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The chefs who have made the reputation of Saint Martin gastronomy, heirs of a “classic” culinary tradition, have cleverly combined this tradition with the many local resources, giving their cuisine an extra dimension, with flavors and Creole flavors.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Whether on the French side or the Dutch side, the chefs compete with ingenuity and ingenuity to offer dishes whose composition is based on local products. Below you will find a description of local vegetables and fruits used in restaurant menus. As well as recipes for dishes and drinks.

Some traditional flavors and products

you will find in St. Martin’s Gastronomy

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Banane plantain

Unlike the yellow banana, plantain is edible cooked, boiled or roasted. To test absolutely one of the many “lolos” on the island.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Christophine

The Christophine is eaten raw or cooked. Raw, it is consumed shredded or diced. Cooked, it is delicious stuffed, mashed, au gratin … but also in print in sweet cakes and jams.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Giraumon

The Caribbean pumpkin. It is eaten in salads, purees, stewed, in soups…

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Cive

This condiment, the family of ciboullette is essential in Creole cuisine. This local onion, the essential ingredient of the famous “sauce chien”, gravy or Creole colombo.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Sweet Potato

It lends itself to the same culinary habits as potato but it is sweeter. It is used as a side dish, soup, a cake and its flesh can make excellent desserts.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Fruit à pain

“Breadfruit” is rich in use: it can be eaten roasted, boiled, baked or made into jam.

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Ouassou

Large crayfish texture and unique taste. To taste absolutely !

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Lambi

Featured in the culinary art of seafood, the conch is a shell prepared in pudding, fried and as in soup.

**Don’t miss: the lime, coconut, lobster, okra, massicis, mango “pays”, cardamom, cod, papaya, bird pepper, red snapper…

Gastronomy. Some dishes and sauces
that you will frequently find at creole restaurants

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Sauce chien “Dog Sauce”

A little hot sauce easy to prepare and widely used pure flavor to grilled foods.

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Féroce d’avocat

It’s a little guacamole Caribbean, a specialty made with dried codfish, avocado and cassava.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Acras de morue

Obviously unavoidable, small savory fritters typical Caribbean.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Colombo

Recipe typically Caribbean-based goat, chicken or pork enhanced by spices colombo.

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Boudin Créole

Absolutely delicious aperitif as input, boudin Creole black pudding is a little more spicy.

**Don’t miss: The stuffed Christophine, conch soup, the chiquetaille cod, crab stuffing, the sausage queen conch, the ribs, the blaff fish, okra, Johnny cake, Christmas ham, sauce Creole, chatroux stew, curry beef or pork, Dombre the fricassee of lobster, conch, crayfish and roasted…

And for the end, a few drinks…

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Ti Punch

A cocktail made with rum. Learned mix of white rum, cane sugar and a lime wedge.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Planteur

A famous blend of fruit juices (orange, guava, pineapple), rum, cane syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Guavaberry

Liquor traditional St. Martin produced from rum aged in oak casks, sugar cane and wild guavaberries.

Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - Gastronomy

Rums

A real culture! From simple rum flambé bananas in true “vintage”, there are several types of rum: white rum, old rum, rum and dark rum straw.

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“Arranged” Rums

To end a meal, nothing more enjoyable than a arranged rum … You will find an infinite variety: banana / vanilla, coffee, passion fruit, pineapple…

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