Island Barbecue by Dunstan Harris
Caribbean barbecue is a new style of barbecue in American backyard cooking.
It reminds us of some good memories from our Caribbean vacation.
Island Barbecue by Dunstan Harris is a basic cookbook on Caribbean barbecue, which starts with exiting stories about the author's childhood that make you enthusiastic about trying
his recipes. The book gives you a basic knowledge of barbecue methods, equipment needed and tips on safety.
The recipes are very well organized by category of food and easy to locate.
The first few recipes are rubs, sauces and marinades that will repeat later as part of the recipes.
You can prepare a full Caribbean feast that includes meats, vegetables, salads
breads, desserts and beverages.
The recipes are shorter than usual, they don't contain lots of ingredients, thus, they are very
clear and easy to follow.
The illustrations in the book are very beautiful but I wish I could have had some pictures
of the finished recipes.
I tried the Spicy Barbecue Tuna with Mango Salsa (pages 51, 36)
In conclusion I think this book is a good acquisition for a person who wants some
variation in his barbecue flavors, with short preparation time.
Commercially bottled salsas now outsell ketchup in the U.S. In the state of Vermont, a place not known for hot foods, there are today a dozen salsa manufacturers. H. J. Heinz has even introduced a "salsa-style ketchup."
Spicy Barbecued Tuna with Mango Salsa
Good Cooking made this Ginger Beer for a friend from Jamaica. He said it was better than his mother's brew!
Ginger beer is one of those brews that is as old as the history of the islands. Everyone loves it and has a recipe handed down from a great-grandmother, and swears that theirs is the best and original formula. So popular is the ginger beer drink that several companies have packaged it commercially, adding carbonation. But nothing beats the home brew. And it's simple to make.