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Conch Cerviche

Island Conch Ceviche, Yellow Fin Tuna. Cucumber spaghetti

1oz or 28g yellow fin Tuna sliced very thinly

8oz or 230g thinly sliced Cleaned Conch

 2 juice fresh Limes

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon minced Ginger

½ each Red peppers, Julienne strips

½ each yellow pepper, Julienne strips

2 each scotch bonnet, seeded and minced

1 teaspoon chopped Shadow Bennie (use cilantro if not available)

  1 teaspoon chopped spring onions

Salt & pepper to taste

Couple of drops of Caribbean Hot sauce

Balsamic Dressing

½ cup or 180ml aged Balsamic vinegar

2 cloves of Garlic

½ cup or 180ml Julie Mango

1 cup or 240ml extra virgin Coconut oil

Put all ingredients into a food process blend until smooth

Strain through a fine sieve, adjust the seasoning. 

For the ceviche

Mix the Conch, sliced peppers, and herbs & chopped onions together and let stand in the fridge for 30 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste

Serve between two very thinly sliced sheets of Yellow fin Tuna

 Top with Cucumber spaghetti which has been marinated in mango vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper

 Finish with our kitchen garden micro Arugula shoots

St Lucia’s Chocolate Story


The chocolate industry in Saint Lucia plays a significant role in the country’s economy and has gained recognition for its production of high-quality chocolates. Located in the eastern Caribbean, Saint Lucia is blessed with fertile soil and a tropical climate, making it an ideal environment for cocoa cultivation.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the chocolate industry in Saint Lucia, with an increasing number of local farmers and entrepreneurs dedicating themselves to the cultivation and production of chocolate. The country has seen a rise in the production of fine, organic, and sustainable cocoa beans, attracting attention from both local and international markets.

Rabot Estate

One of the key players in the chocolate industry in Saint Lucia is the Rabot Estate. Situated in the scenic Soufriere region, Rabot Estate practices the traditional cocoa farming and processing techniques. The estate is known for its commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, offering a range of organic and single-origin chocolates that have gained international recognition and awards.

Apart from Rabot Estate, there are several other chocolate brands that have emerged in Saint Lucia, each with its unique approach to chocolate-making. These brands focus on quality and flavor, emphasizing the unique characteristics of cocoa beans grown on the island. From single-origin dark chocolates to infused chocolates using local spices and fruits, the variety of products available showcases the diversity and richness of Saint Lucian chocolate.

Chocolate Heritage Festival

To promote this growing industry, Saint Lucia hosts an annual chocolate festival known as the Chocolate Heritage Festival. This festival celebrates the history, culture, and craftsmanship of chocolate-making in the country. The event attracts locals and tourists alike, providing an opportunity to indulge in various chocolate tastings, workshops, and exhibitions.

Economic Impact

The chocolate industry in Saint Lucia also has a positive impact on the local farming communities. Cocoa cultivation provides livelihoods for many farmers, supporting the rural economy and contributing to sustainable development. Additionally, the industry has created employment opportunities in chocolate production, marketing, and tourism-related activities.

In conclusion, the chocolate industry in Saint Lucia has experienced remarkable growth in recent years. With its commitment to sustainability, quality, and unique flavors, Saint Lucian chocolates have gained international recognition. The industry provides economic opportunities, supports local farmers, and celebrates the rich cocoa heritage of the country.

Just for Fun Try our Chocolate Quiz

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