Creole Cooking Ingredients
Traditionally, Creole cooking usually includes a meat such as fish, pork, chicken, or goat, that is accompanied by a generous helping of ground provisions such as sweet potato, yam, dasheen (also known as taro), green bananas and tannia. Rice and peas with coconut milk also feature, as do plantains, vegetables and salad.
The most important ingredient in traditional Creole cuisine, however, is the seasoning; usually a heady combination of garlic, chives, parsley, limes, and both seasoning and hot peppers.
The main meal of the day is usually eaten at lunchtime and a Creole lunch is meant to fill you up so that you have enough energy for the toils of the afternoon, whatever they may be.