I've had the privilege of being able to go on 2 short term mission trips to Haiti.
The first time I went I was 13 years old and then I got to go again 5 years later when I was 18.
Maybe sometime I'll go into more on what that was like but right now I want to note my two favorite foods from Haiti: the plantains and the beans + rice.
Plantains (smallish bananas) are so sweet and yummy its like eating candy.
The beans and rice though are what I wanted to recreate so badly though I could taste it. ;)
Everyone everywhere there eats this classic combo.
The school where I served fed this to their students (and us) every day for lunch.
It's cheap, nutritous, and delicious!
Especially the when you get some of the crispy burnt bits.
I came across this recipe on My Haitian Kitchen and made it for dinner last night.
To make it more husband satisfying, I added some cooked shredded chicken.
Ahh! I was SO happy to find and make this dish.
It really did taste like my memory of the simple dish I had in Haiti.
So go make it and tell me what you think!
Is there an ingredient that surprises you?