Do you have a favourite place to travel?
For me, it’s Barbados.
Every year since 2011, my family and I have been spending at least 1 – 2 weeks in Barbados. This year, I’ve been here for almost three weeks, but I’m not complaining. Like I said, it’s one of my favourite places in the world and I am so grateful I get to spend time here every year.
Not only is it a beautiful place to be, but the people here are so incredible and that’s one of the main reasons we come back, year after year. The people here are truly so special to me and we’ve made a lot of friends here over the years, too, of course.
Honestly, there’s a lot of things that I love about Barbados, and one of those things is the food!
So many of my favourite foods grow locally here – butternut squash, plantains, avocado, cucumber, spinach, mangoes – and we all know that everything tastes better when it’s locally grown!
When spending time in Barbados (which is where I am right now as I type this), I do my best to eat locally. Sure, I could go to the grocery store and buy nearly whatever I want to eat (they have a great specialty food section, too!), but I seek out local options as much as possible. In the grocery store we shop at, the local fruit and vegetables are all labelled “local”, so it makes it even easier! There are also a lot of road-side markets, so we shop at those frequently, too, as I love to support local farmers. We also go to the local fish market nearly every day for fresh fish that have just been caught.
Throughout the past 2+ weeks that I’ve been here this year, I’ve really fallen in love with this recipe for a breakfast skillet I’m about to share with you.
I’m calling it a “Bajan Breakfast Skillet”, although it’s definitely not a traditional Bajan dish. However, all of the ingredients are local, so I thought it was an appropriate name (and, I have been eating it every single day while I’ve been here in Barbados!)
I personally have been enjoying this for breakfast, but you could eat it any time of day!
Bonus points if you have a view of the ocean…
Bajan Breakfast Skillet
Recipe Type: Entree
An easy skillet that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
- 1/4 lb. ground beef (preferably grass fed)
- 1 bag spinach, shredded (approximately 5 – 6 cups of shredded spinach)
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 plantain, peeled and chopped into chunks
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 small pinch chilli powder
- Sea salt, to taste
- 1/2 avocado
- Place the peeled and chopped plantain in a small skillet. Cover with water and set over high heat. Allow it to boil until the plantain is cooked and easy to pierce with a fork (similar to like a cooked potato). This should take about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add ground beef, spinach, tomato, red onion, cumin, chilli powder, and sea salt to a larger skillet. Place over medium high heat and cook.
- When the plantain is cooked, drain, and add to skillet with the ground beef and other vegetables.
- Continue to cook, tossing all ingredients together.
- Once ground beef is fully cooked and all vegetables are tender, remove from heat, transfer to serving bowl, and top with avocado.
As always, if you enjoy my recipes, let me know! If you share a picture on social media of a recipe of mine you’ve made, tag me at @iammegdoll so I can see what you’re making!