Caribbean Easter Menu
Get into the Spring and Summer Mood by having a Caribbean Easter.
Here's what we came up with:
Cod Fish Fritters
Jerk Roasted Leg of Lamb
Boiled Sweet Plantains
Boiled Yucca with Onions and Warmed Garlic Oil
Traditional Green Beans
Mac and Cheese or Macaroni Pie
Traditional Yellow Cake
For this menu it would require pre-planning and prep.
You will need Jerk Seasoning- The best is Walker's
Yucca- Buy Frozen in the Goya Section
Sweet Plantains- Buy in a Caribbean or Latino grocery store
Leg of Lamb- your butcher
You should marinade the Lamb at least for 4 days with Jerk Seasoning and Roast it for four hours until it is cook thoroughly.
The yellow plantains look like a giant banana but it is a vegetable, just cut those in half according to how many guests you have, it takes 20 min to boil so that can be done Easter.
Yucca- boil the yucca according to the directions of the package, when yucca is cooked, allow to cool, in a saute pan heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil with one large onion and 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar and toss coating the yucca.
Because the Leg of Lamb will be spicy, I suggest you prepare mac n cheese for the kids with a chicken breast saute of veggies.
In the Caribbean a favorite drink is limeade.
2 cups of sugar
5 cups warm water
Squeeze the juice of the limes into a pitcher with two cups of sugar, 5 cups of warm water, and the bitters. Cover overnight, delicious accompaniment to the meal.
Sorrel ( Hibiscus Drink)
10 Hibiscus Flowers
2 cups of sugar
5 cups of warm water
1 cinnamon stick
Boil all of your ingredients in a stock pot for 3 hours, cool put in a pitcher and chill overnight.
You and your guests will love the delicious Caribbean meal, so much so that you start to pack your bags for Antigua.
Cheers to a Happy Spring!!