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].
Crispy fried pork with an explosive dipping sauce.

Crispy fried pork with an explosive dipping sauce.

14 April 2009

One of my favorite memories growing up on the islands was visiting my uncle, who owned a very popular bar in the southern part of Trinidad. If you’ve ever been to the islands you know that not only are the bars “open” (not enclosed as in North America), it’s usually a hub of activity on […]

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Baked Jerk, Ranch Pork.

14 April 2009

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Potato with leftover chicken in a delightful curry sauce.

Potato with leftover chicken in a delightful curry sauce.

12 April 2009

So what do you do with the left over stew chicken from the day before? Our main meal of the week in Trinidad and Tobago is usually “Sunday lunch”. I recall my mom going all out just about every Sunday, which usually included her famous stew chicken. As we were kids and didn’t eat much, […]

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Mango chow – the pleasure and the pain.

Mango chow – the pleasure and the pain.

11 April 2009

One of my favorite snacks when mango was in season as a kid on the islands was mango chow. Even today, whenever we meet at family gatherings, there’s usually a bowl of chow in the midst.  I can still recall eating away at this piping-hot combination of tart fruit, garlic and herbs… balanced with the […]

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Shado Beni explained.

Shado Beni explained.

10 April 2009

Shadow beni is a leafy herb native to the West Indies and Central America. It is widely used in the cuisine of these regions, and it also appears in Asian foods. This herb can sometimes be difficult to obtain outside these regions; sometimes specialty stores will stock it frozen or in cans. If shadow beni […]

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Shado Beni hot sauce which will rock your socks off!

Shado Beni hot sauce which will rock your socks off!

09 April 2009

On our last vacation to Trinidad and Tobago for carnival 2009, my sister had made reservations at the Hyatt Regency for our group to have breakfast. After all the amazing food we’ve been enjoying thus far on our trip, this day was going to be my BEST culinary experience on the island yet. Eddie my […]

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Shredded salad with or without leftover chicken.

Shredded salad with or without leftover chicken.

06 April 2009

This one can work both ways, with or without the chicken so you can enjoy just the same if you’re a vegetarian. Some of you are probably saying that this is just a plain salad, but when you kick-in the bbq  or jerk sauce to the chicken pieces, your taste buds will be asking questions… […]

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Caribbean food shopping trip to Toronto.

06 April 2009

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Curry stew chicken that will leave your family asking for seconds.

Curry stew chicken that will leave your family asking for seconds.

05 April 2009

Kieana our eldest daughter is hooked on anything stewed, while Indy our youngest will not touch the stuff. She’s more into curry chicken, but Kieana will only tolerate curry…  no real love there. To try and please or ensure they both eat, I’ve gone back to making a dish that my mom used to make […]

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How to make the green seasoning paste that’s so unique to Caribbean cuisine.

How to make the green seasoning paste that’s so unique to Caribbean cuisine.

01 April 2009

The one key ingredient when it comes to cooking any meat or fish dish in the Caribbean, is the green seasoning mix that’s used in the marinating process. Before we go on I’d like to mention a couple things. This recipe usually calls for 2 key ingredients “shado beni” and “Spanish thyme” (aka podina), both […]

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