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Authentic Caymanian Fish Fry at Cotton Tree

By October 18, 2012

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Cayman Caboose at Cotton Tree Grand Cayman

In the Cayman Islands, there's no better way to get into the authentic local spirit than by participating in a Fish Fry. And at the luxury boutique cottage hotel Cotton Tree Grand Cayman, they do all the work for you to prepare an authentic Caymanian fish fry, cooking up flopping fresh snapper, mahi mahi and more in a wood-burning Caymanian kitchen called a caboose that's made from local hardwood trees. It's fun to watch--and even more fun to eat.

At Cotton Tree, the hotel's groundskeeper, Mr. Rudy, uses coconuts grown on the property to prepare the special oil for frying. And the perfectly cooked grouper, wahoo and more comes served with delicious Caribbean side dishes such as Johnny cakes, escovitch and hot pickles that get their kick from the islands' favorite scotch bonnet peppers. A feast for the senses, and the sure start to a beautiful island evening. Who's ready to head off to Grand Cayman? I can hear my stomach growling already.

Image courtesy Cotton Tree Grand Cayman

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