In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Spinach Cooked With Salted Cod Bits.

 

 


Call me crazy, but even as a kid I loved spinach (bhaji) in all forms and to this day I still can’t figure out why ALL kids don’t love the stuff. Over the years (out of convenience and availability) spinach took the place of my beloved dasheen bush leaves and what some people call Jamaican Callaloo (we call chorai) can always be found in our vegetable garden during the summer months. Cooked with or without coconut milk, spiced up with hot peppers and enhanced with leftover stewed meats, spinach is something I can have on the regular.

Here’s a quick and tasty way to serve/enjoy spinach with a Caribbean twist.

 

You’ll Need…

1lb Baby spinach
3 cloves garlic
1 tomato
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 sprig thyme
1 scallion
1 medium onion
1/2 cup salted cod bits
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 scotch bonnet pepper
1 scallion (green or spring onion)

Note: You can make this dish fully vegetarian by leaving out the bits of salted cod. But be sure to add salt and for more flavor, add a 1/2 cup of coconut milk during the cooking process.

Though the package said the spinach was washed, I still like washing it as there have been times when I did find some sand between the leaves. Try your best to get baby spinach as it’s much more tender and not as ‘bitter” as mature (dark green) leaves. After washing, set in a colander to dry. Take a closer look and remove all wilted (discolored) leaves from the bunch as well.

Chop the garlic, onion, scallion, thyme and scotch bonnet pepper… remember to not include any seeds from the scotch bonnet pepper as that’s where the majority of heat dwell. Additionally, be sure to wear gloves if your hands are sensitive and be sure to wash your hands with soap and water.

Make little bundles with the spinach leaves and cut into shreds about 1/4 inch thick.

Prepare the salted cod (I used boneless for easier work). All you have to do is place the salted cod in a pot with water, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Then discard the water, rinse with new water and allow to cool. Then shred into bits. here’s a video showing how it’s done…

Heat a saucepan on low heat, add the vegetable oil… then the salted cod bits (you can use any dried salted fish). Allow this to cook for about 5 minutes.. it will start to go brown on the edges and stick to the bottom of the pan. Scrape and move around. The idea is to build a base of flavor for the spinach. Next up we’ll add the sliced onion, scallion, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper and garlic. Make sure the heat is on low, as we want these items to sweat down and further infuse the dish with flavor. The last thing we want is burnt garlic and onions.

After 4-5 minutes, turn up the heat to medium, add the black pepper and the chopped spinach to the pot. It will pile up, but as soon as the heat gets going it will wilt down.

As it cooks, it will sprout a lot of it’s own liquid and go from that brilliant green colour to a more darker shade. Place the lid on the pot, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes remove the lid (remember to stir every 5 minutes as it cooks), turn up the heat to burn off any excess liquid which may still be there and add the chopped tomato to give it some colour. taste for salt. Note that we didn’t put any salt in the dish as in most cases the residual salt from the salted cod bits will be enough to season the entire dish. But since your tolerance for salt is different that mine.. check and adjust accordingly.

If you’ve never used salted cod (salt fish) you’ll probably think this is a bit weird, but I assure you that the flavor will be amazing. My favourite way of having this (other than with flour /cassava dumplings) is with sada roti. Remember you can make this a full vegetarian dish as long as you follow the tip I left in the “Note” above.

WINNER WANTED!

 

It’s that time again! New for the summer one lucky reader will win a spanking new copy of “Meal In A Minute – Everyday Grilling“. This beautiful recipe book with tons of grilling ideas, will be shipped to the lucky winner the first week of August (we even pay the shipping cost). All you have to do is tell me what’s your favorite item to grill, in the comment section below and your name will be automatically entered to win. Yea.. it’s that simple.

There are two bonus ways you can have your name entered in the contest, giving you 3 chances at winning. Along with leaving a comment below, go to the Facebook fan page and/or the Youtube cooking channel and leave a comment  there. I don’t care what your comment is, but it would be nice if you could tell me what you like about your favorite item is to grill.

Here are the rules pertaining to winning the copy of “Meal In A Minute – Everyday Grilling“”…

– contest is open to everyone globally (even if you won something here before)

– there are 3 ways to enter your name (see above)

– 1 winner will be chosen at random (if you left 3 comments, your name will be entered 3 times)

– contest is open from July 09 – to midnight July 31.

– winner will be announced within 1 week of the official close date.

– the winner will have 1 week to contact us with their mailing address

– we will cover all shipping expenses (standard mail)

I hope you take a moment to enter your name as I’d really like to mail this book out to you. It’s simple, free and would make for a great addition to your cooking library.

Good Luck!

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227 Comments

  1. Lisa
    December 9, 2017 / 7:14 am

    I love to grill chicken wings yummy

  2. Shekina
    December 26, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I love this dish very simple to make

  3. Errol
    December 1, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Hi Chris can i use frozen spinach for this recipe as i have a lot of frozen spinach which are home grown.

    Thank all the best
    Errol from UK

    • admin
      December 1, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      I don;t see why not. Thaw and squeeze out any water

  4. May 15, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Favorite item to grill is Sweet potatoes/yam.

  5. Charles Boehm-Hill
    May 10, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Thank you for creating this website. I have lived in Toronto for 19 years and now in a Vancouver for 20 years. Finding you on YouTube is a blessing. Being African American living in Canada (Toronto) I became familiar with Caribbean cooking and love Curry Goat Rice and Peas (black eyed peas). I used your site for that recipe and the spinach with cod. My friends ate and licked their plates, wanting more. I am learning to cook the other dishes with your video help. I am a subscriber and 2 TWO thumbs up to you my brother!

    Charles
    Vancouver BC

  6. Nadia
    April 9, 2015 / 11:13 am

    I’m starting an eat clean lifestyle and would love to have more grilling options

  7. Donna
    July 30, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Just love to grill vegetables from the garden – eggplant, squash, onions, all kinds of peppers. They add zing to any meal.

  8. Jizwll
    October 8, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    love this recipe my mom used to cook it with bhagi with dhal and rice.

  9. cheryldil
    August 30, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    chicken beef fish pork corn

  10. La Donna Gay
    July 27, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    i love to grill white fish fillet, it is so tender and requires little cleaning and seasoning. 🙂

  11. DEBBIE ANDREWS
    July 23, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    i love bbq chicken.

  12. Abbi
    July 23, 2012 / 10:27 am

    My favourite item to grill is spare ribs and my husbands favourite is pigtail. mmmm

  13. Abbi
    July 23, 2012 / 10:25 am

    My husband and daughter does not like spinach but this recipe looks really tasty and nice so I'm gonna try it. Wish me luck

  14. Petra
    July 21, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Grilled fish is the best!!!

  15. Tammy
    July 20, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I am in total agreement with Yasmin. Fish and veggies are must haves when I’m breaking out the grill. Salmon, corn, red peppers and red onion, portabellas…i think you get the picture ; )

  16. natalie owen
    July 19, 2012 / 5:52 am

    I love to grill pork ribs and chops. yummy.

  17. GByron
    July 19, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Great Job Chris & loving all your great ideas of cooking such easy, delightful and tasty dishes. Keep up the good works.

  18. Jacqueline
    July 18, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    The tamarind BBQ sauce sounds amazing! I'll be trying that out on the weekend over some ribs and chicken! Fantastic site! Great job!

  19. Cat
    July 18, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    I love to try your recipes…. I am getting better with your help!

  20. Yasmin
    July 18, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    Chris I love to grill salmon and vegetables. Trying to stay in shape so this is easy grilling and great flavors. I love your receipes always trying a new one. Thanks

  21. john cruise
    July 18, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    Wow, I cant agree with Anita more….pork ribs marinated in zesty italian dressing. A close second? Rib or t-bones crusted wirh Montreal Steak Spice…awesome

  22. Debra
    July 18, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Pork loin chops grilled in a honey and mustard marinade. Just wish it would stop raining in England or the barbeque won't get an airing. Thanks for this site, newly married to a man of west indian origin, this site has given me power!!!!

  23. sade c.
    July 18, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    My favorite thing to grill is shrimp

  24. lisa young
    July 18, 2012 / 11:59 am

    Chris,
    I've tried other recipes on other sites, but i must say all that i have tried on your site, sweet bread, sada roti, jerk chicken, accra, curry mango, to name a few, have all been successful. this weekend is my son's 14th birthday and we plan to have a bar-b-que- we serving pork. I'm going to try your coconut ice cream, I'm tired of buying ice cream that does not taste like as my son says "long time". I'll let you know how it comes out.
    Keep up the great work,
    Lisa

  25. Natasha
    July 18, 2012 / 10:43 am

    I love anything grilled… meat, veggies… it just tastes so much better especially accompanied with a good sauce.

  26. Alcia
    July 18, 2012 / 9:38 am

    My favorite grill food is Pork Ribs

  27. allycia
    July 18, 2012 / 8:05 am

    Grilled lamb shoulder and vegetablees is my faourite thing to grll.

  28. Catina
    July 18, 2012 / 7:56 am

    Thanks for the giveaway I love cookbooks

  29. sms
    July 18, 2012 / 7:51 am

    chicken and steak are my favorite things to grill. The aroma coming from the grill just makes my mouth water.

  30. Anoesh
    July 18, 2012 / 7:21 am

    Corn!! luv it

  31. Prince A Balwah
    July 18, 2012 / 6:56 am

    Easy to follow this website, explanations simple to follow, update the best from any Caribbean website I have followed.
    Many thanks for your efforts.

  32. Donna
    July 18, 2012 / 6:52 am

    Peaches – They carmelize beautifully. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

  33. evan smith
    July 18, 2012 / 5:29 am

    I grill as an alternative to frying. FISH is the food I most prefer to grill ,cos its the next best thing to the BBQ !!

  34. Woineshet
    July 18, 2012 / 2:38 am

    The other one is fish.

  35. Woineshet
    July 18, 2012 / 2:36 am

    My favourite one is steak. Thanks a lot for the recipes you are sending me through my e-mail.

  36. Netschwester France
    July 18, 2012 / 1:07 am

    We've been experimenting with fish on the grill, was very pleased with the Salmon. We plan to go to our local fish farm and catch trout for the grill too. I'm trying to get my husband to build a fire pit with rotisserie so we can try your jerk pork. I would love to be entered for the grill book as I'm really working on better quality grilling this summer. Love all your recipies.

  37. Devi Ali
    July 17, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Hi Chris, hope you are not being cooked in that heat…It is so intense..I am enjoying your recipes and lots of them bring back so many memories. I love the grilling since it is so healthy as well as super delicious…Please keep up the good work…Thank you for all of the good things that you offer…

  38. Guy Anderson
    July 17, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    Me I am the winner! Now I know what you are thinking. Hey this guy is a Chef INstructor what could he possibly need with it…WELL, I kind of head up a club here at school on Island cooking and would love the book so the students could do the recipes and I could teach about the ingredients. You also see I have really gotten in to cooking in all of the islands because of you. Rcently I was asked to be the celbrity chef at the Aruban Food and Wine Fetiva. Not so much island cooking because they wanted Fine French with the sponsor MOET Chandon and Dom Perignon. But the influences of the islands is what I find facinating and would love even if I lose – could I buy one from you because I think this would be really cool for my student to cook and learn while they are doing it. Thanks MON – Chef G. Anderson LeCoron Bleu Atlanta USA

  39. JayDee
    July 17, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I like grilling a spicy sausage or spicy chicken (piri piri). I love your recipes! Thanks!

  40. Tammy
    July 17, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Love my cod fish. I’m definitely making this on the weekend.

  41. Mary
    July 17, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    I would love to finally win one of your books Chris… plus, grilled food is my favorite!

  42. July 17, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    I love the grill taste an all the Caribbean food recipe.

  43. Sonji
    July 17, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Zucchini on the grill is my absolute favorite

  44. Denise
    July 17, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    My fav is beef short ribs. A close 2nd would pineapple to have with vanilla ice cream. I’m getting hungry just typing this.

  45. Jackie D.
    July 17, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    I’ve always lived to grill chicken but have recently started grilling more veggies. I really lie grilling portobello mushrooms – such great depth of flavor.

  46. John
    July 17, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Pork ribeye, meat is sweet and enough fat to caramelise beautifully on the grill

  47. Ann
    July 17, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    Grilled Food is Healthy for the diet.
    Thanks for the regular posts and new meals to try each time. More power!

  48. Ann
    July 17, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I love grilled food! Thanks so much for the cooking tips.

  49. Mary Ann Sillada
    July 17, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    I love to grill Seafood, meat, chicken, ribs & steak…
    Thanks for the cooking tips and step by step method with pictures. It is really good and helpful learning from Experts of the kitchen menu and who just loves to cook.

  50. Jeanniene
    July 17, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    I am fairly new to grilling. But, so far, my favorite thing to grill is chicken breasts. Boring, I know! Haha!!!

  51. monti rugebregt
    July 17, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Chris, I love everything you do. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

  52. Karen
    July 17, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    I love island foods. My best friends husband is from Trinidad, and I have learned some from him. I save your recipes to cook too.

  53. Jay Sin
    July 17, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Hey Chris, love your website! I love grilling veal and lamb chops on the BBQ. A little salt, pepper and some Diana's BBQ sauce is all your need! Med-rare is the only way to go with a side of grilled sweet potatoes and corn, MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm!

  54. Lisa E.
    July 17, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    I am so glad you have this website. I was born in the US but my parents are from Dominica. I have only picked up on how to make a few dishes. This is a great way for me to get the recipes and try out all of my favorites. THANK YOU!!!

  55. Becky
    July 17, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Feeling like eating this today!! I really miss dasheen bush baji,but spinach is a good sub here in the U.S

    Keep the recipes coming, i visit daily and your recipes are always included in my weekly menus!!

  56. Ramona
    July 17, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    Hi Chris, well I just loved your lollipop chicken using the chicken legs!!!! It is such a unique way to do this I have never seen that before and you have such a wonderful way of showing us how to do these recipes…U are simply the best…as I have said before and will continue to say, God has blessed U with this wonderful gift, may he continue to be at your side.

  57. Derron
    July 17, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    Even though I’m a Yankee. Ive gotten quite good at making Oxtails & Sorrell thanks to you.

  58. Laura S
    July 17, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    I'm constantly looking for new recipes for my family, and I so appreciate the different ones I find here! They're not the same old thing, and we've really enjoyed them. Can't wait to try this one!

  59. Francine
    July 17, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    I tried this recipe and it was great. Very easy to follow. Next time will try to make dhal purri roti to go with it

  60. misa
    July 17, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    i am new to caribbean food. I fell in love with the unique taste when I had callaloo for the first time.
    Its my favorite!

  61. celestina Bacchus
    July 17, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    Hey Chris! good work as always keep it up , well i hope that this time you'll pick my name i really could like to be the next winner.

  62. Enigma
    July 17, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Love your recipes and I would LOVE that BOOK! My favourite thing to grill is steak ans veggie skewers

  63. Petra-Netherlands
    July 17, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Favorite to grill: jacket potato, filled with shrimp and on the plate topped off with Greek Tzaziki

  64. Lisa
    July 17, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    I like to grill everything but my new favorite is pineapple. I just slice it into rings and after I've finished cooking steak, burgers, pork chops, etc., I put them on and grill for ~5min per side. Delicious!!

    PS-Chris, you're amazing and I love what you're doing to keep Caribbean culture alive! 😉

  65. sommer
    July 17, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Hi Chris, I am from Trinidad, My favorite meat to grill is chicken along side some vegetables, I love the smokey flavour. Chris I love this website and all the great recipes you post

  66. rain
    July 17, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    i love to grill eggplant and make it as an eggplant salad after mixed with oninons and tomatoes, just the aroma of grilled eggplant makes a difference and very appetizing.

  67. Danielle
    July 17, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    hey Chris, I really enjoy your recipes and try a new one every time I need something new or have an idea but need something to follow. They have never failed me yet.

  68. Michelle
    July 17, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Love the recipes. Still waiting on the doubles recipe though.

  69. Wilfred
    July 17, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    Meal In A Minute – Everyday Grilling

  70. July 17, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    Although I cannot swallow and must rely on a feeding tube, I absolutely LOVE your site and what you do here. And since I can still taste, I puree what I feel like "eating" and many of your recipes lead me back to dishes I enjoyed before my demise almost 10 years ago. Keep doing what you do. It is much appreciated.

  71. jordhache
    July 17, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    I am in love with this site .. since discovering it I have definitely grown in the kitchen.. thanks much

  72. Bernice
    July 17, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    I am going to try my hand at some of your recipes and look forward to many more.

  73. donna
    July 17, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Hi chris I’ve had my BBQ in my shed forever all I ever cooked were burgers and was so boring but u have given me so many ideas but my family favourite has to be jerk chicken also thanks for the recipe on ackee and saltfish,,

  74. Veronica Duke
    July 17, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    My favourite meat to grill is pork!!!

  75. Darlene
    July 17, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    I am entering the draw for the "Meal In A Minute – Everyday Grilling" cookbook. My favorite thing to grill is BabyBack ribs with BBQ sauce – yummy!

  76. Fiona
    July 17, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Well, my favorite is BBQ chicken. But after that, I would have to say Grilled Eggplant and then grilled Smoked Vegetables.

  77. KING
    July 16, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    I JUST LOVE TO B.B.Q, LOVE THE SMOKING SMELL AND THE TASTE OF THE FOOD SO I'LL PUT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ON THE B.B.Q THAT I CAN GET MY HANDS ON FOOD WISE I LOVE TO EXPERIMENT WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD.BUT CHICKEN AND FISH ARE MY FAVOURITE FOOD TO PUT ON THE B.B.Q…

  78. king
    July 16, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    I like to grill chicken n fish

  79. donna
    July 16, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    it looks good will have 2 try it

  80. Rosie
    July 16, 2012 / 11:05 am

    I adore the taste of grilled pork ribs!!!

  81. Gernice
    July 16, 2012 / 8:46 am

    Favorite thing to grill is corn on the cob.

  82. Devi Ali
    July 16, 2012 / 7:14 am

    Hey Chris, I love the way you are going with your healthy and delicious meals… I love grilling most of all. Keep up the good work …

  83. Gail
    July 15, 2012 / 9:34 am

    I like grilled steak cooked medium rare and grilled vegetables Yum!!

  84. Marsha
    July 14, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Thanks Chris!

  85. kris
    July 13, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    My Favorite to grill is FISH AND CHICKEN as well as PATATOES

  86. Marcia
    July 13, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    Grilled fish is my my favourite

  87. Maureen
    July 13, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Hi Chris, I love all the recipes. My favorite thing to grill besides chicken is corn on the cob.

  88. leonile murray
    July 13, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Hi Chris, pig tails is my favourite grill meat. yeah! yeah! I got my son into cooking , he fried chicken your way ur way, it went down good. He now wants to make grilled chicken. keep on sending me new recipes thank you, thank you very much.

  89. Lisa H
    July 12, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    I like fish, beef, pork, veggies grilled. So, this cookbook will be of great value to me with new ideas.

    Chris, I love your receipes.

  90. super
    July 12, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Grilled pork chops……..

  91. Yazzie
    July 12, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Caribbeanpot has been the ultimate kitchen tool for me…….don't know where I would be without it. thanks very much for taking the time and making the effort to teach us how to cook such delicious meals. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  92. Monikah
    July 12, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Chris, I love me some Grilled fish. I love using the spicy green seasoning ( NO MINT, CILANTRO or ROSEMARY)

  93. Antoinette
    July 12, 2012 / 11:11 am

    Love all the recipies Chris!!! Favourite grill is piri piri tiger prawns – yummy!!

  94. Gillian
    July 12, 2012 / 8:46 am

    I am biased my mother made this dish with dumplings and it was the best!! Miss her so much and this is definitely bringing back a lot of memories and warm feelings.

  95. Sherma
    July 11, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    HI Chris, I just love to grill Tallapia Fish it taste wonderful when grilled and holds together perfectly.

  96. July 11, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    Hmmm this is a tough one. I think I can narrow id down to two favourite things to grill: bone-in skin on chicken breast and rib-eye steak (Yes, I realize I have expensive taste for someone whose goal is to be frugal!)

  97. nicole
    July 11, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Wow!!! Those menus! What will u think of next. They're all so delightful. Would really like to know how to make a good Caribbean pone
    Really, really love grilled lamb and potatoes. Goes well with a small bun from d oven.
    Happy cooking!

  98. Lisa G
    July 11, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    I'm not a big meat eater, but I like grilled chicken and also grilled corn. If there's a dish with grilled potatoes, I might like that as well.

  99. sherrie kirton
    July 11, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    i'm from trinidad and i'm looking for some different and flavourful recipes what would u recommend

  100. sherrie kirton
    July 11, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    i have never grilled anything in my life ( i've watched my family do it I never tried) but my husband loves grilled foods so i'm willing to give it a shot

  101. Desiree A.W.John
    July 11, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    Chris,
    Here on the beautiful Island of DOMINICA in the Caribbean, I am fortunate in having almost all the vegetables that you use in your recipes, fresh Cilantro etc., actually inmy fridge I"ve got some steamed dasheen leaves. I"ve been trying all your recipes and they are so good. Keep up the good works.
    Desiree John

  102. MArtha
    July 11, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    Favorite food to grill is some jerk pork…..yummmyyyyyyyyyyy!

  103. June r. Watson
    July 11, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    my favourite grill foods are shrimp (the fat juicy ones), veggies and pineapple

  104. June r. Watson
    July 11, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Chris I enjoy trying out your recipes, some of which are new to me and enjoying the surprised taste of the out-comeof the menu (Judging from the usage of the ingredients) Som of the ingredients used I knew about, but I would never use because I thought I would never like the end result, but after making it the way you showed me to cook it, boy! am hooked, thank you, thank you, now I challenge you to teach me to make perfect light pastry please, please, please.

  105. MightyWhiteSparrow
    July 11, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Hey Chris
    Keep dem recipes comin'!!!!!
    I love to get a nice free run pork shoulder and get the butcher to slice it up. A little seasoning and some homemade BBQ sauce then straight to the grill. Just melts in mi mouth.

  106. maylene
    July 11, 2012 / 10:58 am

    My favorite thing to grill is sword fish

  107. Dianne
    July 11, 2012 / 10:35 am

    grilled lamb…….yum

  108. LISA JAMES
    July 11, 2012 / 6:45 am

    Chis your site is inspirational… All of my Sunday dinners have come from your site !!!

  109. Jennifer
    July 10, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    I like to grill chicken and ribs!!

  110. Joyce
    July 10, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    My favorite food to grill lately are mini sweet peppers…yet any vegetable is great!

  111. sybil
    July 10, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Hi Chris love your receipes,keep them coming.

  112. Kenya Smith
    July 10, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    I love to grill chicken and veggies!

  113. Valerie-B'dos
    July 10, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    so far i've done shrimp recipes only will try other when i'm on holiday later this year. your recipes always look delicious.

  114. Francis
    July 10, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    Add some sliced boiled sweet plantain to the mix, Awesome

  115. alana
    July 10, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    burgers is my ultimate favorite food to grill…..

  116. Jess Mandeville
    July 10, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    I love grilling jerk chicken for my friends. Some of them had never tried it before but I have them all hooked now!

  117. Fazeela
    July 10, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    I love to grill chicken, fish, shrimp, lamb, burgers, franks, veges. I'm not a pork eater and my husband is not a beef eater, (religious reasons) I choose to grill for health reasons especially for my husband who suffered a stroke because of high cholesterol so I'm always looking for recipes to do grilling. I always try ur recipes and they always come out tasting much better than my version.

  118. Satesh Persaud
    July 10, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    My fav thing to grill is chicken. I love grilling on a char coal grill to get that taste of the caribbean from the meat.

  119. Shar
    July 10, 2012 / 1:30 pm

    Love grilling kabobs. Chicken or beef cuts with corn, zucchini, red onions and mushrooms on skewers. Yum Yum!

  120. July 10, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    Chris, I love grill fish I find that because it is a soft meat it is able to absorbed all the seasonings quickly. mmmm!

  121. Krystle Wr
    July 10, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Hey there Chris, I have just started cooking and have tried a couple of your recipes and they were all great so far. The BBQ Chicken, Jerk Chicken and, Chicken Lo Mein. Can't wait to try more. Good job. Cant wait to see ig u have a recipe for grilled steak 🙂

    Thanks for the recipes.

  122. Joe
    July 10, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Hello Chris. Thank You for all the great recipes. My favorite thing to grill is Beer Chicken.

  123. Melinda Richardson
    July 10, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Chicken kabobs with fruit, onions and peppers

  124. Judith
    July 10, 2012 / 12:10 pm

    Hi Chris – my favorite thing to grill is salmon. I am really enjoying the recipes you send. Thank you

  125. Tanya
    July 10, 2012 / 10:17 am

    Lobster tails is my favorite thing to grill…

    • Val
      July 18, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      Love the Spinach and cod fish bits. Great receipt. Thanks Chris

  126. anita
    July 10, 2012 / 9:57 am

    Hi my man Chris! I'm 63yrs old gmom and wanna say I love your site and you as a person! You have such a sweet spirit and love how you KEEP IT REAL! ya mon! Keep doing what you do bro., you certainly have inspired me with cooking carribean style foods. lol…one thing i still can't understand is how you cook the rice (uncovered) and it still comes out fluffy!
    I'm seriously trying the trimarand bbq chicken asap..Just bought the trimarand from the chinese store.
    Pray for me son! lol

  127. ANITA
    July 10, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Hi again..I also LOVE the taste of grilled steak and or hamburgers, but the fire MUST hit the meat! Esp. the little fat that you must leave on your favorite cut of steak! omg THE BEST!!!

  128. Anita
    July 10, 2012 / 9:49 am

    Hi, I love BBQ pork ribs after marinating a few hours or mostly overnight with ZESTY ITALIAN DRESSING / OR just MUSTARD, along with other spices. They both have their own tenderizing agents!, so either one is great!

  129. Jackie Dar Conte
    July 10, 2012 / 9:37 am

    My all-time favorite food to grill is a good bratwurst that is first boiled in beer and then finished on the grill with grilled onions and peppers – soooo good!!!

  130. Carol Ann Haynes
    July 10, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Hi Cris,
    Sorry but my laptop is down.I have asked my husband to keep a check of my EMails.As such,I am unable to reply directly to you!

  131. karlene
    July 10, 2012 / 9:27 am

    i love eating grilled food especially chicken. but i have never grilled anything , would like to lean how.

  132. tunkabean
    July 10, 2012 / 9:22 am

    Chris, oh my goodness, I can't tell you, how great these recipes are! I have tried the pastels and they are absolutely great, my family loves them. I also tried the baked channa, that did not come out too well, , but I will try it again someday. Please keep the recipes coming. Love them. God Bless.

  133. Janine
    July 10, 2012 / 9:10 am

    Oh….I love anything grilled. The smokey flavor is what gets me every time. 🙂

  134. Royena
    July 10, 2012 / 9:09 am

    I love to grill chicken. With the right base you can never go wrong.

  135. Janine
    July 10, 2012 / 9:09 am

    I really appreciate your recipes. Some I know, many I don't. Thanks for taking the time to share them.

  136. John
    July 10, 2012 / 8:59 am

    I love grilling pork tenderloin!

  137. Cheryl
    July 10, 2012 / 8:29 am

    I just love salted cod fish, its so easy to prepare especially with spinach, it is also lovely with rice, dumplings salad, with ochoe, these are just a few dishes I have it with, everytime I am preparing a salf fish dish it reminds me so much of my grandmother, God rest her soul.

  138. Tania6875
    July 10, 2012 / 8:26 am

    Hey Chris! I love to cook the 5 spice chicken on the grill. My husband is Trini and im Italian, so he's alwayyyss impressed when I can cook like a trini;) thanks for the great recipes!!

  139. Marici
    July 10, 2012 / 7:17 am

    Grilling is a great healthy way to prepare food! 🙂
    My favourite item to grill along with my meats (of course) is pineapple.
    I grill for a few minutes just for colour and then toss in a pan with dark rum….
    It goes well with a scope of vanilla/coconut ice cream!!!
    Yummyyyy!!!

  140. Roz white
    July 10, 2012 / 7:09 am

    Grilled meal done entirely on coals -:mahi mahi or tuna with vegetable with a light marinade of olive oil, chive & thyme, lemon/lime/salt and pepper and for dessert grilled pineapple with cinnamon and sugar over ice cream

  141. Donna
    July 10, 2012 / 7:03 am

    I just love grilled BBQ pig tails/ pork tails. its great with any rice and peas or provision dish or can be used as cutters in a party. its a must try for all who love pig tail.

  142. Maggietnt
    July 10, 2012 / 7:01 am

    I love to grill lamb with fresh mushrooms, onions, potatoes . It is a satisfying meal with a green salad

  143. C'Mone
    July 10, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Besides meats on the grill, I love grilling fresh ears of corn, so crisp and seems to fall off the stalk. Delicious!!!!

  144. Carol
    July 10, 2012 / 6:23 am

    My favorite thing to grill is Baby Back Ribs. Add a dry rub and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours) then in the oven at 300 degrees for 3-4 hours and then onto the grill it goes….fall off the bone tender and finger licking good!

  145. Lesley
    July 10, 2012 / 6:05 am

    Hi Chris,
    l grew up in Tobago and the majority of these dishes are what my mother used to cook when l was a child and she still does to this day; mind you l cook a few of these dishes whenever l have the time or just feel homesick. Most of all, l'm marveled at the modern quirk you've added to these childhood favorites. Love your site and achievements.
    Thanks for sharing, and continue your good work!!

  146. Keri
    July 10, 2012 / 5:52 am

    Hello Chris,

    This is a wonderful site, I thoroughly enjoy it. Such great recipes and reminders of childhood. My husband lIke’s to experiment in the kitchen. So when I come across a dish we haven’t had in a while or with a different twist I give it to him.

    Thanks agsin

  147. Jasmine
    July 10, 2012 / 5:31 am

    My favourite meat to grill is chicken and also fish. Corn on the cob will get a space if there is any left.

  148. Audrey
    July 10, 2012 / 4:39 am

    Hi chris I love your site it has given me hope to cook again.

    I lost the sence of smell so all my enthusiasm for cooking went with it.

    I was browsing a few days ago an found your site. The recipes look great and mouth watering and although I can’t smell them my family cannot believe that I am cooking like this again. Thank you so much. My friends love your site also. Would love to have one of your books. Happy cooker

  149. Sherry Voss
    July 10, 2012 / 3:55 am

    The recipes bring back lovely memories,I love grilling lamb with lots of fresh rosemary which I grow ,Thanks Chris

  150. eve
    July 10, 2012 / 3:38 am

    Love your recipes- reminds me of the fantastic holiday I had in Jamaica. Loved the omelette with greens for breakfast everyday- fantastic.

  151. Anthony
    July 10, 2012 / 2:07 am

    My favorite thing to grill are ribs because I can be creative with my own spices and sauce, which in turn make the outcome of those ribs my own original taste and flavor. Which people can enjoy some down home ribs.

  152. omar
    July 10, 2012 / 2:03 am

    my favorite to grill is chicken…had a bbq a few weeks ago…and used the jerk marinade you posted. everybody loved it. so thanks for that…hope to win the book so i can share more of the recipes with family and friends

  153. Inder
    July 10, 2012 / 1:24 am

    Hi Chris,
    Your website is fab, with all the pictures and clear cut simple instructions for recipes. As for grilling, I like Chicken thighs marinated in a tangy home made sauce, and breaded shrimp or scampi, sometimes breaded chicken breast pieces, enjoyed with hot chilli sauce and a cold beer.

  154. Rochelle
    July 10, 2012 / 12:50 am

    hi… your recipes via email have been super interesting. Am trying to eat healthier, so grilling is a great way to go. hope i can be entered into the competition

  155. Spoon
    July 10, 2012 / 12:31 am

    great recipe

  156. Michelle
    July 9, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    I LOVE TO FOLLOW YOUR RECIPES. THEY ARE GREAT AND ALWAYS EASY. THANKS A MIL!

  157. Alf G
    July 9, 2012 / 11:07 pm

    It sure looks and sounds nice; but unfortunately, we cannot get salted cod down under in NZ, so I cannot do any recipe which requires salt-fish (salted cod). I would love to be able to get it. I really miss my salt-fish cakes, especially. Thanks, I will keep the recipe just in case.

  158. Rena Morris
    July 9, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    The spinach looks so good. I love spinach. Minus the fish though

  159. Jonel
    July 9, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Hi Chris….My favourite item to grill is chicken.

  160. Mark Hodgson
    July 9, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Ribs grilling recipe was D bomb.

  161. Mark Hodgson
    July 9, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    Your recipes are just grooving my appetite.

  162. Crystal
    July 9, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Chris even if U're grilled, I'ma have U. Lol. Because u cook all those delicious dishes U've gotta be tasting good too. Haha

  163. Donna
    July 9, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Love grilling veggies and seafood!!!

  164. Crystal
    July 9, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    Jus grill everything and put it on a plate for me…Bread and all lol

  165. Rae
    July 9, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    Thanks for the recipe Chris. I hated this stuff with a passion as a kid but love it as an adult.

  166. Alicia
    July 9, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    My favorite things to grill is all kinds of meats and veggies. Yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!

  167. KEITH
    July 9, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    My joy is the legs of a young and tender goat.
    Got to have the meat falling off the bone.
    OK let me stop now.

  168. Simoiya
    July 9, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Well being a trinidadian and having a love for bbq, i love to grill chicken,lamb and baby back ribs with my own homemade bbq sauce.. Overall I love your recipes Chris, keep it up..

  169. Zora
    July 9, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Hi Chris, your recipes are sooo delicious. I have tried a few of your lovely dishes and now just can't wait to see what next is coming,,,,your spinach and saltfish which I haven't cooked for years have brought back lovely memories to me ..it reminded me so much of my lovely days in Guyana….Only wish I could get some chowrai bajee here in England….Keep up the good work.

  170. Cyn
    July 9, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    My favorites things to grill are watermelon and shark. Sooooo good!

  171. Ramona
    July 9, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    Love all your recipes and my favorite meat to grill is pork.

  172. chanell
    July 9, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    my favorite thing to grill is pigtail and veggies 🙂

  173. sandra
    July 9, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    i am not from the island but i love printing out and trying your receipes, please keep them coming, i also love your videos. l love to grill brats and chicken wings. thanks again chris

  174. Gloria
    July 9, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Love your site, i check it out all the time to get a recipe to prepare especially for summer time. I recently got to your wed site and its soooo great. My favourite meat to grill is Ribs/Chicken,never seem to have the right taste for finishing that book will help me just fine, especially for my guess.

  175. Elaine
    July 9, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Hi Chris:
    Your recipes continue to put new twist and flavour into "old" dishes. Love them Thanks!!
    I love to grill fish, well seasoned and wrapped in banana leaves or foil.

  176. coco
    July 9, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    grilled marinated chicken with a tangy sauce it nice

  177. evykas70
    July 9, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    I love to grill kebabs more than anything!! Yum!!

  178. Tessa
    July 9, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Love your recipes

  179. Carol Guevara
    July 9, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Hi Chris, my favourite thing to grill is well seasoned Trini style, Spicy Pork Ribs. I'm a pepper addict and anyone who knows me will tell you my food must be well "peppered" and 'Chadon Beni'd'…..lol……and a little grilled corn on the cob on the side……hmmm hmmm hmmm, i'm salivating as i type….lol This is Carol Guevara

    Carol

  180. stickiesticker
    July 9, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    love to grill baby back ribs its the best

  181. dayle storie
    July 9, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    love your recipes

  182. ade
    July 9, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I did try some of the curry chicken recipes and it was soo good. I love to grill chicken all the time with all kinds of seasoning especially whenI marinate it over night so all the seasoning can gets inside the meat! Thanks and keep feeding us with your recopes

  183. Ayana
    July 9, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    Nothing beats chicken!!!!!!!!

  184. Ichelle
    July 9, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    whenever my family will let my veggies get some room on the grill!:

    Marinated Portobello mushroom caps!

  185. Michelle Walters
    July 9, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    My favourite thing to grill is shrimp…I love it even more because kids do not like it so that means I do not have to share with them.I might sound greedy but with my kids I lucky to even get a taste of anything in this house

  186. Krisal
    July 9, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    I love to grill…mushrooms! Stuffed with some cheese, sausage and spinach, grilling gives them a nice smoky flavour.

  187. seewithmyeye
    July 9, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    saltfish,pumpkin and rice cook up with coconut milk is a hit in my home.

  188. Michlle Waltes
    July 9, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    my favourite thing to grill is shrimp …..deelicious

  189. Lisa N
    July 9, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Being from the Caribbean, I miss having some of those good old Caribbean meals, I look to your recipes if there is something that I haven't made in awhile and need that refresher…..my favorite thing to grill is any kind of meat….ribs, chicken..you name it….

  190. James
    July 9, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    My favourite thing to grill? Oh my… . anything that isn't too small and will fall through the grill! But seriously, I love cooking whole chickens, pork, lamb or beef roasts on the rotisserie; something about the sound of that motor turning for ages while we sit outside with a cold beverage knowing that the dinner is basting itself, then throwing on some corn on the cob (has to be local and fresh!) and a foil packet of potatoes, onions, okra, etc as the meat nears cooking nirvana! Now I'm hungry, off to the store for a nice boneless leg of lamb:) It's 32 degrees out here right now in Edmonton, so I certainly don't want to be using the oven!!!

  191. Cheryl
    July 9, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    I love to grill shrimp. They cook fast and the multitude of flavor profiles are endless!

  192. joyce collins
    July 9, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Just wanted you to know that I have made the Banana Bread you posted twice and evey one has fallen in love with it. The sour cream really keeps it mois. Thanks Chris.

  193. Francine
    July 9, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    Favourite meat to grill is spare ribs. I make a wicked BBQ sauce. Next best things are grilled vegetables

  194. khayyam
    July 9, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    Hi Chris,
    As a rokie in the kitchen, I have been using your recipes regularly to the point where my confidence is growing and my wife is impressed.
    Thanks and keep up the great work.
    Khayyam

  195. Gregory
    July 9, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    I love Jerk pork on the grill. I use Grace Jerk Seasoning. My jerk pork always comes out great
    with it!!!!!

  196. donna dixon-newton
    July 9, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    my favourite thing to grill is pineapple and mango. I love pineapple and mangoes. slowly grilled the sugars is released and the fruit is carmelized and bai it's as sweet as pie. I grill these fruits and gave it to my friend and she thought I was stark crazy until she tasted it…now its her favourite thing to grill. |I've added these fruits rough chopped to the top of your coleslaw and bam…it was amazing. I also used the grill fruit to make your spicy pineapple salad inspired by mangoes…wow also amazing. but mostly I just top it with some peach yogurt and i'm good to go with a nice light dessert.

  197. Kaydia
    July 9, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    I absolutely love to grill jerked fish!

  198. Gail
    July 9, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    Pork chops, with grated ginger added to seasoning

  199. sommer augustine
    July 9, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    My favorite item to grill is Chicken.

    I love this website it helps a lot with my cooking because I love it cook for my family and friends.

  200. Richard
    July 9, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    Grill some slices of black pudding with some steak, onions, and mushrooms. Not Caribbean at all, but still tasty.

  201. EMILY
    July 9, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I make something similar and toss it with pasta – extremely delicious!

  202. Dona
    July 9, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I love grilling chicken and corn on the cob. Keep doing what u do Chris, I appreciate it.

  203. Carol
    July 9, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    I only recently tried callaloo and love it! This recipe looks great! I loved the recipes for grilling you did for June! Fantastic!

  204. Jacklyn Kalloo
    July 9, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I don't know if this is considered a 'grill' item but I LOOOVE to make eggplant choka on the grill. If it had to be meat tho- Thighs, chicken thighs in orange/lime juice, thyme..and whatever else I feel like grabbing 😀

  205. Terry
    July 9, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Jamaican Jerk Chicken slow grilled on the BBQ with applewood is our fav'

  206. Andrea
    July 9, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Pineapple and Jerk Pork

  207. Elizabeth Bourne
    July 9, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    I love salt fish cooked anyway even on the grill. We even wrap it in foil and throw it in the fire pit to cook and eat it with a beer. We are Newfoundlanders of course. Cheers! Chris you just have to try that.Keep up good work.

  208. Ann Henry-Simon
    July 9, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    My favorite item to grill is baby back ribs

  209. nina
    July 9, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    My favorite thing to grill is steak.

  210. Bevlyn
    July 9, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Being a Texan, I like a smoked tender beef brisket. I must say though, I like a lot of things smoked on the grill: fish, chicken, ribs, pork roast….

  211. mary daniels
    July 9, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    chris a friend turned me on to your site an thank the lord she did, i love to cook an i'm have,n a small outside party in 2 weeks any suggestions on sum,pin in an hr on the grill or oven,or stove top with that jama'k,n flare an flavor??? i always try to fix things the day before an that helps me as i stay so busy,,,shrimp,beef, cik,n,,not too much pork with( high blood pressure ) so any of that an veggies or summer salad would help,,,,need sum,new marinades that jump with flare an not too tangy or hot,,,oh what do i need to set up jama'k'n spice rack ???? thank you for being here,have tried several things an love it all so far,,have a great day,,mary daniels

  212. claudette davidson
    July 9, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    hi, chris my fav thing to grill is pigtail.my family loves it!

    • donna dixon-newton
      July 9, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      i love pigtail…i have to try this…do you use the fresh or salted pigtail

  213. Joleen
    July 9, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    This recipe definitely makes me homesick! Thanks for the memories, I know whats on tomorrow's menu 🙂

  214. lottie
    July 9, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    you have helped me find my inner caribbean cook!!! thanx

  215. denyse
    July 9, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Really tasty………can use salted cod with bok choy…….yummy.

  216. Wayne Inniss
    July 9, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    My favorite item to grill is chicken. Also my favorite item to smoke is pork, although I’m starting to see a lot of possibilities with beef in the near future.

  217. Virginia
    July 9, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    I love grilling jerk pork

  218. sharaz
    July 9, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    hi you guys, you have to try this dish, it is out of this world, reminds me of the type of cooking my mom use to do…..just delis….

  219. sujata
    July 9, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    excellent recipe chris..i can smell it…this made me hungry and so thinking of making some today

  220. Alice
    July 9, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    As always, your recipes are simple yet delicious. Keep up the good work. Hope the family is well.

  221. Siri
    July 9, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    With good ole Callaloo typical Jamaican breakfast!!

  222. Kasey wetzel
    July 9, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Love this Recipe! It is so good!

  223. Siri
    July 9, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    I only have begun to really appreciate Callaloo and Spinach since my 20s, never before (and I am vegan lol)!

  224. Clarissa
    July 9, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    I have been printing these recipes for my boyfriend who grew up in the Carribean. I have only been on this site for a couple of weeks, so we haven't had the chance to try anything yet. But I would love to be entered into the contest! Our favorite thing to grill is ribs, with sweet and sour sauce with pineapple. [email protected]@

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