Caribbean BBQ:
Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa


If you can't make it to the Caribbean, you can bring the islands to you in the form of a Caribbean BBQ. While there is nothing like being on a Caribbean beach, Caribbean food hot off the grill can go a long way in lifting your spirits.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Caribbean BBQ Flavor Profile:
Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa


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Is it time to throw a Caribbean BBQ party? Simply head to the Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to transport you to the Hawaiian Islands through food.

Flavor Profile: Flavors from the Caribbean, especially Puerto Rico, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Inspiration: Everyone loves a vacation to the Caribbean. I mean, with some of the most beautiful beaches, nicest people and variety of flavorful food, who wouldn’t. But you don’t need to travel to the Caribbean to transport your mouth there.

Think watching a beautiful sunset as delicious grilled meats are prepared on the grill to be served with island inspired side dishes.

My Take: Grilled beef, pork and chicken with island spice mixtures, marinades and table sauces served with side dishes that bring the islands to your backyard.

Caribbean BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Caribbean BBQ party.

Let’s get in the Caribbean mood with some Caribbean music and beach scenes.



A lot of people don’t realize that barbacoa was “invented” in the Caribbean. So, let’s start by exploring the origins of barbacoa in Puerto Rico, and the Taino tribe.



Go on a tour of grilled Jerk BBQ in Jamaica. This features one of the most well-known Caribbean grilled dishes… Jerk.




OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a mouth watering Caribbean BBQ menu.

Caribbean BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs) Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Caribbean food… get ready for a fantastic Caribbean BBQ experience.

Caribbean BBQ Menu Example

Here is just ONE Caribbean inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa flavor profile.


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The main event...

Virgin Island Seasoned NY Strip Steak
served with Puerto Rican Pepper Sauce (Ajili-Mojili)

Pineapple Jerk Glazed Pork Spareribs
served with Mango Chutney

Martinique Marinated Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks served with Central American Jalapeño Sauce

And on the side, your choice of…

Caribbean Rice & Red Beans, Trinidad Potato Salad, Puerto Rican Cabbage & Avocado Salad and Trinidad Boiled Corn


Remember, by using the recipes found in the Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa flavor profile, you can create this Caribbean BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Caribbean BBQ Recipes

Included in the Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Caribbean BBQ party…


      • 9 Caribbean inspired spice mix recipes
      • 8 Caribbean inspired brine and marinade recipes
      • 8 Caribbean inspired condiment recipes
      • 7 Caribbean inspired side dish recipes


Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Caribbean BBQ menus that will keep your friends and family delighted.

Easiest Way To Plan A Caribbean BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Caribbean BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Caribbean BBQ:

  1. Choose the Island Smoke Caribbean Barbacoa flavor profile
  2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
  3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
  4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
  5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
  6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
  7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
  8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
  9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
  10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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