Pelau Trinidad

Pelau Trinidad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 478.0
  • Total Fat: 17.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 94.4 mg
  • Sodium: 267.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 35.9 g

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Classic traditional one pot Trini dish Classic traditional one pot Trini dish
Number of Servings: 7


    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2cup granulated sugar, or brown sugar, packed
    1 (2 - 2 1/2pound) chicken, cut up
    1 onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 1/2 cups pigeon peas or black-eyed beans, soaked overnight
    2 cups rice
    3 cups water
    1/2 cup Coconut Milk
    2 cups cubed Hubbard squash / pumpkin
    2 carrots, chopped
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 bunch green onions, including green tops, chopped
    2 tablespoons butter


In heavy pot or skillet over high heat, heat oil. Add sugar and let
caramelize until almost burned, stirring constantly. Add chicken and stir until
all pieces are coated with sugar.

Reduce heat to medium, add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 1
minute. Drain peas and add to pot. Add rice, water and coconut milk. Reduce heat
to low and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

Add squash, carrots, parsley, thyme, green onions, ketchup and butter and
stir well. Cover and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, 20 to 30
minutes. Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KIMMY_LYN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice! Thanks for this. Always good to find Trini recipes on here. - 4/5/11

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    It's good to find Trini dishes here, I usually add a hot pepper and no butter to the recipe. - 6/11/13

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    Almost how I make mine...I don't use ketchup, and sometimes add a scotch bonnet pepper for a little heat - 6/17/12