With the holiday season here, I thought I’d share this recipe with you. It includes chow chow which is a major part of the holiday season in Trinidad.

It’s similar to that of relish and is normally eaten with meats, homemade bread and chicken/beef or on pastelles etc. You can check out the recipe for chow chow here

Other popular holiday season ingredients that will be used include capers, raisins and olives.



  • 200g linguine
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 6 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 cup olives, sliced
  • 3 tbsp chow chow
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 pimentos, sliced
  • 2 tbsp margarine/butter
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp JGM Products Cajun seasoning
  • JGM Products all purpose seasoning (as you like)


  1. Boil linguine according to package instructions. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
  2. Once the pasta is cooked, remove from the water and set aside.
  3. Add Cajun seasoning and a pinch of all purpose seasoning to the shrimp and chicken. Set aside.
  4. Add oil and margarine to a pan. When the margarine has melted, add chicken and shrimp. Cook for 1-2 minutes then add all veggies. You can also simply add all meat and veggies together.
  5. Once the chicken, shrimp and vegetables are cooked, add chow chow,olives, capers, raisins, garlic and pimentos. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add linguine. Mix well.
  7. Taste and add all purpose seasoning as necessary. This has salt so no extra salt will be needed.
  8. Enjoy your festive linguine.

If you can also use other types of pasta if you like such as fettuccine or penne pasta.

You can also adjust the measurements for the veggies accordingly. Personally I am not a fan of raisins, olives or capers but I know many people love them so I’m sure this dish will be a hit!

Try it out and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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