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8 Tropical Foods To Devour

8 Tropical Foods To Devour

Published by Emma on 19th Jun 2022

If you're anything like me, you love food. And if you're even more like me, you love eating food that makes you feel good and taste even better.

But sometimes, it can be tricky to find exactly what we're looking for. Sometimes we don't know what to make or where to eat it. Other times, we just want to try something new.

Well, I've got your back; here are eight Tropics Foods To Devour:

#1: Pan-Seared Coconut-Crusted Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahi is a fish that is native to Hawaii, and it's a good choice if you're looking for something that's slightly more sustainable than the usual salmon or tuna. It's also one of the best fish to pair with coconut.

Mahi-mahi can be served simply—pan-seared or grilled with a little salt and pepper. This recipe uses coconut as additional flavour in the crust, which helps hold together the mahi-mahi while it cooks. It also gives it a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the fish's milder taste.

The coconut crumb crust is made with unsweetened flaked coconut. It has a light sweetness that works well with this dish. If you can't find unsweetened flaked coconut, try substituting unsweetened shredded dried coconut instead.

I recommend using either fresh or frozen mahi-mahi fillets; both work well for this recipe, but fresh will give you a more tender texture when cooked properly.

#2: Baked Marinated Mahi Mahi Fillets with Lemons

These days, you can find Mahi-mahi pretty much anywhere. But if you're looking for a truly unique experience, why not head to the tropics?

Mahi-mahi is a delicious fish that can be baked, grilled, or fried and served with lemons. It's best when paired with a sauce made of garlic and red wine vinegar.

When cooked correctly, this mild-flavoured fish offers a range of health benefits. It's rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is known to help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

If you're looking for something new to try, give baked marinated Mahi-mahi fillets with lemons a try! The sweet flavour of the fruit pairs perfectly with the subtle taste of this fish—and it will definitely impress your guests at any dinner party or holiday gathering.

#3: Easy Chicken Curry

Chicken curry is so good, that you'll want to make it every night. It's the perfect weeknight dinner for those who want something flavourful and filling without a lot of fuss.

The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts that are cut into bite-sized pieces, which makes them ideal for serving over rice or with naan bread on the side for dipping.

You can also add in any of your favorite vegetables to get a well-rounded meal in about 40 minutes.

#4: Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is a great way to enjoy the wonderful flavours of the tropics while you're in the comfort of your own home! It's also one of the easiest ways to bring some spice into your life.

One of the best things about grilled shrimp is that it's just as good for lunch or dinner as it is for a light snack. You can serve it with plenty of healthy veggies on the side or even add them to the shrimp for an extra burst of flavour!

There are countless ways to prepare this dish, but I recommend marinating your shrimp in a mixture of lime juice, olive oil, and garlic before grilling it over medium heat until pink. This will give your shrimp its signature salty/sweet taste while keeping them tender and juicy throughout their cooking time.

#5: Breadfruit (the Fruit)

Breadfruit is a tropical fruit that has a texture and taste similar to bread. It is native to the Pacific islands, but today it's grown in many parts of the world, including Hawaii and Florida.

Breadfruit trees can grow up to 70 feet tall, but most are much smaller. The fruit is green when it's immature, turning yellow when it's ready to eat. It grows on trees with large leaves, and the fruit itself is round and oval-shaped.

Breadfruit can be eaten raw when ripe or cooked in a variety of ways—it can be boiled or roasted over an open fire, baked in an oven, or fried like French fries in oil until crisp outside and soft inside! It also makes delicious jams.

#6: Jamaican Patties

When you think of the tropics, you probably think of palm trees, tiki bars, and rum. But what about the food?

Jamaican cuisine is one of the most delicious in the Caribbean, and it's not just because of the rum.

Jamaican patties are a popular street food throughout Jamaica. They're sort of like empanadas—they're small turnovers filled with meat, vegetables, or fruit. You can get them stuffed with anything from chicken to ackee (the fruit that's banned in many countries because it can be toxic if eaten improperly).

And they're delicious! What makes them so good is their crispy crust and soft interior—they're baked instead of fried, so they have a softness that you don't typically find in other types of doughy pastries like empanadas or samosas.

If you've never had one before, try getting your hands on some when you go to Jamaica—you won't regret it.

#7: Thai Noodle Soup

Thai noodle soup is a great dish to make when you're in a rush. The key is in making sure that you don't overdo it with the ingredients—you want the broth to taste clear and clean, not muddy or overpowering.

This Thai noodle soup recipe is simple and delicious. It calls for chicken broth, which gives it a nice savory base, but any kind of stock will work here if you're vegetarian or vegan. The noodles are cooked just until al dente, so they still have some bite; further cooking would make them too soft.

The chilis are an optional addition—you can leave them out entirely if you don't like spicy food.

#8: Coconut Rice and Beans

Coconut rice and beans is a delicious dish from the tropics. This recipe is simple and quick to make, but it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The best part about coconut rice and beans is that they can be served as a side dish or as their own meal. It's hearty enough to stand alone but also makes a great accompaniment to whatever other dishes you have planned for your meal.

Coconut rice and beans are easy to make using things you probably already have in your kitchen: rice, beans, coconut milk, tomatoes, garlic, and onions. You can add other ingredients like spinach or mushrooms if you want more flavour in your dish.

What Spices Pair Well With Chicken?

Of all the ingredients you can use to flavour chicken, the question of which spices go best with it is one that comes up often.

The truth is that there are many different ways to flavour chicken, and each of them works well in its own way. But if you're looking for a good starting point, here are some spices that pair well with chicken:

#1: Black Pepper and Garlic

If you love spicy chicken, then you need the perfect spice blend to go with it.

The best way to cook chicken is to use a combination of black pepper and garlic. These two spices go hand-in-hand when cooking chicken, so it makes sense that they would work together when pairing them with other ingredients as well.

Black pepper is the perfect choice for chicken because it helps to bring out the flavour of all of the other spices in your dish. It also helps to add a little bit of heat to your meal, which is great for those who like spicy foods.

Garlic is great for chicken because it adds flavour without being overpowering or too salty like some other spices tend to be when paired with this type of meat. Garlic also has some anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve pains.

#2: Lemon, Rosemary, and Mustard

Lemon is an excellent choice for chicken because it helps tenderize the meat and adds a lovely flavour. It also pairs well with rosemary, sage, thyme, and mustard.

Rosemary is another herb that's great for flavouring chicken. It has a strong flavour that pairs well with lemon as well as other flavours like garlic and onion.

In addition, mustard is commonly used in cooking because it enhances the flavour of other ingredients while adding a little kick to whatever dish you're making. Try pairing mustard with rosemary or thyme to get the best results.

#3: Coriander and Cumin Spices

Coriander and cumin are two spices that work particularly well with chicken. Coriander is an aromatic spice that has a citrusy, fruity flavour, while cumin can be described as earthy, nutty, and slightly bitter.

Coriander pairs well with chicken because it helps cut through the fatty flavours of the meat. Cumin's earthy and nutty notes are also typically found in Indian cuisine and go very well with chicken.

#4: Thyme, Oregano, and Tomato

Thyme is the quintessential herb for chicken dishes. It has a strong flavour that pairs well with nearly any cut of chicken, from breasts to thighs to drumsticks. The flavour profile of thyme balances well with the more intense flavours of other meats like pork or beef, but it also stands up to bolder vegetables like corn or tomatoes.

Oregano has a very similar flavour profile as thyme—it's slightly bitter but not overpowering—so they pair well together in recipes where you want a little bit of spice but not too much intensity. You can also use oregano alone if you're looking for something lighter than thyme's stronger taste profile.

Finally, tomato is another great pairing option for chicken because it's sweet/sour taste complements both white and dark meat equally well. The acidity level in tomatoes helps cuts like drumsticks retain their juiciness longer.

#5: Paprika, and Chili Powder

Paprika is also a good choice for chicken, as it will give your dish a nice red colour and add some smoky notes to the flavour.

Chili powder is another great option for pairing with chicken, as it adds a bit of heat that will enhance your meal.

What Is Tropical Sun Chicken Seasoning?

Tropical Sun Chicken Seasoning is an appetising blend of herbs and spices that enhances the flavour of chicken meat. The seasoning can be used to marinate chicken before roasting or grilling, season stews, and soups, or enhance your chicken salad.

Wrapping up

As you can see, the tropics provide many opportunities for healthful eating.

Just remember that it's important to take care of yourself and your body. The best way to do this is with a well-balanced diet.

You don't need to eat like a local every day; just try to incorporate these ideas into your eating habits as often as possible.

And remember: you don't have to go all out at once! Just start small and work from there.