Mofongo is a dish of fried green plantains mashed with garlic, oil, broth, and pork cracklings or chicharrón (fried pork belly or pork rinds).
Granola is a breakfast food and a snack. The main ingredient is rolled oats.
Daiquiri is a rum cocktail and the original daiquiri is a mixture of lime juice, sugar and rum poured over ice.
Many of us are more familiar with the hot version of lemongrass tea but have you ever considered making the tea and having it cold?
Ground meat – beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken or turkey – are perfect meal stretchers.
Mangoes are in season. Laden branches bend with the weight of plentiful fruit, ripe for the picking.
Chops and steaks are quick-cooking cuts of meat, and they are ideal for the stovetop or a grill.
There are times when dessert is preferred in liquid form. Lighter than ice cream and regular milkshake, this Banana-Dulce de leche Shake comes together quickly and you can adjust the sweetness to suit your taste.
Each weekend I set out to cook a different meat but there are times (many times) that I end up cooking chicken, every weekend – roast, curried, stewed, baked, grilled, pan-seared etc.
One of the main reasons I like to make scones/biscuits is because they require minimal pre-prep.
I have a special place in my heart for French Fries but give me a plate full of freshly harvested sweet potatoes that have been converted to oven-fries and I would easily find myself torn.
One day as I sat enjoying a small bowl of Lucian-style (St Lucia) fig (green banana) salad, I began to wonder how salt fish (a key ingredient in Lucian fig salad) would taste in a regular potato salad.
Sometimes many of the combinations and things I cook, and the dishes I come up with are borne out of happenstance, experimentation, making do or laziness.
I don’t know about you but I didn’t get much work done last week because I was caught up with all the happenings of Guyana’s elections.
If you like ripe plantains and are looking for another way to enjoy them, minus the richness of having to pan-fry them, then I think you’ll like these grilled ripe plantains.
Anyone up for some savoury dumplings? You know, there are times when one can take too many liberties with food.
Corn is in season. Fresh sweet plumb cobs of corn; they are so sweet that I like to eat them raw.
Thinking about salads to serve with Sunday lunch can cause some head scratching.
For as long as I can remember, tea and tea parties have always been associated in some way with the celebration of Easter.
This is one of those situations where there is excess on the market so you buy extra and find ways to preserve it.
Fish en Papillote is fish in parchment paper. It is a style of cooking fish.
Most recipes that tout the title “oven fried chicken” require that the chicken either be flash fried (fried quickly to crisp up) and then be finished off in the oven.
Fish broth made with any part of a fish is like soul food.
I take it that you are still thinking of ways to use your preserved limes.
This sauce is quick and easy and it requires no cooking. All it needs is some smoking hot oil to preserve it.