Bermudian cuisine is the cuisine of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. The cuisine of the islands reflects a rich and diverse history and heritage blending British and Portuguese cuisine with preparations of local seafood species, particularly wahoo and rockfish.
Traditional dishes include codfish and potatoes served either with an add on of hard-boiled egg and butter or olive oil sauce with a banana or in the Portuguese style with tomato-onion sauce, peas, and rice.
Hoppin’ John, pawpaw casserole, and fish chowder are also specialties of Bermuda. As most ingredients used in Bermuda’s cuisine are imported, local dishes are offered with a global blend, with fish as the major ingredient, in any food eaten at any time.
There are several dishes served on Bermuda that are unique to the island which offers a taste of traditional Bermudian culture. Fish is one of the main ingredients in Bermudian cuisine. Local fish includes mahi-mahi, snapper, spiny lobster (during September–March), tuna, and wahoo.
These are used in dishes such as fish and chips, pan-fried fish, and boiled salted codfish and potato, a traditional dish in Bermuda (usually served on Sundays with tomato sauce and olive oil).
Fish chowder is considered a national dish, which is a staple food not only in restaurants and hotels but also in homes; the main ingredients are fish stock, fish, vegetables and bacon fat and served with spices, but a Bermudan specialty is to serve it with black rum and sherry peppers.
Beef stock is an essential ingredient in Bermudian fish chowder. Sherry pepper is prepared with ripe and very hot bird peppers using sherry for marinating it, and supplemented with herbs and spices; and black rum is rum derived by blackening with molasses in a special barrel for aging.
Pickled Onion Brunch
The specialty in some restaurants during the weekend is a codfish brunch. It is a large serving of full-blown codfish, boiled and steamed with salt, and with boiled potatoes, onions, and sliced bananas. The topping is with hard-boiled egg or tomato sauce, and, also occasionally with avocado slices.
Appetizers served are a shark hash and Codfish cakes. Shark hash is minced shark meat, sautéed with spices, and served on toast. Codfish cake is made out of salted cod mash (smashed) and with cooked potatoes and fresh thyme and parsley. Then, it is formed into a patty and fried in a pan.
It is also served with a topping of a “zesty fruit salsa and a side of mesclun salad” sandwiched in a white bun with mayonnaise. (1)
1. Bermuda Fish Chowder
Bermuda Fish Chowder
This recipe comes from the beautiful island of Bermuda. A wonderful blend of seafood and spices creates a meal in itself! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread and Sherry Pepper Sauce to sprinkle on top. Recipe and Photos from All Recipes Eating Away
One of our favorite Recipes From Bermuda is the famous Bermuda Rum Cake is the ultimate when it comes to boozy cakes and it does not come from a box mix. The best homemade rum cake recipe.
This cake is definitely boozy, sweet, and citrusy and it’s glazed with delicious butter and dark rum caramel sauce. Recipe and Photos Jo Cooks
Today I’ll give you these carrot cake protein cookies that are healthy enough for breakfast (or eat them for a snack, or even dessert!). They are clean, vegan, and gluten-free. Recipe and Photos And A Dash of Cinnamon
This is almost a meal in itself, nutritionally complete if you add some whole-grain pita bread (or rice) and yogurt on the side.
You could also convert it into a soup by adding a mugful of water or stock toward the end of the cooking time. Recipe and Photos Splendid Table
Famous for its uniquely dense texture, dark color, rich and robust taste; this is the cake that takes the cake. This beloved rum-soaked fruit cake is highly revered and sought after during Christmas time as well as weddings and celebrations.
If you’ve never had this cake, at first glance it may resemble that of a chocolate cake, but the deep dark color comes from the main ingredient- dried macerated fruits. Recipe and Photos Food Network
Many things may affect the cooking times of the black-eyed peas. They could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to cook to tenderness, depending on their age, where they were grown, and the water you are using. Recipe and Photos Simply Recipes
Camilla MacPhee, a longtime resident of Souris, Prince Edward Island, fondly remembers when staples like salt beef, salt cod, potatoes, turnips, beets, parsnips, and carrots came entirely from neighboring farmers and fishermen.
This recipe is based on the fish cakes she still makes today. I have made a few changes to convert them to a more Bermudian taste. Recipe and Photos Epicurious
We just returned from a wonderful visit to our friends Will, Linda and their two sons, Jonathan and Stephen on the island of Bermuda.
It is one of those incredible places you just don’t want to leave especially when hanging out with friends. Recipe and Photos Reluctant Gourmet
Cassava pie is one of the traditional Recipes From Bermuda dish. It can be made with or without chicken. It's a sweet and savory dish eaten alongside the main meal. Recipe and Photos Table for Eight BDA
I love any kind of fried potatoes. I just love cooking with garlic and onion, so I decided to use a Recipes From Bermuda Origina (red onion) in the potatoes this time. I just threw them together and I measured nothing, so am just going to put approx. measurements.
I wasn't going to post the recipe, but they were too tasty not to. Needless to say, they were devoured. True comfort food! Recipe and Photos Just A Pinch
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