Dining at the Global Table: Bahamas

By on April 28, 2010

The best part of this weekend’s Bahamian feast was the Island Macaroni and Cheese. Bahamians like their baked macaroni enrobed in cheddar, evaporated milk, green peppers, onions, and cayenne. Sure, each bite bowling-balls into your stomach, heavy and rich, uncomplicated and decidedly not gourmet. Nevertheless, this sliceable casserole was the showstopper of my Bahamian Global Table.

The secret to perfect Mac & Cheese squares is to give the dish a little time to cool off. Ten minutes is about right (more if you see it still trying to crumble as you slice).

I totally understand that this might be too exciting for the velveeta fans out there. Keep in mind that you can always substitute out the peppers and onions. Other ideas? chicken, sausage, corn. But then you’ll have to name the Mac & Cheese after yourself, since you won’t see these variations on the Islands.

Just have a Bahama Mama to make up for your deviations – you’ll think you’re poolside when you sip on pineapple and orange juices mixed with grenadine and coconut rum!

We also ate Red Conch Chowder and Coconut Bimini Bread.
Visit Global Table for the entire Bahamian meal review (including recipes and photos).

Sasha Martin http://globaltable.wordpress.com/

Do you love International Cuisine? So does Sasha Martin. After all, she lived in Europe for six years and traveled to 11 countries before her 18th birthday. Then, while earning her B.A. at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), she wrote an honors thesis entitled “The History of Artisan Bread Baking in France.” After college, Sasha attended the Culinary Institue of America for a year (Hyde Park, NY). In 2005, her CIA internship brought her to Bama Pie’s R&D kitchens, right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Not long after she got here, Sasha met the love of her life and decided to stick around. There was just one problem: she missed the foreign foods she grew up with. A lightbult went off when she realized “Hey, I can make international foods right here in Tulsa!” and that’s just exactly what she’s doing.

Today Sasha is on a mission to cook one meal for every country in the world. That’s 195 meals! And, guess what? She’s doing it in 195 weeks. You can can follow her journey at the Global Table or by checking out her weekly update on Wednesday’s here at www.TulsaFood.com

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