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CARNIVAL RECIPE CORNER

It's Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago and we are celebrating our African heritage and its lasting impact on our food and culture. From dishes like callaloo, pelau, coo coo, breadfruit oil down, stewed peas, soups, buljol, salt fish and provision to hearty snacks like accra, souse, corn soup, boiled & roasted corn, fried & roasted bakes to sweet treats like sweet bread, tamarind balls, sugar cake, toolum, paw paw (papaya) balls and chip chip, our African heritage is vibrant in our food landscape.


Here are some recipes from the amazing Homemade Zagat! Enjoy!


TRINIDAD CHICKEN PELAU

A savory one-pot meal with a combination of chicken, rice and pigeon peas.

TOBAGO CRAB & CALLALOO

A flavorful dish using dasheen bush simmered in a creamy and flavorful coconut sauce with crab.


TRADITIONAL TRINIDAD CORN SOUP

This warm and flavorful soup is perfect for the cold and warm weather. Packed full of flavor from the sweet corn to the succulent dumplings and a little bit of pepper.

BAKE & SALFTISH BULJOL

A traditional Caribbean breakfast of fried bake and saltfish buljol

CHICKEN FOOT SOUSE

A popular street food in Trinidad and Tobago that would make your taste buds tingle with delight with the highly seasoned water.

CARIBBEAN COWHEEL SOUP

A hearty, savory soup filled with provisions, meats and dumplings.

CORNMEAL COO COO

A dish that pulls on the African heritage of the Caribbean islands. Full of cornmeal, okra, pumpkin all folded together to make a side dish that pairs amazingly with some stew fish, or pork.

TRINIDAD SALTFISH ACCRA

Accra is saltfish (cod) mixed up with flour and seasoning that is then fried.

EASY STEWED PIGEON PEAS

A hearty side dish that can be paired with a meat or eaten as a vegetarian dish.

OKRA & RICE

A delicious one pot cook up dish of white rice with ochro (okra) and coconut milk. Can also be cooked with saltfish and/or pigtail.


EASY COCONUT BAKE (ROAST BAKE)

An easy flatbread, roasted (baked) in the oven.