Caribbean Cuisine: Cooking with Wahoo

One of best aspects to the British Virgin Islands is its unique and delightful island cuisine. Practically anywhere you go in the BVI you’ll be able to find some of the best seafood in the world, any way you like it. Whether you sink your teeth into a fat lobster or indulge in the catch of day, the BVI has it all and it’s all good. One fish that’s a must-try is wahoo.

A wahoo fish is an extremely lean fish which is high in protein as well as nutrients. Typically,  the wahoo is between 40 – 65 inches in length and can reach nearly 160 pounds in weight. So as you can imagine, a fish this large provides a great deal of meat and potential for cooking up one delicious, Caribbean meal. The following are a few ways to prepare and enjoy wahoo:

  • Grilled Wahoo. The best part about grilled wahoo is that you can marinade the fish in any variety of herbs and spices. A few island favorites include: lime pepper, garlic butter, and blackened jerk.
  • Baked Wahoo. If you prefer your fish baked over grilled, don’t stress, wahoo also cooks up amazingly in the oven. Try baked wahoo with a mixture of lemon juice, lime juice and Caribbean spices.
  • Wahoo Fish Tacos. Whichever way you prefer your wahoo, grilled, baked or fried, you’re wahoo fish tacos are going to taste great. Wrap the fish in a flour or corn tortilla and garnish with salsa, slaw and sauce.
  • Wahoo Fish Kebobs. Because wahoo is such a lean fish it is ideal to cut into chunks. Just throw a few chunks of fresh wahoo onto a kebob and let it simmer on the grill for a few minutes with your favorite fresh veggies.
  • Ceviche. Ceviche is a staple to Caribbean cuisine. The mixture of wahoo with a variety of local juices and vegetables is a taste that you will not be able to replicate anywhere else in the world. Check out a full recipe here.

Wahoo is delicious any way you choose to prepare it. It’s now just up to you to make your way to the BVI to get your hands on some the biggest and freshest wahoo in the world.

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