HAITI CUISINEHaiti is a French speaking country between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Haiti has so many special cuisines. The cuisines in Haiti are like no other. Since Haiti is a Caribbean island they have many Caribbean influenced foods. Haiti also has a French background so many cuisines are also influences by the French too. Haitians use vegetables and meats in very many dishes. Peppers and other herbs are often used for strengthening flavor. Many dishes are described as moderately spicy, not mild and not too hot. The Haitians are best known for their Creole dishes, which mix French, African and traditional Haitian elements.
HAITI CUISINE Haitians are known for making some pretty wild food are some famous Haitian dishes: Legim Griots Diri ak Poule Lambi (Lambee) Grillot et banane pese Tassot de Dinde Tassot de Dinde Macaroni Aú Gratin
HAITI CUISINELegim is a vegetable stew. Legim contains a mixture of eggplant, cabbage, chay ote, spinach, watercress and other vegetables depending on the cook. It is flavored with epis, onions, garlic, and tomato paste, and generally cooked with beef and/or crab. Legim This lady here is making Legim is often served with rice. soup with fresh vegetables
HAITI CUISINEMacaroni Aú Gratin is a traditional Italian dish of creamy macaroni and cheese. It is made in a baked casserole that has lots of layers of cheddar cheese flavor in the mix. Haitian Macaroni Aú Gratin
HAITI CUISINE Pikliz is a bunch of vegetables soaked in vinegar. Pikliz is a crunchy salad that is served as a side dish at Haitian meals. It is also used in marinades or to makes Haitian Pikliz other dishes spicy.
HAITI CUSINEGriots are cubes of pork are soaked in a sour orange marinade. They are slow-roasted until tender. Once they are tender they are fry in oil and caramelized. They are usually served with fried or Haitian Griots fresh cut onions.
HOW TO MAKE HAITIAN GRIOTS Ingredients Step by step directions Pork shoulder, cubed -- 4 pounds Add the pork and all the other ingredients except Onion, thinly sliced -- 1 the oil to a large, non-reactive bowl and mixt together well. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours to let the Green or red bell pepper, thinly meat soak up the marinade. sliced -- 1 Oven to 375°F. Place the pork and its marinade into Scotch bonnet peppers, chopped a large roasting pan and cover tightly with a lid or (optional) -- 1 or 2 aluminum foil. Place in the oven and roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the pork is tender. Shallots, thinly sliced -- 2 or 3 Garlic, chopped -- 3 or 4 cloves Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Remove any extra liquid in the pan, putting it into a Thyme -- 2 teaspoons saucepan, and set aside. Add the oil to the pan and Salt -- 2 teaspoons stir it into the meat. Return the roasting pan to the oven and let the pork cook for 20 to 30 minutes Pepper -- 1 teaspoon more, stirring occasionally. Any liquid will evaporate away and the meat will begin to fry in the oil and Oranges -- 2 brown. Limes -- 3 While the meat is frying in the oven, place the Oil -- 1/4 cup saucepan with the reserved liquid on the top of the stove and boil it down until it is well reduced and thickens. Remove the roasting pan from the oven and mix the reduced sauce into the browned pork. Serve hot with with sos ti-malice, banan peze, and a side of pikliz.
HAITIAN DRINKSWhen eating Haitian meals you have to have just the right drink to complement it. Like most people in France Haitians cook with wine. They also have many Caribbean drinks they make. Their favorite drinks are mostly juices since there so many fresh fruits to make them.
HAITIAN DRINKS Here are some famous Haitian drinks. Akasan Malta Prestige Caribbean Hot Chocolate Kremas Haitian Caribbean Hot Chocolate
HAITIAN DRINKS Prestige is the most popular beer in Haiti. It is a mild beer. Many people say it is a lot like Budweiser and Miller Light. Beer is actually brewed right in An add for Prestige beer in Haiti Haiti in the Brasserie National d’Haiti.
HAITIAN DRINKSMalta is a popular non- alcoholic drink in Haiti. Malta is much like soda. It is it is brewed from barley, hops, and water. Malta can also be found in the U.S at any Caribbean store. Malta is very sweet and usually described as tasting like Haitian Malta molasses.
HAITIAN DRINKSAkasan is a Haitian drink that is served at breakfast. This drink can be bought from the grocery store. It can also be made at home. It is made with cream of cornmeal, evaporated Haitian Akasan is a legacy milk, cinnamon, vanilla brought from their Taino ancestors. extract, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
HOW TO MAKE HAITIAN AKASAN Ingredients Directions Boil 4 cups water with cinnamon and 2 cinnamon sticks anise stars. Dilute corn flour in 1 cup cold water and dash of salt. 4 to 6 anise star 1 cup very fine corn flour Slowly pour liquified corn flour into dash of salt boiling water, stirring constantly until it thickens but no more than 5 1 tsp vanilla extract minutes Add vanilla extract and can of evaporated milk and allow to 2 (12 ounce) cans completely cool. evaporated milk Refrigerate if you like it cold. If you Sugar to taste like it warm, add evaporated milk and sugar to taste is if making a cup of coffee. Always remove anise star and cinnamon before serving. Serve with evaporated milk.