Buccaneer Chicken

Poulet Boucanee

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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

When the Europeans first came to the wilds of Hispaniola, they observed a singular style of cooking. The Carib Indians would cure wild boar and other game with salt and spices, then dry it over a smoky fire. The Carib word for this technique sounded to European ears like boucan. As for the first Europeans to practice this style of cooking, they were shipwrecked sailors and religious iconoclasts who hid out in the wilds of what is now northwestern Haiti. They