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Island Cuisine

A BAJAN’S

Favourite Food Give me a piece uh pie - Macaroni Pie

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n any given day of the week the phrase “I’d like to have a piece of pie” can be heard resonnating, time after time, from Bajan lunch eateries around the island.

sweet pepper, ketchup, seasonings and grated cheddar cheese. A common staple in almost every Bajan household, you are sure to find this dish offered in any restaurant with Bajan

This exceptionally popular island favourite is said to be the Bajan

cuisine; usually served with fried chicken or fish, and vegetables.

version of the American ‘mac and cheese’. It’s prepared by

Macaroni pie, or more simply ‘pie’ as it is normally called, is truly

baking together a combination of macaroni, milk, eggs, onions,

a sumptuous dish.You can try our recipe for this Bajan delight.

Ingredients

Method

1 lb macaroni 1 green sweet pepper, chopped 2 tbsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 onion, chopped 2 tbsp French’s Mustard Fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp Bajan seasoning 16 oz grated Cheddar cheese

1. Cook and drain the macaroni (do not overcook).

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2. Transfer to a large bowl, and add ingredients mixing each ingredient in slowly (including 3/4 cheese).

3. Mix everything together with a spoon. 4. Place macaroni into a pyrex dish using the remaining 1/4 grated cheese on top as a crust. 5. Place in oven at 350°F. The pie is finished when top cheese starts to look slightly brown.


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