Haitian cuisine is kréyol cuisine, a mixture of French, African, Spanish and indigenous cooking methods, ingredients and dishes. Rice and beans (dire ak pwa) are a staple. Vegetable and meat stews are popular too. Goat, beef, chicken and fish are complemented with plantains, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. Fiery Scotch bonnet peppers lend their punch to many dishes, and to pikliz, a popular pickled vegetable condiment.
Typical Haitian Dishes
Try these recipes from Haiti.
(Haitian spicy pickled vegetables)
(Haitian fried, glazed pork)
(Haitian beef with tomatoes and peppers)
(Haitian spicy, tangy onion sauce)
(Haitian fried plantains; see Tostones recipe)
(Haitian cornmeal mush; see Ugali recipe)
(Haitian puff pastry beef patties)