Caribbean dinner party

Summer is officially over–and in a week I’ll be heading to the Caribbean for a much-anticipated vacation. It seemed that the right thing to do, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of my first dinner party in this town, was to throw another, Caribbean-themed party. Right on!

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Passionfruit, dragonfruit, another unknown fruit that nobody tried

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Papaya, starfruit, mango

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The appetizer was conch fritters (actually made with scallops, alas) with lime tartar sauce and mango salsa. Both the condiments at once were very good. I used Emeril Lagasse’s recipe but added a lot more Bayou Blast seasoning and also some cornmeal.

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To drink, a round of hurricanes followed by a round of quasi-mojitos

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For dinner, jerk pork, roasted shrimp, fried plantains, and corn black bean & mango salad that was ohmygoodness goodness. More Emeril recipies.

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It all looked good on a plate. Dessert (of course there was dessert!) was coconut pudding and frozen key lime pie. They looked so good that we dug into them before they could be photographed. Rest assured–they were beautiful also.

Viva Caribbean food and viva my upcoming vacay! Hooray!

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3 thoughts on “Caribbean dinner party

  1. Oooh! I love carambola and fried plantains (not necessarily together, LOL). Yum! I hope you have an awesome vacation. I look forward to hearing about it!

  2. Looks fantastic and makes me a bit homesick for St. Thomas!

    Did you have help creating the ‘feast’? That was a lot of prep work!

    Hope you and the rest of the group have a super vacation. Maybe you will find some treasures on the Caribbean ocean during those scuba dives.

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