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Garifuna cuisine

29th April 2010

Belize-Garifuna-Cuisine-PlantainTraditional Garifuna foods are based around fish, chicken, cassava, bananas, and plantains. A major staple of the diet is cassava. Cassava is extremely versatile and is made into bread, drinks, puddings and even wine! Cassava bread is served with most meals. Hudutu is a very common meal, consisting of fish cooked in a coconut broth (a close cousin to seré in Creole cuisine) and served with mashed plantains or yams. Dharasa is the Garifuna version of a tamale made with green bananas. It can be made either sweet or sour.