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5 ‘Must Try’ Caribbean Dishes

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

The Black Cake Company has deep roots in the Caribbean and we love to share the things that keep traditions going strong, gives us sweet reminiscent reminders of where we came from, and encourages other cultures to experience island cuisine. People have come to the United States from all over the world, bringing their food traditions and flavors.

In our searches we have selected 5 Caribbean Dishes that you ABSOLUTELY must try. Be sure they are prepared authentically so that you can savor every morsel at its best.

With every Caribbean dish the best way to end it is with our Black Cake!


Jerk Chicken

'Jerk' is a style of cooking in which the main ingredient is coated in spices and slow cooked over an open fire or grill. Jerk Chicken traditionally served with rice & peas and steamed veggies is a Jamaican staple for locals and visitors alike!


Coucou & Flying Fish

The national dish of Barbados is one that the locals are quite proud of. The star of the show is a fillet of steamed or fried flying fish, accompanied by a side of coucou, which is reminiscent of polenta or grits. Lime juice, spices and fresh veggies take the flavors up a notch, creating a wonderful, authentic Bajan meal.

Trinidad & Tobago

Crab & Callaloo

Trinidad and Tobago's national dish is callaloo. It's a thick stew with a soup-like consistency. A flavorful dish using dasheen bush simmered in a creamy and flavorful coconut sauce with crab and a variety of herbs and spices.


Conch Fritters

An authentic dish from the Bahamas are these crispy and flavorful fritters made with fresh conch meat mixed up into a spicy batter and fried to a golden-brown color. They are perfect to serve with your favorite dipping sauces as a snack or appetizer!



Pepperpot is an Amerindian-derived dish popular in Guyana. It is traditionally served at Christmas and other special events. Along with chicken curry, and cook-up rice, pepperpot is one of Guyana's national dishes.

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