Cuisine

Caribbean Black Cake

In celebration of St. Maarten/St. Martin  as it recovers from hurricane Irma devastation and in remembrance of wonderful holidays spent there, here is a recipe for a traditional specialty for all holidays and celebrations – Black Cake.  I can remember hosts divvying out a small slice for each…

Sarin’s Thai: Som Tom

Som Tom (Green Papaya Salad) Ingredients: 2 cups of shredded green papaya 1/2 cup carrots shredded 2 tbs of toasted peanuts 2 cloves of peeled garlic 1-2 fresh or dried chilli peppers 1 tbs of dried shrimp  1-1/2 TBS sugar 7 cherry tomatoes juice of ½ lime 1½…

Sarin’s Thai: Tom Yum Koong

Tom Yum Koong Ingredients: 12 medium-size shrimps, deveined – Leave tails on for appearance 10 Shitake or Portebello mushrooms 1 stalk of lemon grass (lightly pounded and cut into 2″ long) 3 lime leaves 1 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of fish sauce 3 tablespoons of lime juice…

Sarin’s Thai

These days you can find Sarin at the Thai Cooking School.  She is introducing her “love” to students that crave this cuisine. “I have a great passion for Thai food. I like to share enthusiasm, my knowledge and my experiences with you. I cook with happiness and from…

Sarin’s Thai: Prawns and Wings

From the mouth of Chef Sarin:  “I cook from Love, I cook from my heart. When I’m gone from this world, my top-secret recipes will die with me…lol” – Sarin Basley Prawns with Tamarind Sauce Ingredients: 4 Large prawns ¼ cup Tamarind puree (Tamarind can be purchased at…

HONEY LIME CILANTRO SALMON

  This is one of my favorite recipes and this is very easy to make as well. Although I make this with Salmon fish, this can be very well used with any other fish. The idea is to marinate mix and serve good quantity of protein and veggies…

Sarin’s Thai: Thai Mango Salad

Thai Mango Salad – Sarin’s Thai 1 large Thai green mango or unripe mango* 1 large red pepper a handful of Romaine lettuce leaves 2 green onions, white parts sliced finely 1 zuchini 1 red chilli pepper, diced finely handful of roasted cashews (or peanuts), chopped fresh coriander…

Sarin’s Thai: Pad Cha

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups white fish fillets 1 cup mixed thai eggplants (small and egg sized) 2-6 small red chilli’s 1 inch piece galangal 3 green peppercorn stems 5 stems thai basil 3 cloves garlic 1 stem lemongrass 3 kaffir lime leaves 1 Tbsp red curry paste 3 tsp…

Holiday Fare – Really?

Yes, really!   We no longer celebrate holidays in a traditional way.  We eat different fare like Cuban and Caribbean food!  After all, this is Garden Spices. – Victorine CUBAN OXTAILS Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil (enough to coat bottom of pot) 6 lbs Beef Ox tails – cut…

Sarin’s Thai: Pork Ribs with Honey

This recipe is one of my favorites for pork ribs. It teaches an easy method on how to make Pork loin tender through marinated spices and ingredients. The rib recipe was mouthwatering and delicious. Ingredients  2 lbs. of pork ribs 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp salt 5 tablespoons…