Turn up the heat with sweet and spicy island fare.
Eggs Benedict is a breakfast indulgence, but this version is so delicious you’ll make it any day. Make the crab cakes the
evening before for quick work the next day. The hollandaise needs to be made just before serving, but it’s easy and takes
less than 15 minutes.
Recipe: Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict
Don’t let the ingredient list fool you―this recipe is quick and full of flavor. The cool pineapple salsa blends well with
the hot cooked shrimp. Try the shrimp and pineapple, topped with slices of a mild cheese, on toasted rolls for a jazzy sandwich.
Recipe: Caribbean-spiced Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
The sweet-and-sour sauce tastes great on fish or white meat―try it with chicken or pork. If you can’t find guava nectar or
jelly in your store, substitute apricot.
Recipe: Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce
We couldn’t stop eating this delicious blend of seafood and fruit. The interesting technique of salting the onions really
does make a difference―they become mild enough to not overpower the fruit, but you can still taste their flavor.
Recipe: Tropical Fruit, Avocado, and Grilled Shrimp Salad
Reprinted with permission from Simply Shrimp (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). Copyright 2007.
The Jamaican Jerk Rub is spicy, but sweet mango and ripe avocado buffer the heat.
Recipe: Jerk Shrimp with Grilled Onion, Avocado, and Mango Salsa
You’ll want to cut large sea scallops into pieces so they “cook” evenly in the citrus juices. If you prefer traditionally
cooked seafood, blanch the scallops in boiling salted water for 1 or 2 minutes, then proceed with recipe.
Recipe: Scallop-Papaya Seviche
Make this super-easy, super-flavorful punch your go-to drink at your next grilling party.
Recipe: Ultimate Rum Punch
Replacing some of the milk with canned coconut milk is the secret ingredient to making this island-style French toast.
Recipe: Coconut French Toast
It’s easy to substitute chicken, the key is using thin cutlets. If you can only find large breasts, slice in half horizontally,
then pound to an even thinness.
Recipe: Nut-crusted Yellowtail Snapper with Mango-Butter Sauce
The key to great grilled scallops is a preheated grill. The grates must be hot when the scallops are placed on them, otherwise
the scallops with stick and tear. If you are not a grill pro, you can broil in the oven for similar results.
Recipe: Scallops with Mango Vinaigrette
To make this tasty drink special, be sure to garnish it with fresh pineapple wedges, citrus slices and a cherry. Arrange the
fruit on a wooden skewer, then cover with clear wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe: Patio Daddy-O Planter's Punch
To keep the avocado looking fresh and green, toss the slices in the salad dressing before placing on top.
Recipe: Avocado and Pineapple Salad