The Garifuna people are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West Africans. Today the Garifuna live primarily in Central America along the Western Caribbean coast of Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras, and on the island of Roatán. In the United States, many Garifuna people live in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Chicago.
Our island cooks are all Garifuna women. There is a dish called Hudut that you can order in Garifuna restaurants in Belize. I order it every chance I get. We don’t serve Hudut on our adventure tours in Belize, but I’m thinking maybe we should. This savory stew is AMAZING.
Hudut is a fish stew made with coconuts, onions, garlic, and thyme, and usually served with mashed plantain. I just found a blog post that gives very detailed directions for how to make your own Hudut, including how to make coconut milk from coconuts (which is the first step). If you have the time an inclination, please make some and let me know how it turns out!