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Jerk Shrimp

Jerk Shrimp

This Jerk Shrimp was created on the fly one day when I had a large group of guests stop by for my From the Sea cooking class.  I was offering my Calypso Shrimp recipe as an appetizer, but one guest asked how the shrimp would taste jerked.  Since we had 2 pounds of shrimp, it was an Read More

Rum and Cinnamon Glazed Ham

Rum and Cinnamon Glazed Ham

Ok, so I am in a constant search for new recipes and ideas that can celebrate rum as a flavour beyond the occasional rum and coke, old fashioned rum punch, or Christmas cake.  The Rum and Cinnamon Glazed Ham recipe I have here originally used Bourbon as the spirit.  Since Rum and Bourbon can sometimes Read More

Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

I found this Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp recipe on Home Cooking Memories.  I liked it because it is very simple, uses few ingredients, is great for outside grilling, and uses rum (I think Adam likes the last part the most).  In my view, there are not enough recipes that celebrate rum.  Rum is an extremely versatile Read More

Crab Cakes

Old Bay Crab Cakes

I posted photos of these crab cakes on Facebook and a bunch of people requested the recipe.  While not necessarily a “West Indian” recipe, it does have roots from my many years in Baltimore, Maryland.  Otherwise known as “Maryland Crab Cakes”, these are the BEST when you use Maryland’s own Old Bay Seasoning!!  The crab Read More

Herb Crusted Roast

Herb Crusted Beef Strip Loin Roast

Herb Crusted Strip Loin Roast This is my mother’s Herb Crusted Beef Strip Loin Roast recipe.  My Mom used to have it for Sunday dinner every once in a while when I was a child.  It is also a great “Ta Da!” dish for a dinner party. We are using Strip Loin which is also known Read More

Rum Battered Fish

Super Crispy Rum Battered Fish

Notes: This Rum Battered Fish recipe was inspired by  I saw it a few months back and then Adam fell in love with the concept of marrying rum and fish doing his own research.  We talked it through and picked this recipe with plans to provide a number of different sauces people could use.  Read More

Trinidadian Chicken Pelau

Trinidadian Chicken Pelau

Notes: My mother has made Trinidadian Chicken Pelau all my life.  She started making it when she and my father lived in Trinidad while my father went to University.  I remember eating Pelau on weekends when we had painting parties at our home on St. George’s Hill and it was always a staple on Sundays Read More

Sticky Jerk Salmon - Nicole's Table

Sticky Jerk Salmon with Mango Slaw

Notes: Adam found this Sticky Jerk Salmon with Mango Slaw recipe on the web site.  I used it in one of my Facebook live show months ago and found the recipe to be quite good although I change it by substituting my jerk marinade for the paste, let the marinade sit for 20 minutes Read More

Avocado Shrimp Burger

Notes: This Avocado Shrimp Burger recipe was selected by our Nicole’s Table Facebook followers in May 2018. I obtained the original recipe from Will Cook for Smiles. The original recipe was good, but I changed it to suit my tastes.  I replaced the cayenne pepper with Cajun seasoning because I love the flavor of blackened Read More

Wild Mushroom Tart

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Tart with Fresh Herb Salad

Notes: This Wild Mushroom Tart recipe was the winner of our sixth Lunch with the Girls Poll (Now, the “Live@5 Cooking Club”). I was privately hoping it would win because I love savory tarts. They are often very easy to make and a joy to eat. Give this one a try and let me know Read More