Category caribbean

jamaican rice and peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas

This is known in Jamaica as "Jamaican Coat of Arms." It is used as a side dish or as an entr?e.

1 cup dried small red beans
2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups long-grain rice
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely diced
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1 whole Scotch bonnet chile, or a 1-inch long whole
    haba?ero or any other very hot whole chile pepper
1/2 teasp...

Read More

green olive mojo

Green Olive Mojo

Posted by Cookin’Mom at

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Cubans use a mojo (MO-ho) to kick up the flavors of everything, especially roasted pork and grilled meats. Similar to salsas, mojos usually feature citrus juice, olive oil, garlic and an herb, and the variations are endless...

Read More

piri piri

Piri Piri

2 red chile peppers
1 cup olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
1 bay leaf

Combine chile peppers with olive oil, zest and bay leaf in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Leave it in a warm spot for two or three weeks. The longer you keep the Piri Piri, the hotter it will get. A few drops will enhance almost all Caribbean dishes, especially fish dishes.

Read More

trinidadian curry powder

Trinidadian Curry Powder

4 tablespoons cumin seeds
2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cloves
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons star anise
1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
4 tablespoons ground turmeric
4 tablespoons ground ginger

Roast the cumin and coriander in a dry saut...

Read More

jamaican jerk paste

Jamaican Jerk Paste

1 small white onion, peeled and quartered
2 medium cloves garlic, peeled
1 Scotch bonnet chile or a 1-inch long haba?ero,
    stem removed, halved and seeded, or to taste
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon soy ...

Read More