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  • troymeister
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    BBQ in Belize

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  • Razor
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    • Mar 2018
    • 155
    • Pittsburgh

    #2
    I was there in summer of ‘93 with the Seabee’s building school houses in the middle of the jungle. Never got to experience that part of Belize. Maybe some day. 😉

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. Nothing better than fresh caught bugs. You catch them yourself?

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    • Greygoose
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      • May 2019
      • 334
      • South Shore,MA

      #3
      I’m in !!!!!

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      • HawkerXP
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        • Jul 2016
        • 4166
        • Northern Virginia
        • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
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        #4
        Good times! Doing some scuba also?

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        • troymeister
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            Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

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            I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

          #5
          Fishing and Snorkeling, no SCUBA...I am certified but it has been 18 years since my last dive. No longer that interested deep diving.

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          • RonB
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            • Apr 2016
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            • Near Richmond VA
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            #6
            That's a real feast!

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            • IowaGirl
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              • Dec 2018
              • 442
              • Northeast Iowa, USA

              #7
              We've spent a week's vacation on the island of Caye Caulker for at least 5 years now usually in January. It's a great way to get a break from winter in Iowa. The 'que we've eaten on the Caye has usually been fresh caught fish seasoned with coconut milk powder and herbs. Yum!

              Our friends who are permanent residents of Belize now live inland from the coast. It would be nice to enjoy mainland life and see how it compares to staying on the island. The downside is that scuba is not nearly as easy to do -- about a 3 hour trip by car rather than a 30 minute walk -- and we like to dive. Most of our interest is in shallow diving where the fish and coral are -- we're more interested in underwater nature than seeing how deep we can dive.
              Last edited by IowaGirl; November 19th, 2019, 09:30 AM.

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              • troymeister
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                  Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                  Anti Hero, Blue moon

                  I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                #8
                IowaGirl CayeCaulker is where I am. Been coming here since1986.

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                • IowaGirl
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                  Caye Caulker has changed a lot since we first visited and I'm not sure for the better, but it's still a beautiful place to vacation. Our friends own the pretty house and adjacent visitor's cottage south of the airstrip along the east shoreline -- dark brown siding with green roof -- right next to the cemetery there. Nice place to stay. Another nice place to stay is Luciana's Oasi. It's about a block north on the main road that runs right next to the airport terminal building.
              • texastweeter
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                • Jul 2017
                • 2232
                • Republic of Texas

                #9
                holy cow! I'm sooooo in!

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                • Spinaker
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                  #10
                  Big fan of Belize. Great looking lobster!!

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                  • troymeister
                    Charter Member
                    • Aug 2014
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                    • Forest Park Il
                    • Weber 26

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                      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

                      Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                      Anti Hero, Blue moon

                      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                    #11
                    My best friend of 35 years has 3 small guest houses here. More towards the Split. I try to pay rent but usually won’t let me. I was here during Hurricane Mitch. Something I never want to experience again.

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                    • jerrybell
                      Charter Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 225

                      #12
                      We're going next year. I'm along for the ride, not into scuba. I hope to get some fishing in. I think we are staying on the Maya Beach somewhere.
                      Last edited by jerrybell; November 19th, 2019, 10:07 PM.

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                      • IowaGirl
                        Club Member
                        • Dec 2018
                        • 442
                        • Northeast Iowa, USA

                        #13
                        We like to fish too, although I've had to learn (the hard way) to take dramamine far enough ahead of time for it to do any good. You'll have fun with the fishing!

                        I got taught how to cook barracuda from a Belize local. It has to be cooked low and slow to get the meat tender enough to eat. That's totally unlike how I'd cook most fish I'd catch here in the upper Midwest.

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                        • IowaGirl
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                          I watched a local kid catch a barracuda off the dock and it was quite a fight. You're right -- they're mean suckas with a mouth full of sharp teeth and the grumpy attitude to use 'em.

                          Barracuda have a firm, oily flesh that becomes more tender if you cook it low and slow until the oil starts to bubble out. At least that's what I was told by my expat friend who had some experience cooking the fish. Cuda is not nearly as nice to eat as snapper, but it was worth eating at least once.

                        • Ahumadora
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                          IowaGirl Any time I have been fishing and we have caught barracuda they get chopped up for bait or berly. Quite honestly it is a nasty fish that can give you poisoning or is full of worms. I would steer clear of that.

                        • IowaGirl
                          IowaGirl commented
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                          The cuda was very well cooked by the time we ate it, so I'm reasonably sure parasites were not a problem. Poisoning ... not so sure about that, although it was several years ago and I'm still around. But I can't say I'm pining for another taste, Ahumadora -- I can see why people would use barracuda as bait rather than dinner. I'd much rather eat snapper, conch, or lobster.
                      • troymeister
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                        • Aug 2014
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                        • Forest Park Il
                        • Weber 26

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                          Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

                          Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                          Anti Hero, Blue moon

                          I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                        #14
                        Razor The Spiny Lobsters taste unbelievably awesome. Keep in mind it is also Lobster season here in Belize. A very good friend of mine (Nelson) who is a professional diver and fisherman harvested them as a personal favor to us. We cleaned them minutes before they went on the grill. They literally came from the sea to grill within maybe 1/2 hour or so. Hard to get fresher.

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                        • Ahumadora
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                          South pacific Crayfish. Yep they sure are good. Used to cook em, snap the tail off for later then stir the engine bay with a spoon and eat all that gooey brown mess!
                      • troymeister
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                        • Aug 2014
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                        • Forest Park Il
                        • Weber 26

                          Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

                          2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

                          Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

                          Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                          Anti Hero, Blue moon

                          I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                        #15
                        Razor Oh geez...misunderstood, thought guys were taking about lobster... Nevermind...lol

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