The Pepperpot Diaries: Stories from my Caribbean Table by Andi Oliver

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    • Ingredients: salt beef; salted pig tails; oxtail; ham hock; stout; cinnamon sticks; black peppercorns; white peppercorns; cumin seeds; allspice berries; English breakfast tea leaves; black-eyed beans; onions; tomatoes; celery; Scotch bonnet peppers; thyme; aubergines; spinach; chard; okra; celery leaves
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    • Accompaniments: Sweet potato pudding; Saltfish salad
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    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; bird's eye chillies; beef short ribs; cola; blackstrap molasses; dark soy sauce; jasmine rice; chicken stock; spinach; crispy onions
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    • Ingredients: dried red peas; salted pig tails; onions; carrots; Scotch bonnet peppers; garlic; thyme; bay leaves; cinnamon sticks; coconut milk; white sweet potatoes; pumpkin; spring onions; self raising flour; allspice berries
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    • Ingredients: chicken thighs and drumsticks; soy sauce; Worcestershire sauce; ghee; onions; garlic; fresh ginger; celery; carrots; gungo peas; thyme; bay leaves; Scotch bonnet peppers; spring onions; tomato puree; Jamaican browning sauce; ground cumin; cinnamon sticks; coconut milk; chicken stock; pumpkin; parsley; coriander; basmati rice; unsalted butter; seasoning peppers; cold pressed rapeseed oil; green chilli
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    • Ingredients: onions; coconut cream; thyme; ground allspice; light chicken stock; bay leaves; black peppercorns; spring onions; long grain jasmine rice
    • Accompaniments: Hard-grilled fast midweek curry fish
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    • Ingredients: black-eyed beans; allspice berries; thyme; basmati rice; coconut milk; chicken stock
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  • Sweet potato and caramelized onion stuffed rotis

    • radishseed on February 14, 2024

      The filling is flavorful and yummy, but the dough itself came out a bit bland (my "2 pinches of salt" might be smaller than needed). I also would have liked some info about how thin to make the rotis. When rolled to 6 inches across, mine seemed thicker than they appear in the photo, and they were a bit undercooked in the center. I also found the recipe's black print on green paper hard to read in my dim kitchen at night. That said, these were delicious with bean and lentil soups, salads, or topped with cheese...

  • Luscious mac and cheese

    • MilduraSO on November 12, 2023

      This is THE BEST Mac and cheese I’ve ever tasted. I didn’t even follow the full recipe, I left out the garlicky breadcrumbs because I was making it in advance and the rest of the meal had too many components to cook. The portions are generous. I filled 8 small foil tins with one in the fridge and the other 7 in the freezer. Each tin is enough for 1 as a single side or 2 when also served with rice and peas. I cooked from chilled at 180c for about 20 minutes.

  • Pumpkin and plantain coconut curry

    • MilduraSO on November 13, 2023

      This was really delicious. I used a Birds Eye chilli instead of scotch bonnet and it was quite mild. I’d increase the chilli next time. The lentils started to stick to the bottom of the pan before the end so I added more water. Next time I’d add the coconut milk earlier instead. It was a bit too loose, although tasty.

  • Curry chicken

    • MilduraSO on December 24, 2023

      My husband really enjoyed this. We didn’t have scotch bonnets so he substituted 3 green finger chillies. He said it could have taken more chillies easily. It froze well and cooked in the oven at 180c for about 30-40 minutes.

  • Green seasoning

    • MilduraSO on November 13, 2023

      I couldn’t get hold of seasoning peppers so had to use a standard sweet pepper. I also replaced the scotch bonnet with two Birds Eye chillies as it was what I had on hand. 10g of bay leaves was also more than expected so I settled on the 6g I’d managed to pick in the dark. All in all, it seems to work well despite the alterations. Next time I’d add an extra 2 or 3 Birds Eye chillies to give it more of a kick.

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  • ISBN 10 0241560217
  • ISBN 13 9780241560211
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Apr 27 2023
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher DK

Publishers Text

Andi Oliver's deeply personal exploration of Caribbean food showcasing both traditional and new recipes, cherished ingredients, and vibrant flavors from across the region.

The ingredients we use in Caribbean cookery tell a story--and it's a huge, swirling tale ...

The Pepperpot Diaries is Andi Oliver's long-awaited first cookbook. Showcasing both traditional and new recipes, cherished ingredients and vibrant flavors from across the Caribbean, let Andi Oliver take you on an exploration of identity and heritage as she shows you how to create simple yet sensational dishes that will bring the unbeatable flavors of Caribbean cooking to your table.

The story of food captured in this book will take readers on a journey around the melting pot of cultural influences, history, and heritage that has uniquely shaped traditional and contemporary Caribbean cuisine. Through her travels in Antigua, Andi shares her deeply personal journey on reconnecting with the food she grew up eating--the flavors and ingredients that run through her heart and soul--and what the future might hold for Caribbean cooking. This book explores who we were, who we are, and where we're going--all through the food we eat and the people we meet along the way.

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