Barbados @ 50 - Baked Chicken

>> Sunday, 23 October 2016

Just like Bakes, Macaroni Pie, Cornmeal Cou-Cou and Fish Cakes, among other things, each country in the region has its own version of baked chicken. What differentiates one country's baked chicken from the other is mainly the seasoning. Some people use a signature herb mixture/paste known as green seasoning, while others only use dry spice rubs. Some may use a combination of both and yet another group may add liquid seasoning sauces to the mix to make a marinade that would result in the chicken creating its own sauce. All of this is a matter of personal preference. Many households prefer their baked chicken to be cooked dry and then opt to make a gravy on the side. Personally I like my baked chicken marinated overnight with green seasoning and other ingredients such as regular and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and Worcestershire sauce. When cooked, the baked chicken is juicy and creates it own sauce.

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Barbados @ 50 - Bridgetown Market

>> Saturday, 22 October 2016

Barbados' Market in Bridgetown comes alive on Fridays and Saturdays. Most of the activity takes place very early on Saturday mornings. Because it is a weekly market, it is imperative that you get to the market at 6 - 6.30 in the mornings. Depending on the time of year, it is wonderful to be there as the sun rises. The morning sun shines its bright light on the many fruits, vegetables, and produce on sale. The market stretches all the way from the post office to Fontabelle.

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Barbados @ 50 - Breadfruit Cou Cou

>> Friday, 21 October 2016

You may recall me explaining that cou-cou refers to style of preparing certain ingredients. In the case, breadfruit is boiled until soft and mashed smooth with butter, some milk and for good measure and excellent taste, grated cheddar cheese. Sautéed herbs and steamed okras can be added to the mix but most people simply mash the cooked breadfruit with butter, milk, cheese, and a little salt. Just like Cornmeal Cou-Cou, Breadfruit Cou-Cou can be served with any type of seafood or meat stew. Here I served my Breadfruit Cou-Cou with Stewed Pigtails.

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