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AN EPICUREAN ARUBAN ADVENTURE:
Tease Your Taste Buds with 7 Exotic Eats
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Aruba's unique culinary selections are one of their many alluring attributes; delicious cuisine full of richness and island flavor.

The following dishes represent some of the most distinct, authentic culinary creations Aruba has to offer.

Read on for a mouthwatering, palette-teasing experience that will have you booking a trip to Aruba to sample these delectable eats.

*Denotes dishes that are creations of Chef Erwin at the Screaming Eagle Restaurant

 
 
  • Aruba's Dishes

  • Aruba's unique culinary selections are on of their many alluring attributes; delicious cuisine full of richness and island flavor.
    The following dishes represent some of the most distinct, authentic culinary creations Aruba has to offer.
    Read on for a moutwatering, palette-teasing experience that will have you booking a trip to Aruba to sample these delectable eats.
    * Denotes dishes that are creations of Chef Erwin at the Screaming Eagle Restaurant.

  • Pastechi

    Ingredients

    Generally filled with chicken, chop sui, tuna, beef, cheese or ham, these puffy pastries are not only Aruba's national snack, but they're a perfect hors d'oeuvres or appetizer.

    Preparation

    A culinary delight that requires strong willpower as it's easy to become addicte to this traditional island favorite.

    Timing

    Eatin mostly for breakfast, but these treats can often be found at parties.

  • Fish Creole

    Ingredients

    Onion, tomato, bell pepper, and crioyo sauce is ladled over pan-fried slices of fresh fish fillet. This classic dish is made in Aruban homes and fine restaurants.

    Preparation

    Brace for impact! The vibrant island spices and fresh ingredients in this fish creole come together to form the ultimate mouth-watering combination.

    Timing

    This cultural creation is a seamlessly light meal, perfect for dinner during the summer.

  • Keri Keri

    Ingredients

    White-flesh fish, such as shark or barracuda, is cooked, shredded and then sautéed in butter with tomato, onion, celery, bell pepper, fresh basil, black pepper, and annatto spice to create a full-flavored, traditional, Aruban dish.

    Preparation

    Get ready for an experience like no other. The recipe for Keri Keri has been passed down through countless generations; and for good reason. Each bit provieds a flavor profile that is truly unique to Aruba.

    Timing

    This scrumptious seafood concoction makes for a satisfying midday lunch.

  • Duck Breast Salad

    Ingredients

    Orange wedges, cherry tomatoes, rucola cress, and truffle mayonnaise accompany perfectly cooked, juicy duck breast.

    Preparation

    Get your napkins ready. This light meal packs a mean punch in the form of appetizing springtime flavors and textures. It's nothing short of culinary magic from Chef Erwin.

    Timing

    This salad makes a light lunch something to look forward to.

  • Pan-fried Whiting Fillet with Octopus

    Ingredients

    Boiled potatoes, vegetable ceviche and creamy corn sauce accompany pan-fried whiting octopus. Hues of rosemary, red wine, and garlic give this dish a unique and delectable flavor.

    Preparation

    A SCUBA adventure for your taste buds with this under-the-sea adventure. It's the best of both Aruban worlds - gourment seafood and farm-fresh produce.

    Timing

    This savory meal is perfect for dinner.

  • Chilean Hake

    Ingredients

    With brandade of smoked eel, sautéed spinach, balsamic vinegar, and Mornay sauce, this Chilean hake dish, prepared in the kitchen of the Screaming Eagle, is one that will delight your senses.

    Preparation

    Look forward to an exceptional treat courtesy of Chef Erwin. This is a seasonal special so try it while you can.

    Timing

    A taste of the Caribbean ocean that makes a wonderful dinner option.

  • Bolo Preto

    Ingredients

    Bolo preto means black cake. To create this sweet dish, prunes, currants, raisins, dates, and figs steeped in cognac and cherry cordial for up to a week are used as the main ingredients.

    Preparation

    Bolo preti is very culturally significant as it is given as a sign of cordiality. In addition, it's often serced at weddings; so be primed for a welcoming dessert.

    Timing

    Any time of the day or year is a great time for Bolo Preto! Most hotels give their guests a bite-sized slice of this cultural creation to extend a sign of welcome and hospitality.