I have tried to recreate the flavour of the famous Caribbean fish market and barbecue/fish-fry which is a key tourist attraction.
Each Friday and Saturday night hundreds of locals and visitors flock to Oistins for the Fish-Fry, an opportunity to enjoy the very best local food - fried and grilled fish, fish cakes, sweet potato, macaroni pie, and coleslaw and so much more.
There are numerous vendors to choose from and seating is readily available. The sounds of island music fill the air, making for a memorable evening out in a very casual setting!
The Oistins Fish Fry has now become so popular, it is the second highest-rated attraction in Barbados, after Harrisons Cave.
I had always relied heavily on cookbooks for inspiration. Now, as I've got older, my motivation is found more through emotion, smells and atmosphere. Some dishes can't be recreated out of their natural environment. Because once we attach an emotion to a food, part of that, is the environment. I remember eating cold baked beans and corned beef from a street seller in the Caribbean once. It did not taste the same back here in Suffolk!
I would love to know your "Street food" Experience and any dishes you've tried while travelling?
Thanks for reading,
I'll add the recipe to the recipe of the month page on the website very soon. Please check back for details.