St Lucia food has
been influenced by many factors. It is actually a mélange (mix) of many
cultures like African, French, British and native. It is similar to others in
the Caribbean, but with its own identity.
St Lucia presents its Saffron Buns originals from Sweden
Abundance of Fruits Vegetables and Fish
St Lucia is an island with not only beautiful beaches. It has lots of fertile land; therefore you will find an array of locally grown vegetables and fruits.
Fish is caught daily in the clear waters surrounding the island. This is essentially the base of their cuisine.
Vegetables grown in St Lucia Island include cassava, dashing, breadfruit and sweet potatoes. Local fruits are bananas, coconuts, guavas, mangoes, papayas, passion fruit and pineapples.
If you like fish, in St Lucia you’ll have a feast of tuna, mahi mahi, and snapper.
And as a good Caribbean Island the food is spicy with an array of spices used in its cuisine, like garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, parsley and cloves.
Banana and Salt Fish is a typical St Lucia dish
Top dishes of St Lucia Food
This is a frequent dish on St Lucian’s table. It is Salt Fish or Cod Fish and Green Banana. It is seasoned with garlic, thyme, onion, scallions, cilantro, peppers, lime juice, vegetable oil, hot sauce and salt to taste.
This is a large soup pot that can be cooked with fish, chicken, meat, ham hocks or pork. The ingredients are: russet potatoes, white sweet potato, large carrots, coarsely, onion, lentils, cloves, garlic, plantains, green bananas, yucca, spinach, hot sauce and salt.
Salt fish or cod with the following ingredients: Breadfruit, salt fish, onions, vegetable oil.
The Peperpot of St Lucia is original from neighboring Guyana
This is actually a dish typical from Guyana and adopted by the surrounding islands as St Lucia. It can be made with beef, chicken, pork or lamb with the following ingredients: red hot pepper, casareep, cinnamon, clove, sugar, salt, basil, thyme, onion and garlic.
Made of chicken cutlets with ham ripe bananas, flour, egg and grated coconut
Delicious Banana Nut Bread of St Lucia
This is typical bread of St Lucia taking advantage of the bananas that grow on the islands. It is made of flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, ripe bananas, vanilla and walnuts or pecans,
These bread buns are original from Sweden, where they celebrate Saint Lucia Day on December 13th. It was adopted by the island and it is now a very popular bread to accompany meals and drinks. Ingredients: Milk, vanilla, dry yeast, sugar, brandy, powdered saffron, tangerines, all purpose flour, cardamom, salt, dried cranberries and powdered sugar.
For more information visit St Lucia Tourism Website
World Renowned St Lucia Rum
Beverages in St Lucia
St Lucia Rum is a popular alcoholic beverage on the island and they have their own distillery.
I hope you got an idea of what to expect when you visit St Lucia regarding food. I repeat, this is just information for my readers and travelers to St Lucia.
I don’t pretend to be a chef or expert in food. I am just a travel writer that has been to St Lucia several times and love the island and its people. And of course, St Lucia Food.
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