Top 5 Exotic Caribbean Foods

Its no secret that the Caribbean is a melting pot of many different cultures and traditions, so its no surprise that these different influences are also reflected in the food.

Top 5 of the Most Exotic Caribbean Foods

Its no secret that the Caribbean is a melting pot of many different cultures and traditions, so its no surprise that these different influences are also reflected in the food. The creativity and resourcefulness of the people have resulted in some very interesting and exotic dishes. Ever tried Tree Mutton aka Green Monkey from St. Kitts? How about Mountain Chicken of Dominica...little hint-its not really chicken. Check out our list of the Top 5 Exotic Caribbean foods...tell us which are on your lit.

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Tree Mutton (St. Kitts)

Jan 07, 2017
Tree Mutton (St. Kitts)

The Vervet Monkey (or Green Monkey because of its hue in certain lights) is served stewed on the island of St. Kitts and is said to be indistinguishable by taste, sight or smell from regular mutton.

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Mountain Chicken ( Dominica)

Jan 07, 2017
Mountain Chicken ( Dominica)

‘Mountain Chicken’ refers to a giant ditch frog that is fried and served with ground provisions. It got its name because of its size and the similarity in taste/texture to the common chicken. However, the chances of flying over there to sample it are slimming, since over consumption and a worldwide fungal epidemic have made it one of the world’s most endangered amphibians.

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Concon (Dominican Republic)

Jan 07, 2017
Concon (Dominican Republic)

Concon is burnt rice that is often cooked . Concon is that one, thin layer of burned kernels that lines the bottom of the pot every time you cook rice. The rice is foten favored with spices, coconut milk and even crab meat that tend to sink to the bottom, concon is where it all concentrates to create a crispy concoction of Caribbean flavour.

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Roasted Iguana or Labba (Trinidad and Tobago/Guyana)

Jan 07, 2017
Roasted Iguana or Labba (Trinidad and Tobago/Guyana)

Believe it or not, iguana meat is very similar to chicken. It is a white meat and has much the same consistency and is very mild.

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Mannish Water (Montserrat)

Jan 07, 2017
Mannish Water (Montserrat)

This main feature of this dish is the head of a goat. The broth is also served with many different parts of the animal which can include eyes, teeth, chunks of hair and sometimes even hooves.

 

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