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Curried Chicken and Aubergine

Curry meal

CURRIED CHICKEN AND AUBERGINE The sweetness of the aubergine lends itself to this curry in a way you just can’t forget. Aubergines are a healthy addition to many curries; they are high in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, while also being low in calories and salt- but their flavour is what makes this dish. Served […]

Velvet Crab Curry with dumplings

Velvet Crabs Since arriving in the Uk we have always made crab and dumplings (a Tobago speciality) with brown crabs. But now we have discovered velvet swimmer crabs we will be using these all the time. They are inexpensive and eco friendly (apparently they breed rapidly and the ocean is full of them). But for […]

Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod transformed

Bermuda Breakfast

Bermuda Breakfast or Brunch   Salted Cod is a very old Scottish tradition dating back to the Vikings. There is a great company in the Shetland Isles making the finest quality salted cod, and I urge you to try and use this truly great food.  Before fridges this kind of food was a staple in […]

Chipotle Liver and Onions

Chipotle Liver and Onions

Liver and onions cooked in Ooft! Chipotle Chipotle liver and onions a rich hearty dish for your evening meal. This lovely rich dish is much improved by adding Ooft! Chipotle Sauce while cooking. The smoky Chipotles develop the flavour. Buy Ooft! smoky Chipotle to make this recipe here Ingredients: 6 pieces lambs liver, 1 medium […]

Doubles – Trinidad Street Food

A singles dressed

Cooking Doubles, Trinidad Street Food A “doubles” is a special Trinidad street food made up of one (a singles) or two deep fried mini roti and a comfort food tasting, lightly curried, chickpea mixture. Of course being Trinidad that just the start. Add Ooft! Hot Sauce, add Tamarind sauce, add cucumber finely chopped and mixed […]

Oxtails Caribbean Style recipe card

oxtail

  Our new recipe card only available online is a wonderful rich oxtail stew served with red beans and rice. This is a traditional Caribbean favourite. If you buy larger oxtails then one per person will be plenty with the flavoursome red beans stew.  

Trinidad Pelau

pelau

  Pelau Pelau is a big favourite in Trinidad. Go to a local beach on a weekend and see all the families, kids in the water, parents set up with big pots of pelau for lunch. Pelau can be made with chicken, pork or beef. Essentially its a one pot meal derived from Indian sources […]

Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee

The Jamaicans have created a lovely tasty breakfast with this dish. Ackee is a fruit from a large tree and is poisonous if eaten unripe. So its best to buy tinned ackee available from most supermarkets that carry international foods. They are expensive around £4.50 a tin but the consistency and taste cannot be duplicated. […]

Oxtail Caribbean style with red beans

preparing stewed oxtails

Stewed Oxtails and red beans Oxtails are an underrated  cut and are full of flavour. INGREDIENTS Slow Cook 1kg fresh oxtails 1 onion, carrot and celery Caramelise Meat 1 tbs brown sugar in 1 tbs oil Red Beans 1 onion 1 sweet pepper, 1 clove garlic, plus two tomatoes chopped (optional piece of pumpkin) 1 […]

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 […]