Tapado Garifuna, a Caribbean Seafood Stew


Years ago I visited the coast of Guatemala. The Garifuna people, originally from Africa, have influenced the cuisine there by incorporating coconut milk, plantains and yucca into their stews which is unlike many of the corn based stews and soups of the Mayans.

Tapado, an Afro Caribbean seafood soup, combines fish, shrimp, and other shellfish such as lobster, scallops, and clams, with coconut milk to produce a thick, rich and slightly sweet concoction. This soup is traditionally served along the banana coast on the Caribbean particularly in Guatemala and Honduras.

Great for lunch or dinner and gluten free!

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