Guyana Recipes

What is Sorrel Used in Caribbean Punch?

What is Sorrel Used in Caribbean Punch?

This time of the year, down in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana, the locals are pulling out their pitchers and punch bowls to make the traditional holiday drink called sorrel punch. What’s sorrel, you ask? Don’t confuse it with the leafy spring green, as […]

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Do You want to make Roti that turns out right every time? Caribbean or Guyanese food can be complex, time consuming or strenuous to make if you are a newbie. It can take years of practice and acquired intuition to get a dish perfect on […]

Guyanese Bakes

Guyanese Bakes

These breads are deep-fried and are not greasy when properly cooked. Served with eggs at breakfast or eggplant (baigan choka) or pumpkin or Dhal.  Bake and eggs are some of my kids favorite breakfast. It confuses friends who think they’re being served bacon and eggs. […]

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

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Bakes and Eggs-A Guyanese Breakfast

Bakes and Eggs-A Guyanese Breakfast

These fried breads are not greasy when properly cooked. Serve with scrambled eggs at breakfast or with Baigan choka, pumpkin (butternut squash) or dhal. My kids say their favorite breakfast is bake and eggs. Say that really fast and you can see how it confuses […]

Pineapple Tarts-A Caribbean Treat

Pineapple Tarts-A Caribbean Treat

Pineapple tarts commonly called pine tarts by Guyanese is a delicious pastry! Whenever my sisters-in-law from New York visit, they bring these amazing treats to share. It is difficult to eat just one and they almost always disappear in less than a day, no matter […]

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Bora, also known as yard-long beans or snake beans are found throughout the Caribbean. This recipe can also be used with green beans found commonly in the grocery stores or farmers markets in the U.S.

Sauteed Eggplant and Shrimp-Guyanese Fry Baigan

Sauteed Eggplant and Shrimp-Guyanese Fry Baigan

This year, the weather in Maryland resulted in an an abundance of eggplant and tomatoes in my garden, even to this day in October. My daughter’s urban garden is also abundant in eggplant and tomatoes. For us, this means lots of Baigan choka (roasted eggplant, […]

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted eggplant or Baigan Choka  is a delicious easy vegetarian recipe. There are so many variations of roasted eggplant made by different cultures. This recipe  is reminiscent of Baba Ghanoush but is made with different spices. It is made the way I grew up eating […]