Monday, May 30, 2011

Bahamian style dining

There is a definite British influence on these lovely islands so I had to try the Special of the Day - Salt Beef with Cabbage. It was quite well seasoned and full of vegetables. Tasty and flavorful with a bit of a kick. Not sure what they used to give it that punch since very little grows on this rocky, sandy soil surrounded by salt water.

We island hopped from the Nassau, New Providence Island to Abaco to Elbow Cay (pronounced Key) and the quaint little village of Hopetown. Very charming.

The dumpling on top was not very good but I would reorder the Special again. A cool and refreshing Kalik was the perfect drink to go with this dish.

A more traditional American version is Pot Roast on page 166 of Tastes & Treasures. Try giving it a little jalapenos to liven up this mild version.