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…

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…

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…

FRIED BAKE

Fried bake is one of the popular breakfast items here in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean as well. There are countless options that can be enjoyed with fried bake. Today’s post is about that bake! I personally enjoy having it with sardines for breakfast and Hubby enjoys it with plantains or cheese! It…