Hey guys !!
I’ve got a little secret.. I love to cook. I actually think it runs in my family. Everyone just has the finger licking good magic hands lol I don’t even know what it is. But it definitely got passed down from my great grandmother and then generation to generation.
So what do I cook ? No I’m not a chef but I think that cooking is a very important skill to have. I have a passion for cooking soul food (as I am Carribean girl) and anything hearty, I love a spag bowl.
So today, I am serving you guys my Recipe of a carribean cook up. Mackerel, fried dumpling and plantain. Simple, tasty and satisfying.
. 2 Tins of Dunns River Mackerel
. 2 Plantains
. Sweet peppers – green, red, yellow
. Self raising flour
. Black pepper
. Garlic powder
. All purpose seasoning
. Chilli powder
Let’s get Started !!
Cooking the Mackarel..
Ok so, I started by cooking the Mackarel.
I firs chopped the onions and 1/2 of each sweet pepper. I added all these ingredients to a frying pan of hot oil and added a little bit of garlic powder, all purpose and black pepper.
Once the onions and peppers had cooked down to a golden brown colour, I then added the two tins of Mackrel. I also added a little bit more all purpose, garlic seasoning and chilli, insuring that the Mackerel didn’t taste salty. I stirred the ingredients together and left it to cook on a low fire for another 10 minutes then Hey.
The Fried Dumplings..
I then started on the fried dumplings. Tbh I did this all by eye and don’t have the exact measurements (see I’m that sick lol). I poured some self raising flour into a bowl, I added a bit of cornmeal and some a pinch of sugar. I then added water to the mixture bit by bit until the dough became the right consistency (sticky).
Lastly, I created dough balls out of the mixture and added it to a preheated pan of oil. The dumplings cooked evenly on both sides until Golden brown.
Dice the Plantain !!
Finally, I left the plantain until the end because it’s the quickest and easiest thing to cook. I started by peeling and dicing the plantain into circles. I then again put it into a hot pan of oil and fried on both sides until golden brown.
The Hey presto your meal is finished.
Enjoy with a nice cool drink and some hot pepper sauce.
Hope you enjoy it.