Over the past year or so, I've received several positive emails or comments from my relocated Bahamian people about the Bahamian recipes that I post here. When you grow up on a small island with a culture that predominantly revolves around food, and then you end up moving elsewhere, sometimes you just crave the comfort of a home-cooked meal. Depending on where you move and with whom, sometimes that's just not possible. Another thing I've come to realize is that, dang, sometimes I want Bahamian food too, but I don't actually know how to make it. That's when we turn to the internet.
So, I recently decided to profile a new series on the blog. I'm planning on featuring Bahamian recipes once in a while so that:
1) I can actually document my family's recipes (Let's be honest. We know most of these recipes have no written instructions anywhere!); and
2) My fellow Bahamians and I can have a reference to recreate these dishes in the future.
I've begun to request that my family provide me with some recipes that I can include on the blog and they are working overtime to put measurements to some of our favorite meals. In the meantime, I looked to the Bahamian calendar to help me create a fire engine breakfast dish. First of all, yes, our national calendar contains recipes. Second of all, you're probably wondering what fire engine is. Fire engine is a very popular breakfast dish in the Bahamas. It's composed of steamed corned beef and vegetables, then served over rice or grits. It sounds strange but I swear it's delicious.