BHAGI/BHAJI RICE

One pot meals are the easiest things ever! This bhagi rice recipe will surely have you screaming for more! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 7 large dasheen leaves and stems, sliced 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 pimentos, finely chopped 1 hot pepper (can be adjusted or eliminated) 1/4 lb saltfish 1 small onion, chopped 1/2…

CORN PIE

Corn Pie, a corn filled dish loaded with flavour and a favorite in Trinidad! Here is my recipe: INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 cup evaporated milk 1 can whole kernel corn (12oz) 1 can cream style corn (15 oz) 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 cup sweet peppers, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 pimentos,…

CHICKEN LASAGNA

Lasagna is a dish packed with flavour and one that can be enjoyed by itself. It consists of pasta and meat or veggies with cheese! INGREDIENTS: lasagna sheets Grated cheese (as much as you like 🙂 ) CHICKEN MIXTURE: 1lb minced chicken 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp coconut oil…

BBQ CHICKEN IN THE OVEN

Hearing the words ‘BBQ chicken’ can have your mouth watering! This easy to follow recipe guarantees a delicious BBQ chicken done in the OVEN! Yes, you can have an amazing BBQ chicken done in the oven INGREDIENTS: 2 chicken leg/thigh and 2 chicken breast, washed and cleaned FOR MARINADE: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2…

SALTFISH AND TOMATOES

Local dishes in Trinidad and Tobago are just so unique and packed with flavor! Saltfish and tomatoes is one of the many dishes that can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or even dinner! It’s quite similar to Smoked Herring and Tomatoes It’s usually accompanies with bake, bread, dhal and rice or roti. Here is the recipe:…

CHICKEN PASTE/ CHICKEN SANDWICH SPREAD

Chicken paste is an EXCELLENT filling for wraps or croissants/puffs and even on toasted bread. The basic ingredients include minced chicken, mayo, salt and pepper. I prefer to include some ‘trini’ flavors to it by adding some chadon beni (culantro), pimento, garlic and JGM PRODUCTS all purpose seasoning. INGREDIENTS: 10 chicken thighs, cleaned 15 chadon…

PINEAPPLE CHOW

Chow is a very popular ‘snack’ in Trinidad that’s made using a fruit (mango, orange etc), hot pepper, garlic, chadon beni, salt and black pepper. Some other common ingredients include lime/lemon juice, ketchup and sugar. Here is my Pineapple Chow ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces 12 chadon beni leaves, finely chopped…

BEEFY MAC AND CHEESE

Here’s a comfort food that’s guaranteed to not disappoint! It’s an easy dish to put together and your taste buds will be calling for more! Servings: 3-4 INGREDIENTS: 150 g large elbow pasta 1/2 lb minced beef (chicken or lamb can be used) 1 small onion, diced 1 pimento, chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated 1…

SARDINE CHOKA

Sardine choka and fried bake is an ultimate breakfast for me on a weekend. It’s a simple dish that many enjoy just as a snack or lunch. The ingredients are pretty much straightforward and can be used in any quantity you wish. Here’s my version… INGREDIENTS: 1 tin sardine 1/2 onion, chopped hot pepper (optional)…

EGGPLANT PIZZA

In Trinidad, when we think about or hear the word ‘eggplant’ (more popularly called bhaigan) it’s usually bhaigan choka or curry bhaigan and aloo (potato) that comes to mind but this different way of preparing the bhaigan is actually pretty delicious! Eggplant pizza is a yummy snack or side dish that the family will be…