As promised Parrot Heads, we continue our Holiday Gift Guide of unique and island inspired Christmas gifts for the beach lovers and tropical souls on your shopping list.
This creative gift idea comes from a Naples, Florida company inspired by a Robert Louis Stevenson novel, hours of listening to Jimmy Buffett tunes and a Caribbean cruise! Hey…what beach lover is not intrigued by that? The friendly folks at Iguana Isle, creators of island inspired sauces, marinades and seasoning blends, share their passion for great food and the island lifestyle, by adding a little fun into everything they do!
In fact, Iguana Isle’s entire line of seasonings, sauces and rubs was inspired by travels to tropical places and memories of the unique and regional dishes shared with new found friends. To minimize the impact on our environment, all of their products are made using the highest quality, free trade certified organic herbs & spices.
Each of Iguana Isle’s seasonings, sauces and marinades have a colorful story of a tropical adventure and instantly transport you to the beaches and island towns that provided the inspiration.
Dreams of adventure from countless hours of listening to Jimmy Buffett albums and the blend of island cultures, nomads and legends that make up the island of Key West inspired the Cayo Hueso Caribbean Style Wing Sauce. A diving trip to Jamaica was the inspiration for the Runaway Bay Lobster Seasoning…and the story of their creations continue with Santa Isabel Mole, Santa Catalina Guacamole, South Padre Island Chicken and Santa Cruz Island Steak Seasonings (and many more) all being influenced by various trips to the Islands.
You must now be craving some of this island inspired flavor! Well it gets even better folks…you just have to check out the Iguana Isle Recipe Blog. These are some of the best island inspired recipes ever and they all get their flair from the Iguana Isle Island Inspired Seasonings. Some of these incredible recipes include St. Thomas Papaya Fritters, Banana Coconut Bread, Caribbean Jerk Lobster with Spiced Rum Butter Sauce and Jamaican Beef Patties. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive these tropial recipes via email!
Here’s the scoop on some of the products available from Iguana Isle and a sampling of the variety of island inspired flavors. (See all of Iguana Isle’s delicious products)
- Santa Rosa Fajita Seasoning
- Isle of Capri Herb Seasoning
- Santa Catalina Guacamole Seasoning
- Alice Shoals Jamaican Style Curry Powder
Island Inspired Sauces
- Cayo Hueso Caribbean Style Wing Sauce
- Marigot Bay Mango Barbecue Sauce
Island Inspired Seasoning Blends
- Boston Beach Jerk Seasoning
- Bayou La Batre Crab Seasoning
- Canary Island Cajun Steak
- Runaway Bay Lobster Seasoning
Stocks, Brines & Foundation Sauces
- Cajun Style Turkey Brine Kit
- Jus de Poulet Lié Gold – Classic Chicken Demi-Glace
- Demi- Glace Gold – Classic Veal Demi-Glace
- Red & White Wine Sauce made for Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Fish or Pork
The entire line of Island Inspired Seasoning blends is available in several sizes for your convenience. If you’re not sure which island you’d like to start exploring first, check out their ‘Isle Watch’ web page that shows you which spices compliment each meat or veggie best.
Iguana Isle Island Inspired Seasoning Blends brings the taste of the islands to your home with their unique and flavorful creations and makes the perfect Christmas gift for your tropically inclined friends and family. Mix and match your favorites or give your friends and family a taste of the tropics with Iguana Isle’s Christmas themed sampler basket.
Iguana Isle Christmas Sampler Basket Includes:
- One 14 oz. Cayo Hueso Caribbean Style Wing Sauce
- One 14 oz. Marigot Bay Mango Barbecue Sauce
- One each of the following 1 oz. Island Inspired Seasoning Blends:
- Amelia Island Blackening Spice
- Tybee Island Southern Barbecue Rub
- South Padre Island Spicy Chicken Seasoning
- Santa Rosa Island Fajita Seasoning
…all in a reusable Christmas themed basket ready for holiday gift giving.
You can order Iguana Isle seasonings and sauces on their web site or you can also visit them at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market and the North Naples Green Market. Check out their Face Book page for times, locations and more information.
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