ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

  I’m sharing another recipe remix this week. This past weekend I had intended on making saltfish fritters, when my husband suggested that I make ackee and saltfish fritters instead. This man thinks that anything is better with ackee and saltfish in it. Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica, which is where he was born, so he seems to have an affinity for the dish. I decided to play along and give it a go since I...Read more …
ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

  I love plantains but it has to be super green or super ripe, nothing in between. I love the sweet ripe plantains that you often get with Caribbean take-out, who doesn’t? If cooking plantain in any other form, I prefer it to be green. Over the years I’ve had green plantains in soup, stews, as chips or mashed but it wasn’t until recently that I came across these plantains fritters called Aranitas (meaning little spiders). After shredding the plantains,...Read more …
ASIAN MEATBALLS

ASIAN MEATBALLS

  Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in an Asian flavored sauce.   For me this meal is sort of a throwback. About 10 years ago my sister and I would make these a lot. We would make these for every occasion or as a late night meal; we were obsessed! I was speaking to her recently and we somehow ended up on the topic of these fantastic meatballs and I knew I had to make them. I love how simple they...Read more …
COCONUT SHRIMP

COCONUT SHRIMP

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. This is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. Not only is it ridiculously simple to make but it’s a real treat. The sweetened coconut forms a crispy, crunch crust on the outside while the shrimp stays juicy and succulent on the inside. This is often served with a spicy dip but I just love it by itself. Enjoy!   Coconut Shrimp 1 lb...Read more …
CHICKEN BOUCHEE OR CHICKEN PUFFS

CHICKEN BOUCHEE OR CHICKEN PUFFS

  Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner so I will be sharing recipes that would be perfect on your holiday table until the holidays are over!  Here we have delightful chicken puffs which are so easy to make!   Choux pastry is filled with a chicken salad that’s full of candied walnuts and dried cranberries-very festive!    The puffs can be made ahead of time and frozen until you’re ready to stuff it with the chicken salad.  If you make...Read more …
POTATO BALLS

POTATO BALLS

Hey!  Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook! I give you permission to lick your screen….done?  Good, now on to these crispy balls.   Potato balls are a pretty simple and easy appetizer that’s very versatile.   These are great if you have leftover mashed potatoes; just add a few ingredients and you have a delectable bite.   I added a bit of garlic and cheddar cheese to mine but the possibilities are endless. You can add green onion,...Read more …
SWEET AND SPICY PINEAPPLE WINGS

SWEET AND SPICY PINEAPPLE WINGS

  Hey!  Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook! What can I say about these wings?? Crispy-check…sticky-check…sweet-check…spicy-check! What’s not love? I’ve used this marinade on chicken thighs and it’s always a hit so I decided to do switch things up a bit and use the marinade to make a sticky sauce for wings. Just a few ingredients is all you need to make the sauce for the wings, it doesn’t get any easier. Did I mention...Read more …
Salt Fish Cakes

Salt Fish Cakes

A few days ago I asked my followers on my Facebook fan page what recipes they would like to see on this blog in the future.   So I made a list of your request and I’m making my way through it one by one.  I’ve been a slow with posting requests in the past because I tend to not plan ahead and cook what I’m in the mood to eat at that moment.   What recipes would you like to see on...Read more …
Summer and a Souse recipe

Summer and a Souse recipe

Some of you have noticed my absence and I apologize but sometimes summer gets in the way.   The past few weeks have been filled with BBQs, Festivals, Luncheons, days at the pool and hosting family from out of town so I took a much needed break. While I have not been blogging, boy have I been cooking and eating!!   The 5 lbs gained in the last month is proof of the excess.  My brother and his family were in town,...Read more …
Callaloo Patty

Callaloo Patty

  I had an entire blog post planned and then this happened–> my son crawled for the first time today.     I rarely speak about my private life but as I started to write I realized my heart was filled with melancholy and all I could think of was his new found freedom.   While I watched him wriggle his way across the carpet, my emotions changed from glee and pride to sadness in an instant.    Long before I became a parent,...Read more …