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Oxtail Caribbean style with red beans

preparing stewed oxtails

Stewed Oxtails and red beans Oxtails are an underrated  cut and are full of flavour. This is a very tasty and nutritious meal. It keeps well in the fridge and show here would serve 3-4. Stewing the oxtail adds a lovely caramelise to the taste. The red beans slow cooked in onions and sweet peppers […]

Chermoula Chicken – One pot meal

Chermoula Chicken

We have been trying a new recipe from North Africa called Chermoula Chicken.  Although its origin in Morocco (wiki says is a marinade and relish used in Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan and Tunisian cooking). It is traditionally used to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetable, the seasoning is […]

Fried Rice – Tasty Caribbean Style

Fried rice and BBQ

Fried Rice This is a lovely tasty fried rice, in the Caribbean they modified the Chinese influence with stronger tastier flavours and it shows. The addition of caramelised sugar stewed chicken deepens the taste and makes it more wholesome. 2 Breasts of Chicken cleaned and seasoned. (Chop small and stir in 1 tsp dark soy, […]

Fish Broth – Spicy Caribbean

Fish broth

Spicy Fish Broth Many people shy away from fish soup, maybe they think its hard to do. But go to France and eat in one of those tiny bistros near the harbour and rave about the bouillabaisse or fish soup. This recipe is tried and tested and delivers a rich warm nourishing soup or broth […]

Aloo Pies (Potato pies Caribbean Style

aloo pies

Potato pie or puff recipe   This is the same filling used two ways. One as simple puffs for a party, delicious and vegetarian. The other is filling small fried pies great for snacking and keep well. Reheat with a microwave and use plenty of Ooft! hot sauce Ingredients for filling 5 sml/med potatoes 1 […]

Favourite Recipe Posts

This is an index to our five favourite posts so you can find them quickly. All these recipes are tested by us and used every week by our family. If you are unsure about the crab, so were we, but our sons just loved it, its one of those get your fingers messy recipes.  The […]

Kippers, Caribbean Style, with Ooft! Hot Sauce

Kippers, Caribbean style. Scotland smokes some very tasty kippers. Our fishmonger Clarks in Musselburgh LINK makes their own, but there are famous smokers at Craster down the Northumberland Coast and in Fife.  Craster even has its own eponymous URL LINK .  Kippers make a good alternative to the Caribbean smoke herring.  Now whether you are […]

Mexican Chipotle Wraps

Slow cooked beef tortilla with ooft! CHipotle

Mexican Chipotle wraps Mexican chipotle wraps have taken the Uk by storm. They are easy to make, use simple ingredients and are tasty. In an age where its all about quick and easy they work for many hard pressed working people. But if you take a little time you can make these simple foods into […]

Plantain Fried and served simply

This is banana big brother and very versatile. In the tropics you see them 10-20ft tall towering over bananas. They are very nutritious and good cooked in several ways. They keep well making them a great cupboard item.  You can find them in some supermarkets (if you live in a culturally diverse area), or Asian […]

Mango Chow

Mango Chow great way toi eat this fruit

Mango Chow Someone is eating mangoes as we see lots in our supermarket. But when we press them lightly we can tell they are almost always overripe. Soft mangoes are not easy to cut, squashy and taste too sweet. Choose firm mangoes even for normal eating, but if you are able to find harder ones […]