Trini Recipes and Street Food
Have you ever heard of Fried Plantain and Roti? Did you know there are now 5 different types of Roti found in Trinidad? There's Pepper Roti, Dhal Puri Roti, Paratha Roti, Sada Roti and Dosti Roti. It's safe to say as a people we love Roti and this recipe is going to introduce you to our Dosti Roti. It's one of the easiest roties to make and has the lightest softest texture out of the bunch. Dosti Roti is also a perfect flat bread to go with any vegetable, meat or sauce. With such versatility it's easy to see how the Plantain and Roti combination became a Trinidad Favorite.
Risotto, a silky creamy decadently savory rice dish unlike any other. The Arborio region of Italy is where this unique rice was originally found and also how it was named. This special type of short grain rice is known for its high starch content which is what gives Risotto it's smooth velvety texture. While anyone can make a mushroom risotto we are here to present you with this gourmet version for the food connoisseur in us all. We have selected three varieties of mushroom for a rich savory, earthy, nutty flavor to enhance the delicate Aborio rice.
There's nothing like the sound of that bell in the distance of a HOT afternoon to signal children and adults alike to gather around the snow cone vender's cart. In Trinidad we especially love our local fruit flavors with their brite colours that stain everything it touches. In other words there is no way to hide the fact that you just had a Snow Cone. We also like to add a special sweet milky drizzle of condensed milk on top. This Homemade Trini Snow Cone recipe will do it's best to take you back to your childhood with a side of brain freeze and an intense sugar rush.
Scalloped Potatoes are a great side dish to complement any balanced meal. This dish takes slices of potatoes and layers them within a creamy cheese sauce and then tops the entire dish with a sprinkle of cheese and baked to perfection. The result is a comforting square of silky cheesy potato goodness in each mouthful. If it's a potato comfort food you're after than this scalloped potato recipe is for you.
If you ever have the pleasure of eating Jamaican food you must try their Fried Dumplings also known as Festival. It's an excellent snack on it's own but also goes great alongside any of your favorite Jerked meats. The recipe uses a sweet cornmeal dough that's fried till golden brown. These delightfully sweet nuggets are the perfect snack for dipping into your favorite Jerk or Garlic Sauce. Try this recipe with your next Jamaican grill up for a lip smacking good time.
One thing we can usually count on seeing at any large social gathering is Potato Salad. It also goes without saying that everyone has their opinion of what makes a good potato salad. Some people might even come to heated debates about who's potato salad is the best. A good potato salad should be a combination of creamy, tangy, salty, fresh flavors with silky and crunchy textures. This recipe will easily stand alone in the potato salad race by being simply delicious.
It's safe to say most people can agree pizza is a delicious reason to get together with friends and family. With that being said, how many of us have ever ventured to try making our own home made pizza? This recipe will give you all the tools you need to make pizzeria style pizza in your own home. We will help you overcome your fear of working with dough by giving you the tips and tricks that most professionals use. For the sauce we think less is more with 5 simple ingredients that will be sure to amaze your tastebuds.
During the Christmas season we are often faced with the dilemma of how to keep eating all those leftovers without getting bored. Here is an excellent recipe for a quick delicious sandwich with your reconstructed leftovers. We're keeping it local too by using our famous Hops Bread recipe and filling it with our favorite holiday season eats like baked ham, cheese, pineapple and fresh vegetables.