Blue crabs and eggplant (Cirique a l’ aubergine)

  Ingredients: 8 medium live blue crabs 1 eggplant 2 tomatoes or 12 grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove 1 tsp of salt (or at will) 2 onions 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional) 1 tbsp of tomato paste 1 tbsp of sour orange 1 tsp of lime thyme and parsley at will 1 tsp of blackContinue reading “Blue crabs and eggplant (Cirique a l’ aubergine)”

Lambi Creole (stewed conch)

I am writing these few lines with a smile that stretches to my ears! I’ve missed writing here and it took me a while to come back. (yet again! My sincere apologies). See, this post was written months ago. However, because I have this preference of cooking before I write, I’ve been holding off onContinue reading “Lambi Creole (stewed conch)”

Accra

Accra is a word used in the Caribbean to define fritters/ beignets. The Accra is a cousin of the marinade ( which is more of a french origin) . Accras are usually mixed with vegetables or mostly with fish. (all well blended into the batter) I love this appetizer. Especially for its half crunchy andContinue reading “Accra”

Poisson Gros Sel

  I have always been scared of fish. There was no such thing serving filet of fish in Haiti at the dinner table. Every one was entitled to a whole fish. And it was your duty to take out the ” bones” . If you were a child , You’d actually get lucky since theContinue reading “Poisson Gros Sel”

Fried plantains

A friend of mine asked me if I could show him how to make some fried plantains. I promised I would but I never really got to it. So I guess I’ll redeem myself by posting the recipe online today! Hope you get to have fun trying it out. Preparation :  7 to 10 mnsContinue reading “Fried plantains”

Potato-Codfish croquettes

A friend of mine took me to  try a potato-cod fish croquette a while back. It was so good! .. and spicy! So I was wondering if I could also make it. Well, I did! And it turned out great! Turned out even better than I expected it to.It was a recipe that I made upContinue reading “Potato-Codfish croquettes”

Blé (Wheat)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of red beans 1 cup of Bulgar Wheat 1/4 of onion 1/4 of tomato one leek crushed with a mortar and pestle salt,black pepper, thyme and parsley garlic 1 tbsp of oil I’ve taken the liberty of adding a hint of honey ( I just can’t get enough of it) Directions: FillContinue reading “Blé (Wheat)”

Chiktay Aran So (Smoked Herring Chiquetaille)

I was never really allowed to go out until the age of 17 when I attended a dear friend’s prom night. My parents have practically kept my sister and me prisoner inside our humble home lol. Ok…ok. It wasn’t as bad as I make it sound actually because they would go out to their friends’Continue reading “Chiktay Aran So (Smoked Herring Chiquetaille)”

Homard (Lobster)

Last year (God! It still feels weird saying that), I spent Christmas day in Boston with close friends. I had the pleasure of meeting new people and the ambiance was joyful and warm. We were all Haitians there and we sat most of the night,  reminiscing on the old times back in our country, imaginingContinue reading “Homard (Lobster)”