Pigeon Peas & Rice

A staple addition to Virgin Islands meals is always rice…especially peas & rice. Whether the peas are cooked in or added over the rice, it’s an everyday starch. To accomplish this version of Pigeon Peas & rice, here’s what I used.

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Johnny Cakes

This is hands down my favorite recipe that I eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast add a slice of cheese. For lunch have it with Fry Fish. For dinner replace it with your dinner roll. I also use this recipe for my to make Pates as well. Just […]

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Banana Fritters

So what do you do with overripe bananas when you have a taste for a Caribbean breakfast? You mash them and make a batch of banana fritters. This morning, oatmeal was just not going to satisfy my craving. Banana Fritters are a cross between a pancake and a bread and […]

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Dinner at Sea Side Inn

Dinner is served…and oh boy was it good!!! If your intention is to have a quick dinner with no attention to utter deliciousness of your meal, then this place is definitely not for you. If you have all night to enjoy an evening with your dinner company and want a […]

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Rudy’s Fraco Truck

Sometimes you just have to give in to the calories and have a nice large cold Fraco!  The perfect hot weather treat.  What exactly is a Fraco?  It’s the island version of a Snow Cone…but so much better IMO.  As a little child, it was one of the treats that […]

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CARIBBEAN SEASONING

This is a simple traditional all-purpose seasoning that can be used to season meats, add taste to sauces, etc.   INGREDIENTS 1 TBS Salt 1 TBS Ground Coriander 1 TBS Garlic Powder 1 TBS Ground Cumin 1 TSP Ground Thyme 1 TSP Ground Oregano 1 TBS Paprika 1 TSP Ground […]

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Meat Pate

For the pastry: 3 cups flour 2 tbs baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tbs sugar 1.5 tbs butter 1 1/4 cup Carnation Milk 1 tbs water For the filling: Lean ground beef, 1 lb Sweet green pepper (finely chopped), 1 Onion (finely chopped), 1 Celery stalk (finely chopped), 1 […]

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Red Peas Soup

    RED PEAS SOUP 1 lb meat (optional) – salted pig tail or smoked turkey necks 1 lb. dried red peas, soaked overnight 1 yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 rib celery, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced Leaves from 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 lb […]

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