Peter Prime

Trinidadian Pelau
Rating: Unrated
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Pelau is one of Trinidad's most popular dishes, says Prime, chef and co-owner of Cane, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. that pays tribute to the multifaceted influences in the cuisine of the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The layers of flavor in Chef Prime's pelau come from a range of sources: Zesty, spicy Green Seasoning, plenty of coconut milk, a hit of ketchup and Worcestershire, and an ingenious technique of sauteing both the beef and the rice and pigeon peas in a scorched caramel to create a rich texture and nutty taste. The sugar also helps balance the chiles' heat, creating a dish that demands bite after bite.
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Green Seasoning
Rating: Unrated
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Packed with zesty, bright flavor and a distinct kick from two kinds of fresh chiles, Green Seasoning is a staple in the kitchens of Trinidad and Tobago. Often used as the base for dishes like Pelau, Green Seasoning is also prized as a finishing sauce to give recipes a final kick.