The Calabash Tree creates flavours from Trinidad & Tobago, two iconic islands that nestle off the coastline of South America at the base of the Caribbean.
The diverse culture that coexists on the islands - Indian, Creole, Chinese, European & Middle Eastern - have influenced a cuisine that is a vibrant mix of this rich heritage. The tastes and flavours delivered derive from the street food synonymous with the region.
The infamous Doubles, roti and curried dishes are unlike the run of the mill street food you will have experienced!
As the owner/ chef/ web designer (in the loosest sense of the word) I was 'made in England with Trini parts', I have a love and passion for cooking and feel these flavours need to be shared and enjoyed.
I will be attending a number of events during 2017, I intend on keeping the site updated with my whereabouts, but will also be using twitter and Facebook to share my plans! I will also be hosting supper clubs throughout the year and if you are in need of catering for an event please get in touch!!
Thanks for visiting!!
This is a true Trinidadian dish, in my opinion no other Caribbean island can offer a one pot dish that comes close to Trini pelau!
Served here with beef, this can be offered with chicken or as a vegetarian option.
Crispy coated seasoned cod served in fry bake, topped with shredded salad, tamarind sauce and a pepper sauce.
Traditionally served as a breakfast dish by the beach, this is a great alternative to a burger!!
There’s curry and then there a Trinidadian curried chicken!!! The curry powder, cumin and the abundance of fresh herbs in this dish make it not only delicious.....but also very healthy. Served over coconut rice and accompanied with some roti, you cannot go wrong!!
A traditional Trinidadian dish, the meat is marinated with a range of seasoning and spices for 24 hours and slow cooked until it falls of the bone. Delicious served over rice and peas or accompanied with a roti.
Stewed beef, marinated with a mix of green seasoning and other traditional spices. This one pot dish has rich layers of flavour, with the slow cooked stewed beef accompanied with light coconut finger dumpling. There’s a range of flavours with every bite!
Fried dough filled with mashed potato that’s seasoned simply with coriander, turmeric, cumin, pepper sauce and garlic. This snack is right up there in popularity with doubles as one of the most popular streetfood dishes in Trinidad.