Caribbean Menu

 

COLD APPETIZERS

These are all served cold or at room temperature.

Shrimp and Crab Mold

Excellent with assorted crackers.

Pepper Jelly Cheese Spread

(This is not sweet, and is not a dessert) Really good served with crackers.

Curry Chutney Dip

Served with crackers and vegetables.

Caribbean Guacamole

Served either spicy or medium with tortilla strips.

Seven-layer Dip

Served with chips, this appetizer contains bean dip, mixed crushed avocados, shredded lettuce, black olives, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning and shredded cheese. Serves at least 20.

Platter of Various Cheese and Crackers

Elegantly served.

Platter of Various Crudités

Served with a nice yogurt dip.

Shrimp Cocktail

Served with a spicy cocktail sauce.

Chicken Liver Pate

Cooked with shallots, apple brandy and various spices, then chilled in the refrigerator. Served with rice crackers.

Spinach & Water Chestnut Dip

Served in a big bread boule (pumpernickel, rye or french) with chunks of bread on the outside for dipping.

Island Deviled Eggs

Stuffed Celery Sticks

Stuffing consists of blue cheese or gorgonzola mixed with sour cream and walnuts.

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HOT APPETIZERS

Jerk Chicken Wings

Crab Almond Dip

Topped with burnt almonds and served bubbling with crackers. 

Hot Mini Meatballs

Coconut Fried Shrimp with Fire and Spice Orange Dips

Coconut Chicken Tenders with Fire and Spice Orange Dips

Ground Turkey and Basil Fillos

Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage or Crab Meat

Mini Crab Cakes

Filet Mignon

Herb-rich butter on mini toast topped with juicy flavored grilled filet, and topped with a bed of watercress. 

Teriyaki/Garlic Chicken on a Skewer

Served with a peanut sauce. 

Spinach and Cheese Turnovers

Fillo wrapped Asparagus with Asiago Cheese

Mini quiche selection

Caramel Apple and Goat Cheese Purses

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MAIN COURSES

SPICING THINGS UP WITH JERK SEASONING/SPICES

Jerk seasoning is as popular in the islands as rum and reggae. It flavors with an intense, spicy combination of scallions, onions, thyme, Jamaican Pimento, and fiery scotch bonnet peppers that flavors the chicken or meat for a burst of flavor!

Jamaican Style Boneless Rib Roast

A tender juicy cut of prime rib eye encrusted with ground black pepper and Jamaican spices baked to release an abundance of flavors. Served with shallots in a red wine sauce. 

Jerk Pork Roast

Another signature dish from Stir It Up, this pork is marinated in a delightful blend of traditional Jamaican herbs and spices. Usually served with sweet potatoes and a salad. 

Jamaican Beef Stew

Cubed and sautéed well in a specially seasoned sauce with vegetables. Served over a bed of rice ’n peas with salad. 

Spicy Meatballs

Ground beef seasoned with special Jamaican spices, and served with vegetables in a delectable sauce. Side dishes of rice, beans, and a mixed salad make a great addition to this meal. 

Oxtail Stew

This traditional choice is very satisfying, cooked slowly with Jamaican spices, seasoned generously with herbs and served in a thick meaty sauce with butter beans. 

Jamaican Curried Shrimp/Chicken

Tiger shrimp, cleaned and deveined, or chicken steamed in a zesty Jamaican curry with tender vegetables. The dish can be prepared either hot, spicy or mild - the choice is yours. Mouth watering and tantalizing. 

Fricasseed Chicken

Chicken stewed down in a spicy gravy and vegetables, consisting of chocho (Jamaican squash), carrots and potatoes. Most popular way of cooking chicken in Jamaica and usually served with rice, beans and plantains. 

Jerked Barbecued Chicken

Baked in the oven with jerk seasonings and barbecued sauce. Rice and vermicelli is a nice accompaniment to this dish. 

Pineapple Chicken

This delicious twist from hot and spicy to sweet and fruity takes your taste buds on a light cruise to the Caribbean Islands. Choices of chicken breast or quarters are combined with chunks of pineapple as well as red and green peppers to create a sauce like no other - pungent, yet sweet. A fruit lover’s dream come true. 

Stew Peas

Do not be fooled by the name... this is no vegetarian dish. The real Jamaican stew peas does contain red kidney beans (or peas, as the Jamaicans call them), but the real main ingredients of this tantalizing entree is stewed beef and pig’s tail. When cooked perfectly, the beef in this dish is amazingly tender and flavored with pork from the pig’s tail. This is as authentic as it gets. This dish is usually served with white rice to absorb all the flavors in the gravy and the plantains to add that needed sweet component to the meal. Absolutely delicious! 

Curry Goat (spicy or mild)

Curry goat is of one of Jamaica’s most popular dishes, traditionally prepared on special occasions. The authentic curry goat is, of course, made with goat meat using only the best Jamaican curry blended with a variety of unique Jamaican spices, cooked with potatoes and made spicy with scotch bonnet peppers to create this mouth watering Jamaican tradition. This dish will surely make your taste buds jump for joy! 

Leg of Lamb with Callaloo or Spinach and Feta Cheese

Butterflied leg of lamb, filled with spinach and feta cheese and slivered garlic and rosemary. Served with a salad of wild greens vinaigrette and sour cream mashed potatoes. An elegant dish and a favorite on the Islands, especially for the holidays!

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FROM THE SEASHORE

Seashore Salmon

A large succulent Alaskan salmon steak prepared with the most delicate care. Marinated in spices with an orange and herb marinade, and then grilled to perfection. 

Spicy Creole Shrimp

How lucky can you be! A hearty helping of peeled and deveined shrimp combined with fresh green and red peppers, onions, cilantro and chives that are tossed in a rich blend of spices and herbs. 

Fish Carnival

Scrod or tilapia are great in this meal. Lightly fried and cooked in tomatoes, onions, parsley and Jamaica’s own scotch bonnet peppers. Served in a delicious sauce. 

Baked Stuffed Sole

Stuffed with a combination of shrimp and crab, and flavored with Jamaican seasonings. Baked and served with a light white sauce. Excellent with rice and vermicelli or sweet potato casserole. 

 

SIDE DISHES

Plantains

A staple of the Caribbean cuisine, these bunch fruits of the banana tree come in many varieties, from tiny finger bananas (figis) to large, black-skinned plantains. Usually regarded as a vegetable, the larger plantains are ripened and sweet, lightly fried to a golden brown. A traditional accompaniment to meats. 

Rice & Red Beans

Served with most entrees, this island staple is cooked in a coconut-based sauce. 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Baked with a sweet orange butter and topped with clementines. 

Mashed Potatoes

Blended with butter and sour cream and a sprinkle of parmesan. 

Sauteed Callaloo

A vegetable closely resembling spinach in appearance and flavor. Sauteed with onions, tomatoes and a bit of scotch bonnet for a flavorful and healthy addition to any meal, giving an unmistakable traditional Caribbean flavor. 

Cabbage Cook Up

Cabbage steamed with carrots, onions and pepper, blended with spices – really tasty! 

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac ‘n cheese - kids favorite to adult comfort food. Made with the freshest ingredients.

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HOMEMADE SOUPS

To Warm the Soul

Old-Thyme Favorite – Chicken Soup

Thick, hearty and filled with an abundance of fresh vegetables and based with pumpkin or squash with a kick of scotch bonnet pepper. 

Beef Soup

Pumpkin based soup filled with meat and fresh vegetables, with our own special flavors of the island. If you’re a meat lover, this is a sure hit. 

Jamaican Pepperpot Soup

The main ingredient is callaloo (similar to spinach), steamed with okra, kale and Jamaican squash (chocho), flavored with ham hock or beef, and spiced with our special seasonings. 

 

SALADS

Tossed Salad 

A medley of tossed fresh garden vegetables, topped with a generous portion of a light citrus vinaigrette. 

Mediterranean Salad

With tomatoes, olives feta cheese and Greek dressing.

Traditional  Caesar

topped with imported Parmesan cheese and fresh croutons.

Mesclun Greens  

Served with teardrop tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Potato Salad

Homemade with a special zing. 

Pasta Salad

Made with chicken sausage, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and assorted peppers and parmesan cheese.

 

 

HOME-MADE QUICK BREADS

Each island has its own version of coconut breads, sweet breads and spiced breads. Try our different flavors of banana, pumpkin and coconut.

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SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE!

Fruit Boat

Beautifully arranged fresh fruit in a boat-platter. 

Watermelon Boat

A fresh watermelon overflowing with pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, red and green grapes, and strawberries. 

Tropical Bread Pudding

Baked with a hint of Rum. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Peach and Mango Cobbler

Coconut Cake

With a cream cheese and coconut topping. 

Chocolate Trifle

Layers of chocolate cake with vanilla pudding and homemade whipped cream, topped with cinnamon sugar. 

Jamaican-Me-Crazy Trifle

Layered with pound cake, guava jelly and fruit cocktail, and blended with Jamaican Rum Cream or Jamaican Rum. Topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas. 

 

THE CALYPSO BAR

The Hard Way

Planter’s Punch

Great with blend of Jamaican rum, both dark and light. This conjures up warm sensations of the sunny island. Served with slices of oranges and complemented with a wedge of lime. 

Pina Colada with Coconut Rum

Jamaican Red Stripe Beer

Jamaican Shandy

Combination of ginger ale and a blend of Jamaican Red Stripe. Different but exciting to the taste buds! 

The Soft Touch

Jamaica’s cola champagne

Ginger beer

A lively, non-alcoholic soda based on ginger. 

Ting

A refreshing citrus drink with a grapefruit taste. 

Cream Soda

A sweet delectable drink.

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*Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness




Dear Pat,
Thanks so much for all that you did to make the day so memorable.  Everybody loved the food and the party.  Thanks so much!

Richard - Boston, MA