When it comes to the peak of summer, it’s necessary to keep cool in every way, shape, and form. And this includes what you eat. Whether it’s with a little spice or a refreshing fruit, we’re doing as the locals do and following our tropical instinct. From spicy pineapple chicken stir fry to coconut-lime tacos, we’ve compiled ten essential tropical recipes you should know. Not only will they make your taste buds sing but the number of brownie points you’ll earn is out of the park. It’s time to work some of your kitchen magic.

RELATED: 10 Mexican Dishes Every Guy Should Know How to Make
RELATED: 10 Soul Food Dishes Every Guy Should Be Able to Make
RELATED:  Italian Dishes Every Man Should Be Able to Make