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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 […]

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 […]

Crab Curry with Dumplings Caribbean

Crab Curry This crab curry is a must if you visit Tobago. In Trinidad they use land crabs, sold at the roadside by small boys on long poles about 6-8 to a bunch. In the UK we use medium brown crabs. It is essential they are live crabs, hard to get in the UK unless […]

Caribbean Stewed Salmon and Rice

Caribbean Salmon and Rice

Caribbean Stewed Salmon. Caribbean stewed salmon and rice is a wonderful recipe that uses an every day stand by in a unique way, and is so delicious my sons want it served every week. It is also a 25 minute meal, i.e. the whole meal takes about 25 minutes from start to finish. Tinned salmon […]