Roasted Breadfruit With Smoked Herrings.

This is one of those dishes which immediately takes me back to the Caribbean and my childhood days. Mom would usually make this for us (myself, brother and dad) the odd Saturday dad didn't have to go to work. The breadfruit came directly off my grandmother's tree and it was roasted on an open fire in a coal pot for that true island goodness. While I don't have a coal-pot, nor can I achieve the same unique flavor it gives the breadfruit, this dish is still incredible. Definitely my idea of comfort food.

Roasted Breadfruit With Smoked Herrings. Roasted Breadfruit With Smoked Herrings.

Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe.

As you make your way across the Caribbean you'll encounter different methods of cooking curry dishes, influenced by one's own preference and family traditions. A prime example is my way of cooking coconut curry chicken.. as I'm about to share. My technique and ingredients will differently differ from other recipes you'll see... even the way I'd see my mom and grandma make their version. Coincidentally I don't recall mom using coconut in curry chicken, unless it was a tough chicken (we say yard fowl), where the use of the coconut acted as a tenderizer.

Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe. Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe.

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.

With all the requests I've been getting for more breakfast / brunch type recipes, I thought I'd share a classic Plantain Frittata with you. While not something you'd traditionally see in the Caribbean, I came up with this recipe a few years ago when I had friends visiting for the weekend. The idea behind this frittata was to include 3 things we're passionate about (ingredients) in the Caribbean... Salted Cod, Fresh Herbs and Ripe Plantains. You can be as creative as you want in your version.

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata. The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.
Traditional Caribbean Chicken Foot Soup Recipe.

Traditional Caribbean Chicken Foot Soup Recipe.

26 September 2014

It’s one of those soups you really have to try before passing judgement. Like so many traditional dishes from the Caribbean (and globally), you’ll find people will be cautious and at times have negative comments, even though they fail to give it a try. You’ll notice that in the Caribbean we tend to use most of […]

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How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

15 September 2014

This recipe takes me back to a time when I was in my early teens and I’d go to watch movies on the weekend in San Fernando (Trinidad) with my bother and our dad. There was a Chinese restaurant on Mucurapo Street where we’d usually end up as I’ve had a weakness for Chinese food […]

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Jamaican Callaloo With Shrimp.

Jamaican Callaloo With Shrimp.

12 September 2014

As I’ve discussed in my Cookbook, there’s much debate in the Caribbean when it comes to callaloo. In the southern Caribbean it’s a delicious soup-like dish made with young dasheen bush leaves, flavored with crabs (for the most part) and simmered in coconut milk. However in Jamaica, callaloo is the bush or plant (amaranth) which is […]

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Cooking Collard Greens The Caribbean Way.

Cooking Collard Greens The Caribbean Way.

06 September 2014

Collard Green or collards is not native to the Caribbean, so it’s not something we would refer to as being traditional. However, with our love for dasheen bush, spinach, Jamaican callaloo (chorai), Bok Choi and just about every other green there is, it’s natural that collards will find a loving home in my kitchen. If I […]

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Vegetarian Cauliflower With Chickpeas Curry Recipe.

Vegetarian Cauliflower With Chickpeas Curry Recipe.

24 August 2014

If you’re looking for a way to add a wicked punch of flavor to boring cauliflower, look no further. Along with the wonderful flavors of a good Caribbean style curry, this recipe is also vegetarian and can be done gluten  free (check your curry powder to ensure there’s no gluten-flour additive in it). Based on […]

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Zesty Garlic Flavored Avocado Yogurt Dip.

Zesty Garlic Flavored Avocado Yogurt Dip.

17 August 2014

As I’ve indicated in the past, I’m addicted to avocados or zabouca and/or pear as it’s also known in the Caribbean. However the variety of avocado grown in the Caribbean is much different than the ones you’d get from California, Mexico and other Central American countries. Ours are much bigger, different texture (less creamy and more cheese […]

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Taro With Stewed Saltfish Caribbean Comfort Food.

Taro With Stewed Saltfish Caribbean Comfort Food.

12 August 2014

After seeing the price of dasheen at the market, I opted for the much cheaper taro as I had a craving for what we call ground provisions, in the Caribbean. Dasheen, yams, eddoes, sweet potato and cassava all fall under the ‘ground provisions’ umbrella – also known as ‘food’ in Jamaica. The taro is very similar […]

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The Ultimate Curry Oxtail Recipe.

The Ultimate Curry Oxtail Recipe.

08 August 2014

Looks interesting, but I’ve never heard of ‘Curry Oxtails’… a comment left after I posted a pic of this “Ultimate Curry Oxtails” on the facebook fan page earlier today.  With the natural toughness and sort of gamy finish of oxtails, it would be a natural fit for cooking in a rich curry sauce. The bones will […]

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Vegetarian Stir Fry Bodi (yard beans) With Cashews.

Vegetarian Stir Fry Bodi (yard beans) With Cashews.

05 August 2014

As a young fella on the islands, my brother and I usually helped mom with the kitchen garden after school and on the weekends. I enjoyed seeing plants go from seeds to actually bearing fruit and harvest time was usually my favorite. Picking bodi (yard beans) off the bush (grows on a vine-like bush) was like a […]

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Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.

Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.

27 July 2014

As mentioned in the video for this recipe (see below) I had a serous craving for buffalo style chicken wings and with the mango habanero chicken wings we had a few weeks back at Buffalo Wild Wings still on my mind – I had to do my version. The actual spicy mango sauce can be used […]

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