Hopping on a flight to the islands every time you get a craving for ackee and saltfish or aloo pies is not only expensive and impractical, it's just down right unnecessary.
If you live in a big city, chances are you have a handful of authentic Caribbean restaurants to choose from. But if you don't, you can always make them at home.
Caribbean food is a delicious fusion of African, Native, European, Indian, Arab and Chinese cuisines. While it is healthy for the most part, a slight adjustment in cooking style can make it even better for you.
But if you want the real deal, fried fish and all, look no further. In the slideshow below, we've rounded up 21 authentic Caribbean recipes — from pelau to doubles and everything in between.
What's your favourite Caribbean dish? Let us know in the comments below.