Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!
If you've ever ordered delivery food before, you know not every dish stands up well to delivery. Some dishes get too soggy when enclosed in a container. Others are just messy and hard to transport. Caribbean cuisine consists of a lot of stews and soups, which don't tend to transport well. However, there are some Caribbean dishes that do stand up to delivery conditions and are well worth enjoying.
Jerk chicken is a popular Jamaican dish. It may even be the most popular Jamaican dish. Chicken is coated in a blend of spices including allspice, Scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, ginger, and garlic, and then grilled over charcoal. The result is incredibly tender and flavorful. It's spicy, but not so spicy it will make your eyes water. Jerk chicken stands up to delivery well. The skin is usually so well grilled that it stays crispy even when inside a container. Jerk chicken is often served with rice, which also transports well.
Salt Fish and Ackee
Sometimes smelled "achee," this is a popular Caribbean dish that consists of stewed tomatoes and bell peppers. It's generally served with salt fish, which is fish that has been stored in salt for a period of time before being cooked and served. Salt fish and ackee is similar to a stir fry, and you may mistake it for a Chinese dish at first glance. It stands up well to delivery and is even delicious at room temperature — which is reassuring if you're not quite ready to eat when your delivery arrives.
Conch, the little creatures that live inside the conch shells many people collect on the beach, are actually quite popular in Caribbean cuisine. The dish called Haitian conch is probably one of the best ways to enjoy conch when ordering delivery. The conch is cooked down with lime or lemon juice, which both tenderizes and flavors it. Tomato sauce, bell peppers, and a hint of clove are also added. Some restaurants may add their own proprietary spice mix for extra flavor. Haitian conch is usually served over rice or egg noodles.
Caribbean cuisine is vast, and most Caribbean restaurants only offer a small sampling of the dishes to be enjoyed across the nations that comprise the Caribbean islands. However, since the dishes above do hold up to delivery and takeout conditions well, you can expect to find them on most delivery menus.
For more information on menu items, reach out to a local Caribbean restaurant.