Caribbean – Cooking Together

Caribbean – Cooking Together

A journey around the sunny islands of the Caribbean as we cook together!

Cooking together events are a fresh take on dining out, along with our chef, your friend or partner prepare and enjoy a three course meal in the company of others. This recipe was the starter at one of our cooking together evenings.

Baked yam, corn and cheese – Jamaica

Ingredients – makes 4 large portions or 8/10 starter size

1.8kg/yellow or white yam

1 corn cob or tinned sweet corn

1 red pepper deseeded and cut into rings

1 green pepper deseeded and cut into rings

1 medium onion chopped

250 grams of unsalted butter

110 grams of cheddar cheese

Pinch of paprika, smoky is great

Salt to taste


1/ Peel and dice the yam, then boil in salted water until soft. Drain and mash with butter.

2/ Cook the corn or drain the sweetcorn from the tin. Mix cooked sweetcorn with yam.

3/ Soften the onion and peppers in butter – save a few uncooked pepper rings for garnish.

4/ Butter an oven proof dish and spread the yam mixture now top with cheese and a few pepper slices.

5/ Bake in a hot oven 180 degrees until golden brown

Serve with rice or a nice green salad for a starter

Take a look at our Jamaican Run down recipe to serve as a main course.

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