The island of Bermuda is filled with pretty pink beaches, dazzling turquoise water, lush vegetation, and offers some delicious things to eat and drink that you won’t find elsewhere.
This scrumptious soup, considered the national dish of Bermuda, was originally considered a poor people’s food, made from leftover fish bones. It’s a rich broth, with vegetables including onions, tomatoes, celery, carrots and a variety of spices and herbs. It has bits of fish instead of clams, but what makes it most special is the black rum and cherry pepper sauce added to it.
Rich, buttery cakes doused in rum are very popular in Bermuda, as they are generally around and in the Caribbean. The best are airy, light, boozy and just a touch moist in the center.
Grouper has a tender texture and a sweet flavor, similar to sea bass. It’s often served in Bermuda with sautéed bananas. The combination of sweet and savory is very popular on the island.
This spicy sweet jam with chunks of pepper is perfect for a fresh scone slathered with clotted cream. But it’s also great on toast with butter. There are lots of different varieties and brands, some hotter and others sweeter.