Q&A

Trinigourmet Q&A #12: Can frozen peppers be used to make pepper sauce?

Trinigourmet Q&A #12: Can frozen peppers be used to make pepper sauce?

Reader’s Question: Have you ever used peppers (for Trinidad Pepper Sauce) that you had previously frozen? I have a bunch of peppers from last season that I steamed, ice bathed, and then shrink wrapped & froze. Looking for a good use for them. Plus, 2 […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #11 – How to get ‘the pocket’ in my fry bakes?

Trinigourmet Q&A #11 – How to get ‘the pocket’ in my fry bakes?

Reader’s Question: Hey, I have been trying to get the "pocket" in my bakes since I began making them. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong? I have tried your recipe (maybe they were too large), tried margarine, tried butter, tried yeast and […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #10: Can I Use Polenta in place of Cornmeal?

Trinigourmet Q&A #10: Can I Use Polenta in place of Cornmeal?

Reader’s Question: Anyone used polenta (in Trinidad Corn Soup with Dumplings) instead of cornmeal? Former more common in Europe, but both made from corn. TriniGourmet’s Answer: Polenta grade cornmeal can be a good bit coarser. I would suggest grinding it more finely in a blender […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #9: Pholourhie Making Tips

Trinigourmet Q&A #9: Pholourhie Making Tips

Reader’s Question: When I fry pholourie on my own it falls apart in the oil but when my students do it it comes out perfect! Help please! TriniGourmet’s Answer: Hi there! There are many different possibilities. The top ones that come to mind are your […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #8: Where to buy Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands” in Trinidad?

Trinigourmet Q&A #8: Where to buy Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands” in Trinidad?

Reader’s Question: I live in Trinidad and would like to purchase a copy of the book “Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago”. Can you tell me if this is possible and if it is where? Regards, TriniGourmet’s Answer: Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands: Island […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?

Reader’s Question: Where can I find some whole wheat roti…thats my question! I’m in Tampa, Fl TriniGourmet’s Answer: Hi readers. I am handing this request over to you, please answer in the comments so that all your answers are archived for future reference. Thanks! 🙂

TriniGourmet Q&A #6:  Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?

TriniGourmet Q&A #6: Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?

Reader’s Question: I came across your recipe (for Trinidad Black Cake) just last month. I baked the cake and by a turn of events I gave one to a colleague who is getting married in June. Her fiance tasted it and is now hinting that […]

TriniGourmet Q&A #5: Where to buy Doubles in NYC?

TriniGourmet Q&A #5: Where to buy Doubles in NYC?

Reader’s Question: I used to work in St. James where there were at least half a dozen doubles stands in less than a quarter mile. I had 2 Every Morning. Now I’m in New York City– does anyone know where I can get my doubles […]

TriniGourmet Q&A #4: Where to find Promasa and Punch de Creme in the UK?

TriniGourmet Q&A #4: Where to find Promasa and Punch de Creme in the UK?

Reader’s Question: II live in Sutton, Surrey, U.K. and I am having problems locating ‘Promasa’ yellow cornmeal. Can you advise me, if you know, of any market/delicatessen in the London area that I can purchase Promasa, for my Trini Christmas pastelles? I know it is […]

Q&A #3: In Search of Kachourie

Q&A #3: In Search of Kachourie

Reader’s Question: Hi! I happened upon your blog because I was looking for a Trini recipe. Maybe you can help me. I had a dish that had pureed yellow split peas, cilantro, sliced onions, a little garlic, and some jalapeno pepper. The puree was then […]