BHAGI RICE WITH CHICKEN

Bhagi Rice is a classic one pot dish that is packed with flavor! The main ingredients include coconut milk and dasheen bush or taro leaves. YIELD: 5 – 6 persons INGREDIENTS: 8 dasheen bush leaves and stems, chopped 1 cup parboiled rice 1 cup coconut milk 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup pumpkin, chopped 4…

CALLALOO

Callaloo is a typical Sunday meal dish in Trinidad & Tobago. Its main ingredient is dasheen bush (also referred to as taro leaves). It also consists of coconut milk, ochro and other ingredients. This is one of my favorite Trini dishes. INGREDIENTS: · 12 dasheen bush leaves and stems, washed and chopped · 3 gloves…

FISH SALSA

Hubby made this delightful fish snack that paired exceptionally well with chips! For this reason we decided to call it a fish salsa! INGREDIENTS: 2 fish fillets, cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 lime, juice of (or as you like) 1 tomato, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup sweet peppers, chopped 2…

FRENCH TOAST

Hubby’s French toasts are amazing! This is a classic breakfast favorite! Here’s his recipe. INGREDIENTS: 4 slices bread 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Butter (as much as you like) Pinch of salt 1/4 tsp JGM Products cinnamon DIRECTIONS: Combine milk, eggs, vanilla essence, salt and cinnamon. Whisk well. Dip bread…

GUACAMOLE

When avocados are in season in Trinidad, we usually run out of ideas of different ways to enjoy/use them. This easy guacamole recipe is one to put to use with those extras on hand! INGREDIENTS: 1 ripe medium avocado 1 lime, juice of 3 cloves garlic, grated 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely…

KIDNEY BEAN (RED BEAN) SALAD

If you are looking for a healthy way to use kidney beans, definitely check out this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained 1 cucumber, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp green seasoning 2 tbsp chives, chopped Salt and Black…

BEEF PELAU

Pelau is a classic Trini dish. It’s basically a one pot cook that involves ‘stewing’ a meat then adding rice, coconut milk and vegetables. INGREDIENTS: For Beef: 1 lb beef, cut into small pieces 2 pimentos(flavour peppers), chopped Hot pepper (as you like) 1 tomato, chopped 2 tsp ginger, grated 1 small onion, sliced 2…

COLESLAW

Coleslaw is a side dish that complements many dishes. In Trinidad, we enjoy it with pelau, callaloo and other main foods. As with most dishes, there are different variations. Here’s my version. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups cabbage, grated 1/2 cup carrots, grated 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar Salt and…

CURRIED LENTILS PEAS

Lentil peas would probably be one of my favorite types of peas/beans! Cooking it with curry and coconut milk gives it such an amazingly rich flavor! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup lentils 1 cup coconut milk 1 small onion, chopped 2 pimentos, chopped 4 cloves garlic, grated Hot pepper (as you like) 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2…

STEW CANNED MACKEREL

Canned items are a must in any pantry. I usually have pink salmon, corned beef and other items available but for some reason I ended up with a can of mackerel. This isn’t something I would stock up on but I had it so I decided to cook in some way and the only thing…