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Spicy Coconut Rice

There is something unique about the taste of coconut.  Its sweet nutty taste can contribute greatly to the simplest of dishes, even to plain cooked rice.  That is why I had to do this recipe, a spicy coconut rice for all those who say white rice can be boring.  So, here is an umami experience [...]

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Risi Bisi

Looks can be very deceiving, especially when it comes to Risi Bisi. This dish packs a flavourful punch that will have you looking for seconds. I was a bit surprised as to it’s origin when I first heard about it, since this was a totally new dish to me. Nevertheless, I learnt to make it, [...]

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Curry Rice

Curry rice had me thinking for a while….My wife made saffron rice a few times or what I would call turmeric rice and the colour was absolutely amazing. The sweet peppers added a festive look to this dish that had my eyes entertained, as well as my mouth. By the way… How was the coconut [...]

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Herbed Rice

OK! On Monday, I showed you all how to make orange chicken and I had mine with herbed rice. Herbed rice is so simple I still wonder why I never thought of it before. So what’s herbed rice? Basically it’s rice sauteed with herbs. Now this is where it starts to get interesting. You can [...]

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Pelau II

When it comes to trini cooking, one of the dishes that truly identifies with our culture is pelau. Everyone on the island makes a good pelau and you could find this dish being served at any event, be it a cricket match; carnival; a beach lime; or a party. A Good Pelau Although I wanted [...]

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Pink Salmon and Rice

Pink salmon I find is so delicious when you cook it with tomatoes, that whenever I feel for this I make sure I have some tomatoes in the fridge just for this dish of pink salmon and rice. I consider this recipe a “fast cook”, for those days when you don’t feel like cooking or [...]

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Lamb Pelau

Lamb pelau. Ever heard of this one? Well, this is just a variation of pelau, that is traditionally done with chicken. And the variations are many. You could use any meat you like from pigtail to wild meat like agouti or even fish, like I had on the boat while fishing. Still, I don’t believe [...]

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Split Peas and Rice with Pigtail

Comfort food! That’s what this dish, split peas and rice with pigtail,  is all about. Pickled pigtail has always been a staple in my diet while growing up and yet, even though I could afford more expensive meats now, I still prefer to buy good ole pigtail. This is the stuff I grew up on, [...]

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Trinidad Kurhi

The first time I heard about Kurhi was from a member from my facebook group. She made a request for it, and since it was not in my already large list of recipes to do, I decided to do a post… I thought I knew what kurhi was; possibly some kind of fried dish like [...]

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Trini Fry Rice II

What do you do when you have left over rice from the day before? That was a question I was asked recently. And being one that doesn’t like to waste food, I have a recipe for you today that’s tasty, yet easy on your pocket. And! … And! the advantage you have is that you [...]

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