Garifuna Recipes

For the Garifuna people of coastal Honduras, coming together to cook the foods of their ancestors provides a sense of identity and continuity that transcends borders. Rich with coconut milk and seafood, these eight recipes were published in our November 2012 issue along with Betsy Andrew's article,Cassava Nation.

Ariran Guisou

Ariran Guisou

This spicy-sweet chicken stew gets a touch of tartness from fresh lime. See the recipe for Ariran Guisou (Chicken Stew) »Penny De Los Santos
Darasa

Darasa

These banana tamales are a traditional Garifuna snack. See the recipe for Darasa (Green Banana Tamales) »Penny De Los Santos
Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

A dense, pudding-like pumpkin bread makes a rich and satisfying dessert. Use leftover butternut, acorn, or pumpkin squash purée.Penny De Los Santos
Coconut Bread with Cassava Porridge

Coconut Bread with Cassava Porridge »

The quintessential Garifuna breakfast consists of yeasty coconut bread and a warming porridge made with cassava flour.Penny De Los Santos
Hudutu

Hudutu

Garifuna cooks make a starchy plantain mash akin to African fufu and serve it with this basil- and culantro-laced stew. See the recipe for Hudutu (Fish and Coconut Stew with Mashed Plantains) »Penny De Los Santos
Seafood Soup (Iraü Lau Juyeirugu)

Seafood Soup (Iraü Lau Juyeirugu)

Fresh basil, oregano, and sage lend their fragrance to this hearty soup loaded with five different types of seafood.Joseph De Leo
Rice and Beans with Coconut Milk (Resanbinsi)

Rice and Beans with Coconut Milk (Resanbinsi)

Coconut milk is an essential ingredient in many Garifuna dishes, including this creamy take on rice and beans.Penny De Los Santos
Fish, Green Banana, and Root Vegetable Soup (Tapou)

Fish, Green Banana, and Root Vegetable Soup (Tapou)

Tender root vegetables and fried fish make this garlicky stew a satisfying meal.Penny De Los Santos