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4 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 lb. beef, cut into cubes 8 ounces white rice 4 ounces pigeon peas (fresh) 4 ounces coconut milk Salt and pepper


In a stew pot, heat the oil. Stir in the brown sugar until it has almost caramelized.

Add the beef with a little water […]

Caribbean: Cornmeal Coo Coo

2 cups cornmeal 3 cups hot water salt and black pepper 4 oz butter about 20 ochroes 1 small onion chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped chopped green and red sweet peppers ( or seasoning peppers)


1) Cut up ochroes across in 1/2 inch pieces

2) Boil 3 cups salted water and add ochroes. […]

Caribbean: Ochro Rice

1 cup rice ( washed ) salt to taste 1 small bouillon cube about 8-10 ochroes, washed and cut into rings 1 onion, cut up small 2 garlic cloves 1/lb salted pigtail ( substitute ham ) margarine or butter ( about 3 tablespoons ) a green hot pepper a little coconut powder ( Maggi product) […]

Caribbean: Bhagi Rice (Spinach )

1 cup rice ( washed ) salt to taste 1 small bouillon cube 1/2 lb bhagi or spinach margarine or butter ( about 3 tablespoons ) a green hot pepper a little coconut powder ( Maggi product) or coconut cream

water Method: 1) Clean bhagi ( spinach) and cut up small 2) Wash rice, […]

Caribbean: Saffron Rice

1 1/2 cups rice salt 3 cups water or chicken stock onion, cut up small saffron powder ( or saffron flower ) oil


1) Sauté onion in oil until soft

2) Add rice, salt, saffron and water( or stock)

3) Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to simmering, cover pot tightly with lid […]

Caribbean: Potato-Corn Pie

1 lb potatoes 1 can cream style corn 1/2 grated cheese salt,pepper to taste butter for buttering dish

Method :

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1) Peel potatoes and boil in salted water until soft ( 30 mins – 40 mins )

2) Drain and mash potatoes, add can of cream style corn and 1/2 […]

Caribbean: Macaroni Pie

Macaroni Pie Ingredients

1 pack macaroni salt, white pepper to taste cheese, grated flour evaporated milk stock ( from bouillon cube, if fresh is not available) butter

Method Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1) Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add macaroni. Boil until ” al dente” and strain in […]

Caribbean: puerto rican cheese fritters

1/2 pound Gouda, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese, grated 1 egg 2 Tbsp. cornstarch Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional) Bread crumbs (for coating) Canola (or other vegetable) oil for (deep-frying)

Combine the cheese, egg, cornstarch and cayenne in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed until well blended. Roll into small balls […]

Caribbean: mango preserves

6 mangoes, peeled 4 c. water 4 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine the mangoes and water in a pot and let it come to a boil over high heat. Remove the mangoes and measure 4 c. of the liquid, discarding the rest. Combine mangoes, the liquid, the sugar and the vanilla extract in […]

Caribbean: maduro en gloria

4 Tbsp. butter 6 firm bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1 c. heavy cream 1/4 pound cream cheese 4 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. Curacao liqueur

Melt the butter in a skillet and brown the bananas very quickly over high heat.

Place half the banana slices on the bottom […]