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 …
GUYANESE TENNIS ROLLS

GUYANESE TENNIS ROLLS

  Hey all, welcome to my corner of the web!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook! The recipe for Tennis Rolls seems to be the best kept secret.  Not even What’s Cooking In Guyana cookbook has a recipe, and no one seems to know what gives it it’s unique flavor.    Luckily I found the key to Tennis Rolls’ flavor on Tastes Like Home, the blog of Guyanese author Cynthia Nelson.   Thanks Cynthia!   I must admit at first...Read more …
Stewed Kidney Beans

Stewed Kidney Beans

  Side dishes are so easily overlooked.   When deciding on a menu, you will find that most people think of what meat to cook and how to cook it first; once that is finalized, only then do they think of what to cook on the side when in actuality side dishes can be the star on the plate. How many times have you gone to a restaurant, ordered a fantastic meal but the side dishes are totally uninspired, sort of...Read more …
GUYANESE SHRIMP CURRY

GUYANESE SHRIMP CURRY

Caribbean cooking is all about using the freshest ingredients possible.    We have been living the quintessential farm to table lifestyle decades before the term was coined.   The typical market is made up of local farmers who sell vegetables straight from their gardens, seafood plucked from the ocean a few short hours before and if you’re adventurous you can even buy livestock. As a young child living in Guyana I looked forward to Saturday mornings spent at Stabroek Market with my...Read more …