Caribbean Food Week 2016

13076605_862125690564264_3735694774763388673_nGrace foods established caribbean food week in 2012. This year from 22nd August to 29th August at Windrush Square in Brixton, London you can find a mouth watering caribbean celebration of food, thanks to Grace foods!

I received a food hamper from Grace foods to help celebrate it. I thought that this was the perfect opportunity for me to understand more about my caribbean culture. Grace foods is the authentic taste of the Caribbean, they have a diverse and authentic range of products. In my hamper I received a selection of goodies which I used to create Salt fish pancakes with a choice of jerk bbq or hot pepper sauce starter, and a chicken soup for the main meal.

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SALT FISH PANCAKES

Method: Soak the salt fish from the night before in salt water, then the next day boil it once, drain the water and flake the fish into small pieces, in a bowl put two teaspoons of all purpose seasoning. In a seperate bowl make a butter milk pancake mix mix the two together adding black pepper.IMG_7765

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of salt fish
  • 2 teaspoons of all purpose seasoning
  • 100g plain floue
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 table spoon of caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 290ml of buttermilk
  • 25g of butter

 

 

CHICKEN SOUP

Method:Boil the water add chopped onions chopped spring onions, one bay leaf chicken pieces and bring to the boil. once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes then add one  packet of grace cock soup. Add some potatoes and keep on fire until cooked through. If using pressure cooker put all ingredients in together and cook for 20 minutes on fire.IMG_7777

Ingredients:

  •  2 packets of chicken
  • 8 potatoes
  • Enough water to cover the top of the chicken
  • chopped onions
  • one bay leaf
  • one packet of cock seasoning

 

On the side beans and peas, ackee and callaloo.

 

If you could have your own caribbean street party what would you eat?

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