Taste The Islands With Chef Irie

Pineapple Expressed

Chef Thia and chef Irie prepare a menu with pineapple as the star in each dish. Starting with fresh made pineapple salsa, pineapple glazed pork with a mango and jicama salad, pineapple marmalade chicken skewers and finished with a new version of pineapple ginger cocktail. Co-host Lisa Lee chats with the reigning queen of soca music Alison Hinds.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #208

Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Friday, October 26 at 3:00 am on 12.1

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TASTE THE ISLANDS showcases the sweet, spicy and exotic flavors of Caribbean cuisine. Host Hugh Sinclair (aka "Chef Irie") — a personal chef, caterer and culinary consultant to elite athletes and corporate clients — introduces spices and traditional dishes and explains their history and relevance in Caribbean culture. Each episode opens with co-host Nicole, a Jamaican-born foodie, challenging Chef Irie to incorporate some of her favorite island flavors into a mouth-watering Caribbean-styled meal. Chef Irie's culinary repertoire and passion for Caribbean cuisine and culture shines through as he leads viewers through his unique take on recipes - from citrus-infused snapper ceviche, herb-crusted salmon with green papaya and mango slaw, to callaloo soup, homemade ginger beer, beignet-style banana plantain fritters, and pan-grilled jerk pork medallions - while offering helpful tips and cooking techniques.