CURRY STEW GOAT

Curry is a Trini favorite. We curry just about anything edible. Stew is also a favorite and involves the caramelization of brown sugar in which seasoned meat is cooked. Curry stew is simply meat seasoned with curry powder and then ‘stewed’ by adding it to caramelized brown sugar. The combination of the stew and curry…

BAKED SNAPPER WITH YOGURT MARINADE

Some would say fish and dairy is a NO NO but to me…it’s a delicious combo! In this recipe, I am using yogurt and spices to marinate the whole fish! Simple and flavorful. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 – 2 lb whole snapper, properly cleaned YOGURT MARINADE: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 tbsp grated ginger 4-5 cloves…

KERALA FISH CURRY

Husband and I decided to head out for lunch sometime ago and his choice for lunch was Kerala fish curry and basmati rice. I honestly had never heard of this dish but when we tasted it, we both fell in love! A few days after that, I was trying to decide what I should make…

KIBBEH

Kibbeh is a delicious middle eastern dish that consists of bulgur wheat, onions, minced meat and spices. It’s essentially a meat/bulgur wheat shell that encloses a meat filling. It’s totally addictive and perfect for meat lovers. YIELD: approx 24 (can vary depending on the size you make them) INGREDIENTS: FOR SHELL: 1 lb minced beef…

GARLIC HERB YOGURT DIP

I never realized how much I enjoy yogurt based dips as a side dish until recently. For someone like myself who loves to eat with pepper, having this dish helps to balance the heat in the food! It’s amazing and a MUST TRY! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain yogurt 4-5 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp chopped…

MIDDLE EASTERN CHICKEN KEBABS

Chicken kebabs are a favorite especially middle eastern inspired kebabs which are packed with some intense flavors. The key to delicious and juicy chicken kebabs is the marinade!…a yogurt marinade to be specific. Here is my easy recipe to follow along with. YIELD: 6 kebabs (8inch sticks) INGREDIENTS: FOR CHICKEN 3 chicken breasts, de-boned and…

CHICKEN ALFREDO WITH MUSHROOMS & SPINACH LEAVES

Alfredo is one of my favorite types of pasta. Add in some fresh mushrooms and it’s a plate of heaven! Here is my easy recipe. INGREDIENTS: 200g linguine (or any pasta you like) 1 1/2 cups cooking cream 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 medium onion, chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic, grated 2 pimentos , chopped …

STEW CHICKEN NOODLES

In Trinidad many of us enjoy stewed chicken and chowmein noodles so why not combine both dishes into one amazingly flavorful Trini style ‘pasta’ dish! It’s so easy to put together. Before we continue, it is important to note that there are many ways to make stew chicken in Trinidad. This is simply my version….

TABBOULEH/TABOULI

Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean vegetarian side dish which usually consists of fresh parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, chives/scallions, lime/lemon juice, salt and black pepper. I also love adding some cucumbers and garlic as well. These ingredients are all  easily and readily available at most supermarkets but if you aren’t able to find the bulgur…

BHAGI WITH SALTFISH

This traditional dish of bhagi and saltfish is made with dasheen bush or taro leaves/stems, coconut milk and saltfish. A simple yet flavorful dish that you are sure to enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 bundle dasheen bush 1 onion, sliced 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped hot pepper (as much as you like) 170 g saltfish (between 1/4…