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.

The Ultimate Curry Corn Recipe.

As a kid growing up on the islands, I can't remember mom ever making curry corn. And while it's quite popular in Trinidad and Tobago and some of the other islands of the Caribbean today, I only started hearing about it about this dish a few years now. While in Trinidad a few days ago my neighbor gave me a sample of her version to try and while it was very tasty, it wasn't 'my' version. Which I'm about to share with you today. Yes, those of you requesting more vegetarian / vegan recipes will luv this one.

The Ultimate Curry Corn Recipe. The Ultimate Curry Corn Recipe.

Classic Caribbean Beef Pelau.

During those cold and nasty winter days in January and February I always try to add a little Caribbean sunshine in our home/kitchen in Canada, with a big pot of bubbling Pelau. A delicious one pot dish packed with ingredients and flavors of the Caribbean which immediately takes me back to my childhood on the islands. However back then it was the dish of choice (usually the Chicken version) for those days at the beach.

Classic Caribbean Beef Pelau. Classic Caribbean Beef Pelau.
Trini Chow Chow Recipe.

Trini Chow Chow Recipe.

21 December 2012

I have to confess that as a kid growing up on the islands, we never had chow chow with our Christmas ham. However, the variety of ‘pepper sauce” (hot sauce) mom would always have in the kitchen, was all we ever needed. Well that, some soy sauce and ketchup (wicked combo..trust me). In some parts […]

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The Ultimate Breadfruit Pie.

The Ultimate Breadfruit Pie.

14 December 2012

I grew up eating breadfruit in a number of ways, but only as an adult when we visited Tobago some years ago, did I have my first delicious encounter with breadfruit pie. It was a long day of driving around the island, when we stopped at Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen for a late lunch. The stewed […]

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Everyday Cornmeal Dumplings.

Everyday Cornmeal Dumplings.

08 December 2012

This is one of those meals I like to refer to as being ‘country food’ from it’s rustic feel and simplicity. One of my favorite “bush cook” meals as a kid on the islands was corn meals dumplings with dasheen bush bhaji cooked in coconut milk, on the side. A meal which was guaranteed to […]

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Savory Stuffed Corn Muffins.

Savory Stuffed Corn Muffins.

03 December 2012

One of the key ingredients used in many of the dishes we enjoy in the Caribbean  is salted fish or saltfish as it’s lovingly known. Traditionally salted cod was the choice of the day, but in recent years there’s been more variety (other whitefish, such as pollock, haddock, blue whiting, ling and tusk).  Though the […]

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Jerk Chicken Wraps.

Jerk Chicken Wraps.

28 November 2012

With just 3 recipes left in the “party food” theme we have going for November, I thought it was time to do something with bold Caribbean flavors. These jerk chicken wraps are excellent as everyday sandwiches for your family or watch your guests make a dash for the platter when you present these at your […]

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Baiganee A Vegetarian Classic.

Baiganee A Vegetarian Classic.

18 November 2012

Though a very popular side dish/snack sold by many road-side vendors in Trinidad and Tobago, our only encounter with these tasty treats came yearly. Our mom’s cousin would always invite us to her home for Divali, where she would have a buffet of Indian influenced dishes and treats waiting for us. I can still remember […]

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Caribbean Spiced Nuts

Caribbean Spiced Nuts

11 November 2012

In keeping with the “party food” theme for the month of November, I knew I’d have to share this classic spiced nuts recipe with you all. Roasted with a wonderful glaze to give you that sweet crunchy taste and texture and spiced up with some lovely elements of the Caribbean. I must warn you though […]

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Spicy Fish Balls.

Spicy Fish Balls.

08 November 2012

After posting a pic of this finished spicy fish balls on Facebook, someone commented “must be a male fish!”. Rude talk aside, I thought it was funny. I don’t recall if it was in Guyana or in Barbados I first had something similar, but I do recall how tasty they were, so I knew back […]

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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup.

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup.

06 November 2012

As we move closer to the holiday season I’ve decided to share some tasty Caribbean inspired appetizer recipes with you all. So for the entire month of November you’ll see your taste buds challenged with some twists on traditional Caribbean dishes. But done in such a way that you can easily serve them during your […]

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Classic Homemade Caribbean BBQ Sauce.

Classic Homemade Caribbean BBQ Sauce.

29 October 2012

One of the things I like best about having been exposed to traditional Caribbean cooking from day 1, is that it allows me to use basic principles of cooking and apply it to the variety of flavors I grew up enjoying. When you think about grilling on hot coals in the Caribbean, the first thing […]

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