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Trinidad recipes

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Trinidad Pelau: Popular Chicken, Rice and Pigeon Peas Dish

Trinidad pelau is a delicious dish made with caramelized chicken, pigeon peas, rice, and veggies that are cooked in coconut milk, broth and Caribbean seasonings. It has roots in Spanish, Creole and African cuisine.


  • 2 1/2 lbs Chicken pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Carrots
  • 1/4 cup Chives
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Pigeon peas
  • 1 tsp Thyme, fine
Canned Goods
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut milk
  • 6 cups Water or stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice
Baking & Spices
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp Caribbean green seasoning
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
22 Trinidad and Tobago Foods You Need to Try

Packed with heat, spice, and plenty of Caribbean flair, these Trinidad and Tobago foods bring scrumptious flavors and mouthwatering fusions to the table.

Easy Trinidad Macaroni Pie

Trinidad macaroni pie is a classic Caribbean comfort food that is not only easy to make, but delicious served hot, cold, or at room temperature.

Trinidad Stew Chicken Recipe. Stew chicken served with our favorite Roti, Macaroni Pie or a simple portion of rice with lots of gravy! This Stew Chicken Recipe is a great way to change up your normal chicken routine that the family will really enjoy. Click to see the full recipe.

8 · 60 minutes · Trinidad Stew Chicken Recipe. Stew chicken served with our favorite Roti, Macaroni Pie or a simple portion of rice with lots of gravy! This Stew Chicken Recipe is a great way to change up your normal chicken routine that the family will really enjoy. Click to see the full recipe.


  • 1 Chicken, Whole
  • 1 Carrot, large
  • 2 Yukon gold potatos
  • 1 tbsp Browning sauce
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1 Salt & black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Seasoning, Green
Oils & Vinegars
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Water
How to make Green Seasoning | Classic Bakes

14 · 16 minutes · Green seasoning can be found in most Trinidad kitchens as it is the foundational element of our cuisine. It is made by taking a variety of local fresh 'green' herbs and blending it to create an aromatic soupy paste-like mixture. This mixture is then used to 'season' the entire spectrum of Trinidad dishes. Green Seasoning can be used to marinate meat as a base for soups, one-pots, and curries, or you can use it to give depth to a sauce or condiment. There are limitless ways to use this…


  • 2 tbsp Broad leaf or spanish thyme, leaves
  • 2 tbsp Common thyme
  • 1 Garlic, Bulb
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, Fresh
  • 2 Green onions or scallions, whole bulbs & leaves
  • 1 Onion, Small
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, leaves & stems
  • 1/4 cup Sweet basil, leaves
  • 2 tbsp Tarragon, leaves and stems
Oils & Vinegars
  • 50 ml Liquid of choice of water or lemon or lime juice or apple cider or white vinegar or cooking oil
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 Scotch bonnet peppers - with seeds will be more, spicy
  • 12 Chadon beni (culantro) - leaves
  • 2 stalks Chinese celery - leaves & stalks
  • 10 Large seasoning peppers - with or without seeds
How to make doubles at home! - Trinidad Guardian

Dou­bles is hands-down Trinidad and To­ba­go’s #1 street food! Make sure to cus­tomise your dou­bles just the way you like it with condi­ments like cu­cum­bers, man­go chut­ney, sweet sauce and pep­per sauce” Try out this recipe for a home­made twist to this quin­tes­sen­tial Tri­ni must-have street food.

Trini Street Food | Trinidad Doubles | Trini Recipe

43 · There’s nothing like standing at the side of the road and using your hands to inhale the soggy mess of savory deliciousness known as the Trinidad Doubles. One of the most famous Trinidad street foods, Doubles, is commonly associated with breakfast or late-night bar crawls. Made with cooked chana (also known as chickpeas) placed on top of two bara (two fried flatbread) and finished with various local condiments depending on what side of the road you find yourself. Cucumber chutney Tamarind…


  • 7 Large Cloves Garlic
Baking & Spices
  • 1 1/2 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 675 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric, Powder
Oils & Vinegars
  • 4 cups Coconut oil
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garam masala or cumin, Hot
  • 2250 ml Water
  • 2 cups Dried chickpeas covered with water and soaked overnight with 1 teaspoon of baking soda added
  • 6 Large leaves of chadon beni/culantro
Trinidad corn soup

10 · 90 minutes · Trinidad corn soup is the ultimate one pot, vegan street food that is hearty and flavoursome


  • 1 Carrot, medium
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 2 Chives
  • 5 ears Corn, organic
  • 1 cup Corn, organic kernels
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Onion, small
  • 3/4 cup Presoaked split peas
  • 1 cup Pumpkin
  • 1 Scotch bonnet
  • 1 Sweet potato, medium
  • 4 sprigs Thyme
Canned Goods
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 3 cups Vegetable stock
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 cup Gluten free flour
  • 1 Pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pink salt
  • 1 Red pepper
Oils & Vinegars
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/4 Of chadon beni (chopped (cilantro/coriander))
How to Make a Wicked Trini Pelau

Now every Caribbean country has their own version of this one-pot dish; and trust me when I say they are ALL delicious! Whether it is from Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados or even Guyana, every dish is …

Trini-Chinese Style Fried Chicken Recipe

29 · 60 minutes · Trini-Chinese Style Chicken is another example of the multicultural evolution of Trinidad Cuisine. This deep-fried chicken dish is known for its dark crispy or "crispy," as we say in Trinidad, skin that crunches with every bite. A mixture of five Chinese spices, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce used as a marinade gives the chicken a deep rich flavor that is trapped within the moist layers of meat. This dish pairs well with any of your favorite Chinese side dishes or are perfect as an appetizer…


  • 1 Chicken cut into quarters or 4 leg & thigh quarters, Whole SKIN ON
  • 6 Large Cloves Garlic
  • 30 g Ginger, fresh
  • 3 Green onions
  • 3 tbsp All-purpose or light soy sauce
  • 125 ml Oyster sauce
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Five spices powder
Oils & Vinegars
  • 750 ml Frying oil
  • 2 tbsp Peanut oil or soy oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 2 tbsp Rice wine

Watch popular Trinidad recipes videos

Trinidad Doubles | Trinidad Recipe
Trini dhal puri is a vegetarian recipe is filled with ground seasoned dhal or yellow split peas that create a crumbly mixture within the dough layers. The flatbread soft roti releases the dhal puri crumble which then absorbs the gravy and food juices only adding to the depth of flavor and texture. Click to see the full recipe.
Some like it wet, 🤭 some like it dry. ☺️ My Trinidad & Tobago inspired (Salted) Pigtail Pelau aka “cook up” is a MUST TRY this week!! Check out the this The Pigtail Pelau recipe at the link in my profile & mek sure you subscribe while you’re there.😉 One Love 🖤 #pigtails #pelau #pigtailpelau #porkrecipe #trinidad #caribbean#caribbeanfood
Trinidad Black Cake, also commonly referred to as Trinidad Fruit Cake, is a staple cake for the Christmas holiday season. However, in reality, the preparation for the ideal Trini Black Cake should be started months in advance. The fruit cake is alcoholic, so keep it away from kids, but if you want to make the non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the white rum and cherry brandy with grape and apple juice. Trinidad Black Cake is eaten all over the Caribbean.