Menu: Bahamas

I tried to book a flight for all of us to go to the Bahamas this week, but their capacity was 50. We’ll have to settle for a Bahamian feast instead. Get ready for some down-home cooking, spiked with a little (or a lot) of Bahama Mama!

Red Conch Chowder [Recipe]
Everyone makes Conch Chowder a little bit different.
Our version is made with ham, potato, green pepper, carrot, and celery.

Island Macaroni & Cheese (Macaroni Pie) [Recipe]
This macaroni and cheese is sliced into squares for serving – perfect for parties.

Coconut Bimini Bread [Recipe]
Sweet and dense, this bread is flavored with honey and coconut milk.
Leftovers are perfect for French Toast.

Bahama Mama [Recipe]
Sail away with a Bahama Mama.
Our version of this famous drink has coconut rum and orange juice.

7 Comments

  1. Megan says

    You never cease to amaze me. I can’t wait to see more on the Island Macaroni and Cheese!

  2. Jessica Bennett says

    Wow. This all sounds absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to see how it all turned out.

  3. Brian S. says

    I once had conch chowder in a little Honduran restaurant in the South Bronx. I’m sure it is very different from your conch chowder but probably derives from the same culinary tradition since eastern Honduras gets Caribbean influence and also escaped black slaves. Here is what I wrote about it the day after eating:

    And there it came, a big steaming bowl full of big chunks of plantain, cassava and pepper bobbing in a yellow broth. There was also a big piece of conch, which had little taste since it had yielded all its flavor to the broth. And what a broth it was! Redolent of the tang of the sea, rich in salty flavor, it was everything I’ve always wanted a chowder to be — but never found until now. It was the sort of chowder Ishmael wolfed down with such enjoyment in Moby Dick. “Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favourite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition.”

    The chowder description in Moby Dick, the only description of good food in the novel (there’s lots of descriptions of horrible food, huge chunks of meat fried by the eccentric chef) can be read here:

    http://www.americanliterature.com/Melville/MobyDickorTheWhale/16.html

  4. elisa waller says

    I’m liking the bread…I love to go camping too..LOL
    Can’t wait to make this one in the bread machine!
    <3

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