This simple boiled green fig with a creamy and delicious stewed pigeon peas is definitely a must try. It is an amazing 30 minute lunch or dinner idea, humble but delicious. Trini vegetarian cooking at its best.
There’s something to be said about being able to provide sustenance from something within reach for so many Trinbagonians. Green fig or green banana is the perfect substitute to the main go-to starches of rice and pasta and the kind of staple that transforms any meal into what I would consider “real food”.
Growing up in Morvant, it seemed like everyone had a fig tree in their yard and its still something you see a lot in certain areas. Truth be told, its been a while since I had green fig but doing this recipe reminded me of the pleasures of being able to live off the land and it will definitely be used way more prominently in my personal cooking going forward.