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…

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….

CHICKEN KARAHI

Chicken Karahi is popular Pakistani dish consisting of meat, spices and 3 major components which include garlic, fresh ginger and tomatoes. It’s a delicious tomato based curry that can be enjoyed with naan or rice. INGREDIENTS: 2 chicken leg/thigh, cut into small pieces 6-7 small/medium tomatoes, chopped 8 cloves garlic, grated 1 1/2 tbsp fresh…

TRINI KURMA

Eid ul Fitr is upon us and that means lots of food and indian sweets! Today’s recipe is going to be on kurma…a delightful indian sweet that’s enjoyed by many! YIELD: 50 pieces (approx.) but can vary depending on the size you cut them INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup cold evaporated milk…

TRINI MALIDA/MALEEDA

INGREDIENTS: 1 hot paratha roti (12inch diameter) 1/2 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 tsp JGM Products ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground elychee 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 4 tbsp margarine 1-2 tsp brown sugar raisins (as much as you like) cherries (as much as you like) DIRECTIONS: Add roti to a food processor….