Ultimate Caribbean Grilled (roast) Corn Recipe.

This is NOT my dad's roast (grilled) corn! If you grew up on the islands, you'll know that fire roasted corn is a big deal every corn season. However I was never a fan of the 'roast' corn our dad was obsessed with, as I found the younger (not as mature as the ones used for fire roasting) corn, boiled in salted water was my fave. Since moving to North America where we have access to 'sweet' corn early in the summer, that all changed. As I was now able to get the same sort of tender and sweet kernels I enjoyed as a kid (though the corn is fully mature) even after I roast them off.

Ultimate Caribbean Grilled (roast) Corn Recipe. Ultimate Caribbean Grilled (roast) Corn Recipe.

Classic Tropical Fruit Punch – With No Added Sugar.

We have an abundance of outstanding fruits in the Caribbean so it's only natural that we make some of the best punch/drinks in the world. Debatable? Absolutely not! That brilliant Caribbean sunshine allows us to enjoy juicy, sweet and refreshing fruits, fresh off the tree. Unfortunately.. for some reason we're still addicted to 'sugar' as a people and it's truly a shame as there are ways we can avoid the use of additional sugars in our drinks.

Classic Tropical Fruit Punch – With No Added Sugar. Classic Tropical Fruit Punch – With No Added Sugar.

How To Make Coconut Oil At Home.

As a kid growing up on the islands coconut oil was a norm. Not just for cooking, but it was our choice of skin lotion / moisturizer and it was also part of our daily hair treatment. If memory servers me correct I think my my sisters also used it in making their version of cocoa butter and different types of fragrant soaps. During my most recent trip to the islands dad shared his technique for making coconut oil as it was passed on to him from my great grand parents.

How To Make Coconut Oil At Home. How To Make Coconut Oil At Home.
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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Tasty Trinidad style stew chicken recipe.

Tasty Trinidad style stew chicken recipe.

30 March 2009

Though this recipe was not passed down from my mom, the technique and basic principles I did learn from watching her prepare this amazing dish. Quite honestly, this is my favorite dish and it’s cooked at least once a week at home. Served with sliced avocado, cucumber and tomato on a heaping bed of brown […]

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Mouth watering curry shrimp with some heat.

Mouth watering curry shrimp with some heat.

28 March 2009

When you think Caribbean cuisine you automatically think heat. But as with any dish you’re preparing, you have control over how much heat you’d like to experience. Personally I like things fiery hot, but there are times when you don’t get the true flavor of the dish because it’s overwhelmed by the heat factor. Here’s […]

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Non alcoholic citrus punch.

Non alcoholic citrus punch.

27 March 2009

A punch with no booze? Yup! This one can be enjoyed by the entire family. But for those wild “fete” nights, be sure to add your favorite rum or whiskey (make sure it’s a cheap whisky though, so you’re not wasting it). You’ll need… * 3 cups apple juice or sweet cider * 2 cups […]

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