Saturday, 18 March 2017

Smoked Curry Conch

"Something Smells Fishy"

I have been wanting to cook conch/ lambi for a long time now. It’s something my husband eats all the time. If conch is on the menu he will be ordering it. The irony is he loves it so much and I never ever cook it. This is the first time I’m ever cooking conch for him to eat. He enjoyed this conch to the max a little time consuming to make but certainly worth every effort.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Bacon wrapped sardine sandwiches with spicy dill mayo

"Something Smells Fishy"

I took some inspiration from a simple sandwich my father likes to eat. Sardines from the can with slices of scotch bonnet pepper and onions with a little mayo and lettuce on hard dough bread. It’s a sandwich I’m sure most Jamaicans have encountered at some point or the other. I particularly love sardines, to be honest I’m a seafood type of gal. I wanted to kick up my father sandwich a notch by adding more flavor and textures. This sandwich is delicious and the crunch, salty and sweet flavors all balance very well.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Chili garlic Shrimp noodles

"Something Smells Fishy"

The next stop for a month of seafood is a lovely shrimp noodle dish I whipped up for dinner last night. Spicy, sweet, full of garlic with my favorite pad thai noodles. If you love spicy Asian specifically Chinese flavors you will absolutely adore this recipe.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sweet and sour fish

"Something Smells Fishy"

It’s that time of year again where it’s all about the seafood. This seafood month I’m going to try my best to make it as interesting as possible. Unfortunately for some I’m not really starting with as much of a bang, I went for my tried and true go to recipe for Sweet and sour fish. It’s that recipe you can whip up real quick when you need a fast dinner that absolutely everyone will love.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Jamaican Lasagna


It’s always a good day when you make lasagna with totally unconventional flavors. I had to infuse this one with as much Jamaican flavors as I could. The only thing left to go in there was some ackee. It’s loaded with callaloo, plantain, coconut milk, jerk bacon, the works. This might just be better than a traditional lasagna…just might!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Jamaican Sweet potato cornmeal pudding


Who doesn’t love a warm slice of Jamaican pudding. It’s warm, cozy, sweet and satisfying goodness. I have been trying my hand at pudding for a few week’s now. Slowly getting better and better at it. MY favorite pudding is sweet potato pudding so it’s not a surprise that I would attempt to make one. This one is a little different than your average sweet potato pudding. Get your rum cream ready.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Stew Pork Hock


When stew beef turns into stew pork hock. That’s how this recipe came to be. I headed to the grocery store to get some beef to make a beef stew. When I got to the grocery store they had barely two packs of beef for stewing and they were not looking good at all. Right next to the beef a guy from the back just put out a whole heap of fresh pork. I went over to the  pork area and began looking at pork chops. Then I saw that pork hocks were half the price of pork chops, I was absolutely shocked. Who knew pork hock was a thing?

Ackee Seasoned rice


I am finally getting really good at rice! I guess once you get the ratio you can mix and match with flavors and ingredients and still get great results. This rice is so yummy, its vegan and can totally be a complete meal for anyone who does not eat meat.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Meaty Jamaican stew peas


I am not sure if its red peas soup or the stew peas that came first. Similar to the age old question did the chicken or the egg come first. In case you are unaware stew peas is a thick version of red peas soup. They are literally the exact same thing (in my opinion), it’s just one is a thick stew served with white rice and the other is a runny soup. I always theorized that either someone left their soup on the stove too long until it became a stew and just ran with it, or someone added too much liquid that would not thicken and they just got fed up and had soup. Either way they are both Jamaican favorites and I will be making the stew in this post.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Curry coconut plantain and eggs


This February is all about Jamaican flavors. Most of the dishes I will cook are probably not very traditional but they embody the flavors of home. Coconuts, all spice, garlic, onion and more coconut. The first dish is something I made up in my hungry state in need of some breakfast.