Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tembleque


Tembleque is a coconut dessert pudding/custard from Puerto Rico. This is a childhood favorite of many Puerto Ricans. It is made by cooking coconut milk, salt, cornstarch, and sugar with various spices. This dish does exist in other Latin American countries but it is a staple in Puerto Rico.












Sources:

http://www.elboricua.com/tembleque.html

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Curry Crab and Dumplings



Curry Crab and Dumplings is a sure eye opener to west indians but may not look very tasty to the first timers. Dont let the look fool you Curry Crab and Dumplings is a dish that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and fourths. Curry Crab and Dumplings is a staple dish in Tobago of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad's blue crab is used to make this dish but any other crab can be used to substitute. One thing must be known about this dish, it will put you to work!




























Sources:

http://img.wikinut.com/img/5btby8228699aky1/jpeg/0/crab-and-dumplings.jpeg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wk_Oee3IVOA/UD4745W0T-I/AAAAAAAAAAY/UInJUspbH5Y/s1600/crab.jpg

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Peanut Punch



Peanut punch is a beverage popular in the Caribbean and it is made with peanut butter, milk, sugar and sometimes spices. It is also available commercially in supermarkets and grocery stores as well to cater those markets. In Trinidad and Tobago, peanut punch is a popular drink that is often sold on sidewalks or in established food stores. The drink is traditionally marketed as an energy drink and made with a variety of ingredients according to the vendor.















Sources:


http://www.mytrinigrocery.com/product_images/uploaded_images/pnutpun2.jpg


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Macaroni Pie






A macaroni pie mainly known as baked macaroni and cheese. This dish is a staple on sunday caribbean cooking. The more cheese, the better!
















Sources :


http://www.stabroeknews.com/images/2008/10/20081004pie.jpg


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pastelle




Pastelle, a local favorite brings out the sophistication of any local dish, is enjoyed by all. Originally, a meat dish that was introduced by the locals of "Spanish" heritage; it is now popular throughout the country and is synonymous with the Christmas season.







Sources:

http://www.simplytrinicooking.com/2008/01/just-love-those-cornmeal-dishes.html#axzz1zncxd7dx

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Mango Anchar




Mango Anchar. Although this is an East Indian dish, mango anchar has found itself into main stream trini cooking where, as usual, all the ethnic cooking influences collide, marry and evolve. Mango anchar can also be eaten by itself as a snack if you have the tolerance for pepper.











Sources:

http://www.simplytrinicooking.com/2009/05/mango-anchar.html#axzz1zncxd7dx

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/59/166098960_54474f0e8b.jpg

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Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes. Salted cod has been eaten for hundreds of years in the Caribbean. During the period of slavery salted fish became a part of the slave’s diet. Today, salted cod fish is no longer inexpensive or easily available. However, it remains an important part of Bajan cuisine and salted cod fish cakes are readily available.










Sources:

http://www.myfudo.com/2012/02/tastily-touring-visiting-barbados-with-a-salted-cod-fish-cake-recipe/

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/photos/cod-fish-cakes.jpg

http://blog.mainefoodandlifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/haddock-fishcakes.jpg

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