Fruity Passion Fruit Pepper Sauce.

With my love for peppersauce (hot sauce) I'm always challenging myself to find different flavors to compliment the scorching heat of our beloved Scotch Bonnet Peppers, to add balance, depth and a unique finish. While this peppersauce is fiery, the fruity undertones of the passion fruit makes it very tasty and bearable for those of you who are not into pure heat! My mom like many from her generation, will argue that when making a 'good' peppersauce, there's no room for fruit. However with the success I've had with the 10 + fruity pepper sauces I've shared on here, that mindset can be challenged.

Fruity Passion Fruit Pepper Sauce. Fruity Passion Fruit Pepper Sauce.

Ultimate Jerk Turkey + Simple Gluten Free Gravy.

"Chris we want ah Jerk Turkey recipe.. tired of boring oven roasted turkey" That was the DM I received on Twitter a couple weeks back.. even before I was thinking about doing this Christmas Special. I'm not a huge fan of turkey as I find the meat boring, especially when you think about the cost of it and the time it takes to get good results. My goal with this recipe is to show you how simple it is to make a tasty jerk oven roasted turkey, using a 'cheap' turkey and in much less time than the traditional method used for roasting turkey.

Ultimate Jerk Turkey + Simple Gluten Free Gravy. Ultimate Jerk Turkey + Simple Gluten Free Gravy.

Amazing Sorfran Rice [Vegan + Gluten Free].

Before I get to the recipe I'd like to mention that in the Southern Caribbean what we 'call' Saffron (or sorfran) is really turmeric and NOT Saffron. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". As we continue with the 5 days of Christmas recipes, chef Marc is joining us to share his take on this tasty vegan Sorfran rice (Turmeric Rice Pilaf) A lovely one-pot dish which is packed with layers of flavor, is gluten free and something you'll be proud to have on your holiday dinner table.

Amazing Sorfran Rice [Vegan + Gluten Free]. Amazing Sorfran Rice [Vegan + Gluten Free].
Split Peas Dhal With Salted Pigtail.

Split Peas Dhal With Salted Pigtail.

14 April 2012

Dhal is one of those thick soup-like dishes we make in the Caribbean, especially those islands where there’s an East Indian influence. Basically split peas soup, enhanced with turmeric and in some cases… salted meats, as we’ll be using today. Very similar to the traditional dhal recipe and the lentil peas mixed dhal recipe I […]

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Hot Cross Buns.

Hot Cross Buns.

09 April 2012

  Easter wasn’t a time of egg hunts or chocolate bunnies when we were kids. It was all about going to church, listening to our dad read the bible on Good Friday, watching King Of Kings on TV and how could one forget the special fish lunch. It was a time when our mom would […]

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Coconut Battered Banana.

Coconut Battered Banana.

01 April 2012

True to the vibrant island vibe, this banana dessert combines the use of two ingredients we’re known for in the Caribbean. Fragrant ripe bananas and shredded dry coconut for that wonderful nutty finish. Very similar to banana fritters, this banana dessert is a great on it’s own or with a heaping scoop of ice cream(rum […]

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Pak Choi With Leftover Stewed Chicken.

Pak Choi With Leftover Stewed Chicken.

23 March 2012

This recipe is a take on the one our mom would do with left over stewed pork, which is still something I crave from time to time (queen cud real cook). After our last trip to the Asian grocery store out in Mississauga, these baby pak choi were in the fridge waiting for some love. […]

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Juicy Caribbean Papaya Salad.

Juicy Caribbean Papaya Salad.

18 March 2012

  In the Caribbean we’re blessed with tons of fresh juicy fruit and though it’s not something commonly made, papaya salad is a great way to enjoy this wonderful topical delight. I recall watching the trees laden with papaya in our back yard as a youth and it was always a competition of who could […]

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How To Make Banana Nut Bread.

How To Make Banana Nut Bread.

12 March 2012

One thing you can’t get away from in the Caribbean is the love and appreciation of bananas. So this banana nut bread is a common visitor in our kitchen whenever we have bananas which are about to go bad (rude house guest though – never sticks around for more than a day and just disappear […]

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Rich And Creamy Caribbean Pumpkin Rice.

Rich And Creamy Caribbean Pumpkin Rice.

08 March 2012

Pumpkin rice rice is a dish I only just started to appreciate after having it at an “Island Grill” fast food joint in Kingston,  just over a year ago. Though that pumpkin rice was rather bland, it worked well with the side of spicy jerk chicken and creamy coleslaw or maybe I was terribly hungry […]

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Island Inspired Jerk Shrimp With Juicy Pineapple.

Island Inspired Jerk Shrimp With Juicy Pineapple.

04 March 2012

There are tons of benefits of living in North America but as an island boy who loves my belly, I starve for fresh ingredients (fresh from the plant and earth) and I hate the fact that I’m limited by seasons. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone outside in -25 C winter blizzards to grill, but […]

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Stew Chicken With String Beans.

Stew Chicken With String Beans.

27 February 2012

  Stewed chicken with string beans was usually a “Monday” dish in our home back in the day. Leftover stewed meats (usually chicken) from Sunday’s huge lunch was used to enhance the flavor of boring string beans… probably the only way our mom would get us to eat beans. She would usually cook down the […]

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Cheesy Mashed Cassava.

Cheesy Mashed Cassava.

19 February 2012

After posting the Guinness Braised Oxtail recipe a few days ago, I thought I should share the mashed cassava side I had with it. Like our dad and my younger brother, I’m a huge fan of ground provisions (aka provision or food) so I’m always trying to come up with different ways to enjoy these […]

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