Traditional Bajan Recipes
A collection of traditional Barbadian (Bajan) recipes, focusing attention on the products readily available on the island .
Barbadian Plain Cake
This fine recipe for Barbadian Plain Cake compliments Bernadette Beekman
Pour over ice cubes in a tall glass and garnish with lemon, orange, banana, cherry and nutmeg.
Serve over crushed ice and garnish with a dash of nutmeg.
Serve cold or pour over ice. A dash of rum or falernum adds some extra punch!
Serve with biscuits or salt bread.
Serve very hot
Rice and Peas
Rice is a staple of the Barbadian diet and almost every Barbadian meal includes rice.
Coconut Bread is often eaten alone, but is commonly savored with a nice hot cup of tea.
This Black Cake derived from the British Plum Pudding which is a must on their Christmas menu.
Cassava Pone is another Barbadian recipe that utilizes a food introduced to Barbados by its earliest known settlers, the Arawaks.
Jug Jug is another popular holiday dish which is found on almost every Barbadian table at Christmas time.
A corn based delicacy that dates back to the 18th century.
The national dish of Barbados. Eaten with flying fish.
Fried Flying Fish
When eaten with cou-cou is the national dish of Barbados. A truly delicious fish which is also prepared steamed.
Also known as pickled pork in some quarters. This dish when eaten with black pudding (cows intestines stuffed with a delicious sausage filling) is the traditional Saturday afternoon fare for Barbadians.
Hot Pepper Sauce
Barbadians spread hot pepper sauce on just about everything they eat. Most Caribbean people are lovers of spicy food and hot pepper sauce makes everything even spicier.
The hors d'oeuvre that is served at almost every occasion - from street fairs to wedding receptions to cocktail parties.
An addictive drink that sneaks up on you when you least expect.
For those of us with a sweet tooth, this fits the bill.