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Delectable Trinidad and Tobago Main Dishes You Should Try

Whether you are a foodie or not, you surely want to try new dishes from time to time. Yes, we have some favorites that we want to taste over and over again but admit it, sometimes you are craving for something new that will satisfy your taste buds.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

Whether you are a foodie or not, you surely want to try new dishes from time to time. Yes, we have some favorites that we want to taste over and over again but admit it, sometimes you are craving for something new that will satisfy your taste buds. Well, guess what? You do not have to travel to different places to experience some mouthwatering dishes. Here are the top Trinidad and Tobago dishes that you simply must try. If you are not good at cooking, you can always ask your friends and family members who are very skilled in cooking to help you make these delicious meals.

Roti With Meat or Vegetable Stew

If you have not tried roti yet in your entire life, you are missing out! But I am sure you have heard about or seen roti somewhere, haven't you? Roti is a flatbread that is typically served with meat or veggies. It is usually served during special occasions like religious gatherings and wedding ceremonies. This is a famous main dish in Trinidad and Tobago that you definitely should try. The most famous roti there is the paratha, which has a torn-up texture and looks like a torn t-shirt. Roti may have an almost plain taste but eat it with stew and you will surely crave for more.

Pelau Rice

This one is another popular meal that typically contains heavily spiced chicken, pumpkin, coconut milk, rice, and pigeon peas. Pelau is normally eaten on its own. It has its origin from the Indian pilau. If you love this dish, you will absolutely love Trinidad and Tobago's style of Pelau Rice as they include local ingredients that give it a more Caribbean taste.

Spiced Oysters With Cou-Cou and Callaloo

Heads up, oyster lovers! Here is a popular Trinidad and Tobago appetizer that will surely satisfy your oyster cravings. This dish is commonly sold in the streets as a snack. If you do not know what cou-cou is, it is a mixture of butter, cornmeal, and okra stirred while boiling until it gets firm. The cou-cou is typically served with callaloo, which is a mixture of coconut, okra, and dashdeen leaves. This is perfect for those who like their food spicy cause this spiced-oyster provides a spicy and metallic flavor. It is truly a dish worth tasting so you better try it!

Trinidadian Chicken Curry

Who can resist a good chicken curry? If you enjoy eating this dish, wait until you try Trinidad and Tobago's chicken curry with a rich taste. It may be a little different from the usual chicken curry that we know, but the taste is almost similar. In Trinidad and Tobago, they wash the chicken meat first and season it with a rich combination of spices. Then they will cook the meat and the curry together. It is usually eaten with rice or roti. Trust me, this is finger-licking good!

Fry Bake and Salt-Fish

This meal will make your mouth water by just looking at the picture. The fry bake is normally made from many ingredients like wheat flour. The dough is made into various shapes and deep-fried. While the salt-fish is curried with potatoes, bodi, string beans, and other ingredients. Trinidad and Tobago have an abundance of salt-fish and it is a favorite among locals. The combination of fry bake and salt-fish is so perfect that it will definitely be your next favorite meal.

Doubles

It is hard to guess what this meal is all about by just basing it on its name. Doubles refers to a famous Trinidad and Tobago breakfast meal that consists of chickpea sandwiched in between two fritters. And who says it is only a breakfast meal? Doubles can be a mid-day snack or a delicious treat after a night out with your buddies. It is a very healthy vegetarian dish. You can also eat the sandwich with curried chickpeas and coconut, tamarind, or mango.

What do you think about these flavorsome dishes? Have you tried some of them? Which do you think is the most appetizing?

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