Beauty and the Feast: The Best Dishes to Try Out When Visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands
The sandy island of Turks and Caicos, located on the Atlantic Ocean, offers a unique culture, quality watersports facilities, and of course, amazing food.
If you’re planning to visit, let us be your ultimate food guide! After all, is a holiday even a holiday without food?
Below is a list of scrumptious foods the island offers that you mustn’t miss!
Snap That Snapper!
After conch, snapper is a part of almost every unique menu in Providenciales, Middle and North Caicos Islands. It’s grilled to perfection and served with a juicy lemon caper and shallot butter sauce. As it’s served fresh, its texture is crumbly and moist. Bon appétit, indeed!
PeppaJoy Hot Sauce
Delano Handfield created this amazing hot sauce. It’s made from scotch bonnet peppers. These are grown in Providenciales and North Caicos. These little bottles will leave firecrackers in your mouth! They come in three unique varieties: the Wild Wheeland, the Blur Hills breeze, and the lethal Ghost. Pour it on your seafood delicacies, and spice them up!
Coconut Conch Chowder
You absolutely cannot miss this unique Carribean food on your trip! This chowder is a hearty mix of coconut milk, conch meat, and vegetables. It’s topped up with aromatic spices, and is sure to fill you up after an eventful day!
Looking for a snack? These chips are a local delicacy you can’t go without!
Plantains have a starchy texture, and are typically cooked in Grand Turk as vegetables. Many chefs and locals in the area choose to get creative with it and fry it. It’s then intricately cut it up into slices, which makes it look like your regular potato chips. They can either be sweet or mild in taste, and are always delicious to have!
Lobster tails are popularly eaten, and in some places, they are boiled instead of grilled. The smoky flavor combined with the creamy texture of the meat will keep you wanting more!
Lobster tails are perfectly complemented and served with sides of garlic and lemon butter or pasta. You can also enjoy them in a stew or with a scrumptious salad.