Just looking at everything that is going on in this world, I always try to do things that make me happy. Food makes me happy, so I have decided to share some recipes that I have gotten from around the world, some of which I have tried, and others I am looking forward to. You can also leave in the comments some of the best recipes you have tried from you own country or from somewhere you have traveled to and miss their authentic recipes. Now, let’s dive in and see what the world has to offer with the different recipes.
St. Lucia- Green Fig and Saltfish- (Salted Cod Fish)
Well, I may be a bit bias but because I come from this precious island, the first recipe must come from St. Lucia. This is a dish I enjoyed from my mother’s kitchen growing up and still enjoy when I go to visit my mom. It is also St. Lucia’s National Dish. I hope you enjoy making this one.
I have grown to love Congolese food over the years and pondu is one of my favorite dishes. It is a dish that grows on you, made with cassava leaves, you can enjoy it with rice and chicken. I was lucky enough to have my mother in law show me how to make this. I searched to find you the best recipe, but I could not find any that came close to the way I prepare it. Now, there are different tribes in Congo, and they all make it differently. I will share with you my own recipe from the top of my head. Hope you enjoy!!!
- 2 lbs ground cassava leaves
- 1 medium size eggplant
- 1 onion
- 1 stalk leak
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 green pepper
- 1 small onion
- Palm oil (about ¾ cup)
- 2 Maggie cube
- 1 can of mackerel in tomato sauce
In a large pot bring to the pondu leaves. Cut up all your vegetables and add to the boiling pot. Add in your mackerel Maggie cubes and palm oil. Let it boil on a medium to low heat for about an hour. Serve over rice and whichever meat you decide to have that evening.
Jamaica- Ackee, and Saltfish
Most Jamaicans when asked what their favorite always say the same thing, Ackee and salt fish. I have never personally tried it but looking forward to someday soon. I asked a friend from Jamaica where can I find the best recipe for this and he led me to the one below. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
Trinidadians are known for roti. This is one of the dishes that Trinidadians take pride in making. This curried goodness of meat and potatoes is a dish that will leave flying back to Trinidad every year. You can check out how to make roti from scratch right here!!!
If you ask most Canadians what their favorite dish is, the answer would almost every time be poutine. It is the simplest yet delicious meal you could have in Canada. I must warn you though, if you are trying to watch your figure, this not for you but it should be something you should try at least once in your life. I will be honest, if you want to have the best poutine in Canada, Montreal is the place to be. You can always try making it on your own as well with the recipe below.
Iraq- Iraqi Chicken Biryani
I am someone who loves trying all different types of meals, so when I decided to write this article, I asked my friend from Iraq what her favorite dish was. I have not tried this one yet, but I can’t wait to give it a go. I love everything chicken so I will let you guys know in the comments how I felt about this one.
Being from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, I think I love every dish that comes from there. I was lucky enough to have some Haitian friends and have a sister in law who is Hattian. I have enjoyed so many of this country’s dishes, but I think my favorite thing to have is their pikliz. You can add this spicy cabbage and carrot spicy slaw to almost any dish. If you are sensitive to spice, then this is not for you.
Nigeria- Jolloff Rice
I remember growing up in St. Lucia, I was the only one of my mother’s kids who did not like ground provision (Yams, Dasheen, Breadfruit etc). I have always loved rice. When I came upon this recipe, I just had to try it. As I am getting older, I try to stay away from the rice a bit, but a good substitute would be quinoa.
Guyana- Split Pea Soup
I have this friend from the island of Guyana, and if I don’t watch myself, I will just put on weight from his cooking. One of my favorite dishes from him is his famous soup. I am going to try to get a recipe very close to what he makes, but whenever he makes this delicious concoction, I can never say no. Check out a recipe that’s very close to it.
Hawaii- Cajun Style Mahi- Mahi
When I visited Hawaii, we stayed on the island of Honolulu. I went to the same restaurant about three times just so I can have the very same meal. Cajun Mahi- Mahi . When I got back home, I knew I needed to learn how to make this amazing meal. I am going to share with you the recipe I tried with a little twist of my own.
Now that I have shared some of the recipes I love from around the world, please feel free to leave your favorite ones in the comments below.