An item most Trini’s enjoy preparing on a day out is Pelau, because its a “one pot” meal and it’s delicious!
Pelau – Makes about 8 servings
Category : Non Veg
Ingredients : 2 tbsp tomato paste OR 2 tbsp roucou OR 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 large carrot (grated) 1 lb pumpkin (grated) 1 tin whole corn 1/2 cabbage (finely shredded) 2 tomatoes (diced) 2 pimentos (chopped finely) 2 tbsp green seasoning 1 pk low fat coconut milk 2 cups fresh or frozen pigeon peas 4 cups natural brown rice fresh celery & chive to garnish 4 cups of water 3 lbs seasoned chicken breast (no skin or fat)
Choose either tomato paste, roucou or lemon juice,
add to hot pot and leave until golden brown,
add chicken and leave to simmer until meat begins to stick to pot.
Add washed rice, water and coconut milk, stir and leave to simmer for 10 mins. Then,
add all vegetables and peas, flavor to taste. Try not to sir pot excessively at this point,
add corn 15 mins before liquid soaks into rice.
Garnish and place into a “to go” container. Time to LIME!