Dinner with a Caribbean Touch
I remember the food I enjoyed growing up as a child in Trinidad and Tobago. I remember lots of vegetables, fresh fruits and fish. We definitely ate healthier than we do today.
Back then avocado was not considered a bad fat, and sugars from fruits were not deemed bad as well. The food flowed in abundance especially since many had their own fruits and veggies growing on their properties, and many were farmers etc.
When my grandmother cooked, it was time to prepare your tastebuds for taste sensations never before sampled. Baking sweetbreads, sugar cakes, and all sorts of tempting treats.
Fast forward to Saturday May 26, When my mom breezed into town with king fish! Ooh happy day mama and thank you for subliminally accepting my brainwaves as I wrote on the chalk board a short list of items needed....fish being one.
I mean, she must have known, but what did I expect? Afterall, she knew I was pregnant before I ever knew... I'm guessing it's that "mother-power" ability she has thus perfected over the years.
Oh yes, back to Saturday night, so (I'm setting the scene now), the Friday night Gordon...pictured here⬇
...made some bleeping excellent pizza and as things go he had some dough left over. Sooooo, since I had king fish, I decided that's it, dinner will be fried fish and dumplings. Now, let it be known, I don't count calories nor am I a vegetarian, but Gordon, pictured above is....⬆ so I used the pizza dough to make the bakes. I know, no self-respecting Trini, West Indian for that matter will ever do such a previous thing. But, I'm a use what I have cook.
So I whipped up the following and fed the familia...to glowing praises IF I do say so myself? And ya know whatttttt, I do....O.k!!
Hoping for the recipie.....well here's the thing about me, I'm what they call an eye-baller cook...meaning I don't measure, and I rarely follow recipes.... soooo, I EYEBALL, and go by taste 😊