Thyme in the Bahamas

Food Guide


Thyme - the Essential Bahamian Herb

Almost every dish in the Bahamas that involves a soup or stew style of cooking seems to have thyme in it. Wonderful fresh thyme is completely different from the dried version and really enhances a dish. It has plenty of health benefits too!

Thyme is also an essential ingredient of rice and peas - if you ever see a bit of stalk in your rice, you will know that it has been properly made - the chef has been using fresh herbs to make it.

It looks like they took the whole bush - thyme is sold at all the outdoor food markets in the Bahamas, because it is essential to so many recipes. You can also find thyme growing wild in abundance on the island, if you want to pick your own

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