Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Bring the taste of the Caribbean Islands to your kitchen with this inspired side dish. Hindu immigrant workers brought wet and dry curry mixtures to Trinidad and Tobago. Here a habanero pepper is added for a brief time while the mixture simmers to impart subtle heat without overpowering the dish. Calabaza, also called West Indian pumpkin, has a brilliant orange, firm, sweet flesh, much like acorn or butternut squash. This vegetable dish is often served over rice or with coo-coo, the Caribbean rendition of soft polenta.