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Taste The Islands with Chef Irie

Taste The Islands with Chef Irie

TASTE THE ISLANDS showcases the sweet, spicy and exotic flavors of Caribbean cuisine. Host Hugh Sinclair (aka "Chef Irie") - a personal chef, caterer and culinary consultant to elite athletes and corporate clients - introduces spices and traditional dishes and explains their history and relevance in Caribbean culture. Each episode opens with co-host Nicole, a Jamaican-born foodie, challenging Chef Irie to incorporate some of her favorite island flavors into a mouth-watering Caribbean-styled meal. Chef Irie's culinary repertoire and passion for Caribbean cuisine and culture shines through as he leads viewers through his unique take on recipes - from citrus-infused snapper ceviche, herb-crusted salmon with green papaya and mango slaw, to callaloo soup, homemade ginger beer, beignet-style banana plantain fritters, and pan-grilled jerk pork medallions - while offering helpful tips and cooking techniques.

Latest Episodes

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Fri Apr 13th, 7:30am
Fri Apr 13th, 1:30pm

Chef Irie draws inspiration from Trinidad and Jamaica with Plantain chips and dip, Pan Grilled Jerk Pork Medallions, Sweet Mango Chutney and an Herb Apple Salad. Chef's interaction with Trinidadian Olympic athlete and Sports Analyst Ato Boldon is concluded with a lesson in making an interpreted Trini Bake and Shark.

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Mon Apr 23rd, 7:30am
Mon Apr 23rd, 1:30pm

Chef Irie prepares a casual brunch menu: Jerk Turkey Pumpkin Frittata, Herb-Crusted Salmon with Green Papaya and Mango Slaw, and a decadent Passion Fruit Mousse. Chef's interaction with chart topping British Jamaican reggae singer Maxi Priest is concluded with a lesson in making a vegetarian-friendly lentil salad.

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Mon Apr 9th, 7:30am
Mon Apr 9th, 1:30pm

Chef Irie reinterprets Trinidadian favorites with Cilantro Corn soup, Chicken Pelau, Pineapple Pepper Slaw and an Irie-style ginger libation. Viewers listen in on a food conversation between Chef and Trinidadian Olympic athlete and Sports Analyst Ato Boldon.

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Fri Mar 16th, 8:00am
Fri Mar 16th, 2:00pm

Chef Irie takes a culinary journey through the Dutch Caribbean islands making carni stoba (beef stew), curried peanut chicken with sauteed green beans, sweet noodle cakes with warm apple compote, and a refreshing papaya cocktail. Co-host Lisa Lee visits a world class Caribbean restaurant with international influences.

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Mon Apr 16th, 7:30am
Mon Apr 16th, 1:30pm

Chef Irie showcases his love of island gourmet with Shrimp Bisque, Spicy Steamed Fish Papillote and a Mango Key Lime Pie. Chef cooks and converses with the "Bad Boys" of reggae, Inner Circle.

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Mon Apr 30th, 7:30am
Mon Apr 30th, 1:30pm

Jamaican Chef Irie and Haitian Chef Thia create a sumptuous grilled menu with okra wrapped in proscuitto, grilled lamb in guava mint sauce, churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce and roasted red snapper. Co-host Lisa Lee visits a Caribbean grilling mecca called Oistins.

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