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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar along with the vanilla extract, until mixture is fluffy & light.

3. In […]

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

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 lumps have disappeared. Place on floured […]

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

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 shell. Carefully open the crab backs, […]

St. Martin / St. Maarten: Callaloo Soup

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 cups chicken stock Pull all stems […]

St. Martin / St Maarten National Dish & Recipe

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 leafy green similar to spinach of […]

Butter Cookies

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 is fluffy and light.

Next combine […]

Red Snapper St. Martin


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


1/4 cup of honey 1/2 cup of amaretto 1 cup of orange juice 1 tablespoon of cilantro 1/2 cup of corn starch slurry


Guavaberry Wine ( Virgin Islands/St. Martin)


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


First use a small amount of water to rinse the berries. Now clean berries by popping […]