Dumplings are definitely one of the world’s most popular foods . Every culture in the world eats dumplings in some form and this is especially true for Caribbean cultures. In the Caribbean we fry, boil and roast numerous dumpling concoctions. Some of the most popular boiled Caribbean dumplings are shown below.
Cassava Dumplings: Though they are eaten throughout the Caribbean, cassava dumplings are especially popular in Trinidad. On sight they look just like plain flour dumplings but one bite and you get the chewy bits of cassava and flour for a flavor and texture that’s sure to make your tongue dance with glee. Serve with curried chicken or brown stewed fish for a traditional Caribbean Meal.
Get the recipe: http://caribbeanpot.com/the-simplicity-of-cassava-dumplings/
If you like green bananas and you like dumplings this one will have you wanting more so be sure to cook extras. Grated green bananas and flour are combined for a tasty treat that’s full of Caribbean flavor. They make a great combination with any meat.
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Steamed Fish and vegetables with Cornmeal Dumpling.
One of the most popular Caribbean dumplings. Cornmeal dumpings like most other Caribbean dumplings are very easy to make. Cornmeal, flour, salt and water is all you need. The recipe and directions are below.
|CORNMEAL DUMPLING RECIPE
1½ cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
|FLOUR DUMPLING RECIPE
In a saucepan bring 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil while you knead dough.
Combine dry ingredients in a clean bowl. slowly add water, stirring with a tablespoon. After water is fully absorbed use your hands to knead dough until it is firm and ‘elasticky‘ like shown. Tear dough into 6 even pieces and knead each into round discs.
- If dough is too soft add flour 1 tablespoon at a time, until consistency is achieved.
- If too dry add water 1 teaspoon at a time, until consistency is achieved.
To make spinners; tear dough into small pieces. roll between your palms into thin rope like pieces. Spinners are a usually found in Caribbean soups and stews. You can also shape the dumplings by placing the dough on a cutting board, rolling it to the desired thickness and slicing the dough with a sharp knife. Carefully place shaped dumplings into boiling water. Let it boil for about 15 minutes until dumplings begin to float.
When you’re making soup; roll dough into thin long ropes and slice into about 20 small pieces.Add to soup according to recipe.
Vegetable Soup with dumplings
Flour Dumplings with Curried Chicken