Caribbean Stewed Pork Ribs.

We've grilled them, done a sort of "oven BBQ" during the winter and this coming summer I plan on doing a classic smoked/jerk over a charcoal fire, but for now I'd like to share yet another way to do pork ribs. You're free to use the short ribs type you get at the Asian markets (ones sold for making dry garlic ribs), baby-back or your regular rack of pork ribs for this recipe. Using the classic Caribbean technique of 'stewing' to start, then we'll slowly braise these ribs until they tender and packed with rich Caribbean flavor.

Caribbean Stewed Pork Ribs. Caribbean Stewed Pork Ribs.

Simple Crispy Fried Chicken Wings.

After posting an image of these crispy wings on Instagram a couple weeks back, the DM's we're rocking with requests for the recipe. And while this probably won't be considered a "Caribbean" recipe, I thought that it will still fit within the theme of this website. Infused with herbal flavors as we do on the islands, these wings are super simple to make and with the crispy finish.. you'll impress your family and guests. Guaranteed!

Simple Crispy Fried Chicken Wings. Simple Crispy Fried Chicken Wings.

Roasted Breadfruit In Stewed Saltfish (salted cod).

This recipe combines two of my favorite dishes into one glorious pot of comfort. After sharing the technique for roasting a breadfruit in an everyday oven, you knew I'd follow up with a recipe for putting that roasted breadfruit to use. Stewed saltfish (salted cod) is as classic as it gets when it comes to Caribbean culinary culture and in the event you cannot source breadfruit, you can use cassava, yam, sweet potato, green cooking bananas or even something as everyday as regular potatoes.

Roasted Breadfruit In Stewed Saltfish (salted cod). Roasted Breadfruit In Stewed Saltfish (salted cod).
My take on saltfish buljol.

My take on saltfish buljol.

11 August 2009

Though close to the real deal, this recipe is NOT how traditional saltfish buljol is made. My dad would tell us that his grandparents buljol was very simple.. shredded saltfish topped with hot oil. Sliced onions, hot peppers and tomato if you were lucky enough to have those things. In the Caribbean saltfish is “king”. […]

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A rustic fry bake recipe.

A rustic fry bake recipe.

07 August 2009

Last week while briefly helping my sister in the kitchen at the King and Queen of Caribana event, I saw how easy it was for my mom to make up batches of fry bake to stuff with saltfish and/or shark. She made it seem so effortless I was convinced that I could easily master this. […]

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Succulent herb roasted chicken breast.

Succulent herb roasted chicken breast.

05 August 2009

I must first declare that I absolutely hate chicken breast as it’s normally very dry and lacks any real flavour, but that’s about to change. This recipe I tested a couple nights ago when I was stuck on what to make for dinner. If you recall when I roasted the chicken in the oven previously […]

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Curry crab without dumplings.

Curry crab without dumplings.

02 August 2009

The traditional dish is Curry Crab with Dumplings when visiting Tobago, the sister island of Trinidad. However I’m a bit too lazy today to make dumplings, but I promise to post a recipe soon enough. It was about 3 years ago  we were in Tobago for a few days when at Store Bay getting ready […]

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You may call it baba ganush, to me it’s baigan choka.

You may call it baba ganush, to me it’s baigan choka.

31 July 2009

A few years ago Caron’s aunt and grandmother had stopped by for a visit as I was getting ready to put an eggplant on the BBQ to get it roasted for one of my favourite childhood dishes, baigan choka. When I explained what I was about to do, they mentioned that they had something similar […]

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Curry pigeon peas with potato.

Curry pigeon peas with potato.

28 July 2009

The taste and texture is totally different than if you were lucky enough to have fresh picked and shelled pigeon peas, but that’s probably the only thing  I’m yet to see selling in the Caribbean specialty stores… even in Toronto, so I have no choice but to use the stuff we get in the can. […]

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Cabbage with Corned Beef (bully beef) Recipe.

Cabbage with Corned Beef (bully beef) Recipe.

27 July 2009

This one can also be archived within the “bache” or bachelor food section. When you grow up on the islands at one point or the other you’ve had corned beef than comes in the can and not the sliced stuff you get at the deli in north America, on your rye bread. We’ve reinvented the […]

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Savory oxtail in a rich and thick gravy.

Savory oxtail in a rich and thick gravy.

22 July 2009

My very first experience with oxtail was not a pleasant one and it was years until I tried it again. This is going back about 19 years ago when my good friend Richard was just starting off his Dj and music production escapades. Richard, Allyene and myself were  on one of our weekly runs to […]

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Delectable French beans cooked in coconut milk.

Delectable French beans cooked in coconut milk.

20 July 2009

This is another dish I would not touch as a child, but as an adult I can’t get enough. Truth be told I hardly ever cook anything that does not contain meat (I could NEVER survive as a vegetarian), but there are days when I just can’t stand the smell or sight of anything meat […]

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What happens when you introduce shrimp to butternut squash?

What happens when you introduce shrimp to butternut squash?

14 July 2009

Sounds like a bad combo? Not if you’ve ever tasted my mom’s recipe for pumpkin (butternut squash in this case) cooked until it’s melted and as you turn of the heat you add some cooked shrimp to the mix. As a kid pumpkin and/or squash was one of those things we (my brother and sisters) […]

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