On our recent trip to Turks and Caicos I was keen to pick up a local recipe. We found most of the food in the restaurants geared towards tourists and very American in style and had to really ask around for local food. But if you really look all countries have local food cultures and dishes locals are proud of. One of these is rice and peas, you will find this recipe throughout the Caribbean I have made the Puerto Rican version Arroz con granules.
The peas aren't really peas as we know them but pigeon peas or toor dal to Indian's in Indian cuisine these are dried and commonly used to make dal.
In the Caribbean you typically find them in cans and they often even have a recipe on the back.
This version is cooked in coconut milk and has a lovely rich tropical flavor to it. I got the recipe from a cashier in a small local grocery store. Seafood is abundant on the island so fresh fish would often be eaten with rice and peas.