Cuisine with a Twist

Caribeño cooking has been shaped by flavors around the world into the cuisine we know and love today. Shop ingredients tradicionales to try these recipes with a Caribbean twist, plus find savings on everything you need to put some sabor on your table.

Bring the Flavors of the Caribbean Home

It may be close to Central America, but Caribbean cuisine has some subtle, delicious differences. While most of Central America uses corn as a base for tortillas and pastries, Caribbean food favors ground plantains, which are found in nearly every dish, along with white rice and black beans.

Caribbean dishes also use garlic and cilantro, rather than chiles, for their flavor. Another tasty difference is the inclusion of mangos, papaya and guava – both fresh and cooked – in many dishes.

In this video, Monica shares her family’s empanada recipe, which has roots in the Dominican Republic!

It may be close to Central America, but Caribbean cuisine has some subtle, delicious differences. While most of Central America uses corn as a base for tortillas and pastries, Caribbean food favors ground plantains, which are found in nearly every dish, along with white rice and black beans.

Caribbean dishes also use garlic and cilantro, rather than chiles, for their flavor. Another tasty difference is the inclusion of mangos, papaya and guava – both fresh and cooked – in many dishes.

In this video, Monica shares her family’s empanada recipe, which has roots in the Dominican Republic!

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