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…

HOMEMADE FLATBREAD FOR WRAPS/GYROS WITH CHICKEN & TZATZIKI SAUCE

This flatbread recipe is super easy to follow if you are out of wraps and would like to make gyros or chicken wraps. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp yeast 1 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup warm evaporated milk 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp olive oil DIRECTIONS: Combine…

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,…

FRIED CATFISH

Fried fish is one of my favorites especially with dhal and rice but it’s also a delightful snack/finger food that can be enjoyed at any event! This recipe uses CINNAMON powder from JGM Products, a manufacturer and distributor of seasonings/spices in Trinidad and Tobago, as one of the spices. Cinnamon in fried fish?? Yes….you will…

CURRY CHICKEN & CORN WITH DUMPLINGS

Adding corn to curry chicken is actually a great way to stretch a dish. By also adding the dumplings, you’ve just created a delightful filling meal! YIELD: 4 servings PREP/COOO TIME: 40-45 mins INGREDIENTS: For chicken/corn: 2 chicken breast/wing, cut into small pieces 4 medium corn, cut into small pieces 4 tbsp green seasoning 1…

CHICKEN FRIED RICE

If you have extra boiled rice on hand, this is the perfect recipe for you! Transform plain cooked rice into a delicious chicken fried rice. YIELD: 4 PREP/COOK TIME: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: 4 cups cooked rice 2 chicken breasts cup into small pieces 1 cup peas and carrots 1 tsp grated ginger 4 cloves garlic,…

CHILI SESAME OIL CHICKEN

Here’s an easy chicken recipe you can try at home that doesn’t involve frying. This is one of those ‘don’t feel like cooking but want something yummy’ dishes 😃. YIELD: 4 servings PREP/COOK TIME: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS: 4 chicken breasts, thinly sliced 1 tsp TAI KONG all purpose seasoning (can be adjusted) 2 tsp soy…

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…

GROUND PROVISION and SALTFISH PIE

Ground provision pie is a great way to use any extra ground provisions you have in your kitchen. Provisions and saltfish is a popular combination in Trinidad so why not add some saltfish to the ground provision pie? It’s a tasty and easy dish to make! YIELD: 9×9 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs ground provision…