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…

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…

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…

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…

GUACAMOLE

When avocados are in season in Trinidad, we usually run out of ideas of different ways to enjoy/use them. This easy guacamole recipe is one to put to use with those extras on hand! INGREDIENTS: 1 ripe medium avocado 1 lime, juice of 3 cloves garlic, grated 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely…

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…