Top 5 Herbs in Caribbean Cuisine

Fresh herbs are the variety of choice when it comes to cooking in the Caribbean. While there are a wide variety of herbs available. There are 5 herbs in particular that can always be found in a Caribbean kitchen. Sometimes the combination would vary depending on the country.

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    Thyme

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    Fresh thyme comes in three main varieties. Learn more about these varieties and how they are used in Caribbean Cuisine.

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    Marjoram

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    Marjoram is an herb with a woodsy, floral aroma and can be used in place of thyme.

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    Basil
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    Basil comes in many varieties and they are all used in Caribbean Cuisine.

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    Culantro
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    Chadon Beni is more popularly known as Culantro and due to the heavy Spanish influence in Trinidad and Tobago, this herb is the most widely used in the multi-cultural cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago.

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    Green Onions

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    Green Onions are also known as shallots and chives in the Caribbean. Used almost daily, it is truly a must-have in any Caribbean kitchen.