Haitian Dinners

This weekend Kettley (Kay) Jeanty treated us to two delicious Haitian dinners!



Pâté

Patties of seasoned beef in a crunchy, homemade, puffed pastry. Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Patties


Salade Russe

A mixture of diced potatoes, beets, onions, carrots in a light aioli. Served on a bed of lettuce, with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, and sweet peppers. Dressed with Kay’s homemade vinaigrette.


Morue

Hefty flakes of salted Cod fish sautéed in olive oil, onions, garlic, and lemon juice.In Haiti, this dish is frequently served for breakfast.


Griot

Griot is served at special occasions, but it can also be found in street vendors stalls at night. Marinated chunks of pork and turkey fried to perfection. Served with a homemade gravy.


Haitian Ratatouille

You can rest assured that this dish will be served at least one day during the week in every Haitian household. Each area of Haiti has its own version. Kay’s ratatouille includes eggplants, chayote, spinach, green beans, watercress and beef. Vegetarian option: Vegetarian Ratatouille


Duri Djondjon

Long grain white rice infused with rehydrated dried mushrooms, with herbs and spices. This departure from the usual rice and beans, is a special treat served on Sundays and for special occasions.Vegetarian.


Banane Pese

Green and ripe plantains flattened and fried with a light sprinkle of salt and pepper. Plantains are often served boiled during the week and with meat dishes that have a nice gravy. Vegetarian


Gateaux au Rum

Pound cake infused with dark Haitian rum basted with a sweet rum sauce. Served with a scoop of Kay's homemade nutmeg ice cream.

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