Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

From time to time on my Twitch stream a viewer gets the chance to select an ingredient that I should develop a dish around. My most recent challenge however has been, well a challenge! If anyone knows where I can get poppyseeds here in Trinidad 

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted Pepper Chutney?! It’s not much of a surprise that many Trinbagonians like more than a little heat in their dishes. I mean, considering many of the hottest peppers in the world originated here it makes perfect sense! Having said that, although I’ve had a 

Baked Melongene and Tomato With Cheese [Recipe]

Baked Melongene and Tomato With Cheese [Recipe]

I don’t know about you, but the time is always right in my book for comfort food! This recipe for Baked Melongene and Tomato with Cheese from Trinidad’s culinary pioneer, Sylvia Hunt, ticks all the boxes. Warm? Check! Gooey? Check! Affordable ingredients? You definitely want 

Coconut-Creamed Corn and Grains [RECIPE]

Coconut-Creamed Corn and Grains [RECIPE]

  I made this Bon Appetit recipe for Coconut-Creamed Corn and Grains, on my Twitch stream, way back in April! I used brown jasmine rice for the grain and fried up my own onion rings (not pictured). They definitely add a much needed savory “bite” 

Potato Tahdig [RECIPE]

Potato Tahdig [RECIPE]

Last week on my Twitch stream I made a Potato Tahdig for the first time and it was DELICIOUS! Tahdig is a Persian rice dish that refers to cooking fluffy long-grain rice until the base forms a crunchy and delicious crust, what we Trinis fondly 

Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans [RECIPE]

Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans [RECIPE]

This recipe for Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans comes from Budget Bytes and, even though the final result is richly flavored, it couldn’t be simpler to bring together. Don’t worry if everyone thinks you had to slave over a stove to get these results. It 

Bhagi Rice [RECIPE]

Bhagi Rice [RECIPE]

Simple yet satisfying Trinidadian Bhagi Rice is a wholesome, nutritional side that complements many main dishes, including curries and stews.

Paneer Butter Masala (recipe) & Life Update!

Paneer Butter Masala (recipe) & Life Update!

Creamy and spicy Paneer Butter Masala is a fave Indian dish of mine and it’s even better when made with homemade paneer!

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s so good to be back from the Holiday ‘Break’. I hope you’re all well 🙂 I’m brimming with ideas for the blog and this brand over the next 12 months and I’ve already started rolling them out. Firstly my Patreon 

Sarina’s Coconut Rice With Lentils and Cashews (recipe)

This recipe is a staple side dish of mine that I’ve adapted and modified at length through the years. Both colorful and flavourful I think it creates a texturally interesting background for spicy curries and other East Indian flavoured entrees. Coconut Rice with Lentils and 

Oven-Crisped Potato Latkes (recipe)

Oven-Crisped Potato Latkes (recipe)

This latke recipe is adapted from one that I saw several years ago in EatingWell Magazine. It has become a perennial favourite and is one that will probably please latke purists/minimalists in the crowd. I particularly enjoy it with sour cream. Technique wise this latke 

Fried Okras (recipe)

Fried Okras (recipe)

Just a few words as I am writing this at 3:10 a.m.and am rapidly fading after a day of automechanical mishaps (ugh!) Ochroes are one of those ingredients that rapidly divide people into one of two camps, the love ’ems and leave ’ems. Well, I 

Asian Crisp Fried Noodles and Chili Vegetables (recipe)

Asian Crisp Fried Noodles and Chili Vegetables (recipe)

It may seem odd to launch my Hanukkah menu series with an Asian noodle dish, but scratch the surface and you can see that it is not that far a stretch. Hanukkah after all commemorates a miracle of oil, and this is a fried dish. 

Tridoshic Dal (recipe)

This Tridoshic dal comes from a cookbook that I’ve been using for years called The Ayurvedic Cookbook. I’m always interested in learning about the culinary traditions and philosophies of other cultures. Eastern cuisines in particular often fixates on the concept of warming and cooling foods. 

Arabian Vegetable Medley (recipe)

Arabian Vegetable Medley (recipe)

Don’t you just love vague ‘ethnic’ recipe titles? Coming from the American Turkey Federation I’m not sure exactly how ‘Arabian’ this recipe actually is, but despite that grey area all you really need to know is that it is very very good! Arabian Vegetable Medley 

Kelewele (recipe)

Kelewele (recipe)

One of the things that I love about operating TriniGourmet is the wealth of knowledge and experiences that readers bring to the table. Whether it’s commenting on other’s questions left in posts, participating in the #caribbeancooks hashtag on Twitter, or contributing to my Facebook presence,