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Trinidad Tomato Choka Recipe


10 medium tomatoes on the Vine(these are usually more flavorful)

1 Red Onion finely chopped

4-6 cloves of Garlic crushed or very finely chopped

2 Pimento Peppers finely chopped

1/2 Habanero Pepper or 1/2 tsp Hot sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

3 Tbls Olive Oil

1 tsp Parsley

Handful of Cilantro


Slice the Tomatoes horizontally in to two halves

Place under a Broiler until they start to blacken(usually takes about 15 mins)

Meanwhile heat a medium sized pot or large frying pan for 3-4 mins

Turn heat to medium and place the oil in the pan

Fry the onions for 3-4 mins

Add the garlic and cook until they brown, but don't let them burn

Once tomatoes are brown turn them over and brown them on the other side

Add the Tomatoes, cilantro, salt and Pepper and Parsley to the pan

Use a wooden spatula to break up the Tomatoes; this should be easy as they should be very soft

Add a little water to create a sauce

Simmer and stir for about 5 mins

Let simmer a further 20 mins so the flavors can sink in

Serve with Trinidad bake and Roast Pork(Optional)

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