Simple Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Even as a child on the islands (I was told) I had an affection for tomatoes. While most of the stuff we get in the grocery stores today lack any sweetness or flavor, and even something as basic as the scent we associate with tomatoes, when I come across Heirloom tomatoes.. they come home with me. You won't find any two looking the same, their shape will be somewhat weird (at times) and they may not be that uniform red color you've been programmed to associate with ripe tomatoes. My favorite way to enjoy such beauties.. raw a salad!

Simple Heirloom Tomato Salad. Simple Heirloom Tomato Salad.

How To Cook Curry Pigeon Peas (from frozen).

As a kid growing up on the islands you never really understand/appreciate what you have, especially when it comes to our local produce. I remember giving mom a difficult time during 'peas season' (usually from Dec to mid-June), as it would make it's way on the dinner table too often for my liking. We had a kitchen garden so many of the meals prepared came directly from that small plot of land behind our home. Today I'm stuck using the stuff from the can and the occasional time I can find it in the frozen section of the supermarket. Being based in Canada, the options are slim.. rare is the time you'd get fresh pigeon peas.

How To Cook Curry Pigeon Peas (from frozen). How To Cook Curry Pigeon Peas (from frozen).

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.

How to peel the skin off eddoes.

02 May 2009

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What to look for when shopping for eddoes.

02 May 2009

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Eddoes doesn’t have to be the mystery food.

Eddoes doesn’t have to be the mystery food.

02 May 2009

This recipe post is inspired by a conversation I had with a lady at the grocery store recently. I recall when we first moved to Canada, finding any food closely related to what we enjoyed in the Caribbean was almost impossible. If you didn’t source out a specialty store, you had to settle for typical […]

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Luscious steak strips with a wonderful jolt of pepper.

Luscious steak strips with a wonderful jolt of pepper.

01 May 2009

Please don’t let the title misguide you. The pepper isn’t intense in this recipe, it’s more for the full body flavor it will add. This dish is usually featured on our dinner table at least 2-3 times a month. Not only is it very quick to make, it’s an absolute hit with Caron and our […]

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Tender stew pork packed with a unique punch of flavor.

Tender stew pork packed with a unique punch of flavor.

30 April 2009

Growing up our dad was always at work (well at the time it seemed that way). But Sundays was our day. In the dry season he’d take me and my brother on long hikes through abandoned cacao and coffee estates to hunt and search out ground provisions. He was a master at finding yams of […]

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Gourmet salmon from a can?

Gourmet salmon from a can?

27 April 2009

Not sure of this should be classified as a recipe or not, but I do know it’s affectionately known as “bache” or bachelor food among the people I know. “Bache” usually refers to any food that can be cooked (or not) in under 5 minutes… basically something fast. As a youth this was the norm […]

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Tropical Mango Puff Pastry Turnovers.

Tropical Mango Puff Pastry Turnovers.

24 April 2009

Before we get on to exploring this recipe I have to say a couple things. This recipe was submitted by Angela and I’d like to personally thank her for not only submitting her recipe, but for being the very first person to do so since I launched CaribbeanPot.com. The other thing I’d like to point […]

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The Old Man and his Mojito.

The Old Man and his Mojito.

22 April 2009

It must have been about 8 years ago, we were doing a walking tour of Havana (still remember all the people trying to sell us Cohiba cigars) when our guide, full of excitement said…” I’m about to take you for a drink in a very special place”. Turns out it was the old watering hole […]

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What on the beach?

What on the beach?

22 April 2009

The first time I heard the name of this drink I couldn’t help but think..”what a rude sounding drink”. Seems like we’re still in winter, even though spring was officially announced back in March. So what do I do on a gloomy day that sucks the life out of you? I break out the boxes […]

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Simple, but very tasty tomato choka recipe.

Simple, but very tasty tomato choka recipe.

20 April 2009

As kids growing up we (brother and sisters) went to school in “town”, which meant leaving home very early as it was a fairly long drive every morning. This usually meant a quick breakfast that we could grab and go. But on the weekend it was a different story. Yes, we still had to wake […]

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