St. Martin’s Spiceman The Secret Ingredients to SXM Recipes
The heart of our rich Caribbean cuisine lies in the mysteries of its exotic Concoctions and St. Martin’s Spiceman is at the very epicenter of this. Favored by visitors and restaurant owners, Miguel Lilia artfully brings the Spice of life to the island’s culinary circuit.
Miguel has become a familiar face to anyone who appreciates good food. A visit to his stand in the famed Open-Air Market in Marigot is an adventure in itself as you’ll discover ingredients that you may never have heard of before.
Miguel’s trade is a combination of science, art and tradition and he has carried on with his family’s traditions and many spicy secrets he learned from his grandparents. Miguel often spends weeks on end traveling around the Caribbean to places such as Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Grenada and Dominica to source his unique wares and even ventures as far afield as the Amazonian forests, Brazil, Africa and Madagascar to bring back the freshest and most unique spices.
Miguel has recently launched his own line of spicy sauces known as Kalina products which include a wide range of unique flavors such as Creole, jerk, banana and garlic as well as mango, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya and green pepper.
For all those who love to spend creative time in the kitchen and those with an adventurous palate, no visit to St. Martin would be complete without a visit to the Spiceman. You will, no doubt be going to the Open-Air Market during your stay so be sure not to miss the Spiceman.