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Caribbean Entrees

What's for dinner? Solve the dilemma with one of these flavor-filled main meal dishes.
Curried Mango in Avocado

Curried Mango in Avocado

For a dramatic serving presentation, select the largest avocado you can find. This becomes a substantial luncheon entrée or elegant first course for dinner.

Cajun-Style Rice

Cajun-Style Rice

Inspired by Louisana’s popular Cajun dish of “dirty” rice, this variation has all the potency and flavor you could expect but omits the pork and the chicken livers, which traditionally give the dish its characteristic color. Perfect accompaniments are hot cornbread and baked pears. Minted iced tea or lemonade balances flavors.

Tofu Gumbo

Tofu Gumbo

Gumbo may be made with a number of main ingredients, so why not tofu? Marinated tofu is a modern addition to this old Cajun favorite—along with the distinctive texture of okra. It’s served over a White Corn Grits Soufflé, which is fluffed with eggs and served golden brown and piping hot right out of the oven. Leftover grits may be sliced and fried like polenta for breakfast the next morning or eaten as a snack later in the day.

Vegetable Mango Stir-Fry

Vegetable Mango Stir-Fry

In the Caribbean, green, semi-ripe mangoes add an incomparable depth of flavor to many dishes. Here, they are combined with bell peppers, mushrooms and tofu for a flavorful stir-fry that is served over noodles.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Here's a quick vegetarian version of the Brazilian national dish known as feijoada. This stew entices the eye with the colorful contrast of black beans and sweet potatoes and pleases the palate with nourishing ingredients.

Sweet Potato Fritters with Peach Salsa

Sweet Potato Fritters with Peach Salsa

Incorporating a new recipe at every meal is a challenge Sharman Schubert made these fritters when trying to re-create a meal she had on a trip to Antigua. 3rd Place, 2006 recipe contest.

Jamaican Vegetable Patties

Jamaican Vegetable Patties

The sweet, earthy flavors of carrots and peas temper the kick of Jamaican jerk seasoning in these Caribbean-inspired patties. For even speedier preparation, use pre-grated carrots, available in most supermarkets. To make fresh breadcrumbs, trim and discard crusts from firm, fresh sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces, and whirl in a food processor or blender until crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/2 cup. The salsa can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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