Gasparillo Junction

 

Gasparillo Junction Blog, named after the village where I grew up in Trinidad is a platform for me to showcase recipes I create at home for myself and friends. Tips and tricks to make your single life cooking and home cooking experience just as easy and fabulous as mine and to breathe new life into the cooking process, making restaurant-quality meals fun, quick, and accessible to the average single lady or gentleman.

My cooking style comprises four basic elements:

1. Caribbean flavors
2. Simple ingredients
3. Easily replicable techniques
4. Beautiful plating

Call me Chef LAM, but being a chef doesn’t mean I know everything about food and the food industry. I am always down to learn more and receive feedback on my recipes. This is a journey we’re taking together, so I want to hear about the recipes you create for your single life. I look forward to reading your comments and please don’t be shy to leave your cooking tips.

Ginger Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes

Ginger Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes

An adaptation of a Hot Ginger Prawns recipe from one of the many cookbooks that sit on my bookshelves and on the limited counter space in my apartment kitchen.  Their glossy and matte covers in no order lend a colorful literary mix to the fictional tales,...

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Buljol

Buljol

Not to be confused with Sautéed Salt Cod, another popular Latin America and Caribbean must-have enjoyed with boiled ground provisions and grain dishes.  It also has a distinctive reddish hue given using annatto or ‘roucou’ as referred to in Trinidad. Salt fish, as its...

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Hello 2018

Hello 2018

As you would imagine, writing for my blog has created many opportunities for me to get my feet wet in many cool projects outside of my home kitchen.  It’s fun cooking for one or as I’ve dubbed ‘single life cooking’: showing organization through simple...

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Summer in Review

Summer in Review

Every summer sure is memorable.  Filled with scheduled back-yard cook-outs turned full bashment by sunset, every food and music festivals you can think of that fall on the hottest days here in NYC and my traditional weekly strolls through the city’s green markets....

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London tings

London tings

A weekend in London Taking it easy for two hours last Friday morning on the Eurostar train ride from Paris to London.  Not eager to connect to Wi-Fi to post selfies of me sipping a cup of the best Americana a train station could offer or to research more restaurants...

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