FISH IN TRINI CHADON BENI WHITE SAUCE

White sauce or roux is a classic sauce that consists of butter, flour and milk all whisked together. I decided to add a Trini touch by including a fresh herb that is a MUST in a Trini kitchen and that is chadon beni or culantro, not to be confused with cilantro. There are many ways…

COCONUT CURRY FISH FILLET

Curry is a popular way of enjoying any meat and most veggies. Adding coconut milk to curry dishes, in my opinion, adds an extra depth of richness and flavor. This recipe is a simple way to use fish and create a delicious dish! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb fish fillet (I used mahi mahi), cut into chunks…

FISH & MUSHROOMS IN OYSTER SAUCE

Chinese food is on the list of my favorite types of dishes. Every Friday night, I find myself craving Chinese food from the local Trini Chinese restaurant a few minutes away from me. Although it’s so much easier sometimes to get take out, I find absolute joy in cooking my own meals. This recipe is…

SALTFISH RICE (RICE WITH SALTED COD FISH)

Saltfish Rice is an easy way of putting extra cooked plain rice to use. This rice is a flavorful one that pairs nicely with anything or even alone. INGREDIENTS: DIRECTIONS: Boil or soak saltfish to remove excess salt. I usually taste it after a few minutes of boiling/soaking to determine how much longer it should…

SALTFISH WITH PAK CHOI/PATCHOI

Saltfish with pak choi is an easy and delicious dish and not to mention very budget friendly. I personally love having it with dhal and rice but you can enjoy it with roti or even bakes. INGREDIENTS: Pak Choi Saltfish Onion, chopped Tomato, chopped Pimento, chopped Hot pepper, chopped Cloves of garlic, chopped Coconut oil…

SALTFISH BULJOL PIES

Pies… whether fried or baked are the perfect ‘on the go’ snacks! Pies are surely a favorite in Trinidad and so is fried bake and buljol so why not combine them to make some delightful buljol pies! Fried buljol pies! YIELD: 14 pies INGREDIENTS: PIE DOUGH: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder…

GROUND PROVISION and SALTFISH PIE

Ground provision pie is a great way to use any extra ground provisions you have in your kitchen. Provisions and saltfish is a popular combination in Trinidad so why not add some saltfish to the ground provision pie? It’s a tasty and easy dish to make! YIELD: 9×9 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs ground provision…

SHEPHERD’S PIE

Shepherd’s pie is an amazing comfort dish that consists of layers of minced meat and potatoes. In this recipe I’m going to use minced chicken but you can use minced beef if you like. YIELD: 8×8 dish INGREDIENTS: For potato layer: 2 lbs potatoes (approx 7 small/medium potatoes) 1 large egg 2 tbsp margarine or…

GREEN FIG (GREEN BANANA) PIE

Most Trinis and Caribbean people love pies. Examples of some include macaroni pie and corn pie. In today’s blogpost, we’re going to make a delightful green fig (green banana) pie, an easy and delicious dish to put together. Just to be clear, we refer to bananas as figs. I know many of you may know…

ROLLED UP SAHEENA

Saheena is a delicious fried Indian street food we love in Trinidad. The main ingredients include dasheen bush (taro) leaves, split peas powder, flour, geera and other ingredients. There are 2 ways to go about making this. Check out this way: https://youtu.be/iFmkTFJusmo which involves combining dasheen bush leaves, split peas powder and other ingredients, forming…