Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The Bahamas

The Bahamas have always sounded like a beautiful country to visit, and they are such a close neighbor to us that it was really great to learn about all the islands.

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The Bahamian food list I found (Top 25 Bahamian Foods) has a lot of seafood cuisine (obviously), but with some dishes that remind me of Southern cooking in the US.  I decided to go with Chicken Souse and Johnny Cake for our Bahamian meal.

I neglected to separate the wings, and for the future I think I would skin them as well before cooking.  I also left out the green pepper because some of the comments said that wasn't as traditional and I thought it would change the flavor of the meal more than the carrots would.  I think I would also choose to make this with whole allspice instead of ground so that the broth would be clearer.

My youngest daughter made the Johnny Cake, and although it looks like it would be bland and dry, it was actually moist inside and a little sweet.  It was a perfect accompaniment to the Chicken Souse and a big hit with my family.

I never would have guessed to put a lot of lime juice and allspice together in a stew, but it was really delicious and flavorful!

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