Pot Spoon Throw Down 2012: Seafood and Coconut – Mayaro

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Oh Gosh, what a “Pot spoon Throw Down” food cook out that was! Ah tired today, but I’m happy …very happy. The drive was a real killer but it was worth it and I’m home relaxing today posting my latest adventure in Trini cooking. So, Are you all ready? ….Let’s go :-)

Yesterday I and my cooking colleagues, plus my instructor again, was at the Pot Spoon Throw Down. Remember last week we were at Lopinot? Well this time it was held at Mayaro, the theme for this competition being “Seafood and Coconut”. The teams had to come up with a dish that comprised of any seafood and coconut combination. But, before I reach there yuh know I like to give allyuh the story …..

A “Pot Spoon Throw Down” Cook Out

This time my car was full because after we talked in class about how nice the Pot Spoon Throw Down was at Lopinot some of our cooking classmates wanted to go down with us to Mayaro. Well it was a lime no one wanted miss. After picking up everyone along the way we started our journey to Mayaro.

That was ah drive and 3/4 ……ah cyah say ah half because it was real drive..….Yuh boy had to drive from Maracas Valley to Mayaro. Now if you have a map you could trace it and see how far I had to drive, but nevertheless I managed to get everyone to and from safely save for the two “relieving” stops I had to make lol!

As we arrived, the first obstacle I had was getting a place to park. In the end I had to park way down on the other side by the field. Anyhow, I believe we all needed the walk and stretch our legs since we were on the road for almost 2 hours. When I entered, I saw the free pholourie line was already getting long but I didn’t feel for any. I was making space for some good Mayaro sweethand cooking. I wasn’t let down much but I still felt that the theme “Seafood and Coconut” wasn’t represented fully in the stalls. In the end, I settled to what was the best representation of the theme. I had for lunch Smoked fish, Callaloo, Provision and Fresh Salad. Facebook fans allyuh get allyuh answer :-)

A Seafood and Coconut Theme


Pot Spoon Throw Down
 Smoked fish, Callaloo, Provision and Fresh Salad


The smoked fish was a hit. It has been some time since I had smoked fish. I remember making it with my father as a boy using Sapate. Looks like a post to do for you all. After lunch, I spent time at the demo kitchen where there were chefs doing some wonderful dishes. Of course I had to be in it all to get some pictures and do some tasting myself.

All I can say is that the experience was worth it and I feel something will come out from all of this. So I won’t keep you reading forever like last time. Here are a few highlights from my Trini Cooking Adventures down Mayaro…

P.S. Watch these pictures at your own risk. Involuntary salivation and dribbling may result. If that results, rush to your nearest trini restaurant or shop and satisfy your cravings for Trini Food….. lol!!! :-)

 Nice food eh! This is Chip Chip Accra with Mango Chutney
A scrumptious Stuffed Curry Cascadoo from the Demo Kitchen.
 My plate of stuffed curry cascadoo and sauteed dasheen.
And here we have the winning dish from Team Mayaro:  
Plaisance Curry Crab, Mayaro Coconut Dumplings, Point Radix Salad and Coconut Chutney.

Of course the album is on my fanpage for your perusal.

So we had two weeks of food and fun and adventure. Coming up next …a recipe… yes a recipe

Ah gone! :-)

Click here to read all about the Pot Spoon Throw Down in Lopinot.


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