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This one pan meal, is easy to make and can be completely vegetarian if you leave the pancetta aside.

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  • Mérou filet in local celery butter with breadfruit and carrots

This delicious Mérou / Grouper filet topped with a citrusy local celery butter and accompanied by breadfruit and carrots is a family meal that you will prep over and over again. Hey! You will even make it for your guests on occasion. And when you do, make sure to accompany it with a crisp white wine. Hmmm... delicious! Perfect pair.

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For some reason this Tabou Combo song, makes me feel like this dish!

A good delicious Caribbean crab soup.

Locally, we call these colorful crustaceans “cirique” but these little blue crabs are scientifically known as Callinectes sapidus, which translates to “savory beautiful swimmer.”

Tempted? The name alone sounds quite delicious, wouldn’t you agree?

As the song says, “Aux Antilles” is where there are all things beautiful, and these little suckers are no exception.

Tabou Combo is one of our iconic bands in Haiti, known worldwide. Their album “Aux Antilles”, released in 1989, remained 6 weeks in the European and Caribbean charts. This album was also voted Best Haitian Music Album at the 1st Annual Caribbean Music Awards, and I’m sure if you ask my brother Luc why, he’ll tell you its simply because Tabou Combo is and always will be a LEGEND.

As the song suggests, even if life has brought you far, and you are a true Caribbean islander, you will come back to your motherland.

I am certain that these little delicatessen crabs bring the heat of our beaches, sunshine, tropical breeze and the sound of the waves to your mind.

Am I making you nostalgic? Sorry if I am.

Make yourself happy and get cooking. Prep yourself a heartwarming bowl of bouillon with the sweet, delicate flavors and tender meat of our Caribbean blue crabs.

Most seafoods should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy.
— Jeff Smith

Put some fingers in it. Dig it. Don’t hesitate.

Interesting fact about this crustaceans: female blue crabs only mate once in their lifetime.

Faithful ladies of the ocean!

Kind of their way to say that there is nothing like the “Antilles” for them either.

Haiti Bites blue crab bouillon cirique


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Haiti Bites blue crab bouillon cirique

Blue Crab "Cirique" Bouillon

Heart-warming soup with Caribbean blue crab known locally as cirique.

Course Soup
Keyword blue crab, bouillon, cirique, crab, seafood, Soup
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh blue crabs (cirique)
  • 2 limes (used to scrub the crabs)
  • 4 cups seafood stock (1 brick)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large carrot cut into rounds
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup leek cut into pieces
  • 1 cup gnocchi
  • 4 tbsp creole garlic marinade (or 1.5 tbsp garlic paste)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Complete Seasoning (BADIA)
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • hot pepper if desired

Instructions

  1. Wash thoroughly and scrub your whole fresh crabs with your 2 limes. This will help clean and tame the strong seafood smell.

  2. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and add garlic. Sauté a few minutes and release the garlic aromas.

  3. Add onions and bell pepper and sauté 5 minutes, mixing occasionally.

  4. Ass seafood stock and water, black pepper, salt to taste, lime juice, vinegar, curry, Italian herbs, all purpose seasoning, butter and bring to a boil.

  5. Add carrots, leek, cabbage and spinach and let simmer 10 minutes to cook vegetables to tenderness and release flavor.

  6. Add crab and gnocchi and mix well, plunging them into the soup. Let cook over low heat another 15 minutes. Your blue crabs will almost instantly turn a beautiful vibrant orange color.

  7. Add fresh chopped parsley (and hot pepper if desired) and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

You can find the recipe to my creole garlic marinade here.

Also the Badia Complete Seasoning is a great addition in a Caribbean kitchen. You can buy it here.

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  • Fabulous time with this happy bunch of chefs this Friday 👩‍🍳
My very 1st group 😍
Thank you ladies!
.
And thank you @casamihaiti @choupskitchen @garderequalitywine @berling_rum for helping me spread the joy of cooking. 🙌
#haitibites #cookingclass

Photo credit: the fabulous @theislandlife Thank you! 🙏
  • Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers celebrating today!
  • Happy to introduce adventures in Sylvie’s kitchen.
DM me for info or booking. 
Limited to 12 people per event. 
Next class: Friday May 31st from 4 to 7pm.
.
.
Gift certificates available. 
Great gift for Mother’s Day! 
#haitibites #cooking #cookingclasses
  • Get ready to ... Clairin! 
#clairinwc2019 #clairin #haiti #clairinworldchampionship #clairinworldchampionship2019
  • Maïs moulu “polenta” style with meatballs. Comfort food 💯 and sooo delicious 😋 🌽 
Nothing like It...
Recipe coming on the blog
.
#haitibites #maïsmoulu #corn #maïs #polenta #comfortfood #yum #eeeeeats #miam #food #recipe #recette #meatballs #boulettes #feedfeed #f52grams #foodandwine #yahoofood #foodgawker #foodporn
  • Want to try a delicious vegetable frittata? Try my Bocconcini eggplant frittata.

Packed with all the goodness of eggplant and topped with the freshness of bocconcini mozzarella and basil, this recipe will land in your recipe book. (I hope😉) Perfect for breakfast, lunch and diner, it is a great meal when served with a side salad and a glass of crisp white wine if you may.

This one pan meal, is easy to make and can be completely vegetarian if you leave the pancetta aside.

#haitibites #recipe #recette #frittata #onepanmeal #castironskillet #bocconcini #mozzarella #eggplant #tomatoes #onions #basil #pancetta #eggs #feedfeed #foodblogger  #foodgawker #saveurmag #yahoofood #eeeeeats #yum #miam #food #foodie #vegetables #organic #fresh
  • Mérou filet in local celery butter with breadfruit and carrots

This delicious Mérou / Grouper filet topped with a citrusy local celery butter and accompanied by breadfruit and carrots is a family meal that you will prep over and over again. Hey! You will even make it for your guests on occasion. And when you do, make sure to accompany it with a crisp white wine. Hmmm... delicious! Perfect pair.

#haitibites #recipe #ilovefish #fish #fishrecipes #fishfilet #poisson #mérou #grouper #celery #celeriac #celeri #carrot #breadfruit #lameveritable #feedfeed #saveurmag #f52grams #foodblogger #recipes #recipeontheblog #recette #yum #instagood #instafood #miam #foodandwine #eeeeeats #haiti #caribbean
  • “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.” said @oprah .
Recipes can’t all be complicated and time consuming. We all have busy schedules, right?
These rosemary and olive oil smashed potatoes 🥔 will melt in your mouth and be crispy delicious on the edges.
Simple and sweet 😋
.
#haitibites #haiti #potato #potatorecipes #recipes #recette #pommedeterre #oprah #smashedpotatoes #bakedpotato #sidedish #yum #instafood #instagood #feedfeed #yahoofood #saveurmag #foodgawker #foodie #foodblogger #recipeontheblog www.haitibites.com

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