Crab & Rice Recipe

This recipe substitutes local VI land crabs with already prepared crabs. If you are familiar with purging crabs and have access to local crabs, use 5-7 whole crabs instead. You’ll find that this is a very easy and quick dish to prepare. 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium bell pepper […]

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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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GRANNY’S POUND CAKE

I have been searching for this one and finally found it this weekend among some old family pictures. Every Sunday morning when I was little, we would make this for Sunday dinner. Aside from Garbanzo Bean Soup, it is the one thing that I always remembered. INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter […]

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Sorrel

Ingredients: 8 oz dried sorrel 3 large slices of fresh ginger 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tbs whole cloves 1 piece dried orange peel 1-2 cups sugar 10 cups water (2 additional cups on hand) Directions: Put all ingredients into a large non-corrosive saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil […]

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Curry Shrimp & Brown Rice

Tonight was one night that I really didn’t feel like cooking. My husband wanted shrimp and I wanted anything quick with what we had at home. So Curry Shrimp and Rice was the meal for the night. 3 Potatoes 5 Carrots 3 Tbs. Butter 1 sm Onion 1/2 Green Bell […]

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STEW TAMARIND

INGREDIENTS Tamarind Brown Sugar Cinnamon Vanilla Extract (optional) DIRECTIONS Shell and devein tamarind. Soak in water for a couple hours. Throw off water. Put tamarind in pot with fresh water to just cover Tamarind. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Throw off most of the water to make […]

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DUCANA

    INGREDIENTS 2 cups shredded coconut 2 cups finely grated sweet potatoes 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup sugar (or to taste) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 1/2 cups flour DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to your desired taste. Traditionally, Ducana is wrapped in banana […]

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COCONUT SUGAR CAKE

    INGREDIENTS 2 c Sugar ½ c water 1 ¼ c shredded coconut ½ tsp vanilla essence DIRECTIONS Mix first three ingredients together in a pot. Cook slowly while stirring constantly to avoid sticking, until mixture forms a soft ball. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence well. […]

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CURRY CHICKEN

    INGREDIENTS 3 tbs Chicken (pre-seasoned with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/8 tsp black pepper) Canola Oil 1 t oregano 1 t thyme 1 medium onion – chopped 1 celery stalk  – chopped 1/2 green bell pepper – chopped 1/2 red bell pepper –  – chopped 3 cloves […]

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SALTFISH PATE

    PASTRY INGREDIENTS Flour, 4 cups Unsalted butter, 4 tbs Salt, 1/2 tsp 2 t Baking powder 1 tsp sugar Water, 1 cup* FILLING INGREDIENTS 1 lb Saltfish ½ Sweet green pepper (finely chopped) 1 Onion (finely chopped) ½ Celery stalk (finely chopped) 1Garlic clove (minced) 1 T Parsley […]

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COCONUT DUMB BREAD

    INGREDIENTS  2 ½ lbs all-purpose flour 16 oz water ½ c sugar 6 oz evaporated milk 6 oz coconut milk 1 c butter (2 sticks) 1 c shortening 3 tbs baking powder ½ c dried shredded coconut 1 tsp salt DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine all […]

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Sea Moss

    Phase 1 Ingredients 1 cup dried Sea Moss 2 cinnamon sticks Water   Directions: Soak the dried Sea Moss in cold water for 15 minutes. Wash moss thoroughly, but do not soak it overnight, as the algae will lose too much of its potency. Fill a pot with […]

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