8 Amazing Foods You Must Try While Cruising the Caribbean

Great food is part of a memorable vacation. When going on a cruise, the number one topic of conversation is the food. The expectations are high for the food courses. So here are some meals that you should try while taking a cruise.

Jerk Chicken

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The Caribbean has put its own twist on chicken. Containing lots of herbs and different spices, the chicken is grilled or cooked in a pot. The result is a delicious and moist chicken with a bit of a kick.

Conch Fritters

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Conch is a type of shellfish that is often obtained fresh in the Caribbean. Battered and fried, the conch turns into a delicious appetizer or a side dish. It is often paired with speciality sauces designed to complement the subtle flavors.

Lobster Tails

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Lobster pulled fresh from the ocean is a real treat. These mouthwatering tails are one of the favorite parts of a lobster for fine dining. This is a dish that few lobster lovers can pass up with the vacation cruise packages.

Coconut Shrimp

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Coconut shrimp combines the sea and land into a very tasty dish. The sweet coconut crust pairs well with the sweetness of the shrimp. It is a combination that many find hard to resist.

Callaloo

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Callaloo is a local leaf used in a lot of Caribbean cooking. It’s appearance reminds one of spinach stew or the cooked collard greens of the South. It has different meat depending on your choice. This dish truly reflects the taste of the Caribbean.

Red Beans and Rice

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One of the Caribbean’s favorite side dishes is red beans and rice. Not only is it a local favorite, a meal is not considered complete without it. It is also easily turns into a main dish.

Curry

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Curry is a dish that uses all the flavors of the Caribbean. Typical curry dishes contain lots of vegetables, lots of spices, and a protein of chicken or goat. Curry is a favorite of those who want a little spice in their meal. Vegetarian curries are also an option for those who want a hearty vegetable meal.

Grilled Fruit

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Grilled Fruit is a favored Caribbean desert. Many Caribbean fruit stands up well to the grill. Coconut, pineapple, and plantains are just a few of the options. Grilled fruit offers a sweet end to a delicious meal.

A Caribbean cruise easily turns into a taste adventure. So, the next time you get asked about the food, you can say that it was an experience you will never forget.