Guanahani was the name the natives gave to the island that Christopher Columbus called San Salvador when he arrived at the Americas. Columbus reached the island on 12 October 1492, the first island he sighted and visited in the Americas. Guanahani is one of the islands of the Lucayan Archipelago in the Bahamas. (Source: Wikipedia)
I know Piña Colada was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but it is a Caribbean beverage and the first stop is pure Caribbean. Peas’n Rice? Another great tropical dish that takes us to white sands beaches and coconut trees.
My intentions are obvious, aren’t they? During this week I’m planning on cooking one or two recipes each day to commemorate the discovery of America by our friend CC. Enjoy the trip!
Ingredients2 ½ oz. light rum 3 oz. pineapple juice 2 oz. coconut cream ¾ cup crushed ice
Put ingredients in a blender at medium high speed for 15 seconds. Serve in a Collins glass and garnish with fresh pineapple slices.
Ingredients1 cup pigeon peas (boil until tender if fresh. canned peas will work too) 100 g bacon chopped and fried 1 chopped onion, cook in the bacon fat 1 chopped bell pepper 1 tomato, skinned, seeded and chopped or 1 tbsp. tomato paste ½ tsp. salt Black pepper ½ tsp. thyme 2 cups water 1 cup rice
Bring all the above ingredients, except rice, to a boil. Add rice and simmer cover until cooked (15 to 20 minutes).