Here are our top five (5) dishes to try when visiting the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Cook up, Black pudding, Salt fish and Dumplings, Conch Water and Goat water. These dishes would whip your taste buds into a frenzy.
This is a one pot dish with a combination of chicken, pigtail, salt fish and vegetables, with rice and pigeon peas. Many prefer it with a bit of wetness as it gets off the stove and down to belly. The flavor from the chicken and pigtail settled between the rice and peas blows one’s mind with a tang of flavors. Down to the bone can be eaten and the platter licked clean.
It’s not actually pudding but a sausage packed with herbs, thyme, peppers and rice. The intestines of pigs or cows after being thoroughly cleaned are then stuffed with the mixture, tied off at both ends with banana flagging (the leaves from banana trees). As the saying goes “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, if you want to take you taste buds on an exotic experience this is certainly a treat for you.
Salt fish and Dumplings
The national dish of Saint Kitts and Nevis is stewed salt fish with spicy plantains, coconut dumplings and seasoned breadfruit. Are you familiar with the feeling you get when you’ve been waiting patiently at a restaurant for your food? Well that’s how salt fish and dumpling prepared in SKN makes me feel.
This once was the national dish of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Swimming in its brown depths you’ll find lumps of practically any edible part of a goat. The soup contains cloves, thyme, other assorted herbs and spices, small dumplings, yams, breadfruit and potatoes. It’s basically meat and drink to me. A belly full of provisions and mutton with thirst quenching seasoned water to follow. This popular Saturday dish is best served hot, straight from the pot.
This is another version of goat water, but as we captioned above, the main ingredient is conch and not goat! It’s a soup locals enjoy mostly for a mid-day snack or in the afternoon. It is nourished with vegetables such as carrots, breadfruits, thyme and the special ingredient conch. I assure you that after your first drink, you’ll be begging for more!
Although not a dish, we couldn’t possible leave this out of the list! This very sweet treat consist of sugar, coconut and ginger. Sugar cake comes in variety of colors such as brown, pink or even white depending on the flavor and food dye used in the mixture. It can be compared to rock hard candy; hard on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. You simply cannot leave the Federation without trying this.
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