How To Make Haitian Griot.

While this is my take on the iconic Haitian Griot, it's heavily influenced by the way my friend's mom would make it when I'd find excuses to stay to play Super Mario at their apartment. Pieces of pork (usually a cheap cut with marbling of fat) seasoned with herbs, braised until tender and finally fried until golden and crisp. Back in those days playing Nintendo and patiently waiting for his mom to ask if I'd stay for dinner, my mind was never far from the Pikliz (Picklese) which automatically made it's way on the table.

How To Make Haitian Griot. How To Make Haitian Griot.

Classic Island Pepper Shrimp.

Another Pepper Shrimp recipe Chris? Yea, it's definitely one of my weaknesses when it comes to snacking. We've gone though about 4 different styles of pepper shrimp to date, but I must admit that this one is my absolute favorite. And to be quite honest, it's not only super easy to make, it's also super-quick to put together. On it's own as a snack, as a side to fried rice or stir fried noodles or on sandwiches, you'll love this shrimp recipe. You can be the BOSS when it comes to how HOT you make it.

Classic Island Pepper Shrimp. Classic Island Pepper Shrimp.

Traditional Cocoa Tea (Caribbean hot chocolate).

Did you know that any hot drink you have along with breakfast in the Caribbean is mainly refereed to as being 'tea'? That said, here's the most classic of Caribbean 'tea".. Cocoa Tea! My dad would tell me stories about when he lived with my great grandparents as the kid, on their cocoa and coffee estate in Trinidad and Tobago, and how rich and creamy his grandmother would make his tea in the morning. From the cocoa he would have helped to harvest and process the season before.

Traditional Cocoa Tea (Caribbean hot chocolate). Traditional Cocoa Tea (Caribbean hot chocolate).
Rum Infused, Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Topping.

Rum Infused, Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Topping.

27 March 2009

With or without some homemade coconut ice cream, this one will surely be a huge hit at your next BBQ. Maybe it’s just a casual weekend “lime” with friends and you want to wow them with a simple but outstanding dessert. You’ll need: 1 ripe pineapple 2-3 tablespoons of dark rum 1 teaspoon of granulated […]

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Hearty Pumpkin, Pigeon Peas and Christophene Soup.

Hearty Pumpkin, Pigeon Peas and Christophene Soup.

27 March 2009

Stew or Soup? In the Caribbean what we call “soup” is usually very hearty and in places like Canada and the US they would be considered “stews”. A great meal in one pot! Last fall I put this one together with the help from my mom (my personal recipe book) over the phone. Her original […]

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

24 March 2009

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Doubles From Trinidad

24 March 2009

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