Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Growing up, one of the things that I gradually began to realize set me aside from my friends and classmates was the fact that in my house Sunday lunch was never a ‘Trini’ affair.

Roasted Chicken, Rice and Peas, Boiled Plaintain (shown above) replaced my neighbours’ fare of Stewed Chicken, Callaloo and Macaroni Pie. Although I eventually became familiar with Trini Sunday lunches in their many varying (yet oddly similar) varieties the above will always be my sentimental fave :) mmm perfection :)

Slowly but surely I am trying to get my mom to share my recipes with those on here who have clamored to learn more… as soon as I do I will let the posts begin! :)

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  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Hmm…we didn’t often have callaloo (possibly there was someone influential who didn’t like it?). But for a Sundal meal, we would have that whole roast chicken failry regularly. Not with the rice and peas though :-) But definitely with the plantain – one of my mother’s favourite things.

  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Hmm…we didn’t often have callaloo (possibly there was someone influential who didn’t like it?). But for a Sundal meal, we would have that whole roast chicken failry regularly. Not with the rice and peas though :-) But definitely with the plantain – one of my mother’s favourite things.

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A wonderful Sunday Lunch! Yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    A wonderful Sunday Lunch! Yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com/ Trig

    My parents first encountered callaloo many years ago before I was born when one weekend they offered to help some neighbours who were obviously struggling to keep their front garden tidy. The offer to help clear the weeds was turned down with a smile and an invitation to lunch. They tell me the weeds tasted great, sautéed with garlic, chilli and some nutmeg.

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com/ Trig

    My parents first encountered callaloo many years ago before I was born when one weekend they offered to help some neighbours who were obviously struggling to keep their front garden tidy. The offer to help clear the weeds was turned down with a smile and an invitation to lunch. They tell me the weeds tasted great, sautéed with garlic, chilli and some nutmeg.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Trig – that’s funny :D

    Rosa – it is :D I always look forward to it :)

    Chennette – who knew! how interesting :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Trig – that’s funny :D

    Rosa – it is :D I always look forward to it :)

    Chennette – who knew! how interesting :D

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    not with the rice and peas only maybe because the *men* didn’t like peas…now bro likes/eats peas
    but usually rice
    that does sound close to lunches we’ve had
    callaloo??? EW

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    not with the rice and peas only maybe because the *men* didn’t like peas…now bro likes/eats peas
    but usually rice
    that does sound close to lunches we’ve had
    callaloo??? EW

  • Cate

    Hi Sarina!

    That Sunday lunch looked gorgeus! Infact over the last bank holiday, I visited a Jamaican friend and we had chicken and rice and peas!!

    You had a good time at the taste festival? It was interesting to see the menus.

    Keep those recipes coming and my husband asks, ‘please can you get him that Jerk Seasoning recipe’?

    Take care!
    Cate

  • Cate

    Hi Sarina!

    That Sunday lunch looked gorgeus! Infact over the last bank holiday, I visited a Jamaican friend and we had chicken and rice and peas!!

    You had a good time at the taste festival? It was interesting to see the menus.

    Keep those recipes coming and my husband asks, ‘please can you get him that Jerk Seasoning recipe’?

    Take care!
    Cate

  • Cate

    I wanted to say that when we were in Trinidad, I absoloutely loved Callaloo! In the UK, we don’t get fresh callaloo, we get a similar vegetable called Spinach. However in some supermarkets now, you can buy canned callaloo, but it just isn’t the same!!

  • Cate

    I wanted to say that when we were in Trinidad, I absoloutely loved Callaloo! In the UK, we don’t get fresh callaloo, we get a similar vegetable called Spinach. However in some supermarkets now, you can buy canned callaloo, but it just isn’t the same!!

  • http://foodjamaica.net/category/beef-patties/ Jamaica Bob

    Mmm, looks good. What a great way to start the day.

  • http://foodjamaica.net/category/beef-patties/ Jamaica Bob

    Mmm, looks good. What a great way to start the day.

  • http://www.leftoverqueen.com JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen

    Sounds like a delicious lunch full of my favorite Jamaican foods! I love plantains and callaloo!

  • http://www.leftoverqueen.com JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen

    Sounds like a delicious lunch full of my favorite Jamaican foods! I love plantains and callaloo!

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    I am coming for lunch soon.

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    I am coming for lunch soon.

  • http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com The Survival Gourmet

    I hope will share the recipes because that looks awfully tasty! I just stumbled over from Soul Fusion Kitchen and I like what I see. I will definitely be back.

  • http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com The Survival Gourmet

    I hope will share the recipes because that looks awfully tasty! I just stumbled over from Soul Fusion Kitchen and I like what I see. I will definitely be back.

  • http://izatriniewordpress.com Kate Warner

    The Naparima Girls High School Cook Book is a good source for great Trini Recipies.
    You can also buy it on line.

  • http://izatriniewordpress.com Kate Warner

    The Naparima Girls High School Cook Book is a good source for great Trini Recipies.
    You can also buy it on line.

  • sebastian

    any tips on how to cook that roast chicken???

  • sebastian

    any tips on how to cook that roast chicken???

  • Z

    hey, how do i get this recipe?

  • Z

    hey, how do i get this recipe?

  • nikanika

    we weren't (and still aren't) 'traditional' sunday lunchers either, to the shock and dismay of the eternally fass. if anyone cooks at all, it's more likely to be something 'gourmet' or 'exotic' or some random recipe that they wanted to try. i love the looks of horror when i describe sunday lunches of baked honey-glazed salmon, steamed broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and corn on the cob to fass people tho. 'whey de stew chicken? callalloo? macaroni pie?' it's like they can't comprehend that you can be a trini and not eat this stuff regularly.

  • nikanika

    we weren't (and still aren't) 'traditional' sunday lunchers either, to the shock and dismay of the eternally fass. if anyone cooks at all, it's more likely to be something 'gourmet' or 'exotic' or some random recipe that they wanted to try. i love the looks of horror when i describe sunday lunches of baked honey-glazed salmon, steamed broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and corn on the cob to fass people tho. 'whey de stew chicken? callalloo? macaroni pie?' it's like they can't comprehend that you can be a trini and not eat this stuff regularly.

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