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Saltfish Accra

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Here's another personal favorite. It's a typical Trinidadian delicacy, deep fried and delicious. I don't see these being sold anywhere to be honest unlike most local dishes.

They are crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside with salty and meaty tasty from the sailfish. Served with mango chutney on the side, it makes a wonderful snack

Again these bring back childhood memories, this time watching my grandmother make these when we would visit, way back when.

Ingredients
1/4 cup of saltfish/pollock soaked and washed
1 cup of All purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 clove of garlic minced/grated
1 tablespoon of minced/grated onion
1 teaspoon of finely chopped Chadon beni/cilantro/culantro
1 teaspoon of finely chopped green onion
1 egg
1/4 cup of water
Scotch bonnet pepper minced or any hot sauce  (optional, amount to your taste)
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Method

1. After soaking the saltfish preferably for 4hrs, wash, remove the bones…
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Please enjoy this quick recipe for cherry tomatoes, I surely did. Takes less than 20mins.

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Shrimp Wantons

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Fried Wantons

Its taken quite some time to finally post the recipe however, I know you will enjoy it

Wantons literally mean, 'swallowing clouds,' in Cantonese. These fried, crunchy bits of perfection are irresistible. In Trinidad you can find these anywhere but homemade are the best as you can add whatever you like

Personally these have been my favourite since childhood, I would sit at the kitchen and watch my father fold these and drool as he fried them. He would make this lovely but basic sauce of ketchup and soy sauce and I'd be in heaven. Please enjoy the recipe...

Ingredients:
2oz of shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into small pieces
1 finely chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon of MSG (Optional)
1/8 teaspoon of cornstarch
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of sugar
24 Wanton wrappers
Peanut oil for frying

Method:

1. Combine shrimp, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper and sugar in a bowl an…

How to eat doubles

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There are NO right ways to eat a doubles. Just do what you feel comfortable doing and you'll be fine.

At the top we see our prized parcel neatly wrapped. Here are two ways to safely enjoy this treat:

A: The sandwich method



Here we fold the doubles over, one on top the other while having the paper wrapping securing the bottom.

Hold the paper wrapping at the bottom ( left of image) and take a bit from the top. Simple!

Folding the wrapping allows a neat hold and prevents loss of any drippings.



B: The fold and enjoy




Simple and easy. Unfold the wrapper, rest on one hand, on bara with the other hand and head straight for the mouth.

The resting hand can be used to catch fallen goodness.






These are two simple methods, if there are others or modifications please share.

Next we'll discover the wonders of the WANTON!

Recipe for Doubles

Who doesn't love a piping hot doubles? However these days its hard to really enjoy having these wonders

Trini Spice

Trinidad & Tobago is by far the most unique melting pot of Caribbean. The food, the people the environment, lovely. Have a taste of the trini lifestyle here.