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Anyone have any experience with cuisine from St. Maartens? Most of my experience with Caribbean cuisine is with Puerto Rican food, and I've been told that aside from a few similar elements, the two cuisines are fairly different, though I have no idea if that's true or not. I've looked around online, but offerings on "St. Maartens cuisine" are pretty sparse. Any thoughts/recipes you could share would be great.. thanks a bunch!

asked by campagnes over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

I think you will do better to search for Caribbean cuisine and "West Indies" cusine.

Fbc31129 dd77 4f50 92da 5ddc4a29c892  summer 2010 1048
added over 5 years ago

Sauce au Chien is big in St. Martin. http://www.foodandwine.... Also, bbq is a big deal apparently.

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added over 5 years ago

Um, isn't chien dog?

Link in Midge's post didn't work for me, so couldn't check...

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aargersi

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added over 5 years ago

St Maartens is half Dutch and half French - my cousins go there every Christmas and they say the food is better on the French side (that's kind of a gimme :-) I would think a carribean influenced French dish would fit the bill ... maybe up the spice, curry, tropical fruits, coconut, nutmeg, like that ....

Fbc31129 dd77 4f50 92da 5ddc4a29c892  summer 2010 1048
added over 5 years ago

innoabrd-- chien is dog, true, and it is a curious name, but there aren't
any in the sauce, rest assured. Sorry about the link. Try this http://www.foodandwine...

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aargersi

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added over 5 years ago

Midge that sounds really tasty! Is it wrong that one of our loving nicknames for our dog is "Fragrant Meat" ?? I know, sick, right? yet kind of funny!!!

Fbc31129 dd77 4f50 92da 5ddc4a29c892  summer 2010 1048
added over 5 years ago

It IS tasty, aargersi. I had it recently (over grilled fish) at a lunch to promote St.Martin tourism and oddly, even our hosts had no idea why its called sauce of the dog. It is funny what you end up calling pets sometimes. I won't even go into some of my cat's nicknames.

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added over 5 years ago

Thanks all! These are great suggestions.. thanks for pointing me in the right direction. (not even getting into what I call MY pets.. har)