat-Stuffed Shells)

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12 live blue crabs 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped

Bring water to boil in a large pot. Add crabs. Boil 15 minutes, until the shells turn bright red. Drain and cool. Break open the claws and pick out the meat. Discard pieces of […]

St. Martin / St. Maarten: Callaloo Soup

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2 pounds fresh kale 1/2 pound callaloo, or fresh spinach 12 okra pods 1/4 pound salt pork, cut into thin strips 1/2 pound fresh lean pork, cubed 2 onions, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 hot pepper, seeds removed, sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 6 […]

St. Martin / St Maarten National Dish & Recipe

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National Dish

The national dish on St. Martin/St. Maarten is callaloo soup made with pork cubes.

If you are really adventurous you may wish to try a specific food in St. Maarten known as the national dish, callaloo soup.

This spicy Callaloo soup is made with Callaloo (a […]

Butter Cookies

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1/2 cup of sugar 1 1/2 cups of flour 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/2 pound of unsalted butter, -softened

First heat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175C). Cream the butter and the sugar with vanilla extract into a large size bowl until mixture […]

Red Snapper St. Martin

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Ingredients:

1 kiwi 1 banana 1 cup of flour 1 teaspoons nutmeg 1 teaspoons pepper and 1/2 cup virgin olive oil 8 ounces filet Red snapper -skinned, boned -salt to taste

Sauce:

1/4 cup of honey 1/2 cup of amaretto 1 cup of orange juice 1 tablespoon of cilantro […]

Guavaberry Wine ( Virgin Islands/St. Martin)

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Ingredients:

1 pound prunes 1 pound raisins 1 pound sorrel 3 vanilla beans 3 cinnamon sticks 1 pound brown sugar 1/2 pound gingerroot 1 pound guavaberries (red) 1 pound guavaberries (yellow) 2 (750 ml) bottles of rum

Directions:

First use a small amount of water to rinse the […]