When WTVA asks to do a news story on a cooking class, you say yes! Nevermind that there are no public classes scheduled before the news story deadline. Ha! We created one for the sake of footage for them and had a blast doing it! I like to say it was a fake cooking class with real food! Haha!
Kalil Delacoudray is our friend from St. Kitts and Nevis and has taught our Caribbean Cooking Class. She and I grabbed a handful of friends and together, we all cooked a Caribbean feast!
Kalil makes this sauce that is AH-MAZING!! The first time I tried it was with salmon and it was wonderful! But it would be good on anything! This time, we did chicken thighs. We also fried plantains, made rice and pigeon peas, and sautéed carrots, parsnips, red bell pepper and broccoli in a Caribbean spice blend. The colors, flavors and smells were a party for the senses!
I want to share all the recipes with you, but the thing about Kalil is...she doesn't go by recipes. She just cooks! And somehow the result is always to die for! However, I do have an approximate recipe for that amazing sauce I mentioned earlier! Because one day, I made her come to my house and make it just so I could watch and write down everything she did! Haha! That's just how much I love this sauce, y'all!
Kalil's Special Sauce
3 green onions
juice of 1 lime
4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
5 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh thyme
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp zested ginger root
Mix all ingredients together with a whisk and set aside until ready to use.
Sweet sweet Daniella Oropeza captured moments from our impromptu Caribbean community session! So tune in at 4:00 pm, on December 4th for the WTVA City Spotlight on Tupelo to see how we do things through Cooking as a First Language!!