3 Must-Try Caribbean Dishes

The Caribbeans are a tropical paradise and there is plenty to do. Although you'll surely be soaking up the sun for a majority of your trip, the various islands of the Caribbean offer up a scrumptious series of distinct dishes. Read on and discover just a few must try Caribbean dishes and their country of origin. The next time you're on a cruise or a vacation rental in one of these countries, feel free to sample the culinary delights that the area has to offer.

Conch Fritters

Conch may not sound like a dish that is appetizing and may even seem like it is a dish that would not be palatable to American tastes, but that simply isn't the case. Conch is a sea snail. However, don't run away screaming quite yet. This snail is finely chopped up and placed into a mixture that includes peppers, onion, celery and flour, and then it is rolled into a dense ball which is deep fried. This crisp, incredibly flavorful – but not too spicy – dish, works as a great appetizer or a hunger satiating snack while you're taking a break from the beach on the Bahamas.

Breadfruit and Codfish

In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, you will be hard pressed to find a fruit that is more celebrated than the breadfruit. This fruit was brought to colonial St. Vincent to feed slaves, but the taste is quite juicy, sweet, and flavorful – just as a tropical fruit should be. During August, known as Emancipation Month, a traditional dish is served throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines that consists of breadfruit and codfish. The codfish can be served either deep fried or roasted in a salad along with hot peppers, tomatoes, onion, and dressed in just a bit of olive oil.

Ackee with Johnny Cakes and Bammy

Are you a fan of scrambled eggs? Then you have to try this interestingly flavored dish if you find yourself in Jamaica. This dish is often favorably compared to the taste of scrambled eggs, but you would never know it from its looks or construct. It is made from the fruit of a tree that is endemic to Jamaica: the ackee. The fruit is then boiled down and served with fried dumplings that are known across the island as Johnny cakes, a flatbread with a crispy outer layer known as bammy, and saltfish, which is of course, a Jamaican staple.

To try these and other tasty dishes, get in touch with a travel agent like those at Bahamas Vacation Rentals to rent your dream Caribbean vacation home and start eating.