One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Saint Lucia.
- Big Chef Steak House
- Jambe De Bois
- Key Largo Restaurant
- Martha's Tables
- Memories of Hong Kong
- Rainforest Hideaway
- The Mango Tree
2 lbs green figs 1 lb saltfish ½ lb mild cheddar cheese ½ cup milk 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 onion, sliced 2 sweet peppers, thinly sliced ½ tsp black pepper 1 tsp bread crumbs
Soak saltfish overnight to remove salt. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a pie dish. Boil the reen igs until tender. Peel and crush with fork while still hot and sprinkle with lime juice to prevent darkening. Place saltfish in a large pan of cold water, bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove skin and bones, and shred fish. Press half of the crushed fig into pie dish. Sprinkle with half of the shredded fish. Spread half the peppers, onion, tomatoes, cheese and black pepper. Repeat layers of fig, fish, vegetables and cheese. Top with milk and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Makes 4 servings.
Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.
Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.