Raw fish cured in citrus juices

Ceviche is a seafood dish made from raw fish cured in citrus juices (usually lemons and limes). The citric acid in the fruit denatures the proteins of the fish causing it to change its structure making it look like cooked fish even though no heat has been used.

Although there’s nothing dangerous about eating raw fish it’s important to understand that the fish must be very fresh and high quality to avoid getting ill. This is because there is no heat involved during preparation meaning that any parasites or bacteria in the fish won’t be killed.

Rice & Peas

West Indian side dish of rice and legumes

Rice and Peas is a mainstay of West Indian cuisine and served with pretty much anything. Traditionally it was made with “Pigeon Peas” (a common legume) which explains the misleading name of the dish. Typical ingredients include; kidney beans, cowpeas, onion, thyme, garlic, ginger, and coconut milk.

Sour Cream

Cream fermented with lactic acid

Fermented dairy product which uses lactic acid for the fermentation process. It has to be kept in the fridge because it’s only partially fermented.


Russian dish of beef with sour cream

The original Stroganoff recipe was floured beef cubes sauteed with mustard and broth, then finished with sour cream. Later additions included onions, tomato, alcohol, and mushrooms.

Tiger Bread

Bread with cracked crust made with rice paste

Made by painting rice paste onto a loaf or roll before baking. As the bread bakes the coating dries and cracks giving a distinctive finish.