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On this month’s Silver Travel Cook Club we’re giving you a taste of Tobago, showing you how to make the island’s signature cocoa tea (good for the heart and full of antioxidants!) inspired by sponsor Tobago Beyond.
And you could win a copy of Recipes from the Boathouse Restaurant, Castara, Tobago: Caribbean cooking made easy by Sharon Taylor.
This cookbook is full of recipes from the Boathouse Restaurant in the beautiful fishing village of Castara. Tobagonian cuisine is tasty and colourful. Traditionally, the main element of the meal (fish, seafood, meat, or poultry) is served with a set vegetable plate made up of several individual side dishes. This is the format followed at the Boathouse.
This book will teach you how to cook these Tobagonian-inspired sides, such as pumpkin curry, three onion rice, melongene (aubergine) pie, sweet potato mash, and many more. You will also learn the secrets of lionfish in beer batter, prawns in coconut chilli sauce, curry goat and other tasty mains. Most of the dishes were devised or adapted by Sharon Taylor who, together with her husband, Brenton, owns the Boathouse. There are also recipes here from head chef, Daveon, and sous-chef, Ojani. Sunday at the Boathouse is ‘pizza day’, so the recipe for the crispy pizza base is included along with some suggestions for toppings. There is also a section on cocktails and the recipe for the famous Boathouse rum punch.
Whether or not you have visited the Boathouse, there are plenty of recipes to inspire you or whet your appetite for a visit to Tobago, an unspoilt, untouched and relatively undiscovered Caribbean paradise.
Discover Why Tobago Should Be Your Next Foodie Adventure
This unspoiled Caribbean Island is a beautiful blend of breathtaking landscapes, a rich culture, and exquisitely varied food. Unspoilt. Untouched. Undiscovered.
Everything that you’ve ever dreamed about the Caribbean can be found in idyllic Tobago – a warm welcome from friendly locals who delight in showcasing the best of the place, secluded and unspoilt sand beaches lazily lapped by sky-blue oceans, the distant sound of music drifting on the warm tropical breeze, breathtaking natural beauty and striking wildlife.
Then there’s the fresh, vibrant natural ingredients concocted with true passion and love into utterly irresistible dishes that’ll have your tastebuds pining for years to come. If your ideal holiday is the ultimate foodie adventure, take a look at just some of the reasons why you need a taste of Tobago.
You can book a holiday in Tobago with our Silver Travel Advisors, they have many suggestions and ideas. Call them on 0800 412 5678.
Recipe: Cocoa Tea
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cocoa ball
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2-3 tbsp full cream milk
- Spices for flavour (clove, cinnamon, bay leaf)
- Finely grate the cocoa (2-3 tbsp).
- Boil the water in a deep pot, then add the grated cocoa to the water (spices can be added for your liking and rich flavour).
- Allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes, then turn off the stove.
- Add the milk and sugar and blend the ingredients well.
- Strain and serve hot.
How to win a copy of Recipes from the Boathouse Restaurant, Castara, Tobago: Caribbean cooking made easy by Sharon Taylor
Have you been lucky enough to visit Tobago or any other Caribbean Island? Or maybe you have a favourite Caribbean dish you enjoy here in the UK? Comment below to tell us about a Caribbean meal or experience you have enjoyed.
A winner will be chosen at random in early January 2024.
The competition closes on 30 December 2023.