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Stewed Pumpkin With Shrimp.

Stewed Pumpkin With Shrimp.

Like okra, pumpkin is one of those things I’m only just starting to really appreciate. Pumpkin is heavily used throughout the Caribbean to add extra body to stews and soups, in desserts like cassava pone and how could one forget the classic pumpkin rice. However ever since my mom made pumpkin with shrimp a few […]

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Fried Okra With Salted Cod.

Fried Okra With Salted Cod.

Okra or ochro as it’s passionately known in the Caribbean is quickly becoming one of my favorite ingredients to prepare. Gone are the days when our mom couldn’t even beg us to eat fried okra or okra in general. Steamed, fried, stuffed or in stews.. I love me some okra now. I recall my mom […]

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Classic Island Peas And Rice.

Classic Island Peas And Rice.

This is a repeat of the original peas and rice recipe I posted a while back, however this time we’re using fresh kidney beans and not the stuff from the can. In that rice and peas recipe there was a lot of discussion about the real name.. is it rice and peas or peas and […]

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Potato Salad.

Potato Salad.

Absolutely nothing says summer, picnic and BBQ like a creamy potato salad. There are so many variations of making potato salad that it can be a bit confusing if you’re looking for a good recipe to follow. I’ll be honest and say from the start that I’m NOT a fan of potato salad and I […]

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Caribbean Tamarind Grilled Chicken.

Caribbean Tamarind Grilled Chicken.

  After sharing that wonderful recipe for making your own homemade tamarind bbq sauce, I though I’d quickly show you how to put it to use on some grilled chicken. BBQ or grilling in the Caribbean usually means making your own sauce or taking the commercial stuff and personalizing it with your own herbs and […]

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Eggplant Cooked With Leftover Stewed Pork.

Eggplant Cooked With Leftover Stewed Pork.

Here’s another dish where the main flavor is heavily influenced by leftovers (food is never wasted in the Caribbean?). There are many variations of this eggplant recipe, but this time we’ll be using left over stewed pork to add another level of flavor and make it more exciting for our taste buds. Hot sada roti […]

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Spicy Cucumber Chutney.

Spicy Cucumber Chutney.

Cucumber chutney is one of those spicy condiments which may well be native to Trinidad and Tobago, especially when it comes to the street food called ‘doubles’. A truly good doubles will always be topped with cumber chutney or depending on the season.. green mango chutney. The sour or tart base, spiced with the shando […]

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Coconut Battered Banana.

Coconut Battered Banana.

True to the vibrant island vibe, this banana dessert combines the use of two ingredients we’re known for in the Caribbean. Fragrant ripe bananas and shredded dry coconut for that wonderful nutty finish. Very similar to banana fritters, this banana dessert is a great on it’s own or with a heaping scoop of ice cream(rum […]

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A Tasty Caribbean Recipe Using Green Bananas.

A Tasty Caribbean Recipe Using Green Bananas.

  This recipe is a combination of many things. It’s a take on a recipe my mom would make but instead of using canned salmon as I did, she would normally use pieces of salted cod. Then about a year ago I saw Levis Roots of “Reggae Reggae Sauce” sauce fame cook up a batch […]

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Classic Jerk Chicken Wings In the Oven.

Classic Jerk Chicken Wings In the Oven.

Some of you will be saying “Chris this is just your original jerk marinade scaled down”, but with Tehya in the kitchen with me… I had to do this from scratch for her. This chile keeps having craving for spicy food, so this time when she came to me to make up a batch of […]

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