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…

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…

CURRIED LENTILS PEAS

Lentil peas would probably be one of my favorite types of peas/beans! Cooking it with curry and coconut milk gives it such an amazingly rich flavor! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup lentils 1 cup coconut milk 1 small onion, chopped 2 pimentos, chopped 4 cloves garlic, grated Hot pepper (as you like) 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2…

STEW CANNED MACKEREL

Canned items are a must in any pantry. I usually have pink salmon, corned beef and other items available but for some reason I ended up with a can of mackerel. This isn’t something I would stock up on but I had it so I decided to cook in some way and the only thing…