Bahamian Pumpkin, Corn & RiceBy Chef Raquel FoxFlavourful rice dishes are prevalent throughout the Islands of the Bahamas, it’s our celebrated African heritage. In the family islands, the ingredients added to the rice are farm to table, what we eat is usually what is grown. Pumpkin & Rice is what I call a Bahamian old school recipe that is only homemade and not usually found in restaurants. In this recipe, I’m adding freshly shucked corn kernels as corn & rice is another favourite rice dish.Stewed Lobster/Shrimp with Okra FungeeBy Chef Philman GeorgeThis is a dish that highlights the culture and abundance of Barbuda, Antigua's sister island. Make sure to simmer the stew slow and slow for a hearty meal that should be eaten with your hands for the best possible experience.Andros Crab & RiceBy Chef Raquel FoxThis is the most quintessential Bahamian dish, a rice so flavourful, “you’ll want to eat the spoon!” Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas (2,300 square miles), known as “The Land of Crabs.” It’s home of the annual crab festival and the birthplace of my grandmother, she made it best with the addition of coconut oil, earthy pigeon peas and salted beef.Peppered Shrimp BoilBy Chef Noel CunninghamThis spicy yet flavorful peppered shrimp recipe is simmered slowly for maximum results and makes a great summer appetizer or main course.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.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. Jerk Tofu Rasta PastaBy Lauren HaynesFor the BLACK FOODIE Battle, I decided to make two vegan staples with a Caribbean flair. Everyone loves pasta, so choosing to make this delicious, creamy pasta with jerk tofu was a no-brainer.
This dish ties in comfort food and honours my Jamaican heritage. Jerk seasoning is packed with flavour and a variety of delicious spices! I love jerk tofu because tofu soaks up whatever flavour you introduce it to. The texture can also be manipulated and I just love that! Enjoy!Vegan Macaroni Pie and BBQ Portobello MushroomsBy Mark MontfortIn Guyana, macaroni pie is a staple dish at Sunday dinners and an easy way to add colour, texture, and flavour to the dinner table. Its aroma is one that instantly makes you hungry when entering the kitchen and its creamy, cheesy texture infused with spices tingle the taste buds and opens the appetite.
I decided to pair this macaroni pie with barbecued portobello mushrooms because BBQ goes well with macaroni as the contrast in flavours balances out the meal. It’s a match made in heaven! Welcome to Chef Monty’s Sunday dinner, vegan style.