18 - 19
Omelette with Ham
Shorcrust Pastry (Pâte brisée)
Rice and Red Beans
Spaghetti with Sausages
Sweet Potato Pudding (Pain-Patate)
Deep Fried Pork and Plantains
Vegetable Soup (Bouillon)
Creole red snapper
Soursop ice cream
Potato salad with carrots
Rice with black mushrooms and shrimp
Haitian cuisine originates from several culinary styles brought by the Taíno Amerindians, the Spanish, the French, and the Africans when they populated the Western portion of the island of Hispaniola from the Pre-Columbian era to Haiti's independence in 1804.
The Tainos left their staples, the Spanish carried their cooked green peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic, the French brought their stews and soups, the Africans introduced okra, pigeon peas.
This multi-cultural heritage rendered a method of cooking that is traditionally based on natural spices and herbs, thus making the Haitian Creole Cuisine very delicious and renowned.
Rice & Red Beans
As the basis of Haitian cuisine, rice and red beans is Haiti's national dish. It is rooted in Haiti's history and became a tradition. Dried red kidney beans being the most popular.
Rice & Mushrooms
Rice with black mushrooms is particularly cooked on special occasions with either small, medium, large shrimps, crabs, green peas or Lima beans .
The term "creole" has evolved from the Spaniards and became part of Haitian lifestyle including the culinary influences of the French, Spanish, and Africans.
Having this delicious soup on New Year's Day or on Sunday is heavily rooted in the Haitian culture and history. This authentic dish implies a blend of pumpkin and vegetables.
This dish particularly rooted in the Haitian tradition is preferably served hot along with Pikliz and deep fried pork, or chicken, turkey, fish, meatballs, and accras.
Based upon daily culinary experiences and traditional methods to reflect the fundamental principles of Haitian Creole Cuisine, the following recipes represent an excellent guide to the secrets of Haitian cuisine. This unique and creative style of cooking requires a lot of work, patience, sacrifice, hygiene, methodology, and practice. So, embark yourself on this culinary adventure!