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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 […]

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 makes their own, but there are famous smokers at Craster down the Northumberland Coast and in Fife.   There is a lot going for kippers, they keep well as they are smoked and can quickly be cooked to provide a nutritious […]