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3 Cookout Condiments for the CultureBy BLACK FOODIESummer is officially here which means it's time to get back to cookouts with friends and family. If you're a foodie, you probably picked up a few new recipes and skills in the kitchen during the pandemic — allow us to introduce you to three more! These three condiments are savoury, tangy, and totally addictive. You'll be the toast of the cookout when you dish up Ethiopian/Eritrean awaze, Caribbean green mayo, and Haitian pikliz to be used with everything from hot dogs to fries, burgers, and kebabs. The rich umami flavours in each recipe will keep your guests coming back for more, so don't be surprised if they're hangning around your kitchen at the end of the night looking for more.
Callaloo Collard GreensBy KhadijaThis recipe is my take on Trini callaloo that I created for the Soul Food Remix episode of the BLACK FOODIE Battle. It's a twist on traditional Southern collard greens with a Caribbean kick. If you don't like spicy food, you can leave the scotch bonnet pepper out.
Lumanda in Pounded GroundnutsBy Clara Kapelembe BwaliA popular vegetable in Zambia, so much so that it is sung about in songs, Lumanda is often enjoyed with groundnuts, which pairs nicely with its interesting sour taste. Below is how I love to prepare it.
Street-Style Jerk CornBy Eden HagosI was inspired to create this recipe by one of my favourite spots, SugarKane Restaurant in Toronto. This recipe is a Caribbean take on elote, Mexican street corn, and is covered in the best flavours of the islands. Like most of my recipes, you can customize it however you want, so feel free to turn up the heat or make it with sweetened coconut flakes.
Tasty Falafels with a Sweet & Spicy Tahini SauceBy Eden HagosFalafels are some of my favourite snacks! They're so versatile, easy to make and vegan! I make a big batch and freeze half for later. I often pop these treats in the air fryer and enjoy it with a tasty sweet & spicy tahini sauce.
Cookout-Ready Cheesy Jalapeno CornbreadBy Eden HagosMemorial Day is the official start to summer in the US and that means it's cookout season! If you know, you know that cookouts are all about the side dishes, so if you're in charge of bringing one, you have to come correct. Luckily for you, this cheesy jalapeno cornbread is so good and so easy, so don't worry if this year you're asked to bring a side dish. Everyone will want a slice of this cornbread! For extra flavour, use Tillamook medium cheese and drizzle honey over the cornbread while it's still warm.
Seriously Good Vegan Fried ChickenBy Eden HagosThis vegan fried "chicken" is so good, I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular fried chicken. No joke. The key to the juiciness of these tenders are the oyster mushrooms - make sure that you're using that specific type to get the familiar crunch and bite that usually comes with fried chicken. You can mix up the spices of the batter however you want, but don't forget the pickle juice! It adds the tang and moisture that make this recipe so irresistible.
Spicy Green Mango and Coconut Meat SaladBy Nutritionniste DédéThis super delicious vitamin C-loaded salad is the perfect side dish for any meal. It's going to become your next favorite, I’m telling you! The mix of the mango, coconut, and hot peppers can’t be described with words, you just have to make it, eat it, and experience the flavor explosions in your mouth!
Djon Djon – Haitian Mushroom RiceBy Jeffery MorneauDjon djon rice is to Haitians what gold is to royalty. Commonly known as "black rice", it's one of our most unique and delicious dishes. When the djon djon comes out, you know it's a celebration. Djon djon translates to "mushroom", specifically those mushrooms grown in the northern part of Haiti. As a result, the mushrooms aren't easily available for most folks so I like to suggest cooking the rice with a Maggi cube. The substitution is frowned upon by some but it does the exact same job in my opinion. If there are a lot of Haitians in the area where you live, you might get lucky and find djon djon at a Caribbean market. Either way, this recipe delivers amazing flavor and once you make it, you'll never want to eat rice & peas any other way. This recipe takes a lot less time than the traditonal method, thanks to the use of a rice cooker.
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