POTATO OIL DOWN

Oil down is a popular dish across in the Caribbean and is usually made with breadfruit and salted meat cooked in coconut milk. Dasheen bush leaves are also used in this dish. I unfortunately don’t have any breadfruit, dasheen bush or salted meat on hand so I making use of what i have available in…

SCALLOPED POTATOES

Who doesn’t enjoy scalloped potatoes? Potato dishes in general are a favorite and we are no stranger to a delightful scalloped potatoes dish. Here’s my simple recipe YIELD: 1 8X6 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 pimento/flavor…

EASY SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

Vegetables should be eaten regularly as they contain so many nutritional benefits but I am unfortunately not a fan of veggies. I do try to eat them as often as possible though but it doesn’t always work out so what I try to do is include them with other ingredients that I enjoy. In this…

TRINI CURRY SHRIMP AND PAK CHOY (BOK CHOY)

Trinidadians love curry in almost anything. I usually cook curry shrimp but this time, I had some extra pak choy on hand so I decided to add it to the shrimp…. why not? YIELD: 2-3 servings INGREDIENTS: 10 medium sized shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined 1 medium head pak choy, chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated…

CURRANTS ROLL

Currants rolls are made like coconut rolls but of course using currants instead of coconut. I will admit that I am not a fan of currants but Trinis love their currants rolls so I wanted to share my recipe for these. YIELD: 14-15 (can vary depending on how the logs are cut when finished) INGREDIENTS:…

HOMEMADE FLATBREAD FOR WRAPS/GYROS WITH CHICKEN & TZATZIKI SAUCE

This flatbread recipe is super easy to follow if you are out of wraps and would like to make gyros or chicken wraps. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp yeast 1 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup warm evaporated milk 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp olive oil DIRECTIONS: Combine…

SPONGE CAKE

My absolute favorite type of cake is SPONGE CAKE! especially when it is now out of the oven! This cake has many variations but here is my simple sponge cake recipe. You will notice that I am using condensed milk in this recipe! The extra sweetness from it just add some extra yumminess to the…

TRINI FRUIT CAKE (NO ALCOHOL)

Fruit cake is one of the main desserts that is popular during the Christmas season in Trinidad. There are many different ways in which fruit cake can be made. Most times, alcohol is added and browning as well to create a black cake or black fruit cake. In this recipe however I’ll be using grape…

PASTELLE

End of year season in Trinidad is filled with menu MUST HAVES such as pastelles! This amazingly delicious item consists of corn flour and meat…and is usually wrapped in banana/fig leaf and then steamed or boiled. YIELD: 14 pastelles approx. INGREDIENTS: DOUGH: 2 cups Promasa yellow corn flour 1/4 lb (4oz) margarine or butter Pinch…

CASSAVA PONE (CASSAVA/YUCA CAKE)

Pone is a classic Trinidad dessert that consists mainly of cassava. There’s also grated coconut and spices in it. It’s one of my favorites but it’s one of those food items that can vary immensely based on a person’s likes/dislikes and sweetness level. For example, some people love and must have pumpkin in it while…