Barbados is probably best known throughout the world for its cricketing exploits. But besides the famous Bajan Rums the traditional Barbadian (Bajan) recipes, are based on foods that are readily available on the Island. There has been some influence from North America, Africa and European countries for example the Cod Fish (Salt Fish) famous for the Stew breadfruit and Codfish, Salt Fish Cakes.
Flying Fish (Hirundictys Affinis) is a delicacy, and this is so popular that it accounts for 60% of the weight of all the fish caught and landed on the Island. No visit to this Island is complete without sampling some of the various tasty creations of Flying Fish. These fishes grow to approximately 15 inches long, live on the surface of the ocean. They do not actually fly, but leap through the air, their pectoral fins allow them to glide for incredible distances as they travel in shoals, jumping in and out of the water like dolphins. Consequently Barbados is known as the “ land of the Flying Fish” which also give rise to the popular “National Dish” Flying Fish and Cou –Cou.
The golden roes of the Sea- Egg one of the 17 species of sea urchin,
Pudding and Souse in another Barbadian dish delite, seasoned and pickled, with onions, cucumbers, limes parsley and hot and sweet peppers.
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