SESAME CHILI CHICKEN

Here’s an easy chicken recipe you can try at home that doesn’t involve frying. INGREDIENTS: 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced 1/2 tsp TAI KONG all purpose seasoning (can be adjusted) 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp olive oil or cooking oil 1 tbsp chili flakes 1 clove garlic, grated 1 tsp…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…