Try These Five Tasty Caribbean Dishes You Can Make at Home This Halloween
by Carolyn Lee Oct 26, 2023
Spooky season is upon us, and when it comes to eating during Halloween, our busy schedules can distract us from remembering to eat on time. We know you look forward to dressing up in costumes, scary decorations, and buying candy. However, we want to share a few Caribbean dishes you can make that will leave you ample time to enjoy the festivities.
Halloween is on Tuesday this year, and with busy work and school schedules, you might need more time to prepare a Halloween treat in the morning. These appetising saltfish fritters by Grace Foods can serve as a yummy treat if you get hungry later. You can use this recipe to have a batch of saltfish fitters ready in approximately 35 minutes.
Caribbean people love seafood, and shrimp dishes are popular on every island. We also love making shrimp meals with curry. Coconut milk, garlic, onion, thyme, hot peppers and other herbs and spices can add flavour. You can add a side of steamed or raw vegetables, rice, or fried green plantains for a fuller meal. This African Bites recipe is worth trying if you’d love to make curried shrimp this Halloween. Your meal preparation and cooking time should be approximately 30 minutes.
Spicy Barbecued Wings
Many of us love chicken wings, and this fantastic recipe from JCS Kitchen captures the Halloween theme and is also delicious. Dubbed “JCS Spicy BBQ Black Bat Wings”, the recipe is easy to follow and has a meal preparation time of ten minutes and one hour of cooking time. You will have ample time to eat, dress, and put your candy out.
Fried Flying Fish
In Barbados, fried flying fish with coucou on Fridays or Saturdays is a treat many enjoy. Once you know how to make it, you can have it whenever you like, and Halloween is no exception. We grabbed this fried flying recipe from Bajan Things. However, if you don’t have flying fish, you can use this recipe from Totally Barbados to make fried fish and enjoy it with a side of vegetables, festivals, coucou, rice and pigeon peas. So, you won’t need to over-indulge on Halloween candy.
Spicy Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup
We know pumpkins are great for carving, but we prefer to cook them in the Caribbean. This Trinidadian spicy coconut curry pumpkin soup recipe from Side Chef can delight taste buds before serving a fuller meal. You can have the tasty flavours of this soup bursting in your mouth since it takes only 45 minutes to prepare.
You can easily find the ingredients to create some of these meals or decorations using our Find Yello listings for a supermarket, party supply store, wholesale, or grocer near you.
Sources: JCS Kitchen, Healthline, Grace Foods, Side Chef, Totally Barbados, Bajan Things, and African Bites.