Lunch Recipe List

Trini cuisine is heavily influenced by African, Indian, Amerindian, Chinese, and Syrian food. So, there are certainly lots of options for lunch. And, of course, European and American food have also added to the already wide range.

Here are the Trini side dishes on this blog that are especially enjoyed for lunch on the islands.

Jump to: Poultry | Fish | Legumes | Rice | Staples | Veggies


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Stew chicken

Slightly sweet, smoky, spicy and oh so good, nothing beats stew chicken!

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Whole baked chicken

This baked chicken has amazing flavor from fresh chadon beni, rosemary and more.

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Curry chicken

Yummy bone-in, chicken pieces cooked in a Trini-style curry sauce.

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Curry duck

Made with bone-in, local duck pieces cooked in a curry sauce much like curry chicken.

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Chicken butter masala

Delicious chicken pieces cooked in a flavorful tomato gravy with East Indian spices.

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Grilled chicken breast

Easy boneless chicken flavored with green seasoning and the smokiness of grilling.

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Sauteed chicken liver

Tasty chicken liver pieces sauteed with onions and Caribbean green seasoning.


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Fried red fish

You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious fried red snapper recipe.

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Grilled red fish

Here’s how to season and grill red fish wrapped in banana leaves.

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Fried king fish

Seasoned king fish slices, battered and fried to perfection. Yum!

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Fried shark bites

Learn how to prepare, season and fry shark meat.

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Air fryer mahi mahi

A must-try air fryer recipe with seasoned mahi mahi fillets.


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Trini dhal

Tasty yellow split peas recipe with smoky garlic and cumin flavors.

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Dhal and rice

Easy Trini lunch recipe with yellow split peas dhal and jasmine rice.

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Dhal and dumpling

Yummy soup made with yellow split peas, vegetables and flour dumplings.

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Channa and aloo

Chickpeas and potatoes cooked in a delicious curry sauce.

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Stew lentils

Delicious lentils recipe with great depth of flavor thanks to browning and fresh herbs.


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Vegetable red rice

Easy fried rice recipe with red rice, cashews, and veggies.

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Turmeric rice

Wonderful rice recipe cooked with Indian flavors like cumin, cardamom and more.  

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Christmas rice

Simple rice recipe with vegetables and dried cranberries.

More Staples

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Breadfruit pie

Breadfruit makes a great substitute for potatoes.

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Boiled plantain

What’s better than boiled plantains as an easy, healthy lunch side?

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Veggie chow mein

Chow mein noodles and the veggies in your fridge are all you need for this recipe.

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Garlic butter naan

Chickpeas and potatoes cooked in a delicious curry sauce.

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Fry bake

Deep fried, rounded dough that makes a perfect sandwich.

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Trini white bread

Quick and easy to make Trini white bread that’s perfect for sandwiches.

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Hot hops bread

For those lazy days, hops and anything makes a great lunch.

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Coconut bake

A delicious, soft bread made with grated coconut and nutmeg. 


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Chunky veggies

Easy sauteed veggies with toasted cashews and mushrooms.

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Callaloo (vegan)

Tasty taro leaves cooked with veggies and coconut milk.

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Pumpkin talkari

Traditional Trini pumpkin recipe made fenugreek and green seasoning.

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Curry bodi

Easy long beans seasoned and cooked in a thick curry sauce.

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Fry bodi

Simple and easy-to-make sauteed long beans (bodi) recipe.

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Sauteed string beans

Quick green beans recipe sauteed with ginger.

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Baked mushroom caps

Portobello mushroom caps recipe loaded with cheese and baked to perfection.

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Zucchini noodles

This makes a great, low carb substitute to traditional pasta.

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Stir fried bok choy

Get wonderful depth of flavor from soy sauce, vinegar and honey with this recipe.