After ten years of soup recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, do you still need proof that combining any fresh ingredient -- fruit, vegetables, sausage or leftover turkey -- with a well-stocked pantry will produce a very fine soup? You can do it, and do it without a recipe; the secret is to be fearless and plunge right in. That's the way this sausage and black bean soup started out, but it ended up being so good that I'm glad I took notes as I was making it, so you can replicate it in your own kitchen. The soup began...
Caribbean pepper pot, packed with chicken and shrimp, butternut squash and kale (or callaloo), wouldn't be the same without a healthy dose of spicy chile peppers.
Try this Jamaican fish stew with whatever looks best at the fish market. Coconut milk keeps it gluten-free.
Hot or cold, these Caribbean orange-spiced carrots pair perfectly with grilled jerk chicken. Vegan, too.
Jamaican jerk chicken, not quite as fiery as the original but every bit as good. Get your grill on!
Easy Jamaican meat patties, a curried filling wrapped in store-bought discos, make a great party appetizer. You can make ahead and freeze.
Real Caribbean gingerbread, sticky and spicy! It's nothing like the box mix you buy in the supermarket.