CREAMY POLENTA IN THE COMPANY OF SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

The flavors, spices, and ingredients were ‘popping’ in my kitchen. Didn’t have to hop on a plane, bus or train to garner a Jamaican, Italian and Southern experience. With the aid of a few relatively inexpensive ingredients, I was able to turn out quite a mouth-watering dish. My pantry yielded a pack of cornmeal forContinue reading “CREAMY POLENTA IN THE COMPANY OF SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP”

ANTI-AGING DISH?! #BRAISED PIGS’ FEET AND BEANS

Recently, my palate went on a wild ride. And, I went with it.  Lo and behold, it led me to an old dish from my Jamaican roots. It has been sometime since I’ve indulged in this tasty and rustic dish. In the culinary world, it is reported that pigs’ feet have re-emerged in a hugeContinue reading “ANTI-AGING DISH?! #BRAISED PIGS’ FEET AND BEANS”

YEP, FISHING/FARMING WERE ON MY MIND

In the scheme of things, it seems like the ocean and the land were great players in my pot. It makes me wonder, “Could I survive with a net and some fertile soil?” And, the answer is,  yes I could!” There goes my imagination again. But guys, this is for real. I relied on thoseContinue reading “YEP, FISHING/FARMING WERE ON MY MIND”

BRAISED GOAT MEAT SIMMERED IN A CURRY/RUM SAUCE

Earlier on, my palate and I experienced great elation with the consumption of Sunday’s supper. We indulged in one of Jamaica’s favorites,curried goat. The previous day, goat was chopped into bite-sized pieces and marinated with crushed garlic and pimento(all spice), cumin, curry powder, ginger, salt, black pepper, dash of soy sauce and vinegar. On cooking,Continue reading “BRAISED GOAT MEAT SIMMERED IN A CURRY/RUM SAUCE”

STORMY DAY CATCH #ROASTED WHOLE SNAPPER WITH STUFFING

It was quite a precipitous day in my neck of the woods (South Florida, U.S.A.). Maybe, ‘Erika’, the tropical storm was informing me of the things to come. But, I didn’t allow her to distract me from the culinary plans that I had up my sleeves. I had ‘tunnel-vision’. I paid undivided attention to myContinue reading “STORMY DAY CATCH #ROASTED WHOLE SNAPPER WITH STUFFING”

A JAMAICAN KIND OF A THING ##ACKEE AND PICKLED CODFISH

Ackee falls under the fruit family. It is a native fruit of West Africa and was imported to Jamaica and the other Caribbean regions in the 18th century. N.B. – Ackee & pickled codfish is the national dish of Jamaica.

A SWEET/SOUR/SPICY SNAPPER FISH DISH

I had a couple of snapper fish left out for thawing overnight in refrigerator. Fast forward to this afternoon, they perched on the square plate looking firm yet limp awaiting my attention. Clearly, they were fully thawed and ready for action. Guys, to tell you the truth, I wasn’t in the mood for fish. ThatContinue reading “A SWEET/SOUR/SPICY SNAPPER FISH DISH”

A DISH TO FEEL LUCKY ABOUT##BRAISED CURRIED GOAT(MUTTON) ##THE YEAR OF THE GOAT

On the Chinese calendar, this year (2015) is slanted as ‘the year of the Goat’. Based on astronomers, it’s supposed to be one for good luck. And, I could always do with an extra dose of good luck anytime. Anyway, in honor of the goat, I’ve decided to make a  dish called braised curried goat.Continue reading “A DISH TO FEEL LUCKY ABOUT##BRAISED CURRIED GOAT(MUTTON) ##THE YEAR OF THE GOAT”