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Ultimate Caribbean Breakfast Recipe.

Ultimate Caribbean Breakfast Recipe.

Breakfast was usually a grab and go routine for me as a young fella on the islands during the week, as I went to school in the city and it meant leaving our sleepy village very early in the morning. I had to take a 2nd taxi (shared) when I got into San Fernando (2nd largest city in Trinidad) to make it in time for the first bell. So weekends was when mom would go all out with whatever we wanted for breakfast. Now this sort of breakfast was never included as I only developed a liking for many of the ingredients you'll see me use, during my travels across the Caribbean as an adult.

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Simple Oven Jerk Chicken For Students And Busy People.

Simple Oven Jerk Chicken For Students And Busy People.

With the busy lifestyle we tend to live and the fact that more and more students are now reaching out for recipes, I figured I'd share this sort of hack or cheat's way of doing amazing jerk chicken in the oven. Yes, traditionalists will say that you need, smoke, fire and the goodness from pimento wood to really make it "jerk" but when you don't have access to such, you improvise. In under 1 hr I'll have you eating the most juicy, flavorful and tender oven jerk chicken you've ever had. No Lie! Even your Jamaican friends will be asking you for the recipe when you serve this up at that dinner party you've been meaning to have.

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Classic Caribbean Banana Punch (banana smoothie).

Classic Caribbean Banana Punch (banana smoothie).

What’s a month of grilling without a refreshing dessert in a glass? There’s no better way to start (or finish) the day on those hot summer days, than a refreshing glass of banana punch. I guess for most people outside the Caribbean this would be called a ‘shake’ or smoothie, but as with all thick […]

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Caribbean Style Tuna Sandwich Spread.

Caribbean Style Tuna Sandwich Spread.

During my early years in Canada, mine was the typical immigrant story. Little money, hard work with long hours (school in my case) and quick meals. This meant eating a lot of what we would we would call “bachie’ (short for bachelor) food.. mostly canned fish and meats which were fast to put together and […]

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Curry Cabbage With Leftover Caribbean Stewed Chicken.

Curry Cabbage With Leftover Caribbean Stewed Chicken.

Cabbage is another one of those vegetables mom could never get us to eat, unless it was in chow mein or if she added leftover stewed meats to it. However these days you can always find cabbage in our crisper in the fridge as I add it to many dishes I prepare. Especially if I’m […]

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Spinach Rice Simmered In Coconut Milk And Salted Pigtail.

Spinach Rice Simmered In Coconut Milk And Salted Pigtail.

To avoid the “check yourself emails” let me make my Trinbagonian people happy and say “bhagi rice” instead for spinach. Now on to a recipe which I try to make on those cold winter days when I crave the bright Caribbean sun and long for the days when I can be back down in my […]

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The Ultimate Oxtail Stew.

The Ultimate Oxtail Stew.

I became a fan of oxtails after the prices sky-rocketed.. yea my luck. Back when I first moved to Canada, the butchers would practically beg customers to take oxtails off their counter. That’s definitely not the case today. The odd time it comes on sale it’s usually around $3.50 / lb, but the quality is […]

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Caribbean Stewed Beef With Coconut Dumplings.

Caribbean Stewed Beef With Coconut Dumplings.

If you’re looking for a one pot dish with rich layers of flavor, which screams “Caribbean”, you’ll love this one. You just can’t go wrong with Caribbean style stewed meats and dumplings.. yuh know we’re known globally for our dumplings and this simple coconut version is simply delightful. Using the traditional Southern Caribbean way of […]

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A Classic Caribbean Summer Salad From My Garden.

A Classic Caribbean Summer Salad From My Garden.

After posting the recipe video for this on the Cooking Channel, I got an email from a viewer saying “that’s nothing but saltfish buljol”. Let’s look at this comment for a brief minute before we get to the actual recipe. NO Absolutely NOT!  Yes, there are ingredients in this recipe which may mimic our beloved […]

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Caribbean Style Popcorn Shrimp Recipe.

Caribbean Style Popcorn Shrimp Recipe.

After just one bite of Popeye’s popcorn shrimp many years ago I knew I had to find my own version of making this delicious snack. I needed something where I would control the ingredients used and as a son of the Caribbean soil, I knew it had to reflect our love for seafood and passion […]

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