Caribbean cook up

Caribbean cook up


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About this recipe: This is a Caribbean one-pot dish which includes a hearty combination of chicken, fish, rice and vegetables. Serve hot!


Serves: 5 

  • 225g (8 oz) chicken wings
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, or Maggi Seasoning Sauce
  • 1L (1 3/4 pints) water
  • 375g (13 oz) white rice
  • 225g (8 oz) pigeon peas
  • 225g (8 oz) cod, or other firm fish
  • 3 tomatoes, cubed
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the chicken and brown, then add the onion, celery and soy sauce. Sauté until onion and celery are soft.
  2. Add the water, rice, peas, cod, tomatoes, carrots and salt and stir all together. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes or until the rice and peas are soft but grainy.


Pigeon peas, also known as gandules, are available from Caribbean and Jamaican shops.

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Reviews (2)


I have lived in St Kitts for most of my life and a true island cook-up includes some pork such as pig, tail or pig snout and has in not just chicken wings but chicken necks and instead of pigeon peas we use either lentils or kidney beans. But it truly is an island dish best enjoyed with a local drink. - 15 Sep 2008


I lived on St Lucia for 3 1/2 years and this is SO Caribbean!!! If we were there we wouldn't buy "browning" we would make it by crystalising raw sugar... Recipe is very native to the Islands. - 15 Sep 2008

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