Sitting down to an authentic Arawak/West Indian plate looks something like this:
- Green: an important aspect of the cuisine is green leafy vegetables, usually cooked.
- Starches: a typical plate includes root vegetables such as plantain, potato, or yam.
- Protein: a wide variety of seafood is readily available, but just about any type of meat is prepared in multitude of ways
- Spicy Heat: the exciting combination of sweet and spicy can be seen throughout Arawak food in the form of a homemade pepper sauce (known as “gravy”).
The ever present pepper sauce, placed on the table before every meal, likely originates from the spices and hot peppers brought from East India with migrant laborers in the 1700's. Arawak Farm products, like Indian curries and gravies, are used as a flavor booster to nearly everything on the plate. Arawak Farm® products provide intense flavors while being more nutritious than existing hot sauces. All products are plant-based, preservative-free, non-GMO, nut and dairy-free while offering intense and unique flavor profiles!