Trinidad Pelau

Trinidad Pelau

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"Pelau is a stew from Trinidad made with either beef or chicken. The unique flavor comes from searing the meat in caramelized sugar then simmering with rice, coconut milk, and pigeon peas. Serve accompanied by slices of tomato, avocadoes, or cucumber."
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35 m servings 541 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 541 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.3g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until it begins to caramelize. Stir in the beef, and cook until well browned. Bring the water, coconut milk, rice, pigeon peas, and carrot to a simmer; cover and cook until rice is done, about 25 minutes. Stir in parsley to garnish.

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My family is Grenadian and we eat Pelau too. We don't use coconut milk but it could only make this great family favorite better.Very easy to make since it's all in one pot.

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We didn't like this recipie. I had to use a different type of bean, because i couldnt find this one in our stores, and the beef i used was very bad, so don't take my word as absolute. The recip...

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My family is Grenadian and we eat Pelau too. We don't use coconut milk but it could only make this great family favorite better.Very easy to make since it's all in one pot.

I had to use kidney beans in place of the pigeon peas, but otherwise made this to spec. It's unbelievably simple and good. I look forward to enjoying this for many meals to come. Nice recipe!

I ended up using the entire can (~1.25 cups) of coconut milk and approximately a cup of beef broth (which really boosted the flavour)-the rice need much more liquid. The recipe is mild and the m...

My mother is a Trini, but she has been sick for years and doesn't cook anymore, but this Pelau is just like hers. Thank you for posting this recipe. She sometimes used to use salted pig tails.

I tried this recipe over the weekend, it was a hit. My mother-inlaw loved it. My wife suggested to use a little thyme to give it a more authentic taste. I used kidney beans instead of pigeon pea...

We didn't like this recipie. I had to use a different type of bean, because i couldnt find this one in our stores, and the beef i used was very bad, so don't take my word as absolute. The recip...

This was wonderfully simple and very tasty. I didn't have coconut milk so substituted evaporated milk in which I soaked a tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut. I also used kidney beans. ...

This is so deliciious. You can make it with or without the coconut milk and it is still good. Another variation is to use chicken broth or beef consume broth instead of water.

This is a slightly sweet & creamy beef and rice dish. I had to cook longer because the brown rice I used, called for cooking for 50 minutes:which worked out well to tenderize my stew meat. I cou...

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