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July 2020 - The Trinbago Street & Finger Food Box

READ BLOG POST WHAT'S IN THE BOX? Green Seasoning for Fish & Seafood Quick view ... A marinade of various herbs including Spanish thyme, French thyme, lime juice,chive, celery, cilantro, garlic and pimento (seasoning) peppers. Use to marinate or "season" any type of fish or seafood. This will surely add that authentic Trinbagonian flavor to your fried shark or fish popularly eaten with fried bake. The popular bake & shark is a must try! Trinbago Style Peanuts Quick view ... Peanuts are another popular street food. Usually sold in small brown paper bags and in two varieties - "salt" (salted) or "fresh" (unsalted). Bara Mix Quick view ... Doubles - tasty channa (chickpeas) between two deliciously spiced fried pieces of...

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

This Thanksgiving, we wish you a day filled with love, delicious food and the company of those closest to you.  We also remember those that aren’t as fortunate, and hope that they too are touched by the Thanksgiving spirit.  From our family to yours, we thank you for being a part of the our journey. We’re grateful for your well wishes, support, encouragement and business.  Malika & Jamila xoxo #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #thankful #grateful #callalooboxholidays #callalooboxthanksgiving #callalooboxchristmas #trinichristmas #trinbagochristmas #caribbeanchristmas #westindianchristmas #callaloobox #trinifood #trinbagofood #caribbeanfood #callalooboxgrocery #callaloogrocery

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August 2019 Box Reveal - Hot & Spicy - Pepper Box

This box celebrates the amazing heat and flavor of Caribbean Pepper! Pepper (hot) sauce is a staple in any Trinbagonian home, with many different types and variations. It is used as a condiment for any dish from breakfast to dinner to finger foods. Caribbean pepper sauces are known not only for the heat but also for the wonderful flavor. Spicy snacks like chows (mango, plums and pommecythere), channa (chick peas), preserved fruit (mangoes, plums, cherries and prunes) and tamarind balls are also commonplace. Malika & Jamila XOXO WHAT'S IN THE BOX SCORPION PEPPER SAUCE A blend of Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, pimento peppers and herbs, pickled in vinegar. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper was voted the world's hottest pepper in 2012,...

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July 2019 Box Reveal - The Trinbago Street Food Box

Photo credit: Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Street food is a major part of the culture and culinary landscape in Trinidad and Tobago. From breakfast to late night and early morning eats and drinks, there’s so much to choose from - boil(ed) corn, roast(ed) corn, corn soup, bake & shark, black pudding, doubles, pholourie, geera (chicken and pork), nuts, souse, fried (fry) or roast(ed) bake & buljol (salt fish), punches, homemade ice cream, coconut water and the list goes on! Take a trip down memory lane with us this month and experience the nostalgia as we share recipes for and memories of these traditional Trinbagonian street foods.This month’s box includes recipes for corn soup, fried bake & saltfish...

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May 2019 Box Reveal - The Trinbago Snack Box

  Take a trip down memory lane!  We're bringing back the classics from childhood with this box, sure to evoke memories of neighborhood parlors and primary school snackettes.   Filled with the sweet & spicy snacks we grew up eating and still love today! Malika & Jamila XOXO WHAT'S IN THE BOX CHANNA   Salted fried chick peas spiced with pepper. It was a popular movie theater snack in Trinidad & Tobago back in the 1950s & 60s.   PRESERVES! Trinbagonian Chinese preserved snacks.  From the Chinese heritage of Trinidad & Tobago, it is a method of preserving fruit by drying the fruit then adding spices, salt, pepper & food coloring. Some commonly preserved fruit include mangoes, plums, cherries, pommecythere...

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