Caribbean Feast 

So this is my favourite meal to make. Absolute favourite. It’s quite lengthy but fills you with pride once everything is on the table. 

Let me tell you, cooking for not only your boyfriends mum but the whole family is so nerve-racking but they were all so pleased and happy so *wipes brow*.

You can pick and choose what you want to make in this recipe, I’m going to start with the meat dishes first. 

Curry Goat:

Ingredients:

  • 1kg – 1.5kg goat meat (it can be on or off the bone)
  • 6-7 tbsp hot Caribbean curry powder 
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium and 1 small onion, sliced 
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped
  • 4 small/mediun potatoes, chopped
  • A couple sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


Method:

  • Put everything into a large bowl. 
  • Mix. 
  • Yes, that’s it. 
  • Leave to marinate for at least a night but I leave mine for 2 nights. 


  • This is what it will look like after the two days. 

  • Put some oil in a large pot, add the meat and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add water and bring to the boil. Keep adding water once it’s evaporated. 
  • Do this for about 2 hours, until the meat is tender and falls apart. 

 

Jerk Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 12 chicken thighs 
  • 6 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 onions 
  • 6 garlic cloves 
  • 3 tbsp all spice 
  • 2 tsp thyme 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, grated 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 


Method:

  • Chop up the onions, garlic and scotch bonnet peppers. 
  • Put everything in a blender and blend. 
  • That’s literally it! 

  • Marinate the chicken thighs in the paste for at least a night but I do it for 2 days. 

  • Bake until golden brown on top. 

Rice and Peas

Ingredients:

  • 500g basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 spring onion, crushed 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 tins of kidney beans 
  • Boiling water 
  • Salt to taste 


Method:

  • In a pan, add the two garlic cloves, scotch bonnet peppers, spring onion and coconut milk and bring to a gentle simmer. 


  • Add the kidney beans, including the water. Alternatively, you can buy kidney beans and leave them to soak in water overnight. 

  • Add the rice and stir. Add boiling water. Roughly 2 cups and stir. 

  • Top up the water when it’s needed. Make sure you stir occasionally.  



Roti

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking powder


Method:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until you get a dough like consistency. 



  • Knead the dough. 
  • Separate into roughly 12 small balls. 

  • Flatten the balls into small disk shapes. 

  • Take 1 of the disks and dust with flour and vegetable oil. 

  • Take another disk and place on top. 
  • Roll out into a circle, making sure it’s quite thin. 

  • Try to get it into a circle shape as much as you can. 
  • I lightly fry mine on the stove. I use a flat style pan. You can bake them if you wish. 

  • You’ll notice that air bubbles start to appear. Fry or bake until a light golden colour. 


Fried Dumpling

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour. I use self raising. 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt 


Method:

  • This is very similar to the roti. Just mix all the ingredients together and form a dough. 

  • Shape them into small balls. 

  • Leave them to rest for about 20 minutes. Make sure you cover them. 
  • Before you fry them, flatten them. If you don’t then the outside will be nice and crispy but the inside will be uncooked. 

  • Fry until a golden brown colour. 

I made Mac & Cheese too but the recipe for that is in my previous post. 

Plantain : cut diagonally and fry until golden brow.


If you need help with this recipe, or any others please email me – eatwitharli@gmail.com 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks sooo good, defo going to try the jerk chicken 😋😋😻

    1. Arlinda says:

      Thank you so much 😘

  2. Sarah says:

    This might sound like a stupid question but with the jerk chicken after you marinate it and ready to cook it do you take the pieces of chicken out the paste or do you cook the paste too

    1. Arlinda says:

      I take the pieces out of the paste and then pour some of the paste over he pieces 🙂

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