STEAM FISH IN COCONUT MILK

There are so many ways that we can prepare fish. They are also so many different types of fish that we can actually cook. In this recipe I am going to be using tilapia and I am going to be putting together steamed fish in coconut milk. SERVINGS: 2 INGREDIENTS: 2 medium tilapia fillets 1…

EASY SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

Vegetables should be eaten regularly as they contain so many nutritional benefits but I am unfortunately not a fan of veggies. I do try to eat them as often as possible though but it doesn’t always work out so what I try to do is include them with other ingredients that I enjoy. In this…

TRINI CURRY SHRIMP AND PAK CHOY (BOK CHOY)

Trinidadians love curry in almost anything. I usually cook curry shrimp but this time, I had some extra pak choy on hand so I decided to add it to the shrimp…. why not? YIELD: 2-3 servings INGREDIENTS: 10 medium sized shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined 1 medium head pak choy, chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated…

STUFFED BAKED POTATOES WITH CHOW CHOW

Holiday season = Chow Chow for most Trinidadians. Chow chow is similar to a relish and is mainly enjoyed with meats, homemade bread and pasteles. These potatoes are a great way to put extra chow chow to use! SERVINGS: 3-6 INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes 1 1/2 tbsp chow chow 1 tbsp capers 1 tbsp olives,…

FESTIVE CHICKEN & SHRIMP LINGUINE

With the holiday season here, I thought I’d share this recipe with you. It includes chow chow which is a major part of the holiday season in Trinidad. It’s similar to that of relish and is normally eaten with meats, homemade bread and chicken/beef or on pastelles etc. You can check out the recipe for…

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 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…