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Vegetarian Lentil Chilli recipe with Ooft!

Vegan chilli

Vegetarian Lentil Chilli   Food Bloggers have changed the face of the worlds home cooking. Unlike professional chefs the food blogger is some one you can relate to, has a family, works hard and the recipes are the sort of thing anyone can try at home.  One of the best known food bloggers in Britain […]

Catering Ooft!, Mark Hix, and Scottish Chefs Challenge


Mark Hix is one of the finest and little known top chefs in Britain. He has built his small group or restaurants slowly and carefully, focussing on the finest and freshest local ingredients. So when Tramshed, one of the most innovative restaurants in the group, contacted Ooft! and said we had been chosen by all […]

Amazon and Ooft! Hot Sauce

Ooft! Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Amazon is trusted by a lot of people myself included. So we have finally put our hot sauce up. Because of the shipping costs and Amazon fees we have started with a 3 bottle set as the minimum. You can find the Aged Scotch Bonnet at  – LINK And the Aged Chipotle at  – LINK […]

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 […]

Where Did the name scotch bonnet come from?

  Scotch Bonnet The Scotch Bonnet supposedly comes from the Tam O Shanter. But I wonder whether a Scottish woman in the Caribbean, or more likely a soldier.  See the examples and what do you think? Whether a lady from a ship or a soldier passing by, some old market lady maybe in Jamaica saw […]