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Tapado garifuna

Tapado garifuna

Tapado (ta-paa-do) is one of the more popular garífuna dishes, consisting of seafood, bananas and plantains all swimming in a spicy, coconut milk.

Unlike the hearty stews of the highlands of Guatemala such as kak-ik turkey soup, pulique and pepian, tapado seafood soup hails from Puerto Barrios and Livingston on Guatemala’s Caribbean coast.

It’s an especially popular dish during Garifuna Settlement Day, one of the largest, most exuberant  festivals in Guatemala.  It’s also popular in Tela, Roatan and other beach destinations in Honduras.

The dish is often served with a side of coconut rice which is made by simply boiling your rice in a half and half mixture of coconut milk and water.

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