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National dish of Dominica

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  • Independence: 3. 11. 1978
  • Capital: Roseau
  • Official language: English
  • Population: 72 660
  • Area: 750 km2
  • International code: DM
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
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Mountain chicken


  • 6-8 Frogs(Crapaud)or 12 to 16 legs
  • 2 pegs garlic
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper(Hot crushed)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Lime sliced in two
  • 1/4 tsp thyme (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup fry oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 green bananas (sliced)
  • 2 dasheen (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 2 yams (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)
Mountain chicken is national food (dish) of Dominica


Only the legs of the Mountain chicken are used. Wash the Mountain chicken and remove the skin by cutting and peeling it away with a knife, (as you would chicken). Wash with lime, then rinse with cold water. Season mountain chicken legs with garlic, pepper, vinegar, thyme. Let stand for 2 hours so that seasoning may absorbed. Pat legs dry with a clean towel, then roll in flour and prepare to fry. Before frying, heat the fry oil, make sure the oil is very hot (almost smoking). Place legs in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Let it stand in a bowl. Gravy Preparation: Take 1 table spoon oil, add butter, melt and add onion. Saute, then add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Next, add flour to thicken the gravy, let it simmer under medium fire for approximately 5 minutes. Add the mountain chicken legs to the pot of gravy, stir and simmer. Provisions Preparation: Peel and clean provisions, boil in salt water. Add green pepper. Boil provisions until tender, but not crushed. Test it by sticking it with a fork. Serve with white rice, rice & peas and mountain chicken.


Dominica's cuisine is similar to many other Caribbean islands including that of Trinidad and St Lucia. Though separated by water Dominica like many other Commonwealth Caribbean islands have their distinct twist to their meals. Breakfast is an important meal in Dominica and is eaten everyday, typically eaten meals include saltfish which are dried and salted codfish and Bakes made by making a dough and frying in oil prove popular before a long days at work. Saltfish and bakes however is also doubled up as a fast food snack that can be eaten throughout the day, vendors and Dominica's streets sell these snacks to passers by alongside Fried chicken, Fish and tasty smoothies. Other breakfast meals include cornmeal porridge which is made with fine cornmeal or polenta, milk and condensed milk and sugar to sweeten, more British influenced meals like Eggs, bacon and toast are also popular alongside fried fish and plantains. During Lunchtime or Dinner Common vegetables eaten are Plantain, Tania, Yam, Potato, rice and peas. Meat and poultry typically eaten include Chicken (which is very popular), beef, fish which are normally stewed down with onions, carrots, garlic, ginger and herbs like thyme and using the browning method to create a rich dark sauce. Popular meals include rice and peas, Stew chicken, Stew beef, fried and stewed fish and many different types of hearty fish broths and Soups which are packed full with dumplings, carrots and ground provisions. Roadside stands and small-town restaurants typically serve fried chicken, fish-and-chips and "tasty bakes" which are fried dough made with flour, water and sugar or sometimes salt, along with cold drinks. The island produces numerous exotic fruits, including bananas, coconuts, papayas, guavas, pineapples, and mangoes which can be eaten as dessert and be pureed or liquefied. Dominica's national dish is the mountain chicken, which are snares of the legs of a frog called the Capaud, which is endemic to Dominica and Montserrat. Found at higher elevations, it's a protected species and can only be caught between autumn and February.

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