Bring this Trinidadian corn pie recipe casserole to your next party and be the tropical hit of the evening.
Corn pie recipes are a common dish across the Caribbean islands, each one leaving its unique flavor signature. What makes the Trinidadian corn pie recipe from Trinidad and Tobago unique? The use of whole corn, cornmeal, bell peppers, and cheese. It may not be a pretty pie, but don’t let its ugly look fool you. People will come back for seconds, guaranteed.
Trinidadian cuisine is actually not new to me. As a matter of fact, there is a Trinidadian restaurant a few blocks away from me. Years ago I took my dinner group to Jean’s and the owner Valerie was fantastic, so friendly, and has the memory of an elephant. I drop in once in a while and she always calls me out by my name.
However, I am pretty sure she does not include this corn casserole on her menu. It may be a bit too homey for a restaurant, but this corn dish is the definition of Caribbean comfort food for sure.
I would say think mac & cheese but there is a very popular Trini macaroni pie recipe. I would say this is closer to grits or cream of wheat, but with a kick to it.
Trinidadian corn pie recipe
This Trinidadian recipe is very easy to make. All you need to do is drain the corn, sauté some veggies, in the meantime prep the cornmeal mixture.
When the onions are translucent, evaporated milk is added and the cornmeal mix. Cook till thickened and finish it off in the oven after adding a bit of cheese.
One note, the recipe I used from The spruce Eats said to use a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. This is a mistake because I got a very flat pie. After further research, a smaller casserole dish would have been better. I have adjusted the cooking time below accordingly.
Yields 1 casserole
Serves 6 servings
Trinidadian Corn Pie Recipe
Bring this delicality sweet and spicy Trinidadian corn pie recipe casserole to your next pot-luck party and be the tropical hit of the evening.
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