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…

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…

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…

TUNA CASSEROLE (updated)

Tuna casserole is a delightful combination of tuna, cream of mushroom soup and cheese along with other ingredients. The first time I ever had this was maybe 17-18 years ago at my aunt’s house in Jamaica. I was blown away! Anytime my mummy makes this now I cannot resist! Tuna casserole is perhaps the easiest…

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…

BHAGI WITH SALTFISH

This traditional dish of bhagi and saltfish is made with dasheen bush or taro leaves/stems, coconut milk and saltfish. A simple yet flavorful dish that you are sure to enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 bundle dasheen bush 1 onion, sliced 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped hot pepper (as much as you like) 170 g saltfish (between 1/4…