Caribbean Flavor Profile

Caribbean Flavor Profile


Flavor Profile Table
Base:
garlic, green onion and thyme
Spices:
allspice, annato (achiote), black pepper, cayenne, cloves, coriander, curry powder, ginger, habañero peppers, mace, nutmeg, white pepper
Herbs:
cilantro and mint
Trademarks:
avocado, banana, bell pepper, black beans, coconut, coconut milk, fish, guava, kidney beans, lamb, lime juice, mango, papaya, plantain, rice, rum, shrimp, tomato, yams

three, Two, One

A Caribbean-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 method:

3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)


Five Signature Caribbean Dishes
curried lamb
escovitch
fried plantains
jerk chicken
rum cake

Noble Suggestions
  • Assemble a Caribbean jerk rub using a selection of the spices from the flavor profile table. Apply to shrimp or cut pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast. Skewer meat and grill.
  • Using the 3|2|1 method, sauté ingredients from the flavor profile table to create a Caribbean-inspired stir fry.
  • Concoct a unique Caribbean curry powder to use in soups, rubs and marinades. Essential ingredients include: turmeric, cumin seed, coriander seed, dry mustard, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried thyme. Curry powder is traditionally made by toasting all ingredients in a skillet on low heat until fragrant. Once spices have cooled, grind to a fine powder.

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