Thanksgiving Recipes – Island Style

Tropical ThanksgivingIf I was to host a Tropical Thanksgiving, what would I serve? That question has been in my head with all the Thanksgiving promotions on the US television channels. So, for this post I thought that I would troll the ol blogosphere for Thanksgiving recipes with an ‘island twist’ that all can enjoy! It seems (from the telly) that everyone in the US celebrates Thanksgiving regardless of race, religion or creed, I find that really interesting. In my 5 years there I only ever experienced Thanksgiving once (my first year) so I was not really aware of how pervasive it is. Even though we don’t have 4 seasons here (so phrases like fall and harvest are moot) I am a huge fan of pumpkin, squash, and roasted meats 🙂 nyam nyam nyam! .. so without further delay here is my ‘Island’ Thanksgiving roundup, and hey retrocook they even include several recipes that incorporate Angostura bitters!! For those who follow the laws of kashrut not all the recipes are kosher but can easily be adapted through substitutions. Hope you enjoy them and maybe get some new ideas! 🙂


Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


Creamy Coleslaw with Peppers and Sour Cream

Main Courses

Banana and Rice Stuffed Chicken (with Angostura bitters)
Teriyaki Turkey (with Angostura bitters)
Cardamom-scented Lamb with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Side Dishes

Caribbean Stuffing (With Angostura Bitters)
Pumpkin Soup (with Angostura Bitters)
Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Cardamom
Scalloped Potatoes
Carrot Moulds (with Angostura Bitters)
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole


Mango Lassi
Regina Schrambling’s Almond-Cranberry Cookies
King Arthur Flour’s Fudge Pudding Cake
Banana and Toffee Tarts (with Angostura bitters)
Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding with Lime Marmalade (with Angostura bitters)
Mango Fool (with Angostura bitters)
Carrot Pudding (with Angostura bitters)
Coconut Cake (with Angostura bitters)
Island Style Bread and Butter Pudding (with Angostura bitters)
Banana Pie with Angostura??? Sauce