This weekend Kettley (Kay) Jeanty treated us to two delicious Haitian dinners!
Patties of seasoned beef in a crunchy, homemade, puffed pastry. Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Patties
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.